Handbridge Capital Swag: Coming to a Rack Near You


You probably didn't realize it at the time, but on July 2, the world changed. It was on that afternoon, just after we'd slapped up a picture of Amanda Drury sporting aggressive amounts of cleave, that a Dealbreaker reader asked, "you think they're big enough to TF? Looks like she might need to use the hand bridge." Though he was posting under "guest," his name was NakedShort, and he'd just injected the HB into Dealbreaker vernacular. Then, several weeks later, as we discussed the abomination that was FashionMeetsFinance, and the scandal taking place re: its guest list, another one of your own RSVP'ed to the event listing his company as Handbridge Capital. Today, Naked took it on home. The above image is currently being tweaked (the T's will be slightly smaller, as they currently do not require an HB to TF, and we strive for accuracy above all things), but it will be up for grabs very soon, possibly as early as tomorrow. But first we need a tagline, and we need you to give it to us. Do your worst.


Xenophobic S&P Prefers American-Born Racks

U.S. stocks experience significantly better returns during years when an American model graces the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue than during years when the magazine cover features a foreign model, history shows. The S&P 500 had an average return of 14.3 percent during the 17 years since 1978 that featured an American, with positive returns a whopping 88 percent of the time, according to the Bespoke Investment Group blog. That’s about four percentage points above the average return during the years that featured a model from another country. The difference would be even greater, if not for the failure of the indicator in 2008, when the S&P 500 plunged 37 percent after Sports Illustrated featured American-born Marisa Miller and Lehman Brothers collapsed. Last year, Russia’s Irina Shayk graced the cover and the U.S. benchmark subsequently returned a disappointing 2.1 percent.