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Is there a relationship between hemlines and stock prices?

hemlineHemlines suggest stock prices? What’s your opinion?

October 1, 2013 | By Michael Fickes, Chain Store Age

BlogHer and Taubman survey women’s perspectives on style trends – along with an economic forecast.

George Taylor, a University of Pennsylvania Wharton School professor, came up with a theory called The Hemline Index in 1926. The theory identifies women’s hemlines as a leading economic indicator. Rising hemlines indicate that stock prices will begin to rise in the not-to-distant future. Falling hemlines indicate the falling stock prices and economic decline.

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