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10 market pros take on 2009

What's in store for your money next year? Here's the divided forecast from some of the nation's top money minds.

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Half empty or half full?
Senior writer Janice Revell recently asked a bunch of big brains one simple question: "How optimistic are you about the economy - or the stock market - next year?"

She asked them to rank their optimism about 2009 from 1 to 10, with 1 being "The apocalypse is at hand!" and 10 being "What, me worry?"

Her findings: For the market prognosticators, the glass was half full; for the economic ones, half empty. Here's why.

NEXT: Economy: Half empty
Last updated November 04 2008: 9:13 AM ET
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