The Sports Investing Index was down -7.9% during August, with all of the sports marketplace action coming in Major League Baseball (MLB). After reaching an all-time high in June, July and August dragged the Index down so that the Sports Investing Index is now down for the year.
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-August 2011)
Below is recent performance for the Sports Investing Index — along with other financial index benchmarks, including the S&P 500 and long-term US government bonds.
Table 1: Index Performance (2011)
|Sports Investing Index||-7.9||-14.1%||+4.1%||-4.1%|
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.