The Sports Investing Index had some interesting divergences during December, earning +8.1%. After several months of mediocre performance, the Sports Investing Index had a nice uptick, led by broad-based gains in every current major sport (NFL, NBA, College Basketball and College Football) except for the NHL. The Index ended 2011 down -12.6% but has shown a steady trend upwards since inception more than eight years ago. The S&P 500 and bonds ended 2011 slightly positive. As with any any investment, there are good times as well as down times. The information on this site is for entertainment and educational purposes only. Use of this information in violation of any federal, state, or local laws is prohibited.
Sports Investing Index performance notes:
Sports Insights publishes a Sports Investing Index to reflect the performance of applying contrarian value approaches to the major US sports marketplaces. The origins of the Sports Investing Index were published in our book, “Sports Investing: Profiting from Point Spreads.”
Sports Investing Index Details
Figure 1: Sports Investing Index (August 2003 – December 2011)
Below is recent performance for the Sports Investing Index — along with other financial index benchmarks, including the S&P 500 and intermediate-term US government bonds.
Table 1: Index Performance (2011)
|Sports Investing Index||8.1||-0.3||-1.0||-12.6|
Other Index Features
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We do not guarantee that the trends and biases we’ve found will continue to exist. It is impossible to predict the future. Any serious academic research in the field of “market efficiencies” recognizes that inefficiencies may disappear over time. Once inefficiencies are discovered, it is only a matter of time before the market corrects itself. We do not guarantee our data is error-free. However, we’ve tried our best to make sure every score and percentage is correct.