Well no-one is going to be following any tips of mine after the 2012 debacle, I must have been in a very bad mood. CU was a little unkind because regrettably the burglary prediction was correct, but I have to admit the rest of the list looks pretty lame. Should have stuck to predicting the bullion ... (which last year I made a profit on - again - though it would hardly have been an interesting tip).
As regards economic predictions. here's an excellent illustration of why mere mortals have difficulties these days, when governments are intervening so wildly. I rather like these half-serious tips: silver up, Japanese equities and fracking stocks down.
So, much chastened, I'm going to stick to the precious metals for 2013 (silver really does look good - just MHO of course); and an elaboration of DK's call. He reckons we'll see preparations for rolling blackouts. I'll go one step further and predict actual rolling blackouts in Germany and more widely in central Europe as the dominos fall. Epicentre will be just north of the Alps. They won't be able to start up new coal-fired power stations quickly enough to prevent it.