Monday, January 01, 2024

HNY 2024: Stock market outlook: Why Roaring 20s may be back for investors, economy

10✨9✨8 ✨7✨6✨5✨4✨3✨2✨1🎇2024 - Happy New Year! Wishing you an amazing 365 days ahead.

In the book of life, may this year be your favorite chapter yet, filled with unexpected plot twists and memorable moments.

Stir the eggnog. Lift the toddy.
Happy New Year, everybody!
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

Another fresh new year is here
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
~ William Arthur Ward

Here's to the bright New Year
And a fond farewell to the old;
Here's to the things that are yet to come
And to the memories that we hold.
~ Anon

Let us have wine and women
Mirth and laughter
Sermons and soda-water
The day after.
~ Lord Byron

Congratulations! Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
~ Dr. Seuss

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And old lang syne!
For old lang syne, my dear,
For old lang syne.
We'll take a cup of kindness yet,
For old lang syne.
~ Robert Burns

Tonight's December thirty-first,
Something is about to burst...
Hark, it's midnight, children dear.
Duck! Here comes another year!
~ Ogden Nash

Štastlivy Novy ROK 

The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. .  .

French cousins say: Bonne Année

Italian amogos say : Felice Anno Nuovo

Portuguese Hommems say: Feliz Ano Novo

German cousin say: Frohes Neues Jahr

Dutch mates say : Gelukkig nieuwjaar

Swedish models say : Gott nytt år

Polish godsons say : Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku

Russian warriors say: S Novim Godom

Hindi chefs say : Naya Saal Mubaarak Ho

Arabic bikkies say : Sanah Jadiduh Saeidah

Japanese Monaghans say: Akemashite Omedetô Gozaimasu (from January 1)

Hebrew characters say: Shanah Tovah (for Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year)

Chinese (Mandarin): Xin Nian Kuai Le or Gong Xi Fa Cai (both Lunar New Year greetings)

Chinese (Cantonese): Gong Hey Fat Choy (Lunar New Year greeting)

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
~ Irish Blessing

May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
~ Irish blessing

Stock market outlook: Why Roaring 20s may be back for investors, economy 

Business Insider (Kevin W). Do these people realize what they are saying? The 1920s did have a real economy growth impetus, as in electrification and new consumer goods, like radios. 

But the stock market boom was to a significant degree was the result of stock market leverage on leverage, which as Frank Partnoy described long ago in the Match King as including structures that were just like CDOs.

The World’s Top Thinkers 2024: ideas for a world on the brink

Prospect: “As a planet and a civilisation we are approaching tipping points—some frightening, others freeing—that will transform life as we know it. Here, we present our annual list of intellectuals—from priests and strategists to neuroscientists and historians—who will help us navigate the world in the year ahead.”

The Most Important Technology of 2023 Wasn’t AI

The Most Important Technology of 2023 Wasn’t AI [read free] – “This was a breakout year for electric vehicles in America: One day in late November, I cradled a red Samsung flip phone in my hands as if it was a ruby gemstone. To me, it was just as precious. Deep inside an overstuffed dresser in my childhood bedroom, I had spotted the glint of my first-ever cellphone, a Samsung SGH-A707. 

This device, and every other phone like it, of course, was made obsolete by the touchscreen slabs now in all of our pockets. Perhaps you have heard that we are now on the cusp of another iPhone moment—the rise of a new technology that changes the world. No, not that one. Despite the post-ChatGPT frenzy, artificial intelligence has so far been defined more by speculative hype than actual substance…”

52 things I learned in 2023

Kent Hendricks · December 28, 2023 – This is such an interesting list with so many subjects covered. Some are whimsical and many others are a fact checkers delight. Enjoy and hope you will click and read the links to articles referenced. From the list: