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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.
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.