Do you know how much of an advantage it is for your finances and your business if you position yourself to benefit from emerging trends? For instance, some investors noticed the rising risk in real estate markets by 2003. However, many of those that did not follow accurate forecasts lost hundreds of thousands of dollars because they did not invest in accurate forecasts and then follow those forecasts. For many people, hundreds of thousands of dollars is how much difference it can make to invest in accurate forecasts and follow them.
Who publicly forecast the following major developments first:
J.R. Fibonacci or Gerald Celente?
what who 1st when who else when
real estate prices will plummet J.R. Mar03 Gerald Celente Dec04
credit crisis causing financial meltdown J.R. Mar03 Gerald Celente Dec06
global fuel prices will spike J.R. Nov04 Gerald Celente never?
online advertising will pass TV The Guardian Sep09 J.R. Dec11
In 2009, spending for online advertising in the UK passed spending for TV advertising for the first time. In 2010, spending for online advertising in the US passed spending for newspaper advertising for the first time.
How much are you investing in where the global economy is going? By the way, the global economy actually did not decline much if any. However, it did shift significantly. Some places had unusual declines (like Arizona and Greece) while others did relatively well (like Arabia and Alaska and Alberta, which are all major oil-producing regions).
So, there was a sudden redistribution of affluence away from the US and EU toward places like China and the OPEC nations. Also, as fuel prices have been rising, there has been a shift of business away from time-consuming shopping at retail stores toward shopping online and of course online advertising.
Even just 10 years from now, most business may be conducted through the internet in some places. Many businesses now do not even accept checks, but only electronic payments by debit or credit. In other words, some do not even accept cash… because they do not have a physical retail store.
Consider some of the leading businesses of recent years: Microsoft, Google, eBay and Amazon. Have you ever walked in to one of their stores? Have you ever even seen a store for them?
Maybe you do not know yet how much money people have spent with those businesses online. Not only are people moving from checks toward cash and from cash toward credit and debit cards, but many of the fastest-growing businesses are moving from cashiers to online order forms and electronic shopping carts.
As for the growing market in online advertising, the fastest growing type of online advertising is currently online videos, (up 300% in a single year in the UK) while websites set up for display on the handheld screens of mobile phones may be the next wave of growth. Where will your business be?
Of the time that people in the US spend on media, the total of that time that goes to newspapers has fallen to 4%, but newspapers still receive 15% of the advertising revenue. Overall in the US, people more than twice as much time on the internet using mobile devices than they do with newspapers, but only a tiny fraction of all marketing budgets in the US currently target internet users accessing websites by mobile phone.
100 years ago, there was no TV advertising, and no radio advertising, and almost no phone book advertising. Advertising was mostly in newspapers and magazines.
In 100 years, none of those may be major forms of advertising. They all may be swallowed by internet advertising.
In 2012, online advertising in the US is expected to be triple what it was in 2006. That will be more than twice the amount spent in the US on radio advertising or magazine advertising.
In 2012, where will your business be? Will your business be where people are taking their business? How much of an advantage will it be for your finances and your business if you follow accurate forecasts of emerging trends and position yourself to be one of those who benefit most from the ongoing transition?
The founder of the Trend Research Institute, J.R. Fibonacci, was one of the first to forecast the spiking of fuel prices globally, the resulting global credit crisis and the resulting declines in real estate and stocks in the US, EU, and Japan. In 2012, for the first time ever, he and his staff will be offering brief introductory consultations to small business owners for them to be clear about the emerging opportunities and risks as the global economy continues to shift. To schedule your live videochat session now, simply contact me.
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- Gerald Celente’s Dire Predictions For 2012 (topalternativenews.com)
- Trends for 2012 Coast to Coast am Gerald Celente 05.012012.mov – YouTube (mybetter4you.wordpress.com)
- Where’s My Money? (lewrockwell.com)
- 237. Prepare for an Economic 9/11 and Economic Martial Law (lewrockwell.com)
- Does online advertising need to be an ‘experience’ to be successful? (nathanlevi.com)
- Online Advertising ROI beats TV (digital-diva.co.uk)
- Attacking the Future – Gerald Celente Discusses the Importance of Staying One Step Ahead (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- The best time to invest in online advertising is NOW! (e27.sg)
- 262. Free Yourself from the Regime (lewrockwell.com)
- Battlefield USA 2012: Gerald Celente predicts (seeker401.wordpress.com)
- Gerald Celente on Trend Forecasting and the Crisis of Western Civilization (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Battlefield USA in 2012 (rt.com)
- Top 12 Trends for 2012: Gerald Celent… (panoffolin.wordpress.com)
- MF Global, John Corzine, Goldman Sachs, Gerald Celente & Alex Jones !!! (2012patriot.wordpress.com)