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It is all perfectly logical and entirely a product of human interaction. Commercial markets like the stock market and basic commodity prices are affected by the opinions of the people who are buying and selling these things. They therefore respond to the processes that these people may consider could affect these prices. This is particularly true if there is a significant amount of speculative buying. That is buying and selling for the very short term in the hope that the market will change favourably (up or down according to their methods). It clearly follows that if some people consider that astronomical events could affect the market and they act accordingly it will appear as if astronomical events affect the market!