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SPX Gains 20% 30 83.33%
SPX Loses 20% 6 16.67%
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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June 29, 2009 SPX closed at 927

Within 24 months, is it more likely to gain 20%, or lose 20%? If you had to choose, which way would you bet?

I would take the bear bet, though I guess it is statistically weaker due to the long term upward bias in the market.

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Old 06-29-2009, 04:10 PM   #2
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June 29, 2011 - better chance to see a 20% gain than a 20% loss. Things will probably look a lot better fundamentally in the economy by then. GDP growth will likely be nicely positive. Unemployment should be starting to come down by then. The market will react. Just my $0.02.

Big unknowns still unemployment, housing, and credit/banks.
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I'd guess it's more likely to be up 20% than down 20%. If I had to guess, it will be up 5-10% in 24 months. But, inflation will be accelerating, maybe at 8% and headed up, so things won't be going well in a real sense.
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I bet on up 20% unless Congress keeps meddeling...then all bets are off.
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Again all my crystal ball shows is that flaming eye thing. Of more improtance to those of us invested diversely and globally where will the FTSE Total World Index be?

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My immediate reaction was to say 20% GAIN, but then I checked and we are up 38% from the recent 671 low (March 6th). So add another 20% on top of that, and that would be ~ 66% gain in 2 years and 3 months.

Seems like a lot to expect. I think we are more likely to tread some water from here, not enough conviction to vote either way.

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Given those 2 choices I voted Gain 20%. I think it'll probably be barely 10% though.
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Try to jiggle it around a bit. Might be loose.


I vote all of the above. In the next 24 months, we'll see down 20% and up 20%. Of course, the order is important...
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June 29, 2011 - better chance to see a 20% gain than a 20% loss. Things will probably look a lot better fundamentally in the economy by then. GDP growth will likely be nicely positive. Unemployment should be starting to come down by then. The market will react. Just my $0.02.

Big unknowns still unemployment, housing, and credit/banks.
I think maybe I was not clear in my poll. What I was hoping to poll was not where the SPX would be in 24 months, but within a period of 24 months, will the first 20% movement be up, or down?

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I think maybe I was not clear in my poll. What I was hoping to poll was not where the SPX would be in 24 months, but within a period of 24 months, will the first 20% movement be up, or down?
Oh - in that case, I have no clue. Maybe still slightly higher chance of +20% strictly based on recent momentum? With recent volatility, either one is likely within 24 months.
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Well I interpreted value after 24 months.
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Well I interpreted value after 24 months.
Yeah, I see. It really isn't clear. Oh well, another meaningless poll.

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I will. Will it higher. See Im concentrating now. :u glystupid: Its going higher for the next 2 years. Then we will have another massive drop off. If you would like to subscribe to my newsletter...
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I vote all of the above. In the next 24 months, we'll see down 20% and up 20%. Of course, the order is important...

LOL.... my boss would say it is going down 20% first...

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I think maybe I was not clear in my poll. What I was hoping to poll was not where the SPX would be in 24 months, but within a period of 24 months, will the first 20% movement be up, or down?

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