Mark Zinder

Mark Zinder

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

Talking Points: August 23, 2021

The last time the S&P had a pullback of 5% or more was October 2020. Since 1929, the S&P has experienced only 12 other streaks of nine months long like this one. Seeking Alpha, August 16, 2021

32% of U.S. investors say they have made trades while drunk. Gen Z members fell into the trap the most of any generation, with 59% confessing to drunk trading, while 9% of baby boomers admitted to trading under the influence. CNBC, August 11, 2021

Only 3% in the United States, 10% in the U.K., and 12% in Canada “strongly agree” that universities in their countries are preparing graduates for success in the current workforce. Forbes, March 15, 2021

“At best, most college presidents are running something that is somewhere between a faltering corporation and a hotel.” Leon Botstein

Using a supercomputer, Swiss researchers have calculated the mathematical constant pi to a new world record of exactitude, hitting 62.8 trillion figures. The calculation took 108 days and nine hours. The Daily Star, August 20, 2021

Adoptions and purchases brought the U.S. dog and cat population to 160 million- roughly double what it was a half-century ago. Annual spending on pet food and care, in turn, has reached $103 billion and is expected to triple over the next decade. The Week, Aug 20, 2021

“If aliens were watching us with telescopes and saw our interactions with dogs, they might think dogs were the leaders: if you see two life forms — one of them is making a poop and the other is carrying it for him — who would you assume is in charge?”  Jerry Seinfeld

Image: Douglas Sprott

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