This is part of a series on cognitive biases. Click to read more about how bad humans are at reading and understanding We are all incentivized to recognize patterns. If we know that a certain traffic stop backs up at the same time of the day, you can save a significant amount of time searching for […]
The Economist posted a not-so-interesting graph relating a year’s stock market returns to it’s Chinese Zodiac sign. I would imagine that a random number generator making up returns for clusters of numbers of years since 1900 and ranking the outcomes would produce a similar outcome… but let’s play devil’s advocate and see if there is something to be said from these numbers.