Today will see a full moon and a total lunar eclipse (best seen from the Pacific and neighbouring regions).
A previous post looked at the relationship between the lunar calendar and the stock market. The below updates the chart that appeared in that previous post.
- 25 May 2013 – the timing of the eclipse coincided with the high point of the year for the FTSE 100; in the four weeks following the eclipse the index fell 10%.
- 18 Oct 2013 – the eclipse occurred in the middle of an upswing.
- 14 Apr 2014 – the eclipse marked the bottom of a short down trend; the market rose 5% in the following four weeks.