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Old 01-20-2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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Cat Wins Portfolio Challenge

A cat wins a portfolio challange.

"The challenge raised the question of whether the professionals, with their decades of knowledge, could outperform novice students of finance – or whether a random selection of stocks chosen by Orlando could perform just as well as experienced investors".

Investments: Orlando is the cat's whiskers of stock picking | Money | The Observer


But the big question is can the cat beat out a chimp throwing darts against a newspaper?
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The index return was 12.3% (http://www.ftse.com/Indices/UK_Indic...nloads/ASX.pdf) and beat Orlando, even if you subtract 50 bps (or more) for fees.
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(snip) the big question is can the cat beat out a chimp throwing darts against a newspaper?
I'd bet having opposable thumbs gives chimps a big advantage in the darts-throwing arena. In fact, I suspect that the anatomy of cats' shoulders makes it impossible for them to throw overhand at all.
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Purron would probably know, she's half cat if I remember correctly.
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No wonder my portfolio isn't doing better, I'm with Fido.
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Orlando the cat outperforms 3 pro stock pickers...
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No wonder my portfolio isn't doing better, I'm with Fido.
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Purron would probably know, she's half cat if I remember correctly.
I believe Purron is fluent in Felinese--she must have the most awesome portfolio!
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Orlando might have competition

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