The Signal and the Noise (Part 4)

By | 2017-07-17T12:21:17+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Global Market Update|

We’ve talked about cutting out noise. Can we boost the signal, too? Oscilloscope. Illustration: Brian Elliot. Source: Wikipedia Looking at a signal-to-noise ratio is a good way to understand why we get so distracted. It’s the proportion in our lives of meaningful information compared to irrelevant data that bombards us all the time. It’s like the level of a radio station’s programming above the static background. And there’s a lot of noise in our lives—diversions that make it hard to hear what’s important. So, [...]