Wall Street survived the Great Solar Eclipse of 1991. And you can thank your lucky stars, because normally the stock market is not so fortunate.
New York-based astrologer and market forecaster Arch Crawford, whose Crawford Perspectives newsletter has built up quite a following charting stock prices with planetary comings and goings, said that an eclipse usually produces "a big down day" in the market.
Yesterday, the Dow Jones industrial average managed to rise 14.98 points to 2,959.75. But Crawford notes that the market overall suffered through a "very, very choppy day." And when the moon's eclipse of the sun reached its greatest point of coverage in New York, at 3:07 p.m., the Dow quickly slumped about 20