Ad Hoc Commentary – the Paris 'Lovejoy' march
“…At least 3.7 million people, including world leaders, marched in anti-terrorism rallies in Paris and elsewhere in France on Sunday, French officials said, calling the massive gathering in the nation’s capital the largest in France’s history…”
We remember that they marched in solidarity with the Charlie Hebdo incident:
“…On 7 January 2015, at about 11:30 CET (10:30 UTC), two masked gunmen forced their way into the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. They killed 12 people, including the editor Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, 7 other Charlie Hebdo employees, and 2 National Police officers, and wounded 11 others. Charlie Hebdo had attracted attention for its depictions of Muhammad, the founder of Islam…”
We note that on the day of the shooting, Comet Lovejoy was in the sky:
“…[Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy] shone near magnitude 4.5 as it swept closest to the Earth (70 million km) on 7 January and is unlikely to dim much before the month’s end…”
Perhaps that is why comets were known as bad omen in the ancient world. We can perhaps hypothesize that:
1. comets tend to have a positive correlation with negative events, or more likely,
2. the ancients watched the skies especially during an economic recession – no money, no honey, no television. So comets during recessions tend to get more attention, and likely got connected with negative world events since people are less cheerful during economic recessions.
Whatever the reason, perhaps one should call it the Paris ‘Lovejoy’ March.
Good luck in the markets.