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Expect S&P to Hit 1500 in 2012: Marc Pado


After Wednesday’s 2.5 percent market surge, can the rally continue and should investors start to buy? Rob Morgan, chief investment strategist at Fulcrum Securities and Marc Pado, US market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald, discussed their insights.

“September is going to be a choppy month, but we will start trending higher as we get closer to the end of this month and the quarter,” Pado told CNBC.

Pado said although the economy is on a slow-growth path, corporations are well-positioned to make money.

“All they need is just a little uptick in the economy in the fourth quarter, and I think they are going to do very well,” he said.

The markets will also break out of this sideways motion in 2012, he added.

“We could be up by 1,500 on the S&P by 2012,” Pado said. “A lot of the historical standards will start showing that this is a market that should be bought and when it starts to move, investors will come back.”

Morgan: 'Contrarian'

In the meantime, Morgan said the bearishness among investors is a “great contrarian symbol” to be bullish on stocks.

“We're going to be in a trading range for stocks and it’s going to be choppy, but long-term, I’m bullish,” he said.

Scorecard—What They Said:

  • Morgan's Previous Appearance on CNBC (Sept. 1, 2010)
  • Pado's Previous Appearance on CNBC (Jul. 8, 2010)

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No immediate information was available for Morgan or Pado.