Follow the ants to richness

A friend of mine told me the secret of making money at the stock market. “It’s easy”, he said.

All I would have to do is to buy a big jar of ants. Then I should observe the ants movement on my kitchen table, while following the stock market.

I shall keep the ants which walk in line with the stock market and remove those who don’t. Eventually I would have one ant left that walked all the way in line with the stock market.

Bingo! This is the one I have to keep feeding well and observe, as it clearly can predict the movements of the stock market.

For more complex problems I recommend to use animals with bigger brains. Ants


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@misc{ 2013-follow-the-ants-to-richness,
 author = { Markus Gesmann },
 title = { Follow the ants to richness },
 url = { },
 year = { 2013 }
 updated = { Jan 29, 2013 }