Bagchee's Scorecard: 2012


China's housing market will correct: A

I got this one right, prices declined, and the doomsayers were proved wrong, just as I had said.

Chinese stocks will outperform: D

I was wrong by a wide margin. The market is down nearly 11 percent year-to-date and down 18 percent over the past year.

Japanese bond yields will rise: D

Instead, bond yields have fallen from around 1 percent on the 10-year security to just 0.7 percent.

India will face political and economic crises: A

It's been a turbulent year for India, with plenty of problems on the economic front, and another major corruption scandal, so in that sense I was right.

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