The Federal Reserve has already noted it expects 2014 to be a decent year for the economy, projecting the United States’ GDP to expand somewhere right around 3%. And, given the second upward revision to Q3’s growth rate — from 3.6% to 4.1% — one can’t help but wonder if the current outlook for the coming year is still too conservative.
That doesn’t, however, necessarily mean that every stock out there is going to benefit from that tailwind. A handful of stocks are apt to struggle (if they’re not already struggling) next year, and as such they offer little value to investors right now.
We’ll take a look at five stocks to avoid because they could have a rough go of things in 2014 … but first, it should be pointed out that not all of these companies are necessarily doomed organizations. In fact, none of them are on their death beds.
All of them might have some growing pains to go through, however, and that often means turbulence for their stocks.