An Examination of the Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor

  • Author(s): THOMAS M. KRUEGER, WILLIAM F. KENNEDY
  • Published: Apr 30, 2012
  • Pages: 691-697
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.1990.tb03712.x

ABSTRACT

Few prediction schemes have been more accurate, and at the same time more perplexing, than the Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor, which asserts that the league affiliation of the Super Bowl winner predicts stock market direction. In this study, we examine the record and statistical significance of this anomaly and demonstrate that an investor would have clearly outperformed the market by reacting to Super Bowl game outcomes.

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