Joseph Effect

Definition:

The tendency for persistent time series (0.50<H<1.00), to have trends and cycles. The term "Joseph Effect" was coined by Mandelbrot in reference to Joseph's interpretation of Pharaoh's dream of seven fat years followed by seven lean years.

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