Here at “My Back Pages,” I recently covered analysts' incompetent stock picking. Specifically, I wrote, “At best, analysts are no better than, 'a blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a newspaper’s financial pages.'”

Well, it turns out that a monkey in Russia, sans blindfold, actually ran an investment portfolio last year that outperformed 94% of all the country's investment funds. (HT, Neatorama)

Asked for a comment, all one analyst had to say was, “No fair! She took off the blindfold!!”

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