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Sunspots and the Dow
The 11-year sunspot cycle "supposedly" has some close correlations to the stock market, economic advances and recessions. Periods of high mass excitability in general.
Out of curiosity I plotted monthly sunspot activity  (from 1942 in red), the DJIA (dark Blue), and the 52-Month ROC of the Dow (light blue).
The graph is as of 11/18/08  What do you think?

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The sun has played this game of Russian roulette with the solar system for billions of years, sometimes shooting off several coronal mass ejections in a day.
9/29/2021 Solar superflares hit Earth multiple times.  One of the most famous solar storms in recorded history is the Carrington Event of 1859. This event, which fried telegraph systems – the peak technology of the time – isn’t even detectable in the carbon-14 data in tree rings. So it would be but a whisper compared to the thundering onslaught of a solar superflare.

8/18/2020 Looks like a new #SolarCycle25 is truly underway!
Perhaps providing the Fuel for a new “solar powered” Roaring twenties?