Sunspots and Market Activity by J. Katz, Ph.D.
ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is increased sunspot activity a precursor to market volatility?
As any amateur radio operator can
tell you, one of the major influences
on long-distance radio transmissions
is sunspots, which appear
to the observer as, literally,
dark spots on the surface of the
sun. Why they occur is not known,
although theories abound. One
theory holds that they are produced
by certain peculiarities in
the gravitational influences of neighboring planets on the
sun's tidal rhythms, while another theory attributes sunspot
activity to shifts in the sun's magnetic poles. During periods of high sunspot activity,...