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Not all lunacy

WHEN even the stock market tracks the ghost month (August in the Gregorian calendar, equivalent to the seventh month in the lunar) to sort of explain the ups and downs of the market, you know some so-called old wives’ tales are not all lunacy or kidstuff. Okay, so it was good riddance to the ghost month on Aug. 30, and as if to compensate for the 28 days lost avoiding contract signings, weddings, and big noisy parties, the Festival of the Harvest Moon, better known as the Mooncake Festival, crept up on us last Wednesday with the promise of a full moon the following day.