Subjective probabilities

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Subjective probabilities

Probabilities that are determined subjectively (for example, on the basis of judgment rather than statistical sampling).
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Subjective Probabilities

One's personal judgment about the outcome of a particular investment. At its most extreme, relying on subjective probabilities represents the exact opposite of a formula plan, which seeks to eliminate all personal judgments and biases from investing. By definition, one cannot calculate subjective probabilities because they are based ultimately on one's feeling. Most investors rely on a combination of subjective probabilities and more objective calculations when making investment decisions.
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Uncertain and subjective probabilities can be granulated in different terms like: improbable or doubtful, but we will draw our attention to special form of probability granulation, focusing on point value with inherent uncertainty: around 30%, around 75%, etc.
An entrepreneur thinking of launching a new product does not calculate subjective probabilities and then maximize expected utility.
The approach is a way of emphasizing the relationship between useful subjective probabilities and experimental probabilities.
(41) The most popular candidate for rigorously evaluating and combining related evidence is the Bayesian approach, utilizing subjective probabilities.
Note that Good is saying merely that all probabilities can be interpreted as subjective probabilities, not that all probabilities must be interpreted as subjective probabilities.
If investors set a club's stock price prior to a game, [V.sub.0], as the weighted average of postgame values, with weights equal to their subjective probabilities of game outcomes, [], [prob.sup.subj.sub.draw], and [prob.sup.subj.sub.loss], then [V.sub.0] can be expressed as
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Referring to mistakes such as the assessment about Himalayan glaciers, the review noted that such recommendations that involved subjective probabilities should be based on the principle of " high agreement, much evidence." " Scientific uncertainty is best communicated by indicating the nature, amount, and quality of studies on a particular topic, as well as the level of agreement among studies," it said.
More specifically, the subjective probabilities inherent in odds and associated with particular information features (for example, a horse's PP) can be compared with the objective probability of success (as revealed, ex post, by race outcomes).

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