2012 in quotes: The best of the year

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Investment Week rounds up the most memorable quotes from our favourite (and most outspoken) industry commentators throughout 2012.

First on the list is SVM co-founder Colin McLean, who in March showed some surprising optimism for the way equity markets were heading. With the FTSE 100 trading at 5,965 on March 16, he predicted the index would jump another 8% in the second quarter to reach 6,500. However, during the quarter and throughout 2012, the UK’s leading share index failed to break through the 6,000 barrier, instead remaining stubbornly range-bound, fluctuating between 5,200 and 6,000. "There is the potential for the market in the UK to move on by another 10%. Although the market has risen quite quickly f...

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