The Sports Investing Index was down -14.1% during July, with all of the sports marketplace action coming in Major League Baseball (MLB). After several months of gains in baseball, the contrarian approach used in the Index — and Sports Insights Square Plays — had a difficult month. Similar to other investments, there are risks as well as returns. In a recent blog post about the index, we highlighted some financial marketplace risk disclosures:
An investment can result in losses as well as gains.
Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance.
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-July 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||-14.1%||+4.1%||+3.3%||+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.