2014 predictions: tapering, China and Japan top factors

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Crystal ball

What factors will influence markets most in 2014?   David Baran, co-chief executive, Symphony Financial PartnersSymphony sees three major factors influences markets in 2014. Naturally we have a bias towards Asia but even these markets will be greatly affected by the eventual Fed tapering schedule. Fear of tapering caused a mass exodus from emerging market currencies and equities earlier this year. Will the same happen again when the Fed finally tapers? Assuming Janet Yellen is appointed