Prediction Consensus: What the Experts See Coming in 2021
Making predictions is a tricky business at the best of times, but especially so after a year of upheaval. Even so, that didn’t stop people from trying their hand at reading the crystal ball. If anything, the uncertainty creates a stronger temptation for us to try to forecast the year ahead.
Out of the thousands of public 2021 predictions and forecasts available, there are plenty of one-off guesses. However, things really get interesting when a desperate majority of experts begin to agree on what might happen. In some ways, these predictions from influential experts and firms have a way of becoming self-fulfilling prophesies, so it’s worth paying attention even if we’re skeptical about the assertions being made.
This year, we more than doubled the number of sources analyzed for our 2021 Predictions Consensus graphic, including outlooks from financial institutions, thought leaders, media outlets, consultancies, and more.
First published: January 5, 2021 (link)
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Data source: Financial Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, USA Today, Business Insider, Fast Company, Mashable, Kleiner Perkins, Saxo Bank, Pitchbook, Scott Galloway, TechCrunch, Financial Post, Entrepreneur, The Guardian, The Street, Motley Fool, Yahoo Finance, Natixis, BofA Global Research, Morgan Stanley, Forrester, CBRE, Zillow, Gartner, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Euromonitor, Oilprice.com, Nikkei Asian Review, Kiplinger, Loup Ventures, The Verge, TrendHunter, Rigzone, Money Control, SearchBlog, Fitch Solutions, LinkedIn, Vanguard, BlackRock, The Information, ThinkAdvisor, Nasdaq, Ray Dalio, Credit Suisse, Federal Reserve, IMF, Peter Thiel, Scope Ratings, Dambisa Moyo, TD Securities Pictet, Wood Mackenzie, Franklin Templeton, ING, J.P. Morgan, NatWest, Société Générale, Fidelity, BNY Mellon, Allianz Investment Management, Citi, Pimco, Lombard Odier, Jackson Hole Economics, HSBC Asset Management, Mizuho, Neuberger Berman, DWS, Shopify, Blue Frontier, Wired, Variety, Re_Set, HBR After Hours, New York Post, Exponential View, Morning Brew, ComputerWorld, Ipsos, The Atlantic, Kearney Global Trends, MarketWatch, PwC, and more.
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