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Trader Digest: Predictions & Forecasts for 2019

As a turbulent 2018 reaches its end, all eyes in the worlds trading, finance and business look towards what might be coming in the year to follow.

With that in mind, we've collated a selection of forecasts from respected publications, websites and analysts to give you a thorough summary of what's in store for 2019...


Predictions for 2019: Fortune's Crystal Ball for the Year Ahead
"While the world is changing in fundamental ways, some old lessons still hold true. Just tune out the noise. Here, Fortune’s in-house experts guide you through the biggest disruptions, innovations, and opportunities that are likely to present themselves next year." Fortune

Financial Times

Volatility, Brexit and trade: fund CIOs make 2019 predictions
"FT canvassed the investment chiefs at 10 of the world’s largest asset managers, overseeing a combined $21tn, for their 2019 predictions. The executives said market volatility, Brexit and trade tension will continue to be big themes in the new year. They also warned of higher levels of corporate debt and tightening liquidity as risks to the global economy." Financial Times


Which Wall Street forecasters should you listen to now? Here’s who nailed it in 2018 (and who bombed)
"The best and worst market calls of 2018 — and what they mean for 2019" MarketWatch


As earnings kick off, traders look to 2019 predictions for direction
"Investor attention is focusing away from third- and fourth-quarter earnings (both of which will be outstanding) and toward 2019 projections." CNBC

Thinking Crypto

Crypto Market Predictions for 2019

Motley Fool

5 Bold Predictions for the Stock Market in 2019
"Nobody has a crystal ball that can predict the future, especially when it comes to the investing world. For instance, at the beginning of 2018, how many people predicted that a trade war would break out, or that the yield curve would invert, prompting fears of a recession? With that in mind, I'd like to take a shot at some bold (but realistic) projections of my own for 2019. In general, I think 2019 will be a stronger year for the stock market than most experts seem to believe, and here are five reasons why." Motley Fool


What's next for markets, jobs and trade: Economic experts look ahead to 2019
"Economic predictions are always difficult, but analysts agree on one point: The volatility that the markets have exhibited and the mixed economic signals on display today are likely to remain even after the books have closed on 2018. The largest economy in the world has any number of moving parts and factors that influence market valuations, consumer sentiment and financial stability. Economic experts say there are several key areas to watch that will determine how 2019 — and beyond — will unfold." NBC


Blockchain And Crypto Industry Predictions For 2019
"This year has been marked with both significant advances in technology within the financial sector, but also widespread uncertainty due to a number of political factors including Brexit and the U.S. midterm elections. Whilst the political environment the financial sector will face next year remains uncertain, industry insiders have given us their forecasts for what is to come in terms of innovations within the sector, and how security and marketing providers will be keeping up with the changes in the market over the next 12 months." Forbes

Fast Company

10 CEOs make predictions about how business will change in 2019
"Wouldn’t it be nice to have a crystal ball? It might also be scary. The biggest news stories from 2018, according to Google searches, involved hurricanes, elections, and the Parkland, Fla. shooting. But there were good things on people’s minds, like the World Cup, royal wedding, and a record-breaking lottery jackpot. We wondered what 2019 will bring to the business world. Here are predictions from 10 CEOs..." Fast Company

Investor Place

The 10 Wildest Stock Market Predictions for 2019
"All together, it was a wild year for the stock market. This wildness doesn’t seem like it will end anytime soon. As such, it seems like an appropriate time make a list of wild predictions for the stock market in 2019. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 10 wild predictions for the market next year." Investor Place


How are you supposed to make 2019 investing predictions in the age of Trump?
"The tree is decorated, the dog is wearing his sweater, and it’s time for the most sacred holiday tradition of all: The predictions column for the new year. But as Rodgers and Hammerstein almost said in “The Sound of Music,” how do you solve a problem like The Donald?"  Marketwatch

Investing Haven

5 Must-Read Cryptocurrency Predictions For 2019
"We see lots of signals that 2019 will be THE year in which institutional money finally will enter the cryptocurrency market. This is one of the cryptocurrency predictions for 2019 that will be a game changer for the crypto market, without any doubt." Investing Haven