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Gregg S. Fisher, CFA

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Gregg S. Fisher, CFA, is chief investment officer of Gerstein Fisher, an independent investment management and advisory firm that he founded in 1993. Gerstein Fisher’s investment strategies are focused on what has been proven to have a meaningful impact on investor returns: global diversification, smart portfolio structure, proactive tax management, investor behavior, and risk management. Through the Gerstein Fisher Research Center, which he established in 2009, he has partnered with leading academics in the areas of finance, risk engineering and economics to conduct research that has immediate, real-world applicability to the practice of investing. Fisher is a Certified Financial Planner. To read more about him, visit

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Elephant vs. Dragon: The Political and Economic Prospects of India and China

At a recent event titled "Elephant vs. Dragon: The Political and Economic Prospects of India and China," Rawi Abdelal discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the two emerging economies and came to a rather provocative conclusion.

Why Should You Invest in Emerging Markets?

Over the past 20 years, from January 1992 to December 2012, China's GDP per capita grew about 17 times and India's GDP per capita grew about 4 or 5 times. These are astronomical increases.

Long Interest Rate Cycles and Your Bond Portfolio

Insights on appropriate strategies for investing in bonds in a rising-rate era.

Investment Strategy: What Portfolio Withdrawal Rate Can You Live With?

Determining the appropriate withdrawal rate from a portfolio to cover a retiree’s living expenses is a challenging but important exercise.

Bonds Still Deserve a Place in the Portfolio

Does it still make sense to maintain a portion of an investment portfolio in bonds?

Discipline’s Reward: The Power Of Rebalancing

Periodic portfolio rebalancing is more than just a risk management practice. Over time, it can increase portfolio returns and reduce risk no matter what method you use.

Behavioral Finance: The High Cost of Emotional Investing

Most investors are no doubt familiar with the standard disclaimer “Past performance is not indicative of future results.” We know from working closely with individual investors for the past 20 years, however, that this compliance truism tends to stay… READ MORE ›

International Investments: Is There a Discrepancy between the Economic Growth Rate and Equity Returns?

Conventional wisdom holds that if a global stock investor is able to identify which countries’ economies will grow briskly and which will lag, he has conquered half of the investment battle. Economic growth should translate into higher corporate earnings… READ MORE ›

Taxes and Investing: Concrete Strategies for Improving After-Tax Returns

Gregg S. Fisher, CFA, explains why investors should do a better job now, before the close of the 2012 calendar year, integrating their taxes and Form 1040 with their investment portfolio strategy.

Human Capital and Your Portfolio

Human capital is a measure of your future earning power. Over the course of your career, you essentially convert human capital to financial capital by saving and investing a portion of your employment income.

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