Super Bowl indicator

Super Bowl indicator

A theory that if a team from the old American Football League pre-1970 wins the Super Bowl, the stock market will decline during the coming year. If a team from the old pre-1990 National Football League wins the Super Bowl, stock prices will increase in the coming year.

Super Bowl Rule

An indicator that few follow seriously stating that a Super Bowl win by an NFC team will result in a market uptrend for the coming year, while a win by an AFC team portends a downtrend. The Super Bowl indicator has been correct more than four years out of every five, but most believe this to be simply coincidence.
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com)-- The Super Bowl Indicator claims that the DJIA goes up for the year as a whole when the winner comes from the original National Football League, but when an original American Football League or expansion team wins, the DJIA falls.
8220;But the Super Bowl Indicator might be starting to lose some of its 'Lucky Rabbit's Foot' powers,” points out Geraci Jr.
The Super Bowl indicator holds that a victory by an NFC team or an original (pre-1970 merger) NFL team - the Browns, Colts and Steelers - would point to a bullish market for the following year.
Put bluntly, it doesn't matter and given enough time, the Super Bowl indicator will lose its accuracy.