Bonus Watch '10: UBS

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No solid numbers yet but apparently some MD are promoting a new can't-lose strategy: the power of positive thinking.

From the mailbag:

"Like everyone else we're hearing lower to flat but on the the low end people are refusing to even estimate. A bunch of MD's are basically saying, 'we're keeping our fingers crossed for flat and you should do the same.'"

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