Lifted from NPR Weekend Edition:
The Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor holds that if a team from the old NFL wins, the market will rise in that year; if a team from the old AFL wins, the market will fall. In 1990 two researchers found that the predictor was accurate 91 percent of the time. A member of Washington and Lee University’s finance faculty, George Kester, has completed a new study that finds that the predictor’s accuracy has fallen slightly to 77 percent. He speaks with host Liane Hansen.