2017 Market Trends to Watch

By: Curtis Wayne 0 Comments   1/3/2017

With the election of Trump, many policies are going to change this year. 

Markets, businesses and central bankers are already starting to respond to the changes that are coming.

There is a lot of detail that could be said about each one of these, this is just a very quick list.

Here are a few trends to watch for in 2017:

  1. Government reductions – programs/regulations/jobs will all be cut
  2. Trade wars – tariffs to drive companies to shift strategies, protect jobs, higher prices (inflation)
  3. Military spending to increase – new contracts, new companies, jobs
  4. Interest rates increase – loans to drop, consumer loans mortgage-cars-student loans, business loans to reduce and less investments in new product development
  5. Second hand and Repair businesses to increase – uses clothing and repair businesses will continue to grow
  6. Self-defense/guns/security increase - as terrorism continues to increase fear
  7. Gold & Silver coins increase demand – as cash-confiscations/bank-runs increase fear
  8. Food co-ops/networks/farmers-markets – consumers look for ways to reduce food costs
  9. Higher education enrolment decline - job losses and price wars, move to online options
  10. Deflation/inflation – deflation on products you have, inflation on what you need, both will affect prices, assets and wages
  11. Deflation – asset price drop, avoid asset bubbles until after they crash
  12. Inflation – higher prices of goods, companies will fight by reducing production of low margin products, fewer consumer options and higher prices
  13. Inflation – Currency fluctuations, investors will move to hard assets and commodities
  14. Demographic shift – baby boomers retire at 10k/day, increase demand for wealth perseverance, legal services to create-wills/avoid death-tax/asset-transfer, patio-homes, healthcare, etc.

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