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Here's the bizarre ritual traders followed on Friday the 13th to scare away evil spirits

Business Insider Friday, 13 July 2018
Here's the bizarre ritual traders followed on Friday the 13th to scare away evil spirits· *Wall Street traders had a fun ritual every Friday the 13th to scare off evil spirits that could crash the stock market.*
· *They called it "Hat Day," and wore silly headgear, pretending to ward off the evil spirits.*
· *The ritual ended after the 1987 stock-market crash.*
· *Hat Days "are sorely missed," said Art...
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Triskaidekaphobia, or the fear of the number 13, is something that many superstitious people face, including traders at the stock exchange. According to a report by Business Insider, a veteran trader at UBS Financial Services, Art Cashin, recalled Hat Day, when floor brokers reportedly used to don...

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