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The Dow at 20,000? That’s not sounding preposterous anymore

In July, when the Dow Jones industrial average was still stuck below 12,900 and investors were seeking safety in bonds, Seth J. Masters made a startling argument.

Masters, chief investment officer at Bernstein Global Wealth Management, said people were so traumatized by the financial crisis that they were seriously underestimating the stock market. The chances were quite good that by the end of the decade, the Dow would rise more than 7,000 points and reach 20,000, he said.

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