Outlook 2014

New Zealand will be the “rockstar” economy of 2014, with growth set to outpace most of its developed markets peers, according to HSBC, a stark contrast with neighboring Australia, which is struggling to maintain economic momentum. “We think New Zealand will be the rockstar economy of 2014. Growth is going to pick up pretty solidly …

Buy low, sell high. The most intuitive investing strategy may be the most successful in the long run, but it’s never easy to follow—particularly as stock indexes continue climbing to record highs. “No one ever wants to rebalance their portfolio [when markets are rising],” said certified financial planner Mark Cortazzo, senior partner at advisory firm …

Our Market Monitor has three dividend plays he says you should have in your portfolio in 2014.

Our crystal ball is on the fritz, so we’ve rounded up some New Year’s predictions from some reliable sources: a panel of more than 50 U.S. economists that participated in the National Association for Business Economics Outlook Survey released this month. Looking ahead, the consensus expect real GDP growth of 2.8 percent in 2014, despite …

Recent job gains and record highs in the stock market are signs that the U.S. economy is strengthening, leading many economists to believe job growth will continue into 2014. “If we could maintain a 3 percent–plus pace next year … I’m thinking so far we have in the second half of this year … then …

2014 could be a big year for mergers and acquisitions compared to this year when transactions were down by 6% or more.

What are Silicon Valley’s top venture capitalists conjuring up for next year?

Activist investors were the biggest threat to corporate boards this year, so will companies embrace them in 2014 or pushback?