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A bear who sees a bright side, too
Investment Outlook for 2012: You might expect John Roth to have an upbeat take on the new year. After all, he managed to outdo the market in brutal 2011 (and over the past three and five years). But like many investors who are normally bullish, he’s hardly predicting good times. Meanwhile, Ben Inker and his partner Jeremy Grantham are famous for their pessimism. Their almost perpetually gloomy outlooks have often paid off. But for all the gloom now, Inker is practically sunny.