i am guessing that today's inactivity is partly due to snow in USA. i just had a power glitch and computer restarted.
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Dislikedi am guessing that today's inactivity is partly due to snow in USA. i just had a power glitch and computer restarted.Ignored
DislikedIHO: The weather cannot affect forex in any way, especially the weather in the USA for example. As for the servers: there are many back-ups in all levels.
Even in terms of psychology or mood of the traders, I think that the individual traders' mood cannot affect the market, because there are other things: willing to make profits, etcIgnored
DislikedThan there also should exist meteorological analysis. It would go great together with astrological and astronomical. Whatever works....
P.S. Saying prayers before opening a trade also helps. God blessIgnored
DislikedLOL. Don't lump science like astrophysics in with the mumbo jumbo of astrology. Also, as an aside, god, any god, is a figment of the imagination.....Ignored
DislikedThis blows my tiny mind:
"our results suggest that cloudiness and length of nighttime are inversely related to historical, implied and realized measures of volatility"
...I know correlation <> causation but if it did, what reasons would you have for it? And if anyone could explain to me without citing Mystic Meg, that'd be great.Ignored
DislikedI think all these studies demonstrated that many people aren't able to use/understand statistic, probably even some mathematicians don't understand what they are doing... at the college i had a professor who made a nice example:
Since oral cancer hits more frequently aged people (50-55 and above) is it safe to say that miniskirt protect people from cancer?
From a statistical point of view it is true, since mini skirt are frequently used by girls between 20-40 years old, while way less 50 yo women use it.
Obviously this statistic means nothing, it...Ignored
DislikedHere's your causal link:
Kamstra, Kramer and Levi (2003, hereafter KKL) draw a link between stock market returns and the length of day light. By examining the stock returns in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Germany and a few other countries, they find that lower returns are associated with longer nights. Their explanation rests on the impact of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) on human behavior. Based on the psychological and clinical evidence, the authors conjecture that lower returns are caused by investors who are depressed because...Ignored