Gong xi fa cai! for the Year of the Fire Monkey. Probably should have linked to this list yesterday, but if you’re looking for an excuse not to do any housework and then go out for dinner (preferably wearing your lucky red undies), you’re good!
From the Washington Post:
… Market ups and downs, fires and viruses, the Year of the Monkey is predicted to have them all.
Hong Kong feng shui master Louis Wong foresees “a lot of fires happening around the world, especially in the forests. So we need to watch out for fire hazards,” he said. “Southeast Asia will see a lot of viruses or disease, so we need to be very careful about the Zika virus now.”…
A Hong Kong brokerage that publishes a tongue-in-cheek annual feng shui report said the Chinese territory’s Hang Seng stock index would perform decently until a downward swing mid-year, followed by a recovery.
“Overall, it’s a year for slow, considered expansion, not for raucous monkey antics,” it advises.
The CLSA brokerage says U.S. presidential campaigner Donald Trump [Fire Dog] should watch his cash outflow and beware the “golden-tongued” Hilary Clinton, who was born in the Year of the Pig and is therefore a good pal of the monkey…
Apart from lunar celebrations — not to mention bracing ourselves for Mardi Gras & the NH primary tomorrow — what’s on the agenda as we start the week?