New Year Ahead as anticipated by Parker Associates.

The 2013 Year Ahead

The 2013 Year Ahead News media of all kinds, including “expert” subscription publications, are full of diverse opinions about national and regional economic scenarios in 2013. The gloom merchants are projecting dire global consequences from the United States’ political stalemate that continues even after the strong Obama win in the presidential election.  The happy faces are projecting political compromise, with increasing strength in the stock market and employment growth.  As usual, the vast majority of cautious forecasters are hedging their opinions with “if come” statements prior to projecting economic stability with modest growth throughout the calendar year. Their forecasts are based on historical trends rather than current consumer research. Most […]

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