BEST/WORST of 2019 and Nostradamus-like PREDICTIONS for 2020: Haven (“Pundificator”) and Frazer (“Wealth, Actually”) take on 2019/2020.

Haven (https://pundificator.com/) and I (frazerrice.com) took on 2019/2020- here is a quick summary

Spring Forward, Look Back . . .

FRAZER’S WINNERS:

Amazon- the category 5 hurricane in American Consumerism- AMZN continues to charge forward.

Kylie Jenner- She sold 51% of her company for $600mm to Coty- this could be the apex of influencer branding.

FRAZER’S LOSERS

The Federal Reserve- With the patina presidential intervention (and long term low rates), the independence of the institution is up for debate.

Online Privacy – Facebook, Google, Alexa Financial Institutions have called into question the public’s trust and opened the door to gov’t regulation.

(Extra Credit- I’m convinced that there will be a “Deepfake” incident that takes down a major public figure. When it turns out to be debunked (a la the movie “Rising Sun”), there will be a fundamental shift in the way people view the social media and the “trustworthiness” of video.

FRAZER’S PREDICTIONS

Nuclear Power will have a renewed place in the climate change debate

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will shine a glaring light on the China/Hong Kong tensions

Marvel/Star Wars will take a big breather after a big and “climactic” 2019.

. . . And the Knicks will continue to break my heart. . .

HAVEN’S WINNERS

And Washington Sports in general

The Stock Market +29%

HAVEN’S LOSERS

Populism both Right and Left

Political Industrial Complex and their new challenges

HAVEN’S PREDICTIONS

Political Industry Makes a ton of money in 2020

Longer from Journalism may start to come back . . .

Rumsfeld- Knowing about the unknown unknowns will be even more important

AND, FINALLY, MY POOR KNICKS . . .

https://www.theringer.com/nba/2019/12/9/21002375/an-11-point-plan-to-save-new-york-knicks-david-fizdale-fired

My Poor Knicks
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