Chart of the Week: How Bullish Are Wall Street Strategists?

Monday, December 19, 2005 | 05:28 PM

Business Week’s 2006-year end predictions are out, and they cover 75 or so Wall Street Strategists and Analysts. Over all, they seem to show a fairly bullish bias amongst the chattering pundits.

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How Bullish Are Wall Street Strategists?
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Source: Business Week, Tim Iacono

As the graph above shows, the herding instinct is alive and well with the group clustered between 11-12,000 on the Dow, while advising 40-75% US Equity exposure. Note the outliers: 14,000/100% on the upside, and 6,800/15% on the downside.

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Its nice to see you sticking to your guns in a world where most are comfortable just going with the flock... That is a nasty second half..does a nuclear bomb go off in July? What is the tipping point that causes such a decline?

Posted by: Jzeide | Dec 19, 2005 6:04:06 PM

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