AMERICA: This Is What Will Happen In 2012


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The markets are open and the big boards continue to post gains, but strategists remain mixed on what the full year will bring.Estimates vary widely, as the economy contends with the race to the White House, federal cost cutting and deleveraging at the nation’s financials.

But unlike the predictions called for Europe, strategists at the largest investment firms seem much more upbeat on what 2012 will do in the U.S.

The following forecasts were culled at the end of 2011 as economists looked out to an unknown 2012.

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