3/5/2013
What will be the next major financial-market mover (i.e. effects lasting for 1 year+)?
26.95%
A macroeconomic event, such as a sovereign-debt crisis or inflation
23.44%
A random, unforeseeable event
15.98%
A political event, such as a U.S. government shutdown or a shift in the EU's makeup
12.64%
A central bank action, such as more QE or no more QE
11.33%
A geopolitical event, such as an incident in the South China Sea or in the Middle East
6.85%
A change in corporate profits (up or down)
2.81%
An announced technological revolution, such as a new computing technology or biotechnology