Mark Zinder

Mark Zinder

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

Talking Points: August 30, 2021

Roughly 75% of all foods and beverages in America contain added sugar. According to the American Heart Association, the average adult swallows the equivalent of six bowling balls of the stuff each year. Meanwhile, the average child downs enough added sugar to fill a bathtub. Medium, August 18, 2021

Last month, three out of four cargo containers leaving the port of Los Angeles were empty. The Port of Los Angeles head, Gene Seroka said, “Our largest export commodity continues to be air.” The Loadstar, August 23, 2021

In 2012, Senator Rand Paul fought for the passage of the STOCK Act, which aimed to combat insider trading, claiming that officeholders should not profit from the “special knowledge” they gain in government. Last week Senator Paul divulged, 16 months late, that his wife invested in the maker of the coronavirus-fighting drug Remdesivir on February 26, 2020- just before most people realized we were entering a pandemic. The Week, August 27, 2021

New research shows that U.S. alcohol consumption rose 39% during the pandemic and 323% among mothers with young children. Fox News, August 16, 2021

Americans are on average 7.8 points more confident than Brits that they could beat various animals in a one-on-one fight, including a medium-size dog, a chimpanzee, a kangaroo, and a goose. YouGov, May 21, 2021

Thirty-three percent of new jobs in the United States are for occupations that did not exist 25 years ago. Fortunly, June 28, 2021

“If A is success in life, then A = X + Y + Z. Work is X, play is Y, and Z is keeping your mouth shut.” Albert Einstein

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