The New York Stock Exchange closed its trading floors on Monday October 29, 2012 after Mayor Bloomberg told folks in New York on Sunday that the transit system, subway would close at 7 PM and perhaps for a couple of days. This included the underground traffic tunnels and mandatory evacuations were required for low-elevation areas were issued due to Hurricane Sandy with an expected storm surge of 11-feet, plus 75 mph winds. Okay so, let’s talk about the NYSE closure due to weather, something that by the way hasn’t happened in 30-years.
Now then, the other day on October 19, 2012 the stock market had a negative 205.43 day on the DOW, which happened to be the anniversary of the 1987 crash, also known as Black Monday (October 19, 1987). Well, consider this, the New York Times noted in their online emailed edition that “On This Day” in history; Oct. 29, 1929, stock prices collapsed on the New York Stock Exchange amid panic selling. Thousands of investors were wiped out. On the front page of the New York Times on that dreadful day of 1929 there was an article titled;
“Stock Market Collapse in 16,410,030-Share Day but Rally At Close Cheers Brokers; Bankers Optimistic to Continue Aid”
Okay so, I guess knowing these two coinciding patterns, that this might be a very wise day to close the NYSE with or without a “historic storm” some 850 miles wide, which is Hurricane Sandy, which now combining as it hits the shore with a cold front. You know what happens when you mix wicked cold air with very warm air from a Hurricane let’s say. You get amazing thunder and lightning storms and massive amounts of rain, plus all that energy and moisture from the Hurricane, ouch! And consider that this is …Continue reading