<b>1. TAX REFORM TO COOL US HOUSING MARKET <b/>
Thanks to the GOP tax reform bill, the tax law changes are predicted to cool the US housing market and make buying a house more affordable for many Americans. Mr. Lawrence Yun, the chief economist of the National Association of Realtors admitted as much: “Existing home sales will probably not make gains in 2018 even as the economy creates more jobs.”
<b> 2. US ECONOMIC MOMENTUM KEEPS GOING <b/>
Though breaking the 2017 performance for the stock market will be tough, many financial analysts that were precarious until a month ago, have no re-adjusted their 2018 prediction to quite bullish. Though a certain degree of caution is always needed as this is already the third longest economic expansion on record, many agree that the US economy will continue expanding.
<b> 3. US COMPANIES TO INVEST IN THE HOMELAND <b/>
Thanks to the tax reform bill, US companies are now rewarded when they decided to invest in new plants and factories in good ol’ USA. Many of them are predicted to do so in 2018.
<b>4. MIDTERM ELECTIONS
The US midterm elections will be one of the most talked about events of 2018, and a first big test to see if Trump’s economic realizations of 2017 are making more people vote Republican.
<b> 5. USA – NORTH KOREA TO START NEGOTIATION <b/>
According to military experts in South Korea, the US will start a round of negotiations with North Korea in 2018. Whether this is a reality or a case of hopey hopey, wishy wishy will remain to be seen.
<b> 6. MOON TOURISM <b/>
2018 is marked to be the first year that regular people will be sent to the moon for a visit by private companies. Virgin is quite near, Space-X could do it, but the closest so far is a Silicon Valley start-up called Moon Express that has guaranteed that in 2018, it would land on the moon. CEO Naveen Jain: "We are really looking good and we are still hoping to launch the lander next year."
"And when we launch and land on the moon, not only do we become the first company to do so, we actually symbolically become the fourth superpower."
<b> 7. TAYLOR SWIFT REPUTATION TOUR
Her fans have been waiting for years now, with the last tour promoting “1989” being a sell-out, many hope that Taylor will do even better this time.
<b>8. LUNAR ECLIPSE <b/>
The moon will turn bright red on January 31st next year. Though not as much excitement is expected as for the 2017 solar eclipse, this still is a pretty sight to look forward to.
<b> 9. KARDASHIAN BABIES <b/>
One of America’s most-watched families is expecting a baby boom in 2018. Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Khloe Kardashian are all expecting new arrivals in their families.
<b> 10.JUSTIN BIEBER & SELENA GOMEZ <b/>
The Canadian heartthrob will finally realize what a mistake he’s made by letting Selena go and the two sweethearts will get back together.