The year end actual:
|Oil||93.31||Craig & Dave|
Taking three categories, the winner - Dave.
Tied for 2nd - Craig & Xorp.
Followed by NewEdit and coming in last (of those brave enough to make predictions) Eric.
One may argue that my 2000 prediction on the Nasdaq was way off. However my full prediction was that the Nasdaq would rise to 2500 then fall to 2000. The Nasdaq closed above 2500 on 4/14/10, hit 2530 on 4/23/10, then proceeded to drop to 2091 on 7/2/10. After nailing my prediction, the Nasdaq went on a 500 point rampage the last four months of the year. The Dow & S&P acted similarly, coming very close to hitting my predictions of 12000 & 1300 for highs and 9000s & 1000 for lows.
Though they weren't included in our predictions, there were 157 bank failures in 2010 compared to 140 in 2009 and 25 in 2008.