Monday, December 19, 2011

Outlook 2012 Part 4: The Perfect Storm or The Perfect Raging Bull

Saxo Bank's 10 "Outrageous Predictions" For "2012: The Perfect Storm"
As we wind down 2011, the time for predictions for what is to come as nigh. Having posted what UBS believes their biggest list of surprises for 2012 will be earlier, we next proceed with out long-term favorite - Saxobank's list of "Outrageous Predictions" for what the bank has dubbed "2012: the Perfect Storm."

UBS' Top Ten Surprises For 2012
Here is the full list: i) The consensus of bottom-up earnings estimates is right; ii) Financials outperform; iii) The euro rallies; iv) Oil prices fall below $70/barrel; v) Sovereign default outside the Eurozone; vi) Rising Treasury yields; vii) An Italian sovereign upgrade; viii) EU or EMU disintegration; ix) Fewer than five governments switch hands and, last but not least, x) Britain does Great at next summer’s Olympics..

Outlook 2012: Standard Charters' Forecast on Emerging Markets, Forex and Commodities
Standard Chartered sees 2012 as a year of a two-speed global economy. The Bank, which recently topped a ranking of 354 global firms for the accuracy of its economic forecasts over the past two years, sees a slowing global economy in 2012, with a fragile West and a resilient Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America.

Investors brace for 2012 with higher cash, stocks: Reuters poll
LONDON (Reuters) - Investors raised their cash balance to the highest in a year in December as they prepared for a jittery 2012 with growing concerns over the euro zone debt crisis, although some dipped back into cheap equities, Reuters polls showed on Monday.
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Commodities Trading 2012: The Top 3 Commodities Plays for The Biggest Profits in 2012
A commodity is something that has universal definition and demand. Everyone knows what food is, and everybody wants it.

China's Economy 2012 Report:
Here's Why (And Where) Your Money Should Be In China
Despite the recent downturn in China's stock market, investors need to remain focused on the profit-generating long-term growth potential of the Asian powerhouse.

Why We May See a Rally in U.S. Stocks
With so much negative news dominating the headlines, investors can't be blamed for being worried or shying away from stocks. But if you take closer look at the market - specifically the Standard & Poor's 500 index - you might be surprised by what you see.

Santa Claus Rally vs. Year-End Rally: Yes, There's a Difference!
It might not be the most disappointing thing you've ever heard in regards to Santa Claus, but Jeff Hirsch of the Stock Trader's Almanac has some news for those who think jolly St. Nick came early this year.
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