Predictions 2013


CNBC's Boldest Predictions 2013 Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 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 Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 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 Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 8:08 AM ET

Which Asian countries will top headlines?

Media: The Digital Revolution Continues Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 8:07 AM ET

More change in distribution, music, and publishing ahead.

Social Media: LinkedIn's Future Is Bright Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter forecasts.

Wall Street: Jamie Dimon Will Retire Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

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

Crime: Fewer CEO Perp Walks Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

Banker conspiracies and insider trading.

Buffett: Hunting and Singing Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

Warren Buffett at Carnegie Hall?

Investing: We Will Go Over the 'Fiscal Cliff' Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

Investing forecast for 2013 from Kaminsky.

Autos: Sales Will Surge Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:23 AM ET

What will the auto industry do next year?

Real Estate: Rising Home Prices Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:23 AM ET

It's all trending up next year.

Economics: Slow Growth on Wall Street? Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 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 Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:24 AM ET

The Big East and the NHL are in trouble.

Manufacturing: Looking for Workers Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

The South rises again in manufacturing.

Predictions: Will Economic Growth Pick Up in 2013? Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:25 AM ET
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 Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

Who will fill roles at State, Treasury and Defense?

Wealth: More Money, More Problems Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:26 AM ET

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

Healthcare: Higher Medicaid Costs Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:27 AM ET

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

Energy: Better Gas Prices Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:27 AM ET

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

Technology: The PC's Decline? Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:27 AM ET

And Samsung tries to flee Google's clutches.

Banking: Big Banks, Big Changes Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

And battles will brew over Volcker and derivatives rules.

Surprises: What We Won't See Coming in 2013 Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 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 Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:29 AM ET

And same-day delivery is the new layaway.

Geopolitical Risk: Greece Stays Put Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

Mexico is the next hot market, but Africa disappoints.

Markets: Will the US Economy Roar Back? Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:31 AM ET

Will there be a stealth revival in energy output?

Where Commodities Are Going in 2013 Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 11:54 AM ET

Gold, grains and palladium on upswing.

Defense: US Will Grow Business Abroad Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 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 Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 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 Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 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


  • 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.


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