Predictions 2011

The Fab Five on the Big Picture Thu, 1 Dec '11 | 2:38 PM ET

CNBC anchors, reporters, editors and bloggers are often as opinionated as they are knowledgeable. Maria Bartiromo, Jim Cramer, Larry Kudlow, Joe Kernen and Pete Najarian  weigh in on five big issues in the coming year.

Wall Street: Running of the Bulls Thu, 1 Dec '11 | 2:35 PM ET
The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Two big CEOs step down, a political crisis emerges in China and the euro survives.

Robert Doll, BlackRock chief equity strategist, predicted that US stocks would post a third-straight year of double-digit gains in 2011. Does he stand by his prediction?

Gold Bull and Bear

They'll be no  double dip nor V-bounce for the economy, emerging markets will outperform mature ones, inflation will remain tame and the consumer will return to spending.

Patrick Karchur paycheck

The $858 billion tax plan approved by Congress in December included a surprise two percent reduction in payroll taxes for 2011, in what amounts to a $120 billion bet that Americans will spend the money and help juice the economy.

Investors have very short memories and the major economies of the world are not as strong as the markets would have us believe, Pedro Noronha, fund manager at Noster Capital, said Monday.

Campbell: What to Watch in 2011 Fri, 7 Jan '11 | 10:35 AM ET

From Portugal and Spain to the state of housing in the US, here are some notable themes to watch for in 2011.

Crescenzi: Top-10, Top-Down Themes for 2011 Thu, 30 Dec '10 | 10:53 AM ET

It is what will lead the U.S. economy to a self-reinforcing virtuous cycle of increases in production, income, and spending, and it is what will enable risk assets to continue to outperform less risky assets. This condition will prevail for a while. The path to successful investing is to ride these trends and get off before they are discredited, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.

Chadwick: A Look at 2011 Thu, 30 Dec '10 | 10:08 AM ET

The fallout from the global crisis of 2008 will continue to impact economies around the world, but the amplitude will be lower, allowing for a return to a more normalized environment for growth and profits. As health returns to economies, so will investment returns.

Busch: Top 5 Problems for 2011 Wed, 29 Dec '10 | 3:45 PM ET

Here are the top five problems to watch out for in 2011.

Businessman with crystal ball

The pile of 2011 forecasts is already pretty high, so I’m going up-the-ante a bit a give three predictions for the year 2021. More specifically—these are my predictions for the next 10 years, since it’s my contention that real gains are made over 3 to 5 year time horizons. Without further ado, here are the three market trends I expect will dominate the next decade.

Busch: 5 Things You Need to Know Today Mon, 27 Dec '10 | 11:20 AM ET

Five things you should be aware of today: China raised interest rates 25 basis points. Japan readies for 2011 FX intervention. Most of the markets are closed due to holidays and weather. Predictions for 2011. And US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is set to stay.

Thank you Ben Bernanke. Thank you lame duck Congress and President Obama. Because of you we have a holiday gift fit for a king in the form of quantitative easing and massive tax cuts.

Gronbach: Aging Boomers Could Cause Tax Crisis Thu, 23 Dec '10 | 11:34 AM ET

As the Baby Boomers age out of their premium tax paying years, Generation X ages in. Is shifting demography moving the United States closer and closer to a federal, state, and municipal tax crisis?

Elaine Garzarelli

My thirthteen stock market indicators are at a bullish level—they are at 71 percent, before the crash of '87 the indicators got down to 9 percent," Elaine Garzarelli, president of Garzarelli Capital, told CNBC on Thursday.

CRIME—Cohn Wed, 22 Dec '10 | 10:28 AM ET
A man in handcuffs.

Judgement day for some Madoff family members, a growing backlash over corporate crime and the financial crisis becomes a distant memory.

Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

The Federal Reserve’s $600 billion stimulus program has done little to lower interest rates and or improve unemployment, though it has boosted stock and commodity prices, a CNBC survey says.

Although there may be great opportunities abroad in countries like China, some firms are instead focused on activism here in the United States.

GOP States Pick Up House Seats in Latest Census Tue, 21 Dec '10 | 12:14 PM ET

Republican-leaning states will pick up a half dozen House seats thanks to the 2010 census, which found the nation's population growing more slowly than in past decades but still shifting to the South and West.

Goldman's O'Neill Sees 2011 as 'Year of USA' Tue, 21 Dec '10 | 11:33 AM ET

Improving growth, falling unemployment and a sense that the U.S. is returning to "normal" could fuel a 20 percent stock market gain and make 2011 the 'Year of the USA,' according to Goldman Sachs economist Jim O'Neill.

11 Stocks Poised for Gains in 2011 and Beyond Mon, 20 Dec '10 | 5:23 PM ET
Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

In an uncertain economic environment, your best investment opportunities are in the stocks of solid companies with proven business models, strong balance sheets and steady profits.

Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Apple will buy Facebook, Congress will block a third round of quantitative easing and the S&P will reach a new all-time high. These are just some of the outrageous predictions for 2011 put forward by Saxo Bank in its annual "Black Swan Exercise."

Yoshikami: An Irrational 13% Market Rise in 2011 Wed, 15 Dec '10 | 11:08 AM ET

It's clear to me that sufficient tailwinds exist to push equity markets forward to higher levels in 2011. As an investor we think it's important to take advantage of opportunities regardless of the reasonableness of market rises.

What do you think is worse for a portfolio manager? Sitting on your hands in 2008, watching your portfolio hemorrhage half its value? Or putting yourself 100 percent in cash this year—only to watch everyone else make money?

Going into 2011, the strategy is to put together the very best companies that produce great returns over time.  Here's what to look for.

Sniegowski: Franchising Predictions for 2011 Tue, 14 Dec '10 | 1:18 PM ET

Over 80 different industries license franchises. So when CNBC asked me to make predictions for 2011, it took me a while to figure out how to eat this elephant. A normally complicated world for making predictions becomes even more complicated when franchise is thrown into the mix. But here goes...

Companies to Pump Up Dividend Payouts in 2011 Tue, 14 Dec '10 | 11:15 AM ET
Stock shares

More companies are expected to raise their dividends come 2011, and the increases should be bigger, says Howard Silverblatt, Senior Index Analyst at S&P Indices.

Pimco Raises US Growth Forecast After Tax Deal Fri, 10 Dec '10 | 3:13 AM ET
Mohammed el Erian

Pacific Investment Management Co, manager of the world's largest bond fund, raised its growth forecast for the U.S. economy to between 3 percent and 3.5 percent for 2011 from its earlier estimate of 2 percent to 2.5 percent, Chief Executive Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC late Thursday.

The results of our second annual Winners & Losers poll are in and there are more losers than winners this year. The results are also pretty clear-cut, with one exception.

New $100 note

A significant production problem with new high-tech $100 bills has caused government printers to shut down production of the new notes and to quarantine more than one billion of the bills in huge vaults, CNBC has learned.

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