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What moves the market

Pundits often stretch reality by claiming market moves are sparked by unrelated events.

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Pundits often stretch reality by claiming market moves are sparked by unrelated events. It made us wonder if these recent events were connected:

The Hunger Games hits theatres March 23. Corn, wheat and soybeans all rise in price.

Spain defeats Italy in Euro 2012 final on July 1. Italian market falls 5.8% in following week.

Burger King rolls out its bacon sundae on June 14. Pork futures rise on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

All Canadian teams lose in first round of NHL playoffs. TSX falls 12% in three weeks.

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