DEFINITION of 'Soccer Mom Indicator'

An economic indicator based on the theory that listening to what people are talking about at their children's soccer games (or similar event) is one of the best ways to find out how the economy or investing environment was doing.

BREAKING DOWN 'Soccer Mom Indicator'

The soccer mom indicator is considered a lagging indicator. This means that if a parent is talking about internet stocks, then you know the internet stock phenomenon is nearing its end because everyone already knows about it.

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