Investment in 2023:
What Does the Future Hold?

Are you curious about what 2023 has in store for investors? While predicting the future is an uncertain task, it’s essential to focus on the things that can be controlled, such as your investment costs and portfolio diversification. Understanding market sentiment is also crucial as it is a significant driving force in the market. In this blog, we’ll be exploring the results of recent surveys and expert predictions to get an idea of what people believe will happen in the coming year.

Risks in 2023

The Global Risk Report from the World Economic Forum asked respondents to rate the top five risks that will have the most severe impact on 2023. Here’s what they found:

  1. Energy supply crisis
  2. Cost of living crisis
  3. Rising inflation
  4. Food supply crisis
  5. Cyber attacks on critical infrastructure

Expert Predictions for 2023

Visual Capitalist analyzed over 500 publications and statements made by industry experts like the IMF, Goldman Sachs, and Vanguard to see which predictions were most common. Here are the top 25 predictions in order of popularity:

  1. Artificial Intelligence will become ubiquitous
  2. High risk of a global recession
  3. The US dollar surge will come to an end
  4. Bonds will be a good investment option
  5. Interest rates will peak in 2023
  6. Positive outlook for emerging markets (especially commodity exporters)
  7. Real global GDP growth between 1.5% and 2%
  8. China’s economy will recover after reopening
  9. Value will be more important than hypergrowth
  10. Inflation will cool off but remain above target levels
  11. Regulators will crack down on TikTok and other tech companies
  12. Energy will remain expensive
  13. No Taiwan invasion
  14. The crypto winter will continue
  15. Broad equity indices will rise
  16. Google’s dominance in search will loosen
  17. The Russia – Ukraine war will not end in 2023
  18. Silicon Valley will follow Elon Musk and cut staff and costs
  19. Work culture will continue to shift towards flexibility
  20. Tension between citizens and governments will increase
  21. European unity will be tested
  22. Education will face disruption from various angles
  23. India will have a strong year
  24. More big retail brands will launch recycling programs
  25. More manufacturing will shift away from China

It’s interesting to see that some of these predictions have already started to come true, such as tech firms reducing staff and the increased use of A.I.

Global Stock Market Sentiment

The IPOS Global Advisor Survey gathered results from 36 different countries and over 24,000 adults. Participants were asked whether they believed “major stock markets around the world will crash” in 2023 and were asked to respond with “likely” or “unlikely”. The results showed that 50% of people believe that a global stock market crash is likely in 2023, while only 31% believe it’s unlikely (19% did not answer either way). This is a 13% increase in negative sentiment compared to the results of the survey in 2022.

It’s worth noting this increase in negative sentiment, as it can be a powerful driving force. However, it’s important to keep in mind that many of last year’s predictions did not come to fruition, so it would be unwise to make significant changes to your portfolio based on this data alone.

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