Humans have a problem with uncertainty – we’ll do anything to avoid it. Some fast for months, or kneel before vivid windows; some peer into microscopes, others read horoscopes. We fill our calendars, plotting and planning as if the future were told.
And we buy software programs telling us what a stock is worth, to two decimal places. Yes, you scoff, but have you ever gazed longingly at a broker’s 12-month price target, tempted by its beautiful, numerical precision?