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What’s Truly Important in Today’s News

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. As a futurist, I read the news differently than most people. By the time something is on the front page of the mainstream media (MSM), it’s usually of very little interest to me. As well, … Continue reading

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A Futurist’s View of Risk & Risk Management

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Why is risk something we want to avoid? I suspect that any attempt to answer this question will deal with the downside or cost of risk, and that’s where any assessment of risk should start. … Continue reading

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Stalking the Specter

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. In my last blog, “A Specter Is Haunting Europe”, I described the running crisis that threatens Europe’s financial markets and economy with potentially severe knock-on effects for the global markets and global economy. I got … Continue reading

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12 Trends for 2012

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The year ahead is going to be a tumultuous one, challenging in political, economic, and financial terms. Despite this, there are opportunities for those prepared to take advantage of them, because uncertain times mean that … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Stocks that Are at Risk

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The stock markets have fallen out of bed since President Obama signed the ludicrous debt ceiling deal. I don’t wonder about that; what I wonder is why they took so long. I was expecting stocks … Continue reading

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Danger Is Rising Rapidly in Debt Ceiling Issue

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. My last blog dealt with the debt ceiling debate within the U.S. Congress – if “debate” is the word for what looks like a combination of Mexican stand-off and Russian roulette. I’d like to update my … Continue reading

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Why the World Really May End on August 2nd, 2011

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The world as we know it may very well end on August 2nd. This won’t be the end of the world in a metaphysical or spiritual sense, but rather in a financial and economic one … Continue reading

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Outlook 2020: The Economy

This is the second in a series of blogs on the likely events of the next 10 years. If we’re lucky, 2010 could be a lousy year. If we’re unlucky, 2010 could be a disastrous year, worse than 2008, because … Continue reading

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Risk Management in 2009 and Beyond

What follows is an amalgam of presentations I made to two risk management groups in very different sectors: one in health care, and the other in insurance. The principles are the same, even though the immediate concerns may differ. Let … Continue reading

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Where the economy goes from here

Have we hit bottom? Are we starting up? Yes, and no. Yes, we’ve probably hit bottom. No, we’re not starting up – at least the United States isn’t, and most of the developed world will see feeble growth at best. Yet, … Continue reading

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