The cat won.
This may look surprising to some, but the same newspaper published another article a while ago, which was summarized by its author (David Schwartz) as follows: "I recently created a two-century long inflation-adjusted UK stock market index to resolve this critically important issue. Among the mass of information produced by this index, one fact emerged head and shoulders above all others. Investing in the stock market is not as profitable as the experts would have us believe".
I always find it intriguing how the modern descendants of the entrails diviners, the "market analysts", show so much certainty in declaring the exact immediate specific "causes" of percentile fluctuations in stock exchanges all over the world.
Maybe the newscasts should start consulting some cats.