Mark Zinder

Mark Zinder

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

Talking Points: February 1, 2021

February 1, 2021

In a president’s first year, February is historically the worst month for equities. From 1927 to 2017, the S&P 500 fell an average of 4% in such months. Barron’s, January 22, 2021

Since June of 2018, Shoji Morimoto has been advertising himself as a person who can “eat and drink, and give simple feedback, but do nothing more.” Initially, he offered his “rent-a-person who does nothing” services for free but now he charges 10,000 yen (roughly $96). He has received over 3,000 requests. The Mainichi Newspaper, January 11, 2021

According to the CDC, the number of people catching the flu this season is down 98%. NBC News, January 2, 2021

Different sports produce wildly different broadcast experiences, however, NFL broadcasts are among the most interrupted and least action-packed broadcasts of any sport. The numbers are startling. An average NFL broadcast lasts well over three hours, yet it delivers a total of only 18 minutes of football action. FiveThirtyEight, January 31, 2021

” The markets take the stairs up and the elevator down.” Anonymous

Because of the human need for companionship during the pandemic, rescue dogs have become so popular that animal shelters are running out of them. Washington Post, January 6, 2021

“It is rumored that a sequel is in the works to the 1996 movie, “Independence Day.” I am not sure how scary it will be since an alien invasion would be only like the fifth-worst thing we’re dealing with right now.” Jimmy Fallon

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