UPDATED: Worst Predictions for 2008

Special Schadenfreude edition: In case you missed it, here is our updated collections of the worst predictions for how 2008 would turn out:

The 10 Worst Predictions for 2008 (Foreign Policy)

The Worst Predictions About 2008 (Businessweek)

2008 Investment Guides Are HILARIOUS (New York Magazine)

Famous Last Words (CNBC)

The worst media calls of 2008 (Kiplingers)

Dropping the (crystal) ball: This crisis duped executives and regulators (LA Times)

10 Predictions’ for 2008: BlackRock’s Bob Doll  (Reuters)

Jim Cramer’s Predictions for 2008 (Covel)

Those two above have been cited all over the web. Here are a few others worth mentioning (did I miss any?)

How wrong they were (Salon)

The web’s worst predictions (Daily Mail UK)

Worst Tech Predictions of 2008 (C/NET)
(See also: Top 10 worst tech predictions of all time)

• Global Insight: 2008 Forecasts Reviewed (PDF)

• The Most Inane Punditry of the 2008 presidential campaign (Media Matters)

Not predictions, but real time errors in assigning  casting, via MarketBeat:

2008 Lookback: The Blame Game

Bonus! Not a forecaster, but the person who consistently gets the present wrong:

Media Matters’ 2008 Misinformer of the Year

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Related:
The Folly of Forecasting
RealMoney.com Contributor
6/7/2005 1:05 PM EDT
http://www.thestreet.com/_tscana/comment/barryritholtz/10226887.html

Worst Calls of 2008 (November 2008)
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2008/11/worst-calls-of-2008/

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