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Douglas "Doug" Cliggott (born 1956) is the U.S. equity strategist at Credit Suisse. He was appointed to that position in 2009. Formerly he was the CIO of Dover Management LLC. He joined the Greenwich, CT based firm in December 2006. Cliggott was a managing director and chief investment strategist at J.P. Morgan & Company and JPMorgan Chase between September 1996 and February 2002. In 2002 he left JP Morgan to head the U.S. office of Swedish asset management firm Brummer & Partners, a J.P. Morgan client.
Cliggott holds a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MA from The New School.
He made a name for himself in early 2000, when he correctly predicted that the year would be the roughest one for stocks since 1994. He then correctly predicted the downturn in 2001 and 2002. In 2003, he originally estimated the S&P 500 would end the year at 750. But at the end of May 2003, he revised his target up to 1050 2003 after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut short-term rates to just 1.0% and the U.S. Congress passed the most aggressive collection of tax cuts in the post war period in an effort to pull the U.S. economy out of its economic slump. The index closed the year close to 1,100. Cliggott is also known for predictions he made during the 2004 fiscal year and hosting a weekly radio show on the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network's Business Channel in 2007-2008 titled "The Economy and the Markets".
2000 NASDAQ Composite estimate 2500 NASDAQ Composite close 2471
2001 SPX estimate 1300.00 SPX close 1320
2002 DJIA estimate 8500 DJIA close 8342
2003 SPX estimate 1050.00 SPX close 1110