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An 11% Rise for the S&P 500 in 2011?

That's the average prediction for 11 analysts polled by Bloomberg News. Goldman Sachs's David Kostin, Bloomberg's most accurate U.S. strategist this year, is even more bullish. He says sales growth will spur a 17% rally in the S&P 500 through the end of 2011.

How the Media and Wall Street Create Fake Stock Gurus

The financial media loves to pluck struggling analysts from obscurity and propel them to fame on the backs of a few good calls, then shoot them full of arrows at them when their predictions start to fail. And inevitably, those so-called gurus will fail. Here's why.