Proving that forecasting isn't all plain sailing, analysts from the world's biggest banks had mixed success with their predictions for the S&P 500 last year.
The S&P 500, which tracks the biggest U.S.-listed companies closed down almost 1 percent on Thursday at 2,043 points. It ended the year down 0.73 percent after three straight years of double digit gains.
It marks a significant change from the 11.5 percent gain posted in 2014 and is also some way off forecasts collated by CNBC in December 2014. A mean average of the ten analysts' calls suggested the benchmark would finish 2015 at 2,185 points, with a gain of just over 6 percent.
Many, if not all, banks updated or changed their outlooks as the year progressed – and some still got it wrong.