Editor's note: As 2007 drew to a close and 2008 began, our cadre of contributors weighed in on the year ahead, discussing technology, the major indices, biotech, gold, oil and more. Read on for hard-hitting analysis, and keep reading RealMoney for market commentary you won't find anywhere else. Each of the following links will take you the writers' predictions for 2008.

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Alan Farley looks at the indices at the end of 2007, and he has some projections for what to expect in 2008.


Steve Birenberg unravels media's tangled web for the year ahead.


Currency analyst Marc Chandler ponders whether 2008 will be a good year for the dollar.


Adam Feuerstein finds winners and losers in biotech for the year to come.


Our chart gurus, John Hughes and Scott Maragioglio, find a hot sector to watch.


Charles L. Norton finds five stocks to play for 2008 and beyond.


Christopher Atayan expects a huge wave of foreign acquisitions in the U.S. this year.


The Nasdaq 100 will rise -- albeit erratically -- in 2008, says Chris Schumacher.


It'll be a stock-picker's market in telecom this year, according to Telecom Connection writer Bob Faulkner.


Jordan Kahn sees a double-digit gain in the S&P 500.


Analyst Michael Comeau has 10 tech predictions for the coming year.


Which sectors and stocks should you keep an eye on in 2008? Howard Lindzon has the answer.


Alan Farley predicts continued volatility in 2008 and beyond.


Following up his blockbuster calls from 2007, Doug Kass has 20 surprises for 2008.


James "Rev Shark" DePorre frankly doesn't care about predictions -- he knows there will be opportunities in the year ahead.


Simon Constable talks to Jeff Christian, managing director at a specialty research firm, who explains why he sees gold's bull run continuing. Is $1,000 gold possible?

Why Gold May Top $1,000 in 2008


Options expert Steven Smith believes investors may bet on spinoffs rather than takeovers this year.


Robert Marcin offers his surprises for 2008 -- hey, anything can happen ...


Chris Versace looks at the broad indices and ponders whether the roller coaster will continue.


Jim Cramer and Farnoosh Torabi discuss gold as a safe haven in the new year.

Cramer's Gold Picks for 2008


Staying in the yellow metal, technical analyst Mark Manning believes gold will shine in 2008.


Jay Somaney looks abroad, suggesting 10 things that could happen in foreign markets.


Many of the Dow stocks got crushed in 2007. James Altucher weighs whether the Dogs of the Dow will stage a comeback rally in 2008.


And finally, Tero Kuittinen looks back at the mobile meltdown of 2001 and what it could mean for 2008.

This article was written by a staff member of RealMoney.com.

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