Pru’s 2013 Predictions: Brighter Economy, but More Washington Brinksmanship
Prudential brain trust sees economic progress in 2013, despite 2012 “dichotomy” and uncertainty; Krosby reiterates it’s riskier to be out of the market than in it.
Bob Doll’s Top 10 Predictions on Economy for 2013
The typically bullish Doll predicts that the U.S. stock market will hit record highs even as the economy struggles.
Top 13 Regulatory Predictions for 2013
Former SEC Commissioner Annette Nazareth, who’s now with Davis Polk & Wardwell, and her colleague Gabriel D. Rosenberg released in early January their list of 13 key regulatory predictions for this year.
Eight Hedge Fund Trends in 2013
Agecroft Partners predicts that the hedge fund industry will set a record for assets this year based on several emerging trends identified through its contact with more than 2,000 institutional investors and 300 hedge fund organizations during 2012.
Kitces on Top 3 Topics for Advisors in 2013—Topic 2: Tablets
Many advisors already have tablets, but as prices decline and more clients get the devices, and as advisor-specific applications are introduced, advisors will face a new challenge.
Kitces on Top 3 Topics for Advisors in 2013—Topic 1: Fiduciary and SRO
First up in an intense year for advisor regulation: movement from the DOL on its fiduciary rule.
S&P’s Stovall: Pleasing Market Tally for 2012, Warning for 2013
Substantial gains across asset classes in 2012 confirmed the old adage about the market ascending a wall of worry. But the certainty of political fighting over spending cuts in the first quarter should provide market entry opportunities to those who missed last year's ride.
2013: The Year of Trading Dangerously—Searching for Alpha for January 2013
The markets this year will be dominated by politics: expect panic sell-offs, but hew to the long-term view in building sensible client portfolios.
How Advisors Can Increase Their Odds of Success in 2013: Commit
Whether the goal is increased prospecting, better client service or a CFP designation, the trouble advisors run into is not an inability to frame a worthy goal, it’s the ease of getting out of it.
Wall St. Ignores Noise, Sees Bullish 2013 for Stocks
Wall Street believes that the world’s central banks will do their best in 2013 to force reluctant investors to move their money out of bonds and into stocks.