With Steve away, Jim stands the watch on his own. Released to his own devices, Jim ponders big picture risks and opportunities facing the financial markets on the cusp of the New Year. With a dive into the implications of recent congressional activity, Jim sees a good year for stocks ahead. On the other hand, some tailwinds turn to headwinds along the way. Investors should brace for a little more stormy weather. Ultimately, we all will get where we are going, even if calm waters are hard to find in 2022.