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Japanese Traders Believe Showings of Studio Ghibli Movies Augur Terrible Job Numbers

Some day traders have been known to wager their market bets based upon the cycle of the moon. Others prefer to study the patterns of sunspots in order to inform their decisions. In Japan, however, the superstitious market predictor of choice are Ghibli anime movies, the Wall Street Journal reports. When beloved films like Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke or My Neighbor Totoro air on television, the traders know to gear up for a loss. Believers call it the ” the curse of Ghibli.”

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