Blogger's Dumb Luck Stock Index Would Rank in Top 1% of Mutual Funds

The results are in. The benchmark I created -- The Solin Random Stock Index (SRSI) -- to see if an index of stocks picked somewhat arbitrarily could outperform portfolios created by brokers and investment advisers, would have clobbered the competition in 2009. If it had been in existence then, that is. I described the SRSI in a recent blog post where I detailed my "methodology." All I did was take the letters of my last name and pick the first two U.S.-listed stocks that appeared on the DailyFinance search engine. Stocks included Sprint Nextel (S), Oracle (ORCL), Loews (L)...you get the picture. To see the full list of stocks, click here.