I FINALLY finished my grading for the semester.
The hardest part was reading about 20 investment analysis projects that averaged 20-25 pages each (basically a full-blown analysts report on a company of my choosing). Some of my students did a surprisingly good job of it. As for others...
The "best of breed" comment was something to the effect of
"The stock market has historically been a very effective way of valuing companies".
Oh well, it reminds me of the far side cartoon showing a class of dinosaurs and the teacher saying
"I'm afraid some of you won't be evolving next year"