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In Barron's 2011 stock market outlook, strategists expect to see an average 10% rise in the...

In Barron's 2011 stock market outlook, strategists expect to see an average 10% rise in the S&P 500 and a sustainable economic recovery taking root. Stocks will outperform bonds, especially Treasurys. Companies sitting on cash piles will look towards M&A, R&D and shareholder-friendly moves.
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  • MarketGuy
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    Barron's continues to be the media conduit for the money harvesters and propaganda machine. The fleecing of the sheeple continues.
    18 Dec 2010, 03:15 PM Reply Like
  • User 487974
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    As a long time Barrons subscriber {1995} to present, its a real shame to see this once "Must read" paper reduced to the dribble of its current state. The last issue with the original "Long" print was on Jan. 1 of 2007. Since then, a slow bleed to this, a step above worthless. As is Fox Business,C.N.B.C. And Bloomberg. What a sorry,sorry state financial news reporting has "De-evolved" into....
    Jerry
    18 Dec 2010, 05:12 PM Reply Like
  • HA65MPH
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    MARKET GUY .. Check this out , Regards , Bonnie dailybail.com/home/cha...
    18 Dec 2010, 09:16 PM Reply Like
  • MarketGuy
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    Thanks Bonnie.
    18 Dec 2010, 11:34 PM Reply Like
  • Ohrama
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    The whole world has become so convoluted and complex due to all the manipulations and the resulting pull and push that my guess is going to be as good as their's. So, I will sit on my cash and wait for that once in a decade opportunity, aka crash (even if means waiting for another 5 years)!
    18 Dec 2010, 04:01 PM Reply Like
  • Ray Lopez
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    Perhaps you would do well not to invest at all in stocks? Recall the hapless investor who for years resisted Madoff's seductive appeal and then sent in his money to Madoff--just before Madoff was exposed as a fraud.

     

    I like GLD as a pick that will double in five years.
    18 Dec 2010, 04:15 PM Reply Like
  • HA65MPH
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    BUY PHYSICAL SILVER ..AND GOLD , Regards , Bonnie dailybail.com/home/cha...
    18 Dec 2010, 09:17 PM Reply Like
  • Joe Morgan
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    Are you serious? That's your strategy, following the herd mentality and putting your money into one of the biggest crowded trades.....good luck with that pal... you would needed....
    19 Dec 2010, 07:25 AM Reply Like
  • Joe Morgan
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    I forgot, are you taking this investment decision, basing it on high inflation?
    I don't know how inflation would come, if resources slack and low resource utilization would constrain price pressures. Add a weak labor market and you can get to the conclusion that inflation would remain muted for the time being....
    19 Dec 2010, 07:33 AM Reply Like
  • Wyatt Junker
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    I just want to find the stocks that always win. At least until the buzz wears off.

     

    The company that makes the perfect burrito, Chipotle(shitandpoopal...

     

    The company that markets peer pressure more than any other(Apple).

     

    The company that put Blockbuster out of business(Netflix).

     

    Then get the hell out before the burrito starts to suck, Apple turns gay again(like in 1999) and Netflix gets creamed by Hulu and iTunes.

     

    IOW, work the crowd and their dumb cheerleaders. My problem is that I have a hard time knowing when the party's over.

     

    It was easy seeing the first iPod and knowing that all those wannabes couldn't live their lives without it. It was also easy walking into a Chipotle and seeing the drones lined up in the newly eco-remodled stores.
    18 Dec 2010, 04:32 PM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    GLD to 2700?? How about SPY,EEM and TLT???
    18 Dec 2010, 04:32 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    haha I can play that game!

     

    VNM EWT ECH???
    18 Dec 2010, 04:52 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    More risk in SPY than EZA!
    18 Dec 2010, 04:55 PM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    MDY,SLV,EPP,EWX,NFO oh yeah SH and EUM
    18 Dec 2010, 04:56 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    hmm...

     

    EPU, PELCX, DBA... and I agree with EUM...
    18 Dec 2010, 05:06 PM Reply Like
  • HA65MPH
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    BUY PHYSICAL GOLD - SILVER ..
    18 Dec 2010, 09:19 PM Reply Like
  • Econdoc
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    10 is very conservative for 2011.
    18 Dec 2010, 04:44 PM Reply Like
  • Archman Investor
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    Up 10%,20%, or even 30%.

     

    Heck why not?

     

    With the FED and it's POMO in full swing for the foreseeable future what can we say? Booyah!!
    Of course this all only benefits the top 20% of the country that owns 80% of all the wealth but oh well. Heck, its good to be in that 20%. (waving to all my elitist pals as we look out over the burning devastation which we used to call the USA)

     

    That 80% of America seems not to care anyway. Give them I-Phones, I-pads, Facebook, and texting and they are content.

     

    The recession supposedly ended months ago yet unemployment keeps getting worse, emergency benefits keep going up, food stamp recipients keep going up, crime in major cities keeps going up, and the majority of states are sitting on huge pension time bombs that will have to be dealt with like it or not.

     

    Every man for himself. Enjoy the ride.
    18 Dec 2010, 05:03 PM Reply Like
  • j-dub
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    You have just ensured yourself an "enhanced" pat down at the airport with such talk.................all in the name of safety of course!!!

     

    Keep it up Archman-you never know how many people you might be waking up with every one of your rants about bread and circus.
    18 Dec 2010, 06:13 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    I missed it when investing in equities / commodities as opposed to buying the newest gadgets was outlawed for "80% of America"...

     

    I'm not in the 'top 20%' that you refer to, but that 30% upside target would benefit me just fine.

     

    I just say no to Apple.
    18 Dec 2010, 06:36 PM Reply Like
  • coddy0
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    Archman Investor
    "Heck, its good to be in that 20%. (waving to all my elitist pals as we look out over the burning devastation which we used to call the USA)
    That 80% of America seems not to care anyway. Give them I-Phones, I-pads, Facebook, and texting and they are content"
    ======================...
    Only in America
    Burning Devastation = I-Phones, I-pads, Facebook
    Obesity
    19 Dec 2010, 11:08 PM Reply Like
  • SPY1DIA2QQQQ3
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    Saturday, December 18, 2:50 PM In Barron's 2011 stock market outlook, strategists expect to see an average 10% rise in the S&P 500 and a sustainable economic recovery taking root. Stocks will outperform bonds, especially Treasurys. Companies sitting on cash piles will look towards M&A, R&D and shareholder-friendly moves.
    18 Dec 2010, 06:53 PM Reply Like
  • The Geoffster
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    Perhaps, but it will be Fed driven I suspect. The economy will have a rough ride without a pickup in demand. Then again, cost push inflation may just lead to stagflation. Hedge.
    18 Dec 2010, 07:25 PM Reply Like
  • HA65MPH
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    Nq to Stocks ..treasuries .. Yes to PHYSICAL GOLD -SILVER ..JMHO dailybail.com/home/cha...
    18 Dec 2010, 09:21 PM Reply Like
  • bynd2009
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    I echo the sentiment of Jerry369. Been a loyal Barron's reader since 1983 and it is truely a shame to call the current crap as Barron's. The stamp of Murdoch can be seen right from page 2 and no substantive stuff until you get to page 10! So quit paying attention to Murdoch's blathering and go with your guts as what 2011 will bring. I see Reaganomics and trickle down theories rearing their ugly heads so stagflation for a couple of years appears likely. Buying physical gold and silver makes no sense unless you plan on buying a shotgun along with them to watch over. Buy some GLD, SLV (and hope JPM falls on their collective face when the short squeeze catches up with their nefarious activities.......)
    19 Dec 2010, 12:34 AM Reply Like
  • Bozerdog
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    Obama leading us to the promise land!
    19 Dec 2010, 09:06 AM Reply Like
  • mgcolin
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    Barron's may be right about 2011, but the smart money knows the US is in a Japan-like deflationary bear market and the debt cycle will end badly . We are one Black Swan away from being 5000 points lower, and there are so many on the horizon - including MANY things that could easily happen in 2011...Spain crisis finally kills the Euro, divided US government cannot get the debt ceiling raised, oil trades no longer denominated in dollars. Why buy stocks at these levels when we KNOW there will be some event in the next few years that will create another real buying opportunity like Spring 2009?
    19 Dec 2010, 11:35 AM Reply Like
  • bricki
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    You buy stocks at these levels because cash is a much worse investment.
    19 Dec 2010, 02:17 PM Reply Like
  • jrhunter
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    These annual outlook articles are pointless. How many "strategists" predicted a −37% return for the S&P 500 in 2008?
    19 Dec 2010, 02:55 PM Reply Like
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