I highlighted an article previously that argue analytically that the just concluded US Presidential Election will not be as close as what the frantic media painted. Looking at the end result of Obama trouncing Romney with a 332 to 206 advantage in electoral votes, the author is vindicated. Nate Silver uses a dispassionate methodology that goes through all the numbers meticulously. Beat the hell out of instinct and gut feel employe by a lot of journalists and writers.
I hope to likewise to evaluate my portfolio and future stock prospects using a similar approach by looking dispassionately at the numbers, quality of the management etc rather then depening on emotions, hearsay, market opinion etc.