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Gorilla again outperforms Amsterdam blue chip index

Friday 28 December 2012

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Amsterdam’s stock exchange gorilla Jacko has again outperformed the blue chip AEX index, website BeursGorilla.nl said on Friday.

The bundle of stocks chosen by Jacko on the basis of bananas rose 12% in value over the year, while the AEX itself rose 10%. It is the 12th year in 13 that Jacko has outperformed the AEX.

‘Jacko’s profits are largely due to Heineken, Aegon and Aalberts, which rose sharply in value over the year,' the website said. ‘Unfortunately he sold Ordina and Aperam with a large loss.’

Jacko first chose his portfolio in 2000 on the basis of 75 bananas, each given a label featuring a Dutch stock. The portfolio is changed every month.

The aim of the experiment is to get people to think more about their investments.

© DutchNews.nl



 
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Readers' comments (2)

why does this not surprise me? It is not difficult to have a bigger brain than a financial advisor or market trader. hedge funders are a dying breed

By notnef | December 28, 2012 11:16 AM


Such success in investing in stocks is not possible by human being without some good knowledge on the subject, simply because human being are subjected to greed, fear and other emotions that forces them to review and shift stock positions erratically unlike the gorilla who is allowed to do so only once a month. This is a result of two factors: 1. Quality of stocks given as options to the gorilla and 2. lack of emotions associated with money and investments. One must remember that stock market sucess is more of a psychological game than solely a knowledge based sport alone, though it is required to a some extent, though not to a great extent.

By Debasis Roy | December 30, 2012 3:54 AM



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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