Recent misfortunes haven't discouraged Chadha, according to his 2012 outlook. "We see very healthy corporate fundamentals, extremely cheap valuations and a strong demand-supply balance eventually winning out against the concerns about the risks," he wrote. Chadha's prediction for the S&P 500 at year-end 2012: 1,500, up about 20%.
It was a rollercoaster of a year for the U.S. stock market.
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