February 7, 2011
Congratulations to the winners of this year's Super Bowl - the only publicly traded major league football team (though good luck trying to get any shares).
And so we turn our attention, however briefly, to the Super Bowl Indicator. Tradition, rumor, and anecdote hold that if an "original NFL" team wins, then the stock market will head higher for the year. This year's contenders, the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, are both original NFL teams and so that would seem to suggest that the market has nowhere to go but up. I suspect that the Super Bowl Indicator has as good a record as Punxsutawney Phil, and so have already spent enough time on this topic.
In real news, mergers and better earnings reports will likely keep the market humming.
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