The Littlest Stock Guru

by Caleb Reading

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.