Omaha investment advisers' 2013 predictions

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Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 12:00 am

Making predictions about the stock market is risky, difficult and not really an investment adviser's job. Still, asking those who follow markets closely to make a prediction can reveal interesting patterns.

These eight Omaha investment advisers mostly agreed that 2013 will be another year of market swings, but that markets overall will close at or near the year's high mark — whatever that may be. Their predictions for the Dow Jones industrial average:

Russ Kaplan

Russ Kaplan, Russ Kaplan Investments

High: 14,622

Low: 12,050

Close: 14,000

Ron Carson

Ron Carson, Carson Wealth Management

High: 15,750

Low: 8,150

Close: No consensus among the firm's research committee. “It's a coin toss.”

Mark Wynegar

Mark Wynegar, Tributary Capital Management

High: 14,200

Low: 12,500

Close: 14,000

George Morgan

George Morgan, University of Nebraska at Omaha

High: 15,050

Low: 13,033

Close: 14,090

Dan Feltz

Dan Feltz, Feltz Wealthplan

High: 14,450

Low: 12,525

Close: 14,150

Mike Bridgman

Mike Bridgman, Cambridge Advisors

High: 14,400

Low: 12,600

Close: 14,200

Jeff Sharp

Jeff Sharp, SilverStone Group

High: 16,000

Low: 12,500

Close: 15,500

Brian Kirkpatrick

Brian Kirkpatrick, Bridges Investment Management

High: 16,000

Low: 11,000

Close: Close to 16,000

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