MarketsIf a stock market historically goes up on December 15th, it makes sense for investors to buy on December 14th and sell on December 15th. If enough investors take this action, the market will be up on December 14th and down on December 15th. Generally speaking, any strong identifiable prediction in market prices causes that prediction to be less likely to materialize.
VotingVoters who have heard in the media that their choice is predicted to win may be more likely to to stay at home.
FilmA highly anticipated film may generate inflated expectations that cause poor reviews.
|Overview: Self-Defeating Predictability|
Something that doesn't happen because it was predictable.
The tendency for a predictable event not to occur due to efforts to exploit opportunities or mitigate risk associated with the event.
Also Known As
Self-defeating ProphecySelf-defeating ProbabilitySelf-defeating Prediction
InvestingPredictive AnalyticsLogical Error