2010 is almost complete, 2011 is drawing near. The time of year when we all gaze into our crystal balls and make predictions for the coming 12 months... I wondered what fellow ETs expect to be the dominant themes in 2011? In 12 months time we can have a good chuckle and see who was right, who was wrong. I'll get the ball rolling:- 1. Japanese stocks to play catch up and join the Bernanke financial asset rally. And why not Japan, before you snigger? They're cutting corporate taxes by 5%... 2. No rates hikes by the Fed in 2011 despite a backdrop of continued commodity price rises; Unemployment in the US will stay high and so commodity price rises will now be dismissed by policy makers as a de facto "tax" on the economy, slowing down business activity, blah blah blah...and if the Bank of England can stay on hold when CPI is already near 4% what makes anyone believe Bernanke will start tightening if the jobless rate is high even while US CPI picks up (if it does)? 3. Precious metals move into the next stage of the commodity bull market...more volatility, parabolic moves...Gold at $2000. Silver $50... 4. Assange of Wikipedia to tragically 'take his own life' in suspicious circumstances Merry Xmas to fellow ETs.