Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., January 9, 2024.
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The crystal ball is cloudy this year my friends. In the past it was easier to come up with my annual list of predictions, even if it turns out I was wrong. Heading into 2024, however, is proving more challenging when thinking about what might happen in markets, economies and business.
Coming off a wonderfully surprising stock market global boom of 2023, this year could be anybody’s guess. Oh, and I’m told there’s an election happening in November which could also muddle the market waters even more.
But as our tagline for “Last Call” goes, we’ve got to belly up or buckle up and step up with some thoughts on the new year. And, like in the past 10 or so years we’ve been doing this, remember these are not actionable investment advice, but rather ideas and thoughts to stoke debate and discussion.
(To see how I did on my 2023 predictions, you can click Monday through Friday at 7 p.m.)