It’s My Birthday Too

Yes, article from same Math Prof but it occured to me that Bloomberg, CNBC, WSJ, etc and ALL the stock pundits are continually using “if -then” analyzes and comparisons to previous incidents.  But are these predictors or just random ?

good reference if you can get through it:  P. Diaconis and F. Mosteller, “Methods for studying coincidences,” Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 84, No. 408 (December 1989) pp. 853–861.

Otherwise, stick with NYtimes series.

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