After putting up solid double-digit gains this year, the case for the stock market in 2011 is more of the same, says Teddy Weisberg, a veteran trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYX) and founder of Seaport Securities.
"We're going to continue to climb this proverbial wall of worry, because the problems have not gone away," Weisberg says. "The unemployment numbers are stubbornly high, the housing market is stubbornly weak, and I don't see anything dramatic changing there."
"The U.S. economy is going to be better than most people think, and that has a lot of people worried because of the threat of higher rates. But I think it's a positive, not a negative, because it means growth," Weisberg says. "And when higher rates come, it's going to slam stocks, and that's going to be a great buying opportunity."
For more on Weisberg's outlook for stocks in the new year, see the video above.