2010 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST REGISTRATION

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2010 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST REGISTRATION

Post by Taylor Larimore » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:09 am

Hi Bogleheads:

Contest programer, Ralph Arvesen and I are pleased to announce our tenth annual Boglehead Contest to show the futility of trying to forecast the stock market and to see who can outguess the best Wall Street gurus.

Last year we had 282 Bogleheads register. Their forcasts for the S&P 500 Index at year's end ranged from 444 to 1659. The Index on December 31, 2009 was 1115.

mmg (who was in the bottom half of the 2008 Contest) is this year's contest winner with a guess of 1117. CONGRATULATIONS MMG! Contact me and your choice of a Boglehead book and a book by John Bogle will be delivered to your home.

We also congratulate all the Bogleheads who finished in the left-hand column with their above-average guesses. It is notable that 17 Bogleheads beat the best of the 12 Wall Street experts.

Boglehead Contest

Now, we get a chance to see who are the best Boglehead forecasters in 2010. But first, the Wall Street forecasts for 2010:

1275 David Blanco, Bank of America
1120 Barry Knapp, Barclays
1150 Tobias Levkovich, Citigroup
1125 Andrew Garthwaite, Credit Suise
1260 Binky Chadha, Deutsche Bank
1250 David Kostin, Goldman Sachs
1300 Thomas Lee, JPMorgan
1300 Brian Belski, Oppenheimer
1200 Myles Zyblock, RBC
1250 Thomas Doerflinger, UBS

Contest Rules:

* Guess the closing price of the S&P 500 Index on December 31, 2010.
* Only one guess (no percentages).
* Registration closes midnight January 10, 2010.
* In event of ties the first guess wins.
* Winner must PM me by January 10, 2011 (to confirm user name and mailing address).
* Post your S&P forecast with your Reply here.

Happy New Year and Good Luck!
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1155.99

Post by BigFoot48 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:13 am

1155.99 About 3% up. Pessimistic this year. Thanks Taylor for all the fun!
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Here we go, again...

Post by Ron » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:17 am

1282.37

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Post by aainvestor » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:18 am

1320

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Post by ramsfan » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:21 am

1360.8.

Thanks for doing this!

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Post by Bharat » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:24 am

1285. Roughly 15% up from 2009.
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Post by Tall Grass » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:25 am

I'm lousy at this, but I'll try again. The best I've ever done in the past was #14 and #30. I think we've created a mini-bubble in the last few months, hence the anemic guess for this year.

My guess...1140
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Post by Opponent Process » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:30 am

1226.5
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Post by G-Money » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:31 am

1223

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Ok, here we go

Post by DelrayDave » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:36 am

My guess: 1204

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Post by speedbump101 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:43 am

1221.10
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2010 Boglehead Contest

Post by Antonio » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:45 am

Happy New Year!

SP 500 for year ending Dec 31 2010 will be 1394

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Post by goosecat » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:49 am

1313.13

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Post by DPEMD » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:54 am

1205

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Post by Norris » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:10 am

1211.00 (again)
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Post by norookie » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:13 am

These are always fun. :lol: um,...1122.
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Post by theduke » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:13 am

1331

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Post by bilperk » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:19 am

1301
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Post by dandetour » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:31 am

1215

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Post by kenbrumy » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:39 am

1339

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Post by LadyGeek » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:42 am

1276.54

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Post by Rebecca_S » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:45 am

1212

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Post by weltschmerz » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:46 am

950

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Finished 10th

Post by nick22 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:47 am

Hey, I finished 10th! Does that mean I now get the job forecasting for Goldman Sachs?

My 2010 guess: 1260
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WAG

Post by Dan_NoVA » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:49 am

1279

Thanks!

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Post by Fletch » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:51 am

985
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Post by Pongo » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:52 am

1227

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Pessimistic Forecast

Post by artthomp » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:53 am

I'm not changing my allocation targets in case I'm wrong but it's hard to not be pessimistic that we're in another equity bubble. My forecast is 780.50 down 30% but I hope I'm wrong. Reasons: 10%+ unemployment, forecasts of as many as 13 million home foreclosures next year, lack of adequate banking reform, etc. Perhaps it's 1982 instead of 1932 - I certainly hope so.
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Post by Dave_M » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:55 am

1204.2

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Post by tonythered » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:03 pm

1271

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Post by markmow » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:07 pm

1304.66

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$1167.25

Post by tomd37 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:09 pm

$1167.25 "guestimate" by tomd37
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Post by nonroom » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:20 pm

1340.3
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Post by Igglesman » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:20 pm

1269

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Post by norm » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:22 pm

1210

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:22 pm

1085
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Post by RJB » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:23 pm

1161.68

Thank you Taylor for settng this up.

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Post by cptsales » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:24 pm

my gues 1329

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Post by gotherelate » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:32 pm

1264.20

Maybe I was only a year off. :roll:

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Post by SquawkIdent » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:33 pm

1115.09

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Post by mews » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:36 pm

1229 -


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Post by jdrmlr » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:39 pm

1171.80

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Post by KyleAAA » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:45 pm

1350, I'm a glass-half-full kinda guy

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Post by Alex Frakt » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:49 pm

1340

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Post by Quasimodo » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:49 pm

S&P 500 finishes the year at 444.

Thanks for your efforts, Taylor!

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Post by abuss368 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:50 pm

1149

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Post by jml39 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:51 pm

1219

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Post by mfen » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:51 pm

1278
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2010 Contest

Post by Display » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:56 pm

1185.60
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Post by Dan Moroboshi » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:58 pm

1234

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