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Predictions 2011


COMMODITIES—Epperson Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET
Silver and gold.

The overall rally powers in, silver trumps gold and ETFs drive industrial metals.

ENERGY—Francis Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET
A man working with oil barrels.

Crude oil prices surge past $100 a barrel, the natural gas market sputters and the dollar sinks.

MEDIA—Boorstin Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET
A man with 3D glasses on.

Gamemakers battle it out, consumers lose interest in 3-D technology and celebrities monetize their brands.

TECHNOLOGY—Fortt Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET
Android spokesmodels.

Oracle goes hardware shopping, Carol Bartz tames Yahoo and the Android overtakes the iPhone in sales

HEALTH CARE—Coombs Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:35 PM ET
Health care protestor.

Congress will tweak but not repeal health care legislation, insurers won't take a bit hit from reform measures, sector consolidation will continue and China will drive growth for drug and device makers.

ECONOMY—Bozzo Fri, 3 Dec '10 | 7:36 AM ET

Economic growth will be subpar, the jobless rate drifts lower, deflation remains a concern, deficit reduction goes nowhere and heads roll in Washington.

SPORTS—Rovell Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET
Tiger Woods

Any NFL or NBA lockout will be short, Tigers Woods' play causes business problems for the PGA and 3D TV disappoints again.

REAL ESTATE—Olick Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET

Home inventories hit a new high, housing starts start to recover and GSE reform goes nowhere.

MARKETS—Kaminsky Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET
Commodities trader

The bond rally keeps going, M&A activity booms and the IPO market slows down.

MARKETS—Domm Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET
U.S. Dollar

The dollar looks sad, US stocks look okay and the econony starts looking "half-full."

COMPANIES—Greenberg Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET
Manufacturing goods

Netflix slips and gets bought out, the glow comes off of General Motors stock and investors shun Chinese IPOs.

STOCKS—Pisani Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET
A man in handcuffs.

The US economy will improve, the gold bubble will pop and the US bond market will decline.

WALL STREET—Carney Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET
NYSE trader.

The mortgage mess bites big banks, the municipal debt crunch becomes a crisis and a surprise move from Jamie Dimon.

RETAIL—Cheddar Berk Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET
A shopper looking at retail sunglasses.

A shakeout in teen retailers, private equity eyes retail acquisitions and holiday sales beat forecasts.

BUSINESS—Nesto Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET
Nuclear power plant

A trade war over the weak dollar, a building boom for nuclear-power plants and major state and municpal debt defaults.

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.

EUROPE—Johnson Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET
European Union logo

The euro nears parity with the dollar, the Bank of England undertakes its own QE2 and Greece opts to restructure its debt.

COMPANIES—Shactman Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET
Johnson & Johnson bandaids.

Pressure grows on Kraft and its CEO, a possible comeback for J&J and more M&A in the consumer goods sector.

EMPLOYMENT—Vault Wed, 1 Dec '10 | 3:28 PM ET
A line of the unemployed.

The jobless rate barely budges, more finance pros head to China and vocational schools become more popular.

ECONOMY—Liesman Mon, 6 Dec '10 | 11:22 AM ET
European Central Bank (ECB) chief Jean-Claude Trichet

Interest rates are flat, TARP pays for itself and the Euro holds steady.