only a little with 2012, getting 2 of of 5 (although scoring China for a recession they have since spent their way out of with money printing is a generous call),
Perhaps this years 3 will see me in a better place for next year (although I should add my usual UK based macro ones - interest rates won't rise or if they do only by a quarter of one percent, inflation will stay at 2-3% and the UK growth will come in at 1.2% overall with one quarter of negative growth in Q1)
But in the comments from last year, praise should go to Budgie! Not only did he make 10 predictions but they were all correct...10 out of 10! It's good going as there were some tough calls but overall 2012 proved to be a steady as she goes year in terms of politics and economics with fewer of the big events which had so marked the 2007-2011 period.
Still it could be worse, I could be Nick Drew - who here predicted the end of the Internet in 2012, a courageous call one might say, along with sundry other things that have not really happened, albeit civil liberties are still being rapidly eroded away without anyone noticing (this is of course because the young have already given up liberty by using facebook etc to tell everyone about even their bowel movements, so that the concept of what is free is now very confused)
Of course Bill Quango had a go to and he fared a little better than Nick, with his call of a recession for most of the year and a torrid time for high street retail spot on, plus a good Olympics and wins for Boris and Obama.
It still probably leaves me as champion of the 3 of us, however, let's face it, Budgie is the one in the know having been bang on in 2011 and 2012 - his predictions for 2013 again...sadly we are yet to see them perhaps the Mayans have hired him to work on their new prophecies, a lucrative little number that...