Tech Spending in 2022 Forecast

An increased focus on investing in business outcomes as opposed to buying finished products underlies Gartner’s expectations for sustained growth in IT services — 9.8% in 2021, with a CAGR of 8.68% over the 2020-2025 period (second only to software at 11.9%). Also noticeable in Gartner’s forecast is a sharp near-$100 billion rise in spending […]

Pound Sterling on a Tear

The economic gloom is lifting so fast in the U.K. that even the skeptics are warming to the Pound Sterling which is up more than 4% from its January low. Thanks to one of the world’s fastest vaccine-rollout programs, the pound is winning fresh backing as the faster-than-expected recovery fuels speculation that the Bank of England is […]

Consumer Spending on the Rebound

Consumer spending as a whole is set to rebound strongly post Covid19. However, the recovery is likely to be uneven with high-income households with members who could work remotely being in a better position to spend. Low-income households will likely not return to 2019 spending levels by 2024, especially US families that have lost jobs […]

Smartest Money Isn’t Buying (Yet)

As Warren Buffett takes centre stage this afternoon at 4 pm EST (9 pm BST) to host the Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting, I’m looking forward to hearing his perspective on the coronavirus pandemic and implication for investors. Buffett has been surprisingly quiet over the past few months as the U.S. markets crashed and rebounded […]

Once in a Millennium

Today is February 2nd, 2020, or 02-02-2020 is a rare palindrome that occurs once in a millennium. The word palindrome comes from the Greek words “Palin,” which means “again, back” and “dromos,” meaning “running,” according to dictionary.com So palindrome is a word or phrase that runs back on itself. I don’t watch much news other […]