There's good reason to be both optimistic and cautious as we ring in the New Year. Four economic indicators, eight opinions: Are you a bull or a bear?
With the stock market on track to end 2011 flat or slightly lower, you might think an investor just couldn't catch a break. That's not exactly true. There are a number of investments that have performed very nicely in 2011, even outperforming gold (-GC), which is up 10%.