Chicago is in a place no one alive can remember being. Anticipating game one of a World Series which includes our beloved Chicago Cubs!
There is so much history between now and 1945 when they were last invited to the party. Even more since they won the title of World Champions in 1908. Statistics show that the market is effected by the outcome of the Super Bowl. Is it the same for the World Series? Oddly enough, a pattern has emerged. Between 1935 and 2008, past performance shows that fourth quarter market results were greater when the National League took the crown. 4.2% better as compared to 2.8% for the American League. Between 1951 and 2011, the American League won 33 titles and the National League won 27 titles. When the National League were the victors, the S&P rose 15.13%, compared to only 10.82% when the American League ended up on top. There were NO World Series in 1905 and 1995. Curiously enough, the Dow shot up between 33 and 38% those two years.
Now that you know the market favors the National League to win it all…shouldn’t you? GO CUBS GO!
Series 3 Licensed
Senior Market Strategist
Laura began her career in the financial industry in 1981. In 1985 Laura and some former colleagues developed and organized a new IB division at Index Futures Group. With a partner, she named the division (Brokers Resource Corp.), developed the client base and supervised a staff that serviced guaranteed and non-guaranteed IBs located across the country. She developed the in-house procedures manual and conducted on-site compliance audits. I was also one of the original co-founders of the National IB Association (NIBA) and hosted the very first NIBA conference in Chicago.
After Index Futures Group sold their IB division Laura stayed on to manage the new accounts department as vice president of operations and then became their director of compliance. In 1996, as part of ED&F Man, Laura decided to venture into a new role in the commodity industry by putting her AP license to work by developing a client base as a commodities broker. Laura joined RJO Futures in 2011 where she enjoys being a senior commodities broker assisting clients with their trading decisions, the execution of their trades and specializing in automated trading for newsletter and hotline subscribers.