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Nepsis Capital's 2013 Stock Market Predictions Plus Bonus Predictions!

January 7, 2013 2:03:00 PM

Successful investing does not come from following the right predictions, it comes from following the right principles.\

As we enter into 2013, I have combed through the many predictions economists, money manager, financial advisors and others have made for the financial markets in 2013.

Of course, the usual predictions on where the S&P 500 will end the year to what company's stock or sector will perform best in the year top the list.

Before I give our predictions for the coming year, I thought it would be a good idea to compare last years predictions to what actually happened.

Of course, it would be interesting to see how many people really go back to the previous years predictions to see how the predictor fared. My guess is, you would find many were wrong with many of their predictions. At least, that has historically been the case!

However, I am proud to say, we were 10 for 10 in our 2012 predictions. Our predictions for 2012 were as follows:

  1. Most predictions on where the S&P 500 will end 2012 will be wrong.
  2. Company stock prices will move up and down irrationally - What else is new.
  3. There will be opportunities to buy companies on sale - there always is.
  4. Timing the market will be very difficult - As usual.
  5. Focus on short-term performance will distract investors from making intelligent long-term investment decisions.
  6. Some Investors will let their emotions get the best of them.
  7. Investors will buy stocks that were op picks and sell them too soon once again focusing on short-term returns.
  8. Smart investors will be patient with their investments - like us.
  9. Stock market volatility will continue to scare investors while creating great investment opportunities - Like it usually does.
  10. Many investors will be frustrated by predictions and that they were wrong.

As you can see by our predictions, we were correct in all of them. We are proud of our record!

Of course, as you can also see, we really did not go out on a limb in making them. This is because, we believe that while many people love hearing predictions, it is not the predictions that make up a successful portfolio, it is the principles applied in investing which make up a successful portfolio!

Now, because we were so successful with our 2012 inaugural annual predictions, we are making many of the same predictions for 2013 because we believe they will ALL happen again!

However, have no fear, we have added several new predictions to bring in the new year!

TOP TEN 2013 INVESTMENT PREDICTIONS:

  1. Most predictions on where the S&P 500 will end 2013 will be wrong - again.
  2. Company stock prices will move up and down irrationally and we will take advantage of the emotions buying continuing to invest in great companies.
  3. There will be opportunities to buy companies on sale - there always is.
  4. Timing the market will be very difficult - As usual.
  5. Focus on short-term performance will distract investors from making intelligent long-term investment decisions.
  6. Some Investors will let their emotions get the best of them.
  7. Investors will buy stocks that were op picks and sell them too soon once again focusing on short-term returns.
  8. Smart investors will be patient with their investments - like us.
  9. Stock market volatility will continue to scare investors while creating great investment opportunities - Like it usually does.
  10. Many investors will be frustrated by predictions and that they were wrong.

NOW FOR OUR BONUS PREDICTIONS:

  1. Many investors will continue to invest without Clarity because they will not know what they own and why they own it.
  2. Many investors will act on a great stock-tip not knowing the implications to their portfolio or associated portfolio risk.
  3. Many investors will blindly make investment decisions based on investment predictions.
  4. Investors will continue to make investment decisions based on fear and greed.
  5. Whether it's news of debt ceiling talks or some other short-term negative event, many investors will be scared to invest in great companies on sale!
  6. Many investors will not be ready for a 10% to 20% stock market correction - But, we always are ready and look forward to the opportunity to take advantage of a correction!

As we enter into 2013, investors need to be ready for the unexpected. Why? Because the unexpected happens every year. Yet, it is the unexpected along with the fear investors show during unexpected periods which create great opportunities for long-term investors!

Invest With Clarity!

 


Mark Pearson

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