Think U.S. stocks can hold their own against a faltering European economy, Chinese inflation, the housing bust and skirmishes taking place in South Korea? A number of economists, including Gary Shilling and David Rosenberg are urging investors to get out of the market. They foresee a big hit to the economy-- and to stocks -- coming soon. But James Altucher, managing director of Formula Capital, sees things a different way and argues that yes, the U.S. can hold its own -- and in fact will do very well in 2011. That would be very good news for U.S. investors.

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donut999

somebody has to be right. believe the 2011 close will be 10,000 or 13,000. wish
i had a clue which. the fundamentals are gone from the stock market. it is strictly a traders market. investors need to stay away. the markets gyrate on factors that have little to do with the health of the actual state of the american economy.

December 14 2010 at 3:27 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Gumby

Wholesale coffee price $2.50 lb
Aluminium $1.12 lb

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December 14 2010 at 10:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Robert & Lisa

Where else are you going to put your money he asks? How about precious metals where the price has gone up from 50 to 100% in the last year...?

December 14 2010 at 8:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Robert & Lisa

Yep, stocks will go up 10% while the dollar goes down 50%. How is that a gain?

December 14 2010 at 8:31 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
PETEY

james ultucher has his head up his butt!

December 14 2010 at 1:35 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
PETEY

james ultucher has his head up his butt!

December 14 2010 at 1:34 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Gumby

If yo mean stocks like Chipolte, Netflix,, Priceline,, Freeport McMoran,, Salesforce.com, Apple, etc.. sure they are great.. The rest is ignored as usual... Nobody wants to own ALCOA!! For instance! You cant talk about great stocks in general.. You have to specify which stock will be great in 2011. Some high flying stocks like above will probably fall down as money changers will pocket the difference for themselves.. I recommend NOT to buy those high flyers above!! Better still, DUMP THEM...! Also, dont ignore North Korea and its Atomic bombs! Wall STreet love a lame excuse to dump stocks and pocket the difference.. Short sellers will borrow your shares for selling without your permission as usual... When will you all ever learn???

December 13 2010 at 6:48 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Robert & Lisa

These guys make dumb and dumber look good.

December 13 2010 at 6:48 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Robert & Lisa

Idiots following idiots. That's the Obama thug way. "Unemployment won't go over 8% if you pass my stimulus. I'm going to close Guatanamo Bay in one year. I'm going to not have any lobbyists in my administration..." George Soros's puppets are killing our country. And how is a dead country going to even have a stock market?

December 13 2010 at 6:46 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
erink91321

Anyone Foolish enough to bet on this in 2011 Deserves to Lose. The Market is Way Overpriced and after the first of the year there Will be Many Factors, both National and International, that Will Sink the Markets like the Titanic. Be Warned

December 13 2010 at 6:30 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply