10 Things To Look Forward To In The Coming Year
2014 is nearly finished. It has been a year of extraordinary events in America and in the world. The disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines flight, a global health crisis, the re-emergence of civil rights activism, the election of a new Congress, and the hacking of a major motion picture studio by a foreign power have made this year one of the most memorable in recent history.
However, as the tides of politics and current events have saturated the public consciousness certain eddies have been quietly forming in the seas of finance and economics. And they are likely to peak in the coming year.
If your focus has been more on your portfolio than the television, then you have much to look forward to in 2015. There is an article in Kipling that points out some of the trends that are likely to continue into the next year. They include:
- The U.S. economy will gain momentum
- Wages will rise
- The Bull Market will continue—just as strong
- A number of technological breakthroughs will be announced.
The last item is especially worth noting. Big breakthroughs in medicine and automobile technology will be announced in 2015. Crucial advancements have been made in these fields. Ideas that were once only rough conceptions or inventor’s dreams are finally being made into products that will soon be for sale on the market. Cars, for example, are getting smarter and smarter, and in 2015 the public will be shown the many great improvements that are just around the corner:
The Kiplinger Letter forecasts that safer, self-driving cars will be for sale in 2020, if not sooner. Prototypes have shown that the technology works, and major automakers are racing to commercialize it. And automakers are only getting started. Advances likely in just a few years: Laser headlights. Brighter than current lights, they’ll double as sensors to gauge following distances and spot obstacles ahead. Software with artificial intelligence, to control the car and anticipate other drivers’ decisions. New cameras capable of “seeing” lane dividers through snow or fog.
The entire article can be read here. Its report gives us all much to look forward to in 2015. As 2014 was the year of politics, 2015 will be the year of the market!
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About Christopher Reid Chris was born in Washington, D.C. and lives in Britain. He works as a blogger, essayist, and novelist. His first book, Tea with Maureen, has just been published.