I’m kind of tired of doing these, so this will be short and sweet. If you’d like to see what each competitor picked, go to the 2017 entry page. And here’s everyone’s Q1 results.

If you’d like to view the spreadsheet that tabulates everyone’s results, too damn bad. THAT’S PROPRIETARY, YO.

The results

Contestant Results
1. Boomer and Echo +28.5%
2. Dividend Growth Investor +18.7%
3. Kapitalust +16.7%
4. Roadmap 2 Retirement +15.7%
5. Steveonomics +15.0%
6. Tawcan +12.8%
7. Ian Bezek +11.8%
8. Ezriek +10.9%
9. JT McGee +9.8%
10. Financial Canadian +9.1%
11. Vanessa’s Money +8.8%
12. Jeff +8.0%
13. Canadian Value Investing +6.0%
14. Asset-Based Life +4.4%
15. Ben +2.2%
16. Janine Rogan +1.7%
17. Freedom 35 Blog +0.8%
18. My Own Advisor -0.4%
19. Marty Guthrie -9.1%
20. Holy Potato -10.1%
21. Doug -14.09%
22. Don’t Quit Your Day Job -14.14%
23. Financial Uproar -14.6%

Overall, we averaged a 5.15% return. That beat the S&P/TSX Composite Index (which is up a little less than 1% thus far in 2017, including dividends), while trailing the S&P 500, which is up close to 10%. We’re lagging the Russell 2000 ever so slightly; it returned approximately 5.2% thus far in 2017.

Just think. If it wasn’t for Financial Uproar and his four terrible picks, our group of misfit bloggers operating out of their mothers’ basements would be beating the market.

Congratulations to Boomer and Echo for pulling into the lead. Remember, he stunk up the joint last year with picks so bad I was at least 70% convinced he was trying to lose on purpose. It just goes to show how much of a crapshoot this thing really is.

Tell everyone, yo!