So yeah. I found a pattern in the stockmarket today.

This would be an astounding and revolutionary leap forward in mathematics and an incredible revelation to the financial world if it wasn't for the fact that I can't tell anybody what it is.

Think about it. If I did tell someone, they'd change their investment strategy to take advantage of what's going to happen. Then the real market values would be different from the predicted values because of the new investment. And as we all know, small changes add up. The model would diverge from the real world - in a week, the pattern would be useless. Even telling someone that there is a pattern - like I'm doing now - might be enough to sway the market very slightly and destroy the pattern forever; if they dare believe me.

Well, hey ho. On January 3, 2005, don't say I didn't warn you.