A British publication trying to find out if experience plays a part in one's ability to pick stocks, discovered -- after pitting professionals against children and a cat, that the cat made the most money. The Observer tested three groups: one comprised of a wealth manager, a stock broker and a fund manager; a second group of students in secondary school and the third was just a cat named Orlando. Each was given 5,000 Pounds at the beginning of 2012 to invest in five companies, and they were allowed to move the money around every three months. The cat "made choices" by playing with a favorite toy mouse on a grid of numbers which presumably corresponded to stocks. At the end of the year, the cat had made a profit of 542 Pounds and the pros made only 176. The kids ended up losing money. (ShortList)