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Like many in the market, Richard Harris now expects above-trend growth and below-trend inflation, what is dubbed the Goldilocks economy – like the porridge from the children’s story – which is neither too hot nor too cold, but “just right”. Photo:

2018: you couldn’t ask for better conditions to make money

I’m sure you have heard enough dismal 2018 forecasts for one end-of-year already. Mine are a lot more accurate. There will be a football World Cup, Donald Trump will send a tweet, and Friday 13 will occur twice, in April and July.