My predictions for 2013 are this.
Inflation is rearing its head and everything is starting to cost more, this wont stop and will only continue.
Keeping money on deposit is a waste of time and people will slowly realise that if they don't do something positive with their savings they will only drop hugely in real terms. In five years time they will wonder what has hit them. Wages will still be low and ordinary day things will be very expensive. Sensible people will start taking action in 2013 to protect themselves and many will start investing and trading the markets.
The Yen will be volatile and worth traders keeping a close eye on it in the year ahead.
The S&P futures will continue its up trend because Obama and the FED are committed to it.
The EURO will continue to rise unless a catastrophic event occurs. They have just done enough to keep things ticking along OK.
Gold will fall not rise in the near term.
The game is up for Apple and the shorts will jump on it until they drive it so low that it becomes worth buying again.
The US market will be the place to be and all the major moves will be directed from there.
Have a happy Christmas.