LeBeau's Scorecard: 2012


Looking back on my 2012 predictions, I had more hits than misses.

As I predicted, auto sales steadily edged higher, while Jeep posted a huge year on the strength of new models. And yes, in 2012 Tesla did come of age. It not only met goals (to the surprise of skeptics) on the roll out of the Model S and the opening of dealerships, But Tesla also ended 2012 convincing many it can become a mass market automaker.

Looking ahead to 2014


  • Hot Commodity Prospects in 2013

    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 in the New Year

    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.

  • Travel Trends in the New Year

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


Predictions 2013 Slideshows