Editors' pick: Originally published Jan. 6.
This is one of the areas where Kass and Wien differ.
Kass believes more terrorism will happen. "I am fearful that were going to see a more systemic frequent terrorist incidents and these are not simply isolated events," he told TheStreet. "I think we face a broad aggressive wave of terrorism" that will significantly disrupt the global economic market and take down multiple sectors including hotels, entertainment and airlines.
He also makes a case that terrorism enters the cyber-world as hackers from the Middle East, Russia and China "successfully invade U.S. financial system's computers at various points throughout 2016."
Wien had predicted a large-scale cyber-terrorism event would happen in 2015. But for 2016, Wien said in one of his "Also Rans" (surprises that didn't make the cut), that a major terrorist attack would be avoided. "As a result of enhanced security efforts, terrorist groups associated with ISIS and al Qaeda do NOT mount a major strike involving 100 or more casualties against targets in the U.S. or Europe in 2016," he wrote. "Even so, the United States accepts only a very limited number of asylum seekers from the Middle East during the year."