Australian Investment Education Outrageous Market Predictions for 2014.
Over the course of the year, we add a variety of topics to our article banks.
Typically this provides us 20 plus areas to consider and then we drop this list down into the dirty dozen. These are the key markets or instruments we trade, plus a couple of additional mainstream interest pieces like Bitcoin, Facebook and so on.
One of the big competitive advantages we have over most traders, is our own in house team of analysts and sales traders so a couple of chats and lunches with the guys, often reveals some absolute gems, in terms of core trading points and views.
This year, the 12 areas we are looking at in Outrageous Predictions 2014 are as follows:
The World’s leading social media company has flexed its muscles this year. Breaking the stigma of its listing and languishing share price.
The outlook for China and its rampant economic growth has been the source of much controversy amongst market participants, traders, research analysts and just about anyone else out there.
Exchange Traded Funds
ETFs have been a massive growth area for traders and investors who are looking to isolate or invest in particular scenarios and opportunities.
The Australian Banking Sector
2013 has been all about finding yield and as a result, the Aussie Big Four banking stocks have been major beneficiaries of their dividend policy.
The world’s largest economy forms the mainstay of any economic forecast and outlook for markets. QE is its $85bn a month habit – how is this working for the US, what is in store for the new year and where will we be looking to bank profits?
Our domestic economy has shown several colours in 2013 – from doom and despair to opportunity and profit. There have been a variety of factors behind this and several which will carry into 2014.
Australian and US dollars
The relationship between this pair is critical from a trade and traders’ perspective. With the big variation to date in economic activity and interest rate cycles setting the current framework, it looks increasingly likely that the tide is about to turn.
There is no question that Apple’s business is changing – it had to. With change always comes risk, and always comes opportunity.
We try our best to find alternatives but it is almost impossible to live without it! Oil has been one of the most interesting markets this year.
Iron ore isn’t exciting, its not pretty, its not cutting edge but it is the backbone of what has been propping up the Aussie economy.
In terms of price, gold really has had a year to forget. As the saying goes, the past is history, the future a mystery and the present is a gift.
No 2014 outlook would be complete without a look at Bitcoin – doubter or believer, what is the story with this overnight phenomena – marketing hype or commercial success?