Mark Zinder

Mark Zinder

Leading financial expert, trend forecaster, and seasoned keynote speaker.

Talking Points: December 6, 2021


Thirty-five percent of home sellers received more than they asked for their properties, netting them an average of $85,000 more than their asking price. Fortune, November 11, 2021

Over the past century, global life expectancy has roughly doubled, to 72.6 years.  In the United States, it rose from 39 years in 1860 to 53 in 1920 to 78.8 in 2019. A report by the World Economic Forum estimated that about half of babies born in the U.S. in 2007 will live to be 104. The Week, November 27, 2021

Between 1980 and 2019, the inflation-adjusted costs of attending college rose 169%. Over the same time, the earnings for workers ages 22 to 27 rose 19%. CNBC, November 2, 2021

Due to digital notifications, people are switching between different screens on an average of 566 times per day. The Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2021

The story that the Coca-Cola marketing department created Santa Claus wearing red and white, the companies iconic color, is nonsense. Initially, the great jolly man, clad in red and white, was promoting another soft drink, White Rock. Financial Times

Have you ever wondered why the abbreviation for a barrel of oil is BBL instead of BL? When the first oil well was drilled in 1859 oil was transported in barrels of various sizes. It then became common practice to use the 40-gallon whiskey barrels. However this didn’t account for leakage during transportation so the Standard Oil Company used 42-gallon barrels and painted them blue guaranteeing a buyer that it was 42-gallons of oil, thus BBL originated as a symbol for “blue barrels.” CNBC, April 22, 2020

A Nevada man who claimed to have proof of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election has pleaded guilty to voter fraud. The Week, November 17, 2021

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