Joe Battipaglia: Still a Bull

The Ryan Beck & Co. investment guru thinks the Dow could even hit 11,000 by yearend. Here's why. Plus: Some of his top picks

Joseph Battipaglia, executive vice-president and chief investment officer of Ryan Beck & Co., has long been known as a bull -- and now is no exception. In fact, he says he wouldn't be surprised if the Dow Jones industrial average got to 11,000 by yearend. Although he concedes that caution was in order during 2000-02, Battipaglia maintains that over the past 20 years bullishness paid off. "I think market timing is even more treacherous than a solid fundamental asset allocation that one nurtures through good and bad markets," he says.

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