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Pros: S&P About To Wipeout Gains For Year?

Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 6:37 PM ET

For the second time in 2 days, a widely followed Wall Street pundit tells Fast Money to brace for a pullback.

This time it was the usually bullish Jeff Saut, Raymond James’ Chief Investment Strategist Managing Director who said to trade with caution.

”I’ve turned cautious last week after being pretty bullish since the end of June,” he says. “I think we’re pretty long in the tooth here. We may have put in the peak last week.”

Bull Market or BS?
Why investors should prepare for a pullback, with Jeffrey Saut, Raymond James chief investment strategist.

And the pullback could hurt. Saut is forecasting as much as an 8% pull back – essentially wiping out gains for the year in about a month.

”I was on a conference call with PMs in Zurich and they’re worried about performance risk, bonus risk and job risk.”

Like we’ve heard from other strategists, Saut believes that the euphoria generated ahead of QE2 and the mid-term elections is unsustainable. Anthony Scaramucci of Skybridge shares that opinion.

"We've got to see real fundamental growth and real fundamental earnings to get the market much higher."

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And if you watch Fast Money regularly you remember that Andy Busch of BMO Capital Markets forecast a correction on Tuesday's broadcast.But the outlook isn't entirely doom and gloom. Almost everyone we’ve heard from says the pullback is meant to be bought.

(After the sell-off) ”I think we see under-invested portfolio managers chase returns into year’s end,” says Saut.

Joe Terranova couldn't agree more. "Be careful to call it a year in terms of moves next week," he says, "especially if we get a strong jobs report."

What do you think? We want to know!

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