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Go Giants! Go Patriots! Sell Stocks?

What a Giants or Patriots victory means to your portfolio.

Every year commentators and guests of CNBC, Fox Business & Bloomberg talk about the “January Effect.” 

According to the website investopedia.com the January Effect is: “A general increase in stock prices during the month of January. This rally is generally attributed to an increase in buying, which follows the drop in price that typically happens in December when investors, seeking to create tax losses to offset capital gains, prompt a sell-off.” 

Personally I'm not a believer but that’s me. More importantly with the Super Bowl less than one week away, the financial “Experts” have failed to mention the ever so important “Super Bowl Market Indicator.”  

Since Super Bowl 1 (1967) who is Wall Street’s favorite team?

The Pittsburgh Steelers. Steelers Championship's have produced an average S&P 500 gain of 16.88% from Super Bowl Monday to December 31st.  Very Impressive. 

Unfortunately for investors, Giants and Patriots victories have generated not so impressive results.  In the years the Giants won the Super Bowl, the S&P 500 lost an average of 6.6% and Patriots victories produced an average loss of 3.4%. 

As a lifelong Giants fan and professional investor I find this quite troubling so I’ll leave you with one final statistic: NFC victories produced an average S&P 500 gain of 10.2% vs. the AFC's +3.1%. Go NFC!

Finally due to the wonderful workings of Senator Dodd and Congressman Frank I must say this article is for entertainment purposes only and is not a recommendation to buy or sell securities. Enjoy the Game.

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Veritas vos liberabit January 21, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Go Ravens, Go 49ers !!!!!!!!!!! what do you experts think? ps: Adam Shell, USA TODAY10:32a.m. EST January 21, 2013 President Obama turned out to be spot on when he told Americans stocks were priced to buy in March 2009. (Photo: Richard Drew, AP) STORY HIGHLIGHTS S&P 500 gains more in Obama's first term than his last four predecessors President's tenure coincided with end of bear market and Great Recession, creating fuel for rebound History shows that presidential second terms are not as bullish for stocks NEW YORK — Despite critics that brand him as anti-business and anti-Wall Street, President Obama's first term in the White House has been bullish for stocks. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index has risen 85% since Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, says S&P Capital IQ. That stellar return tops first-term gains of Obama's past four predecessors: George. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. Using the Dow Jones industrial average, Obama ranks third in first-term stock performance of all presidents; Franklin D. Roosevelt is No. 1, says Bespoke Investment Group.
Veritas vos liberabit February 01, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Anyone still have The Bears? MARKET SNAPSHOT Archives | Email alerts Feb. 1, 2013, 10:38 a.m. EST Dow passes 14,000 after jobs report, overseas data Dow industrials breach 14,000 for first time since October 2007 Stories You Might Like January gains only the beginning, says QAS' Tower Value Investor Tom Russo's top stock picks for 2013 Retirees and stocks: Sell now or hold on? 2 Comments Share NEW Portfolio Relevance LEARN MORE By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks on Friday started a new month with strong gains, pushing the Dow industrials above 14,000 for the first time since October 2007, after the January jobs report bolstered thinking that the lackluster recovery remains on track. “We’re back to a level we haven’t been at since 2007, the Dow hitting 14,000 is just like the S&P 500 hitting 1,500 again,” said Darrell Cronk, regional chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank.
Daniel Young March 28, 2013 at 11:21 PM
4:40p.m. EDT March 28, 2013 The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index finally caught up with other major stock indexes, setting a new closing high on the final trading day of the first quarter. U.S. financial markets are closed for Good Friday. The broad measure of the U.S. stock market passed its previous closing high of 1,565.15 early Thursday to become the latest brand-name U.S. stock index to crack a record since the bull market began in March 2009. Preliminary figures showed the S&P finished at 1,569.19, up 6.34 points or 0.41%. The Dow Jones industrial average also set a new closing high of 14,578.54, up 52.38 or 0.36%; the Nasdaq composite index ended at 3,267.52, up 11.00 or 0.34%. The benchmark S&P index, widely owned by investors via index mutual funds, broke through its previous closing high set Oct, 9, 2007. The new mark erases all of the nearly 57% the index lost during the 2007-2009 bear market.
Daniel Young March 29, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Also, what betting on the Bear cost you: An estimated $227 billion has fled stock mutual funds since March 2009, when the bull market began, according to the Investment Company Institute. What those investors lost: A $10,000 investment in the average stock mutual fund in March 2009 would now be worth $25,547, according to Lipper. The same amount in ultrasafe Treasury bills: $10,040.
Mr X April 29, 2013 at 07:06 PM
what's going on here? NEW YORK -- The Standard & Poor's 500 index topped its all-time closing high hit less than three weeks ago Monday. Investors are in a buying mood after a better-than-expected start to the first-quarter earnings season and fresh signs that the U.S. housing recovery remains intact. The benchmark stock index topped its April 11 closing high of 1593.37 in afternoon trading, erasing a brief downturn that had shaved roughly 3% off the large-company stock index. Stocks prices rose Monday after the government reported that personal consumption expenditures rose 0.2% in March and the National Association of Realtors said pending contracts to buy homes last month were at their highest level in three years. The Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 were up 0.9% or more in afternoon trading. The S&P 500 index is heading toward breaking through its record intraday high of 1,597.35 hit on April 11. And the tech-laden Nasdaq composite index was up 1.1% as investors awaited earnings from Facebook.

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