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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%
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:42 AM   #1
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Dow Prediction for 12/31/10

It seems to me such a poll only happens when things are not looking good so I thought it would be fun to see where people think we are headed for the end of this year.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:45 AM   #2
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9682. Not so much because I'm really bearish on the prospects for continued recovery but because I think the market got way ahead of itself in its sharp recovery, overshot "fair value" on the way back up and is due for a significant correction.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:50 AM   #3
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I'll go second. Dow 11,850. That will be up 12% from the start of the year. Seems reasonable given where we were in 07 and 08. And our economic situation will be 9 months clearer by then (not necessarily better though).
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I think it'll rise through summer and then retreat to current levels by year's end as interst rates start to climb, so I'll say 11,100.
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I have actually never paid that much attention to the price levels. I focus on the dividends, and the potential capital gains are just a bonus. The crash has made me prefer this way of looking at it even more so.

My guess is: 11500 - 12500
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Since this is for fun, I'll register a pure WAG with my usual "lucky" number. 9658
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:28 PM   #8
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Is this like “the price is right”? Is there a prize?

All right, I say the Dow below 9000. Say, 8750

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The unemployment rate stays above 9.5%
The Cubs are gonna win the pennant
The Dems will keep the house
My wife and kids will appreciate me


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Is this like “the price is right”? Is there a prize?

All right, I say the Dow below 9000. Say, 8750

and,

The unemployment rate stays above 9.5%
The Cubs are gonna win the pennant
The Dems will keep the house
My wife and kids will appreciate me


Hah. Let's hope you got that last one right. At my house that might be the biggest miracle of all.

I'll say Dow 12050 just because it seems like it should actually go down from current levels but it never does what I think anyway.
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I'll go with 12340

Are there going to be any prizes?

A previous year end stock market pollster used to promise some pretty nice gifts...
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:35 PM   #11
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I'll go with 12340

Are there going to be any prizes?

A previous year end stock market pollster used to promise some pretty nice gifts...
Yea. A bigger portfolio.
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:48 PM   #12
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Gazing into my crystal ball and I see 11800. It will surge forward and flirt with 12000 and then contract to 11800. That's my answer and I am sticking to it.
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The Cubs are gonna win the pennant
That one, at least, is lookin' good! Pretty much in the bag. We've had a few minor issues the last few decades, but all those seem to be cleared up and we're ready!
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I like that! I'll see that and up you one, to 12,825.

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I'll sit this dance out, I must admit that after the last 2 years I don't have a clue.
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The Cubs are gonna win the pennant

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That one, at least, is lookin' good! Pretty much in the bag. We've had a few minor issues the last few decades, but all those seem to be cleared up and we're ready!
I love the Cubs. I'm looking forward to them winning the pennant and then getting crushed in 4 games by the Twins in the World Series.
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