Good years for cicadas have been good years for stocks
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If you want to make some money, listen to the sound of the Brood II 17-year cicada, emerging soon on the East Coast to do what all 17-year-olds try to do: look for a mate.
It also turns out that cicadas are decent market forecasters.
Going all the way back to 1928, a cicada year was good for stocks, according to Marketwatch. Brood II years posted a market gain of 21 percent. That’s about twice the historical average.
So think of that when they are crunching under your feet or dive-bombing you from overhead.
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