Fearless Forecasts From The Pros

Pooling the insights of 76 investment strategists

Here's something to look forward to: Stocks are likely to deliver greater gains in 2006 than they did this year, according to the 76 strategists we polled. The gurus foresee a 7.2% gain for the Dow Jones industrial average in 2006, with the S&P 500 rising 7%, and the NASDAQ Composite gaining 7.6%. The technology sector is our prognosticators' overwhelming favorite for 2006. Strategists are listed according to their yearend Dow forecasts, from the most bullish to the most bearish.

By Anne Tergesen and Bremen Leak

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