Back to top

Real Time Insight

This page is temporarily not available.  Please check later as it should be available shortly. If you have any questions, please email customer support at support@zacks.com or call 800-767-3771 ext.  9339.

Were you rooting for San Francisco last night? If you are an investor, you probably should have been, at least according to the Super Bowl indicator.

This stock market predictor looks to match up NFL conferences and equity performance for a calendar year. If an NFC team wins the big game, markets will be in the green. And if an AFC team is triumphant, markets will go down over the course of the year.

Last night, Baltimore, the AFC winner, prevailed suggesting a weak year for stocks in 2013.

Obviously it shouldn’t matter to stocks which team wins the game, but the indicator has been surprisingly accurate over the years. Of the 46 previous Super Bowls, the prediction has been right for 35 of them, or roughly 76% of the time.

While part of this is thanks to the market’s upward bias and traditional NFC dominance over the years, it is still a pretty high rate of accuracy. Furthermore, some statisticians put the probability of this happening at less than 2% so there might be something to the idea after all.
 

What do you think of the Super Bowl indicator?

Is there a different indicator that you like to watch (even if it is kind of crazy like this one)?

Let us know in the comments below!

5 Stocks to Double in 2014

Today, you are invited to receive a free Special Report from Zacks Investment Research. It reveals five companies that could gain +100% and more in the next 12 months.

One is set to ride a little-known All-American energy boom. Another is a chip maker looking for big gains through Google Glass. Another could be the next alternative energy "Tesla."

Close This Panel X

Please login to Zacks.com or register to post a comment.

New to Zacks?

Start Here

Zacks Investment Research

Close

Are you a new Zacks Member or a visitor to Zacks.com?

Top Zacks Features

Learn more

Start for as little as $4.50 per trade.

My Portfolio Tracker

Is it Time to Sell?

One of the most important steps you can take today is to set up your portfolio tracker on Zacks.com. Once you do, you'll be notified of major events affecting your stocks and/or funds with daily email alerts.

More Zacks Resources

Zacks Rank Home - Evaluate your stocks and use the Zacks Rank to eliminate the losers and keep the winners.

Mutual Fund Rank Home - Evaluate your funds with the Mutual Fund Rank for both your personal and retirement funds.

Stock/Mutual Fund Screening - Find better stocks and mutual funds. The ones most likely to beat the market and provide a positive return.

My Portfolio - Track your Portfolio and find out where your stocks/mutual funds stack up with the Zacks Rank.

Zacks #1 Rank Top Movers for Zacks #1 Rank Top Movers

Company Symbol Price %Chg
BITAUTO HOLD BITA 35.33 +14.82%
ANI PHARMACE ANIP 24.79 +14.66%
E HOUSECHINA EJ 10.99 +9.24%
CANADIAN SOL CSIQ 26.97 +7.15%
INTERNATIONA ICAGY 33.30 +5.38%