Mark Zinder

Mark Zinder

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

Talking Points: August 16, 2021

One out of every 350 Americans – or one out of 153 workers in the U.S. – is now employed by Amazon. The company’s total of 950,000 U.S. employees exceeds the 873,000 workers of the entire residential construction industry. BusinessInsider, July 30, 2021

The combined stock market values of Apple, Alphabet, Nvidia, Tesla, Microsoft, and Facebook have increased by about 70% since the start of the pandemic, to more than $10 trillion. That is roughly the size of the entire U.S. stock market in 2002. The Economic Times, July 24, 2021

In June, 76.6% of the new homes sold were either still under construction or not yet started. Completed homes represented a record-low 10.2% of the supply of new homes on the market. Axios.com, July 27, 2021

“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.” Margaret Thatcher

About 407 billion square feet of corrugated cardboard was produced in the U.S. last year- enough to completely cover the combined land area of New Jersey, Connecticut, and a bit of New York. Fast Company, July 30, 2021

After the unemployment rate for younger workers shot up to 32% last summer, the jobless rate for teens dropped to 9.6% this May, the lowest it’s been since 1953. Morning Brew, July 5, 2021

“People change, and forget to tell each other.” Lillian Hellman

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