Updated 2012 Forecasts - Made January 3, 2012

By: Ian Campbell | Tue, Jul 10, 2012
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As I am sure you do, I continuously monitor what I read that is written by others, and periodically check back on any forecasts they have made to see how those forecasts compare with what actually has happened. Based on those reviews, I decide which mainstream news writers and Internet commentators I am going to continue to follow.

Having said that, it only seems fair to re-visit the predictions I published on January 3, 2012 for the 2012 calendar year, and see how mid-way through the year they measure up. I have abbreviated my January 2012 predictions in this commentary. For the full text read my archived January 3 e-mail at Stock Research Portal.

Europe and the Eurozone:

The United States


Middle East and parts of Africa


With respect to Canada:

Financial Markets

Physical Gold

Mid-year comments on January 2012 forecasts:

With the following exceptions, the forecasts I made in January have either so far proven to be generally correct, or are trending toward being correct by year-end. The exceptions are:

I again said on January 3, 2012 (having said this same thing one year earlier)

While I would like my view to be otherwise, I now believe on July 10, 2012 that we live in even less certain economic times than we did six months ago.



Ian Campbell

Author: Ian Campbell

Ian R. Campbell, FCA, FCBV
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Through his www.BusinessTransitionSimplified.com website and his Business Transition & Valuation Review newsletter Ian R. Campbell shares his perspectives on business transition, business valuation and world economic and financial markets influences on those two topics. A recognized business valuation and transition authority, he founded Toronto based Campbell Valuation Partners Limited (1976). He currently is working to bring his business valuation and transition experience to both business owners and their advisors in our new economic, business and financial markets normal.

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