TOKYO, Dec 13- The Nikkei stock average ended a three-day run of losses on Friday as the yen slumped to a five-year low against the dollar following strong U.S. retail sales data, lifting the appeal of Japanese equities.
Market legend Art Cashin, of UBS, and CNBC's Bob Pisani discuss 2013 and the events that drove investors this year. Even after a government shutdown and a ratings warning, we still managed to stumble through, he says. They also discuss what's ahead for 2014, signs the economy is improving, and where people will be looking to invest in the next year.
Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 7:13 PM ET
Jim Hoft, founder of thegatewaypundit.com, talks about having his health care coverage canceled under Obamacare.
Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 1:07 PM ET
Mark Dow's bearish call on gold has been spot-on, but now he's playing for a bounce, with Mark Dow, Macro Behavioral Blog, CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.