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  1. #1
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    Default Predictions for 2017

    Hi All,

    I was trying to find the 'predictions for 2016' thread but I guess we never did one. Previous years we've predicted all sorts of outcomes.

    The Predictions for 2015 was a very popular discussion with nearly 500 replies and 66,000 views. I wonder how this thread will do? I predict it will reach... No seriously so much has happened in 2016 that I doubt anyone would have thought possible. John Key resigning that really has topped of a year of surprises.

    So what's install for us in 2017?

    A Little Government? (umm Andrew needs to change his name). With it more fury directed at us (property investors)?

    What about house prices? Rise, Fall, Plateau?

    Is Trump going to last the year? China's unhappy, so is Mexico but they need to line up behind so many everyday Americans whom are still in shock at the result and God only knows how many unhinged disenfranchised gun toting nutters are keen to get a pop at him maybe as soon as January.

    All going well - i.e. no major disasters - natural or otherwise it should be business as usual for most of us in 2017. What's your predictions?

    cheers,

    Donna
    Last edited by donna; 14-12-2016 at 07:29 PM.

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    Winston First for PM.

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    Who?
    Wiley Win!
    Nah, too old.
    "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx

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    New Zealand to scrap the $100 note.
    Better start collecting now.
    "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx

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    Hmmmm.

    Trump will sidle up to Russia with his 'keep your friends close and enemies closer' metality which may save the baltic states and have Russia/us stare down China and North Korea in the south China sea.

    If Trump gets all those infrastrucure projects running in the rust belt, he may dodge a bullet. Figuratively and Literally.

    Britain will formally exit the EU, which will make all those excitable EU types very grumpy and act like 5 year olds. And tell the EU to stick there 'you have to pay $5 Billion in obligations' fee. Then britain will set up a whole bunch of other trade agreements.

    More countries will leave the EU.

    More borders will close to refugees as fear rules at this point in history.

    On the Home front.

    Labour will look like they're catching up and catching up and nearly getting there, then completely muck it up and lose th election by slightly less than last time.

    National will spend more on infrastructure across the country...so seriously in fact that 10 bridges actually get built in Northland.
    Steady as it goes will get them back in because while everyone thought Brexit was 'WOW', Trump getting in made everyone else go 'WTF'.
    We may be sheeple but we aren't maniacly stupid.

    Winston will get in and wait for his tummy to get rubbed before helping national.

    Investing.

    Debt income ratio's won't be introduced. Just kept as a fear stick.

    Pockets of the country will have house prices rise but will stabilise everywhere else to the point where it might be worth haggling again.
    International share prices may rise now that Wall st completely runs the white house. If the fee's drop, might be worth a share invest. Big might.

    Tourism will keep roaring along.

    Psychic Pooky speaks....*

    *Note: Based on history, the odds of Psychic Pooky being correct about any of the above is about 1 in 40 million. Buy a lotto ticket for better odds.
    Last edited by cube; 22-12-2016 at 02:22 PM.

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    But buying a lotto ticket wont be as amusing.

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    Russia to attempt to take over Ukraine, with the help of Turkey
    NATO Helpless without the help of an indecisive US
    Mike Pence removed from office after serious historical child abuse allegations.
    Sarah Palin becomes VP
    ISIS reduced to (yet) another group stuffing up the middle east, but no more so than any of the others.
    Serious aggression in the South China Sea leading to a plane being shot down or a navy ship sunk on one side or the other.
    Significant progress in the development of artificial (plant based or lab-grown) meat and milk, putting a spike in NZ's prospects.
    Me to win $10M+ on Lotto (well, it is as likely as anything else I've written!)
    DFTBA

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    Political chaos in the USA.
    News starts to look more like an episode of Robocop
    Military robots used in combat
    Increasing resistance to religion

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    Nice one - what a great read!

    If Labour get in maybe the DTI for investors will too?

    Probably not the predictions we want to hear, must less discuss - I wonder what the odds are on Prince Philip kicking the bucket in 2017?

    I'm not going to win Lotto unless someone buys me a ticket.

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    A gNats - Winston First coalition, after the General election.

    A short time later, Winston is deposed as NZF leader in favour of . . . . ?

    Jareth Morgueman's Opportunist Party gets minimal votes.

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