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Can major league home runs and strikeouts really track the stock market?

Can major league home runs and strikeouts really track the stock market?

Finance
Why in the world would Major League Baseball home run statistics track the U.S. stock market?It's tempting to dismiss such a finding as a wild coincidence or a fluke, but as you can see in the chart, the relationship between the two has persisted for nearly 150 years. What's more, it gets even stronger if you add strikeouts into the mix. Most hitters and pitchers don't check stock tickers before swinging and flinging, and most stock investors don't check baseball stats before buying and selling. So what's the connection? The simplest explanation is that society's overall mood influences performance in both arenas.For example, on Friday, June 2 of this year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average set a new all-time high for the first time in three months. The next day, confidence wafted on the br...
Top strategist Jason Trennert says the Dow may keep Trump on the right track

Top strategist Jason Trennert says the Dow may keep Trump on the right track

Finance
Top Wall Street strategist Jason Trennert said that the equity market may be just the "vigilante" needed to discipline President Donald Trump and policymakers in Washington toward legislative reform.Trennert is the founder and a manager of Strategas Research Partners, a brokerage firm focused on providing macro research to debt and equity investors. CNBC's Mike Santoli spoke with Trennert in an exclusive interview for CNBC PRO. Santoli asked him about what the market needs to keep climbing."The equity market could be the vigilante in terms of getting stuff done. In the 80s, you used to talk about the bond market vigilantes who would actually impose some discipline on policymakers if you started going crazy as far as the deficit were concerned. Now because of QE and all the rest of it, it...
Fast, furious and knickerless: Lisa Appleton flashes everything in race track striptease

Fast, furious and knickerless: Lisa Appleton flashes everything in race track striptease

Entertainment
The Big Brother alum is known for her shameless flesh-flashing antics, but this may just be her most outrageous stunt to date.Showing off her talents, Lisa Appleton attended a car racing track, where she was taught how to change a tire by a Motorsport driver.While most people would wear overalls for such an occasion, the 49-year-old poured her surgically-enhanced assets into a booty-skimming mini dress.Letting her cleavage roam free, the starlet dared to bare all in the sinfully low-cut neckline.BackgridNIPPLES ON FLEEK: Big Brother's Lisa Appleton dared to bare all when she ditched her undiesCheeky Lisa Appleton shows off her figure  Cheeky Lisa Appleton shows off her figure in a pink bikini BACKGRID Lisa Appleton's boobs make great escape in nipple flashing bikini chaos
Farah wins final track race in Britain – report & highlights

Farah wins final track race in Britain – report & highlights

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device British distance great Mo Farah sprinted clear to win the 3000m at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting in his final track meeting on home soil.The 34-year-old, who is switching to road racing in 2018, came home in seven minutes 38.64 seconds."This is it. All I dreamed of as a youngster was running for Britain," said the double Olympic champion. Elsewhere, Britain's Dina Asher-Smith came fifth in a 100m race won by Olympic champion Elaine Thompson.Relive Farah's final track race in BritainFarah took his sixth World Championship gold in London earlier this month - to go with two silvers - and also has four Olympic titles.Neither his narrow failure to complete another 5,000m and 10,000m world...
World Athletics Championships: Sir Mo Farah remains on track for golden double

World Athletics Championships: Sir Mo Farah remains on track for golden double

Sports
Sir Mo Farah remained on track for a golden double at the World Championships but refused to take a fairytale finale for granted.The 34-year-old finished second in his 5,000 metres heat in 13 minutes 30.18 seconds and is now eyeing Saturday's final ahead of his planned track retirement at the end of the month. Farah has already won the 10,000m - Great Britain's only medal of the championships so far - to defend the title he won in 2013 and 2015. And a double defence is on the cards after Farah shrugged off a knee injury and a cut leg, having been spiked in his 10,000m triumph.Wednesday's heat was run in soaking conditions at the London Stadium and Farah is wary of missing out on gold after Usain Bolt, retiring after the championships, only won bronze in the 100m on Saturday.He said: "You'v