July 8, 2011

Fisher Investments CEO Ken Fisher Hits Forbes Anniversary

WOODSIDE, Calif., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 16, Forbes magazine's Portfolio Strategy columnist Ken Fisher will mark his 27th year writing his column. As Forbes' fourth-longest running columnist, Ken Fisher has offered readers his unique market views from his very first column, July 16, 1984's "Cherchez the Sales Rep." Ken Fisher is also a bestselling author and CEO of Woodside, CA based Fisher Investments.

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Ken Fisher's columns were chronicled in Fisher Investments research manager and author Aaron Anderson's The Making of a Market Guru: Forbes Presents 25 Years of Ken Fisher (John Wiley & Sons, (May 2010). As Anderson wrote, "Very few columnists in publishing history have such a long run--in Forbes or anywhere. It's a testament to both the quality of the magazine and those few columnists that have lasted so long. After all, there's no reason to keep publishing columns unless the publication and advice therein is relevant."

Ken Fisher's long tenure provides a record of his "notable market calls--both good and bad." Since Forbes began issuing its annual columnist "report card" in 1997, using Forbes calculation Ken Fisher's stock picks have beaten the S&P 500 in 11 of 15 years.*

As Anderson also wrote, "much of the wisdom contained in Ken's columns is timeless--as applicable today as it was when he wrote it." Ken Fisher's latest columns are available at http://www.forbes.com/fisher, and an archive dating back to 1997 is available at http://education.fisherinvestments.com/, where readers can find his latest views as well as his historical forecasts.

* For calculation methodology, see http://www.forbes.com/fisher. Ken Fisher's columns represent his personal forecast and do not represent the performance of Fisher Investments or its clients. Not all past forecasts were as accurate as those described herein. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns.

About Fisher Investments

Founded in 1979, Fisher Investments is an independent, privately-owned money management firm overseeing more than $44 billion (as of 6/30/11) across two principal business units, Fisher Investments Institutional Group and Fisher Investments Private Client Group. Fisher Investments serves a global client base of diverse investors, including over 100 large institutions and over 25,000 high net worth individuals. Founder and CEO Ken Fisher has written the Forbes "Portfolio Strategy" column for 27 years, has written 7 books on investing and personal finance (4 of which are NY Times bestsellers), and was recently named by Investment Advisor magazine as one of the 30 most influential industry individuals in the last 30 years (Thirty for Thirty, May 2010). For more information visit http://www.ken-fisher-investments.com/.

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