Financial Columnist

Ken Fisher is a regular contributor to several publications, including Germany’s Focus Money, Denmark’s leading business newspaper, Børsen, the Netherland’s largest newspaper, De Telegraaf, Switzerland’s leading business paper, Handelszeitung, Spain’s largest business website and newspaper, elEconomista, Italy’s third largest newspaper and number one business paper, Il Sole 24 Ore, France’s L’Opinion, Belgium’s La Libre, Austria’s Trend, Caixin—often referred to as the Bloomberg of China, the Hong Kong Economic Journal, Taiwan’s Business Weekly, and South Korea’s largest business paper, Chosun Ilbo.

Ken is perhaps best known for his "Portfolio Strategy" column in Forbes magazine, which ran from 1984 through 2016, making him the longest continuously running columnist in Forbes’ history. You can navigate the full history of Ken Fisher’s market calls through his writings in Forbes via the Ken Fisher interactive timeline.

Not all past forecasts were, nor future forecasts will be, as accurate as those presented here. Forecasts are Ken Fisher's personal forecasts of the overall market as published in Forbes and do not represent the performance of Fisher Investments. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Investing in securities involves the risk of loss.

Yes, I Do Believe That The Stock Market Is Rigged

By Ken Fisher, Real Clear Markets, Friday, February 12, 2021

The hubbub surrounding GameStop’s recent boom—and bust—has many bemoaning retail investors getting the shaft. Brokerages halted trading in hedge funds’ favor, allegedly. Congressional hearings loom, with opportunistic politicians from both parties screeching about markets stacked against the “little guy.” As i see it, they’re rigged to benefit investors big and small. Today, it’s easier than ever to take advantage. Let me explain.

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False Fears Are Always Bullish. So Is Global Gridlock

By Ken Fisher, Real Clear Markets, Thursday, January 28, 2021

America’s tense election and inauguration are now behind us. The last bit of U.S. election uncertainty? Gone. Next up--a toothless global political year. With few elections scheduled and gridlock ruling globally, big legislation won’t come from any major economy in 2021. Pockets of political uncertainty are small and far-flung. Enjoy the inactivity as stocks ride gridlock higher.

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Enjoy The Quiet In 2021, But Be Vigilant About The End

By Ken Fisher, Real Clear Markets, Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Despite 2020’s angst, the global economy is poised to rebound. Sentiment is warming. A politically tumultuous lame-duck stretch should yield to an increasingly benign political backdrop. It’s a recipe for US and world stocks to shine in 2021. Keep your cool, though—while most believe we are early in the upturn, I see this bull market stealthily slipping into its later stages.

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Stay Cool, The Time For Bearishness Isn't Too Far Ahead

By Ken Fisher, Real Clear Markets, Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Can anything stop this bull market? Seemingly ever fewer investors think so. The unadulterated panic ruling markets last February and March seems ancient, with increasingly optimistic pundits seeing gains ahead. That view seems justified. But its rapid spread symbolizes a warning: Just as you had to conquer your emotions to reap this nine-month-old bull market’s gains to date, you now must keep emotion at bay—just a different one.

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Cheer Vaccine Makers' Breakthroughs, But Don't Chase Their Stocks

By Ken Fisher, Real Clear Markets, Tuesday, December 8, 2020

That multiple COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out globally has sparked widespread hope—and pharma fever among investors. Snap up vaccinemaker shares now, the thinking goes, and you’ll catch a slice of the riches these moonshots promise. But beware.

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For Stocks, First Year Gridlock Is 2021 Christmas Come July

By Ken Fisher, LinkedIn, Monday, December 7, 2020

With just weeks before Georgia’s two January 5th Senate runoff votes that will determine “control” of the chamber, agitation grows. But to stocks, the election’s outcome is already clear. Come 2021, gridlock rules America. Set aside your party biases briefly and let me show you why this is great investing news.

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China's Powerful Rebound Should Have Investors Bullish Here

By Ken Fisher, Real Clear Markets, Tuesday, November 10, 2020

For investors, it is critical to understand that stocks don’t view China— or any country—through a sociopolitical lens. Follow their lead and you’ll see how China adds fuel to the global bull market—and proves normalcy can return post-pandemic.

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