I predict that on or before October 1, 2019, the American stock market will swan dive from the high board into an empty pool. This will not be an adjustment, a correction, a blip. I predict a massive fall from a great height, with lasting and far-reaching consequences.
Note: In response to yesterday‚Äôs¬†Gun¬†prediction, Florence Oxenham wrote, ‚ÄúI heard an NPR reporter claim that there were at least 7 mass shootings¬†in the week following the Vegas mass shooting¬†(“mass shooting” defined as 4 or more fatalities). So, sadly, you were right on the money there.‚Äù
Business Insider¬†concurs: ‚Äú[Las Vegas] marked the 273rd mass shooting in 2017, according to the nonprofit¬†Gun Violence Archive, which tracks shootings in the US. To put this into perspective, we are 275 days into the year, which means the US has had nearly as many mass shootings as days in 2017.‚Äù