By Carl Roberts APFS (Managing Director)
Back at the end of 2012 newspaper The Observer set up a challenge. It pitted some of the biggest professional investment managers in the country against some students from a Hertfordshire school and Orlando the cat! You can read the original article here.
The challenge was simple, each had to pick 5 companies from the stock market whose shares they thought would make the most profit by the end of the year. Each of the participants were able to ‘sell’ and ‘buy’ different shares every 3 months to potentially increase their chances of generating a better profit.
Whilst the investment professionals were able to call on their years of share picking ‘experience’, Orlando had to throw his favourite toy mouse onto a grid of numbers that represented different shares…. Continue Reading