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Jakarta Post

The stock market werewolves: Full moon transforms investment

  • Rayenda Khresna Brahmana

Penang, Malaysia   /   Thu, September 6 2012   /  10:03 am

Unlike Jacob Black in the movie Twilight, Lawrence Talbot (played by Benicio del Toro) and John Talbot (Anthony Hopkins) have to wait for a full moon to transform into werewolves in The Wolfman (2010); a version of the ancient legend of humans that change into a wolfmonster at the full moon.

Indeed, the role of the full moon on human behavior has been described in many civilizations (from Sumeria to ancient China, and not least in our Moon-based calendar). The word “lunatic” itself comes from the word lunaticus which means moonstruck.

Can you imagine if there was a pack of werewolves in the stock market, what would the market be like? Would the investing style be more lunatic with lycans? Could we “herd” the werewolves to beat the market?

These are the important questions for practitioners.

Actually, the effect of the full moon has already been well ...