Wednesday 30 December 2009
How did the commenters do in 2009
Last January we asked the readership to leave in the comments their predicitions so below are the best and worst of that bunch.
Steven L - well this regular commentator who has his own blog, did pretty well. He called Obama to spend trillions, the dollar to fall and the stock market to recover. Only the Pound dropping below the Euro was wrong. That is a lot of better calls than many media economists made!
Houdini - Another blogger who chipped in was Houdini, his predictions were oil to rise spectacularly, Obama to be a disaster. On the no tos good side, the FTSE was set to be mediocre and the far east to collapse.
Dearime - A fine commenter ton many sites, said to buy kiwi dollars. That would have proved to be a shrewd move.
Craig - A banker no less, had one pure home run among a set of pretty good predictions, that there would be another massive rescue of the banks. See any more of that for 2010 Craig?
newmainia, The loss to blogging that is newmania had seemingly prescient predictions for 2010 in 2009. Spot on with his comment that David Cameron would have to choose between the popular and the right policies.
Croydonian, blogger extraordinare, and all round fine fellow, did not think Russia would intervene in Armenia or the caucus region - a better choice than our own ND there...
Lilith - Did not get any right, but wins the best picture award, see above!
Overall it must be said there was far more accurate predictions than bad ones. Lots of people wishfully thought we may be rid of Gordon Brown but that is to be expected.
Time to pay closer attention to these come the end of this week!