Bayes’ theorem: what it is, a simple example, and a counter-intuitive example that demonstrates the base rate fallacy. Christians might possess the same characteristics only rarely but their numbers are big. In retrospect perhaps I should have opted for plain old clarity instead. Of course, John Lee's rules are not the only way to do that. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. In short, it describes the tendency of people to focus on case specific information and to ignore broader base rate information when making decisions involving probabilities. Also I think the stocks of such companies would tend to be less volatile than those of highly-indebted ones, and it is known that low-volatility stocks tend to perform better over the long-run.] I'd look at things from a different angle. might address those concerns. The evidence would suggest that experts and amateurs alike are poor forecasters whether it comes to company earnings or macro events - it seems the future just isn't all that clear, whatever the scale! I'm currently intending to pursue the use of investment trusts to allow me to step back from stock selection and spend more time on sector selection. The probability of every event is at least zero. The description of John practically has the word Satanist on the tip of our tongues, and when the question comes, we are all too eager to declare that he is much more likely to be a Satanist than a Christian. This idea is linked to the Base Rate Fallacy. We hope that these four examples helped clarify a misinterpretation of Bayes’ rule that is common among newcomers to Bayesian inference: change in belief does not equal posterior belief. One great example of the Bayes theorem and how it impacts our daily decision making is the base rate fallacy. This is because I think a large part of John Lee's success was probably due to the rules he used to restrict the pool of stocks from which he constructed his portfolios. According to Wikipedia (again) 65 % of people experience some form of lactose intolerance (P (Li) ) . Base-Rate Fallacy in Intrusion Detection 4. This test can predict to 99.9 %, if you will develop this disease (true positive) and the probability of being tested negative, while still developing lactose intolerance is pretty low (false negative: 0.04 %). An overwhelming proportion of people are sober, therefore the probability of a false positive (5%) is much more prominent than the 100% probability of a true positive. The base rate fallacy is also known as base rate neglect or base rate bias. 2.1 The base rate fallacy. An overwhelming proportion of people are sober, therefore the probability of a false positive (5%) is much more prominent than the 100% probability of a true positive. This finding has been used to argue that intervi… I think that greatly improved the conditional probabilities (which could in principle be calculated using Bayes Theorem if one had all the data) of successful outcomes from his portfolios over the long-term. I came across the US Guru screens on AAII whose performance data goes back 10 years or more: http://www.aaii.com/stock-screens?a=menubarHome - Click on the different year tags for % gain rankings. Have a good evening, Ask Question Asked 6 years, 3 months ... ("prevalence" or base rate probability). The so-called Bayes Rule or Bayes Formula is useful when trying to interpret the results of diagnostic tests with known or estimated population-level prevalence, e.g. All the best, ( Log Out /  What I'm trying to say is that if builders or banks are in a period of decline then the answer is to avoid those sectors not to invest time and energy trying to pick the best stocks therein. I am familiar with Bayes theorem and I am a big fan of StockRanks but I hadn't made the connection. Thus, it is not at all clear that Bayes' theorem deserves the … General explanation from Wikipedia: When the incidence, i.e. ". This example, I’ve visualized from a video by Veritassium called “The Bayesian Trap”. - He tries to buy stocks that are on modest valuations, which he defines as stocks that have an attractive yield and a low price earnings ratio and /or a discount to net asset value / real worth. A generic information about how frequently an event occurs naturally. Bayesian inference includes conditional probability. Tournesol wrote: "yes but what on earth does any of that have to do with Bayes Theorem? Not a bad shout to get it as an audio book too - I spend a lot of time reading (too much according to some) and have been looking around for material to listen to while I run etc. Behavioral and brain sciences, 19(1), 1-17. Change ), How to do Science: Bayes Theorem and the base rate fallacy, Distinction between Frequentist and Bayesian Approaches, being identified positive, given that you’re sick, being identified positive, given that you not carry the disease, being identified negative, while not carrying the disease, being identified negative, but actually having the disease. I am not saying that it is easy to figure out sectoral vectors (direction and magnitude of movement). Where do you stop with this line of thinking though? On the other hand, with Sensitivity at 70% the probability of infection, given a negative test result, is not zero, but depends on the Base Rate. To date my second best sector based  calls have been in fixed income pref shares, where I arrived late but still in time to join in. The axioms of probability are these three conditions on the function P: 1. I have been listening to an excellent audiobook in the car (also available as a book) called, "The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules" by Prof L. Mlodinow . Be able to use Bayes’ formula to ‘invert’ conditional probabilities. Let A and B be events. On the other hand, with Sensitivity at 70% the probability of infection, given a negative test result, is not zero, but depends on the Base Rate. Namely, if the Base rate is low, say 0.1%, the probability is practically zero. However, by thinking in terms of the Bayes factor, we can check our intuition, and use evidence much more effectively. Consequently there are more Christians who look like satanists than there are satanists who look like satanists" the proportion of those who have a given condition, is lower than the test’s false positive rate, even tests that have a very low chance of giving a false positive in an individual case will give more false than true positives overall. 47.37% (90 / (90 + 100)). It is remarkable just how many of these US "Guru" screen selections have beaten the US market, without direct human intervention. So in the example given we were directed to consider that although satanists often have certain characteristics their numbers are small. This video by Julia Galef explains more about how you can use Bayes’ theorem, not just to avoid the base-rate fallacy, but also to improve your thinking more generally. I think his use of the above rules over the years must have greatly improved the 'conditional probabilities' [which could, in principle, be calculated mathematically using Bayes Theorem] of him constructing portfolios of stocks that significantly out-performed the FTSE All Share index. (GPAs) of hypothetical students. ( Log Out /  $\begingroup$ @Semoi The base rate in this case is high enough, and the accuracy of the test good enough (at least when doing it twice in a row) that this doesn't … These are most easily described and understood with an example, which I have shamelessly sourced from Wikipedia. Bayes (in green) was sitting was sitting with his back to plain table, with a book and pen. By looking in the table we can simply extract the data: posterior = (prior * probability of prior given new evidence) / all evidence. This is illustrated by the fact that he was one of the first investors in the UK to have an ISA portfolio worth a million pounds. People tend to simply ignore the base rates, hence it is called (base rate neglect). Yes great article. Conditional probability answers the question ‘how does the probability of an event change I do not claim any generalised success in other sectors but I'm working on it. In this case, throwing a coin will more accurately tell, if you have the disease. That's not to say that I don't pick shares too because that is part of the fun of investing, but picking them from a pre-selection of shares that meet your criteria, does give an added confidence factor. So we are restricting our view to where the evidences holds. I very recently started Kahneman's book myself (after it sitting in the ever growing 'to read' pile for months) and as you say he covers Bayes' Theorem well. Let’s suppose that there is a test for telling you if you will develop lactose intolerance in your life. 5. Tom, I think your article is excellent, but it's use of the mathematical term Bayes Theorem might frighten a lot of people who are not mathematicians. The problem is the broader the asset the more efficient the market and the harder it is to do selection... or should we all trade currencies? But if we do the test with 100,000 people again, we get: Due to the rare occurence of this disease the confidence in the test, even though the test is as good as the one above, goes down to less that 50%, i.e. In other words the base rate for share price growth in the oil sector would likely be stronger than the base rate for some other sector - say retail. After having received the test result (new evidence), we can update our belief by this new evidence. - He looks for moderately optimistic or better chairman's / CEO's most recent comments. Again I think this must improve the probability of long-term success of the stocks in his portfolio.] As far as I'm concerned, whatever works, works. 2 Conditional Probability. In short, it describes the tendency of people to focus on case specific information and to ignore broader base rate information when making decisions involving probabilities. Base rate fallacy/false positive paradox is derived from Bayes theorem. The theorem concerns the incorporation of new information into old, in order to accurately determine the revised probability of an event in light of the new information. Birn-baum showed that behavior described as "ne-glect of base rate" may be consistent with ra-tional Bayesian utilization of the base rate. 8.5 The Base Rate Fallacy. In fact, with every ball and new information, Bayes was able to further narrow down the position of the first ball. The structure of this problem is the same as that of the base rate fallacy. The Bayesian Doctor will calculate the updated belief based on this information using Bayes Theorem and update the chart of 'Updated Beliefs'. When evaluating the probability of an event―for instance, diagnosing a disease, there are two types of information that may be available. I really think you are talking about something quite unrelated to the subject under discussion here. We can avoid this fallacy using a fundamental law of probability, Bayes’ theorem. Conclusion generic, general information) and specific information (information only pertaining to a certain case), the mind tends to ignore the former and focus on the latter. Multiple sclerosis is one of the more common, rare diseases. Always good to question your own stock picking skills in my view. You are told that “John is a man who wears gothic inspired clothing, has long black hair, and listens to death metal.”  You are then asked “How likely is it that he is a Christian, and how likely is it that he is a Satanist?”. So even if he had selected his stocks at random from the pool that remained after removing those stocks that did not satisfy his rules, I suspect he would still have done very well over the years (although perhaps not as well as he actually has done after using his skill and judgement in selecting individual stocks from that pool). A good stock picker may be better off shorting their sectors to get the relative perf of their stock picks if they want to avoid base risk. Impact on Intrusion Detection Systems 5. In my opinion just a few successful calls which are used as the basis for significant investments and which are held for significant periods can deliver life changing returns. (The right sector is the one with the most favourable base rate. ) The English statistician Thomas Bayes has done an interesting experiment on how to visualize that. Despite John’s appearance increasing the probability that he considers himself a Satanist, the fact is that there are around 2 billion Christians in the world and very few Satanists. He asked his servant (in yellow) to throw a ball on the table and mark the position, where the ball has landed. Bayes' theorem for the layman. [I think this reduces the probability of him selecting a stock that will perform badly in the short-term.] Bayes noted each new information in his book and realized, that he was able to predict, where the very first ball has fallen simply based on the descriptions of where the other balls have fallen. Tom, Thanks for the feedback - I quite enjoyed writing this one. By your logic almost all successful investors could be said to be applying Bayes Theory. Terrorists, Data Mining, and the Base Rate Fallacy. We are told that if a person is actually drunk, the test will indicate so 100% of the time but, in addition to this, 5% of people tested will display a false positive – the test says they are drunk when they…. Especially once you consider that these trends can persist for extended periods of time I suppose it could indeed be easier to identify a sector that is performing well and is likely to continue to do so. The evidence would suggest that experts and amateurs alike are poor forecasters whether it comes to company earnings or macro events - it seems the future just isn't all that clear, whatever the scale! Theorem. Cheat Sheets for Computational Biochemistry, "Once you know something, it's difficult to imagine oneself not knowing it.". The base rate fallacy, also called base rate neglect or base rate bias, is a formal fallacy.If presented with related base rate information (i.e. A witness claims the cab was green, however later tests show that they only correctly … In the appendix we work a similar example. - He prefers to hold stocks for many years, rather than regularly 'churning' his portfolio, and he lets profitable holdings run. Base rate fallacy example. Base Rate Neglect or Base Rate Fallacy refers to our tendency to ignore data about what usually happens and instead focus just on new, recent, or interesting information. It sounds fancy but we actually already use it to reason in our everyday lives. For manyyears, the so-called base rate fallacy, with its distinctive name and arsenal of catchy Seems to me that your thought process leads to the idea of emulating investment heroes - "What would Warren Buffett do?" A recent opinion piece in the New York Times introduced the idea of the “Base Rate Fallacy.”. Answer to the Thought Experiment: The exact answer to this problem depends upon what percentage of the population is homosexual. We have been oversold on the base rate fallacy in probabilistic judgment from an empirical, normative, and methodological standpoint. Consequently there are more Christians who look like satanists than there are satanists who look like satanists. medical tests, drug tests, etc. Bayesian models are more intuitive to correctly specify than frequentist tests. Economic development was bringing many new consumers into the marketplace. This is the new calculated belief that incorporated the base rate in the calculation. In the Zika example, the rate of infection in the general population is very low, just \(1\%\). Intuitively, one might think that it is not much different from the example above. But if the Base Rate is higher, it is well above zero. I'm not saying I disagree, I'm just curious as to how you (or anyone else?) General explanation from Wikipedia:. We have been oversold on the base rate fallacy in probabilistic judgment from an empirical, normative, and methodological standpoint. The base rate fallacy reconsidered: Descriptive, normative, and methodological challenges. If so, why? When we rst learned Bayes’ theorem we worked an example about screening tests showing that P(DjH) can be very di erent from P(HjD). Therefore, in practice we almost always have to expand: Bayesian theorem basically tells us to look at all the cases where the evidence is true and then looking at the proportion of these evidences, where the hypothesis is also true. Much of the time it is really difficult to get a read on most of the market. PKA Base Rates and Bayes’ Theorem. - He prefers companies that have had few changes in their directors and few changes in their auditors. I have already explained why NSA-style wholesale surveillance data-mining systems are useless for finding terrorists. But, the big but in general, hospitals double check some positive results and you therefore could trust your hospitals. Ultimately, most of us are in this game to protect and grow our capital...not to convince ourselves and others that we're great stock pickers! When the incidence, i.e. This is the base rate fallacy in a nutshell. No shame in hedging your bets, it just helps to take the pressure off your own analysis after all. Not a single scientifically hold belief for something, let’s say that mitochondria are the “powerhouses” of the cell, is based on only one assumption or observation. A classic explanation for the base rate fallacy involves a scenario in which 85% of cabs in a city are blue and the rest are green. The base-rate fallacy only occurs with frequentist methods because they cannot use prior information in a straightforward way. kind of stuff which is at base rather unedifying. Tom, http://www.aaii.com/stock-screens?a=menubarHome. Bayes’ theorem states that: The above looks complicated, so let’s go back a bit. Footnotes. Is it easier? In the taxicab example, the base rate for blue cabs was 15% 15 %. Spare production capacity was at an all time low. Suppose you came to the realisation that the oil sector was poised to outperform. I think that is the rational response to the Bayesian insights. In relation to stockpicking I am reminded of the book, "Simple, But Not Easy" - Stockpicking is simple but its not easy to be successful. Using Baye's theorem, we get actual probabilities of competing hypotheses. 2 Review of Bayes’ theorem Recall that Bayes’ theorem allows us to ‘invert’ conditional probabilities. You could if you wished simply buy the sector in toto by using a collective or by buying a basket of shares. Quite a few of his examples relate to gambling, but they could equally as well be attributed to our "investment" decisions. Existing consumers were increasing their consumption. In the taxicab example, the base rate for blue cabs was \(15\%\). Now, lets say, that a similar test as above is developed for this disease, i.e. P( H | E ) = probability of H(ypothesis) given that E(vidence) [so “|” means “given that”] or in other words, the probability that the hypothesis holds, given that the evidence is true. When the incidence of a disease in a population is low, unless the test … Bayes Theorem is a mathematical equation where you can input the Base Rate for an event along with the probabilities associated with new information to get the actual overall probability for the event. If Hand Dare events, then: P(P(HjD) = DjH)P(H) P(D) Our view is that Bayes’ theorem forms the foundation for inferential statistics. Base Rate Fallacy: This occurs when you estimate P(a|b) to be higher than it really is, because you didn’t take into account the low value (Base Rate) of P(a). Value stocks, for example - it seems self evident that buying dollars for 50 cents will always prove to be profitable. "If you will allow me to play Devil's advocate for a minute though, how would you say that picking sectors is different from picking stocks? Base rate fallacy, or base rate neglect, is a cognitive error whereby too little weight is placed on the base, or original rate, of possibility (e.g., the probability of A given B). Be able to organize the computation of conditional probabilities using trees and tables. Thomas Bayes and was first published in 1763, 2 years after his death. They know about it. Let’s say we have two events and . Which might also strengthen the case for IT's or OEICs or ETF's which provide broad coverage of target sectors. Consumption was growing strongly. Get an intuition of what Bayes theorem is: One great example of the Bayes theorem and how it impacts our daily decision making is the base rate fallacy. Empirical research on base rate usage has been domi­ nated by the perspective that people ignore base rates and that it is an errorto do so. When I started more serious investing I spent a lot of time reading over 50 books and looking for web based information that would give me an edge over the market. Good luck with your investing, Interesting what you say about picking sectors, it makes sense in the Bayesian context and the house builders you mention are quite a good example. 2. This basically means. Tom Firth's article above has a section entitled "Applying the Theory". Our intuition about what is, or is not evidence, and what is strong versus weak evidence, can be terribly wrong (see, for instance, the base rate fallacy). Amazon through www.audible.co.uk have a good selection of investment audiobooks for instant download to a smartphone - Great for listening to in the car on a long journey. If we look at the investment process through this probabilistic lens, what can consideration of base rates and Bayes’ theorem offer us? Obviously you would want to invest in companies in that sector. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. [This must greatly reduce the probability of any companies in his portfolio going bankrupt. Koehler: Base rate fallacy superiority of the nonnative rule reduces to an untested empirical claim. Another rule he has is that he likes to attend Annual General Meetings of companies in his portfolio, or of companies in which he is considering investing, and to have discussions with directors if he can, so that he has a better understanding of the businesses of those companies and a feel for whether the management is honest and trustworthy. One great example of the Bayes theorem and how it impacts our daily decision making is the base rate fallacy. One criticism or thing to notice, is that the whole calculation is dependent on the “prior”, the starting hypothesis, that is waiting to be updated by the new evidence. - He tends to buy stocks of small, rather than big, companies. It shows how a prior assumption (called prior probability) is updated in a light of new evidence. Ask Question Asked 6 years, 3 months ... ("prevalence" or base rate probability). - He likes to invest in companies in which a number of directors are buying stocks in their own company using their own savings (as opposed to being granted options). Very interesting read. Although John Lee obviously has great skill as a stock-picker, I think it is very interesting [in the light of this excellent article by Tom Firth on Bayes Theorem and conditional probability] how John Lee has increased the odds of long-term success by the rules he uses to reduce the size of the pool of stocks that he picks from. If I was to employ such a strategy, my worry would be that I've essentially replaced one forecasting problem (the stock picking problem) with another almost identical forecasting problem (the sector picking problem). 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