Mark Zinder

Mark Zinder

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

Talking Points: February, 7, 2022

In November of 2021, virtually no new homes in the U.S. sold for under $200,000. Compare that to 2002, when house prices under $200k accounted for 56% of new home sales. Morning Brew, December 24, 2021

Online sales accounted for roughly 23% of the $4.583 trillion of total U.S. retail sales in 2021. CNBC, January 25, 2022

Death benefits paid by U.S. life insurers rose by 15.4% in 2020 to $90.4 billion, the biggest increase since the 1918 influenza epidemic. Sales of insurance policies also grew by 7.7%, the largest increase in 25 years. The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2021

Simon Bramhall, a British surgeon was banned from practicing medicine for branding his initials on livers he had transplanted. When one of the patients needed a follow-up surgery because the organ failed a week later, another surgeon discovered Bramhall’s initials. People, January 13, 2022

About one in five healthcare workers have left their job since the start of the pandemic. The Atlantic, November 16, 2021

Roman numerals are used for the Super Bowl (for example, Super Bowl LVI instead of Super Bowl 2022), because the football season falls in two calendar years. The Washington Post, Feb 1, 2022

“Ninety percent of the game is half mental.” Yogi Berra

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