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Last week on the "Bulls & Bears" TV show, I made a bold prediction:

I said we'd see


1000 by October of this year.

How did I come up with that?

To see the four reasons why I believe we'll hit this mark (and to see my stock charts on Wal-Mart, IBM and other stocks),

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Gary B. Smith is a freelance writer who trades for his own account from his Maryland home using technical analysis. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks.

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