In 1978, New York Times sportswriter Leonard Koppett first introduced the Super Bowl indicator. His “research” concluded that a Super Bowl win for a team from the American Football Conference (AFC) foretells a decline in the stock market for the coming year. A win for a team in the National Football Conference (NFC) means the stock market will be up for the year. For our thoughts, click to read the 2018 Spring Outlook.