Online Extra: Fearless Forecasts: Where Inflation and Oil Prices Are Headed

 Fearless Forecasts: Where Inflation and Oil Prices Are Headed
   

Percent Chg. in CPI

(from yr. ago)

What price will oil be at...
    2005 2006 2005 2006
Name Firm II III IV I II IV II
NARIMAN BEHRAVESH Global Insight 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.4 1.8 52.0 48.3
RICHARD BERNER/DAVID GREENLAW Morgan Stanley 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.6 2.2 46.0 41.0
DAVID BERSON Fannie Mae 3.3 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.4 45.0 40.0
WILLIAM DUDLEY Goldman Sachs 3.1 3.2 2.9 2.9 2.4 53.0 54.0
MICHAEL ENGLUND Action Economics 3.1 3.2 2.9 3.0 2.6 48.0 46.0
STEPHEN GALLAGHER Societe Generale 3.0 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.3 48.0 48.0
ETHAN HARRIS Lehman Brothers 2.9 3.0 2.7 2.9 2.6 50.0 50.0
MAURY HARRIS UBS 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.5 2.3 46.0 43.0
STUART HOFFMAN PNC Financial Services Group 3.1 3.1 2.8 2.8 2.5 50.0 48.0
GENE HUANG FedEx 2.7 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.1 48.0 45.0
BRUCE KASMAN JPMorgan Chase 3.1 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.2 50.0 45.0
DAVID KELLY Putnam Investments 3.1 3.0 2.5 2.5 1.8 45.0 44.0
DAVID LEREAH National Association of Realtors 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7 50.0 46.0
JOHN LONSKI Moody's Investors Service 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 2.7 50.0 50.0
KEN MAYLAND ClearView Economics 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.4 2.9 49.0 55.0
JIM MEIL Eaton Corporation 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.4 2.7 47.0 45.0
JOEL NAROFF Naroff Economic Advisors 3.5 3.0 2.6 2.1 2.5 43.8 39.5
NICHOLAS PERNA Perna Associates 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.3 2.9 42.0 45.0
JOEL PRAKKEN/CHRIS VARVARES Macroeconomic Advisers 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.6 2.3 49.0 45.0
LYNN REASER Investment Strategies Group, Banc of America 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.3 45.0 42.0
MARTIN REGALIA U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2.8 3.0 2.7 2.6 2.3 47.0 44.0
DAVID RESLER Nomura Securities International 2.9 3.0 2.6 2.6 2.1 49.0 47.0
RICHARD RIPPE Prudential Equity Group 2.7 2.8 2.4 2.4 2.1 51.0 48.0
DAVID ROSENBERG Merrill Lynch 2.9 3.0 2.5 2.3 1.7 NA NA
JOHN RYDING Bear Stearns 2.8 3.0 2.8 3.0 2.8 NA NA
ROBERT SCHNORBUS J.D. Power and Associates 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.5 42.0 37.0
IAN SHEPHERDSON High Frequency Economics 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.1 2.8 45.0 45.0
ALLEN SINAI Decision Economics 3.1 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.7 57.1 59.3
NEAL SOSS CSFB 3.0 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.5 NA NA
DIANE SWONK Mesirow Financial 4.9 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.9 49.1 46.6
DAVID WYSS Standard & Poor's 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.5 2.0 50.0 45.0
CONSENSUS   3.1% 3.0% 2.7% 2.7% 2.4% 48.11 46.13
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