Super Bowl Stock Market Indicator
The “Super Bowl” stock market predictor forecasts a higher year for stocks if the NFC team or one of the original NFL teams beats the AFC team.
This bit of stock market witchcraft has been correct 82% of the time, far better than most professional stock managers.
In 2008, despite the New York Giants (NFC division) winning the Super Bowl (indicating a Bull Market), the stock market suffered one of the largest downturns since the Great Depression.
Though the indicator is an interesting take on predicting the stock market, by no means should the correlation dictate an individual’s portfolio construction.