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> Predicting the Stock Market Is Child's Play
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> LONDON (Reuters) - A five-year old girl has beaten a financial analyst
> and an astrologer in an experiment to find the most accurate stock market
> predictions over a year, organizers said on Thursday.
> Tia Lavern Roberts not only outperformed her fellow participants in the
> National Science Week challenge but defied a 16 percent drop in Britain's
> FTSE 100 index of leading shares with her selection of issues.
> Her fantasy $7,000 portfolio rose 5.8 percent, while the one selected by
> analyst Mark Goodson lost 46.2 percent over the year. Astrologer
> Christeen Skinner's portfolio dropped 6.2 percent.
> Goodson used his years of expertise and computer analysis, and Skinner
> based her selection on planetary movements.
> "During an unstable year for the stock market...Tia's random selection
> has still managed to outperformed the others," Richard Wiseman, a
> psychologist from the University of Hertfordshire who devised the
> experiment, said in statement.
> Tia thought it was "wicked" that she'd beaten the market, the statement
> Her tips for this year's investors were Cadbury Schweppes, Northern Rock,
> Prudential, Pearson and Shell Transport.
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