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February 14, 2012 – Comments (14)

 

If this isn't a sign that the recent bull market is here to stay, I don't know what is.  I'm talking about the good old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Indicator

According to the fine folks at Bespoke Investment, in years that an American has appeared on the cover of the annual SI Swimsuit Issue, like this year, the S&P 500 has produced an average annual return of 14.3% and ended the year in positive territory 88.2% of the time.  This compares with a 10.8% return and 76.5% positive when a non-American donned the cover.

So there you have it.  You can put 2012 in the books now as a good year for the market, plus I had an excuse to post the above picture :).

Deej

14 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On February 14, 2012 at 5:22 PM, Hawmps (< 20) wrote:

Nice Deej... I think I need to go to the beach.

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#2) On February 14, 2012 at 6:15 PM, EnigmaDude (98.07) wrote:

Best post of the day (and possibly, the year)!

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#3) On February 14, 2012 at 11:04 PM, Eudemonic (68.79) wrote:

However, every year since SI began swimsuit issue, it's been a bust. Go figure.

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#4) On February 14, 2012 at 11:10 PM, goalie37 (94.39) wrote:

I will need more data to confirm your theory.  Can you post more pics?

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#5) On February 14, 2012 at 11:27 PM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

I agree with goalie37, need to examine this from all angles to confirm, lol.

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#6) On February 15, 2012 at 1:55 AM, ikkyu2 (99.38) wrote:

You are correct.

 

:) 

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#7) On February 15, 2012 at 9:27 AM, catoismymotor (38.36) wrote:

That poor girl was forced to pose wearing nothing but three eyepatches.

 

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#8) On February 15, 2012 at 10:52 AM, TMFRosetint (99.27) wrote:

Definitely NSFW, Deej!

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#9) On February 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM, amassafortune (29.64) wrote:

Good forward analysis, Deej. Too many predictions here are given in hindsight.

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#10) On February 15, 2012 at 12:35 PM, dragonLZ (99.69) wrote:

I'm even more bullish now than I was before I saw this post...

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#11) On February 15, 2012 at 12:39 PM, safaridan (< 20) wrote:

bull market confirmed.

time to buy more AAPL... 

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#12) On February 15, 2012 at 1:33 PM, outoffocus (23.58) wrote:

I guess the markets arent the only thing rising...HIYOOO!!

But seriously, as probably the only woman commenting here I am cracking up at these comments. 

catoismymotor

Best comment so far! Hilarious! =)

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#13) On February 15, 2012 at 4:29 PM, eldemonio (98.73) wrote:

SI Swimsuit Issue Indicator - 88.2% if the time, it works every time.

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#14) On February 15, 2012 at 9:12 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.76) wrote:

Doh! Kathy Ireland was'nt actually born in Ireland.. that has been throwing my whole chart off....

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