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Never mind what's happening in Europe, a Giants victory over the Patriots in the Super Bowl this...

Never mind what's happening in Europe, a Giants victory over the Patriots in the Super Bowl this Sunday may be all we need for these markets to really take off. The Super Bowl Indicator - which has an 80% predictive success rate - says that if an NFC team wins, the stock market will post significant gains for the year. Meanwhile, an AFC win signals a negative year for the markets.
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  • Machiavelli999
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    These indicators are so stupid and are biased by the fact that the Giants, Cowboys and Niners dominated in the 80s & 90s. While the Patriots and Steelers dominated in the 2000s.
    31 Jan 2012, 08:23 PM Reply Like
  • BooGP
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    Great! Can't wait to risk my life savings on the basis of this indicator!
    31 Jan 2012, 08:32 PM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    Well a 20% failure rate should give one pause.
    31 Jan 2012, 08:43 PM Reply Like
  • Dale Mackey
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    NFC won in 2011... I think I'll be a contrarian this year (too). Go Pats
    31 Jan 2012, 08:46 PM Reply Like
  • Spencer Knight
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    These kinds of stats are like batting average in the bottom of the 8th inning with a runner on third base with a left handed pitcher during an away game.
    31 Jan 2012, 08:59 PM Reply Like
  • Kevin Flynn, CFA
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    Yeah, that worked out real well in 2008
    31 Jan 2012, 09:13 PM Reply Like
  • 2PP
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    Why aren't there more articles on SA about how this crappy administration has most investors on the sidelines instead of this stupid stuff.
    31 Jan 2012, 09:16 PM Reply Like
  • The Geoffster
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    Nine out of ten dentists agree, Crest has been proven to be an effective dentifrice.
    31 Jan 2012, 09:23 PM Reply Like
  • Tommy_Finger
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    Also, four out of five dentists recommend Trident. Although I've yet to figure out what the fifth dentist recommends. LOL.
    31 Jan 2012, 09:35 PM Reply Like
  • runlong
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    Thats like following charts now a days.....Worthless
    31 Jan 2012, 09:45 PM Reply Like
  • JohnLocke
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    I will stick to casting chicken bones and tea dregs.
    31 Jan 2012, 10:02 PM Reply Like
  • Ray Merola
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    Indeed. Perhaps a more noteworthy "indicator" is the fact that since 1957, if the market, as measured by the S&P500, has been up in January, it has closed up for the year each time. It has closed higher than it closed in January all but once (1987). A fellow SA contributor just published a short article on this:

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    31 Jan 2012, 10:02 PM Reply Like
  • Husky Financial
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    Bullish!
    31 Jan 2012, 10:44 PM Reply Like
  • Regarded Solutions
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    Goooooooooo Giants!!!.......the stock market can wait!
    31 Jan 2012, 11:11 PM Reply Like
  • Benjamin009
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    Gooooo PATRIOTS! The stock market can definitely wait! I bet it would gain 50+ the next day!
    31 Jan 2012, 11:45 PM Reply Like
  • harryjack
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    Take the points
    31 Jan 2012, 11:47 PM Reply Like
  • warrenrial
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    Get off the drugs.
    1 Feb 2012, 12:08 AM Reply Like
  • mitrado
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    I've saw the face of Jesus on a toast this morning. Oh boy, this must mean the markets go up this year! Ihihihihi! :-P
    1 Feb 2012, 03:09 AM Reply Like
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