2013 Predictions: Twitter's IPO, Apple's Evolution, Europe's Implosion and Obama's Big Year
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The divergent fortunes of Twitter and Research In Motion (RIMM) , Apple's (AAPL) incremental changes and President Barack Obama's biggest year ever top TheStreet's predictions for 2013, made by staff and contributors.
Events next year may not be as easy to foresee as who wins the election (we were right on that one) because the workings of the economy, markets, technology and politics are more complex than they used to be.
I've already done a prediction column for technology, so I'm going to play armchair economist this time around (my second-favorite armchair gig behind armchair QB), and stay away from tech, while focusing on the broader economy, and ultimately, the fiscal cliff.
Here's TheStreet's predictions for 2013. Please add your own in the comments field, and we'll compile them for a new story.
William Inman, TheStreet's Editor-in-Chief:
"Look for more protectionist policies out of Washington -- higher tariffs, import restrictions, limits on overseas job sourcing and manufacturing -- as a Republican-stalemated Congress and the Obama administration find common ground in a tough political and economic environment."
Chris Ciaccia, TheStreet's Technology Reporter:
"I'm pretty certain 2013 will not be a kind year to the equity markets, at least initially. I believe concerns over the fiscal cliff and a pending recession lead us lower. President Obama and Congress are doing their very best to make the American public, businesses and markets frazzled that a deal will get done to avoid going over the cliff."