Suave and sophisticated men appreciate a good suit, a smart watch, a complex glass of wine, and of course, a beautiful woman.
According to some analysts in the past, there is another reason to appreciate a beautiful woman: Her beauty is a great indication of how our economy is doing.
Here is the low down:
When An American Woman Wears A Bikini
Believe it or not, there is something called the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Indicator. According to this indicator, when an American model graces the cover, the stock market is poised for a double-digit rise. The indicator suggests that when an American model graces the cover, the S&P 500 will generate a return above its historical rate. On the other hand, when a non-American cover model appears, S&P 500 shows underperformance.
Between 1978 and 2008, the average return of the S&P 500 was 10.5%. When an American model, like Brooklyn Decker, was on the cover, the S&P 500’s average annual return was 13.9%. When the cover model was non-American, like Bar Refaeli, the average return for the S&P 500 was 7.2% only.
I personally cannot help thinking that this is fiction created by American fan boys who are a little too patriotic to their women. Beauty has no borders, and neither should stock indicators.