Football Super Bowl Stock Market Indicator

by Fred Fuld III

Next Sunday, February 3, 2019, the Super Bowl LIII will take place  between the two-time defending American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Los Angeles Rams.

The Super Bowl Stock Market Indicator is a strategy to predict whether the stock market, as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, will be up or down for the year utilizing the results of the Super Bowl for that particular year.

This methodology predicts that if a team from the National Football Conference or a team that was in the NFL before the NFL/AFL merger wins the Super Bowl, there will be a bull market for the year and the Dow will go up.

However, if a team from the American Football Conference wins, then there will be a bear market and the Dow will drop.

Leonard Koppett, an American sportswriter, first noticed this correlation  in 1978.

This indicator has been correct roughly 80% of the time. What do you think will happen this year?

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