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CNBC Poll: What's the Best Place to Invest?

Surprising and volatile. That's one way to describe the financial markets in 2011.

Your Money Resolutions - A CNBC Special Report
Your Money Resolutions - A CNBC Special Report

After a series of up-and-down moves, the major stock indices ended the year pretty much where they started. Precious metals offered a wild ride as well, but only gold delivered a sizable gain.

Somehow, Treasurys managed to rally again, but with prices so high at the end of the year, it's hard to imagine any more gains.

With a year like 2011, investors may be prone to scratch their heads about 2012.

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