by James Corbett
The International Forecaster
In case you hadn’t noticed, ’tis the season of holidays, merrymaking, and generally slow news in closed markets. So, in keeping with the time honored tradition of forecasters and prognosticators making bold predictions for the year ahead, I offer you my own best guesses for the next 12 months. Of course these guesses—like everyone else’s—are simply that: guesses. But it is nonetheless helpful to stand back from time to time to take a look at the bigger picture and speculate on where things are heading. So with those provisos in mind I offer you 4 examples of trends for 2013 and my own bold predictions for the coming year.