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CNBC's Boldest Predictions 2013 Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 4:03 PM ET

From auto sales to health care to the NFL to the price of gasoline, CNBC's anchors, reporters, editors and contributors make calls on what 2013 will bring.

Default: The Big Question for 2013 Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 8:00 AM ET
European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

Will the tumult in Europe quiet down in the year ahead?

Asia: Military Might and Bankruptcy Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 8:08 AM ET

Which Asian countries will top headlines?

Media: The Digital Revolution Continues Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 8:07 AM ET

More change in distribution, music, and publishing ahead.

Social Media: LinkedIn's Future Is Bright Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:20 AM ET

LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter forecasts.

Wall Street: Jamie Dimon Will Retire Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:20 AM ET

NetNet's Carney predicts a move by the JPM chief and a Wall St. bust.

Crime: Fewer CEO Perp Walks Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:22 AM ET

Banker conspiracies and insider trading.

Buffett: Hunting and Singing Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:22 AM ET

Warren Buffett at Carnegie Hall?

Investing: We Will Go Over the 'Fiscal Cliff' Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:22 AM ET

Investing forecast for 2013 from Kaminsky.

Autos: Sales Will Surge Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:23 AM ET

What will the auto industry do next year?

Real Estate: Rising Home Prices Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:23 AM ET

It's all trending up next year.

Economics: Slow Growth on Wall Street? Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:24 AM ET

Autos and housing are bright spots, but the rest of the economy is slow.

Sports: It's a Tiger Woods Year Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:24 AM ET

The Big East and the NHL are in trouble.

Manufacturing: Looking for Workers Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:25 AM ET

The South rises again in manufacturing.

Ben Bernanke

Will the "fiscal cliff" be resolved by 2013? Where will the unemployment rate be at the end the year? Predictions from CNBC economics reporter Steve Liesman.

Government: Obama's Second Term Cabinet Wed, 5 Dec '12 | 2:11 PM ET

Who will fill roles at State, Treasury and Defense?

Wealth: More Money, More Problems Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:26 AM ET

The wealthy will pay more taxes but spend more, too.

Healthcare: Higher Medicaid Costs Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:27 AM ET

How everyone will deal with the effects of Obamacare in 2013.

Energy: Better Gas Prices Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:27 AM ET

Robust U.S. energy production keeps pump prices low.

Technology: The PC's Decline? Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:27 AM ET

And Samsung tries to flee Google's clutches.

Banking: Big Banks, Big Changes Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:28 AM ET

And battles will brew over Volcker and derivatives rules.

Surprises: What We Won't See Coming in 2013 Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:29 AM ET

A change at the top of Microsoft, two companies that will go private, the two top NFL teams by year end and more predictions.

Retail: E-commerce Evolves Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:29 AM ET

And same-day delivery is the new layaway.

Geopolitical Risk: Greece Stays Put Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:30 AM ET

Mexico is the next hot market, but Africa disappoints.

Markets: Will the US Economy Roar Back? Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:31 AM ET

Will there be a stealth revival in energy output?

Where Commodities Are Going in 2013 Tue, 4 Dec '12 | 11:54 AM ET

Gold, grains and palladium on upswing.

Defense: US Will Grow Business Abroad Mon, 17 Dec '12 | 10:39 AM ET
The Pentagon building in Washington, D.C.

Companies will focus on building up more international business to make up for slower U.S. bookings.

Predictions That Went Wrong in 2012 Wed, 5 Dec '12 | 11:23 PM ET

From the collapse of a global power to a surge in a stock price, several boom to bust observations have been made this year. Here is our list of eight.

Big Ideas From Big People Wed, 12 Dec '12 | 10:30 AM ET

Industry heavyweights -- in finance, technology, real estate, media -- weigh in on the one issue, innovation or event they think will change the world in 2013.

Looking ahead to 2014

Video

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson shares her outlook on oil, gold, copper and corn next year, and Dan Dicker, MercBloc president, provides his energy forecast for 2013 and the best way to play oil and gas.

  • Defense companies are sure to be affected if we go over the "fiscal cliff" because of automatic spending cuts to the industry, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs takes a look at some of the major travel trends in 2013.

Previous Predictions

  • CNBC looked ahead to the coming year in key topics – the economy, technology, real estate, and more.

  • CNBC contributors weighed in on what would happen in the year ahead.

Slideshows

Most Popular Video

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 7:52 PM ET

Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at the Bank of Singapore, explains the factors that led Japan to post a disappointing 1.8 percent annual rise in March exports.

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 7:04 PM ET

While U.S. earnings remain an important market mover, Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at the Bank of Singapore, says attention will be on the China's HSBC flash purchasing managers' index.

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

GM unveils new models, hopes for strong sales this year After massive recalls, General Motors is pushing forward with new car models unveiled at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. CNBC's Phil LeBeau explains.