At the conclusion of 2012, many analysts noted modest recoveries from the recent global downturn in the economy. Newly open economies have become far more easy to access due to the prevalence of exchange traded funds, or ETFs. A variety of analysts point to emerging markets as an excellent opportunity in 2013. While there is still much room for successful investment in more mature economies, emerging countries offer increased growth potential. Many have performed better than Western-based markets over the past few years.
Because the NASDAQ 100 Index trended upward in 2012, industry watchers say technology may also be a good bet for 2013. Some advisors recommend using Apple, which experienced significant ups and downs during 2012 but still emerged ahead, as a bellwether for overall technology company performance in 2013.
Many analysts also see investments in gold futures on the sweet side of an upward trend for 2013. As for the real estate market, experts anticipate consistent borrower and investor interest as confidence in this segment remains relatively high.
Anyone considering any type of investment, particularly during a period of economic uncertainty, should remember to consult a qualified financial or investment advisor before committing funds.