Survivorship Bias

Thursday, November 19, 2020 5,099 views

How many times have you heard this: "Do you want to learn how to invest? What you need is to learn from my experience." This is the claim of countless authors of investing books, and it can sound very appealing. After all, why shouldn't we learn from successful investors? The answer is: because of a fallacy called survivorship bias.


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