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2017 Outlook: A Volatile Year from All Angles

Where to now… after what 2016 dished out? First, there was the surprise upset of the presidential election of dear old Donald. Then came the surprise shift in sentiment about

Economy

What Changed in 2016… and What Didn’t

I try to stay away from financial news on the television. All that yelling and hype makes me tired, and I realize later that it was mostly meaningless. I know

Innovation

With What We Saw in the Tech Space in 2016… 2017 Should Be Mind Blowing

It’s that time of year, when we stop to reflect on what 2016 had to offer. You’ll most likely being seeing a lot of this kind of review in the

Forecasts

Merry Christmas… in Likely the Last Good Year for Many to Come

It’s the day after Christmas, so I’ll keep this short… I wish I could say it’s a good thing that central banks have kept this third and final bubble going

Economy

I’m Happy the Gift of Change Came Early

This time of year, my little neighborhood becomes an obstacle course. I live on an island (it’s not as exotic as it sounds, but still pretty cool), with about 1,000

Forecasts

I’m NOT a Bull!

On December 13, Denzel Washington hit the nail on the head when he said: If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you DO read the paper, you’re misinformed…

Central Banks

The Fed Hiked Rate! So What?

As expected the Fed hiked the federal funds rate in their policy announcement following yesterday’s meeting. This was expected – I mentioned the near certainty back on November 21 –

Forecasts

This Blow-Off Trump Rally Looks Real (Damn It!)

Between late 2014 and November 2016, the markets went nowhere. They made no more than a few, very minor, new highs. It looked like a classic head-and-shoulders, rounded-top pattern, with

Innovation

Trump: You’re Fired

The President-elect just fired a member of his transition team for tweeting fake news and the Internet is in an uproar. Yes, the King of Social Media just got real

Economy

Put Down Your Phone, the Adults are Talking

Dear John, One of my favorite books is the Tao of Pooh – seriously! Have you heard of it? It teaches the Eastern philosophy of Taoism through the story of