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View Poll Results: Your prediction for DOW 12/31/10
Below 8000 3 2.88%
8000 - 9500 6 5.77%
9500 - 10500 7 6.73%
10500 - 11500 33 31.73%
11500 - 12500 41 39.42%
Over 12500 14 13.46%
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:51 PM   #61
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The year isn't over. We all know what happens when someone engages in premature celebration. This is a bad omen...
Just doing my part to get a little sale going for us young dreamers!
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Congratulations to all the poll participants for their bravery in trying to predict the future. As Barry Ritholtz said today, the government is causing a meltup, delaying the peak into 2011.
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The year isn't over. We all know what happens when someone engages in premature celebration. This is a bad omen...
Oh...so that's what it's called now?
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I like that! I'll see that and up you one, to 12,825.
I don't want to be premature or anything, but I would guess that maybe I was a teeny weeny bit overly optimistic on this one...
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Oh...so that's what it's called now?
When it comes to the Dow, many of us here on E-R.org are guilty of premature speculation.
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When it comes to the Dow, many of us here on E-R.org are guilty of premature speculation.
Ahhhh now...that really is a shame.
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When it comes to the Dow, many of us here on E-R.org are guilty of premature speculation.

I used to have that problem, back when I was a young whipper snapper, but now that I'm a mature gentleman....oh, ya'll were talking about something else, I guess...
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Well, we are talking about 'prediction'.
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Well, we are talking about 'prediction'.
The medical term is "lag time"...............
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Ahhhh...dang it...I should have gone to med school....
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Hey, we still have over a week! The Dow COULD go up a 1300 points or so, and meet my prediction. Really, it could. I am waiting... C'mon, Dow! You can do it!
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Well it's in the right ballpark (I voted 11,500-12,500). Whether it will stay there is another question.

How many more trading days this year? Does the market take Friday off when the actual holiday is on Saturday?
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Well it's in the right ballpark (I voted 11,500-12,500). Whether it will stay there is another question.

How many more trading days this year? Does the market take Friday off when the actual holiday is on Saturday?
Stock market closed Christmas Eve, open normal hours New Year's Eve.

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So, it looks like as a group we did pretty well with this one. DOW closed at 11,577.

Now it's almost time to start guessing for 2011!
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Thanks. I forgot how I voted. Let's see. 11500 - 12500. And the Dow closed at 11578.

Darn, I am good (even if I did not remember what it was).
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Congratulations to the forum with 40% (including me) correctly predicting that Dow would end between 11,500 and 12,500. A 11% rise for the year with a 2.8% dividend yield adds up to almost 13.8% total return. The S&P total return of 14.3% and NASDAQ of just over 18%. All in all a very good year on Wall St and certainly a much better year to be an investor than poor working guy.
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... much better year to be an investor than poor working guy.
Hey, many of us are both.
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