The price of pumpkins hit a year-long high today- almost exactly a year after a similar high was followed by a devastating crash which wiped millions off the global value of the crop.
A spokesman for MoneyAdvisor.com said "Admittedly some years have seen a spike in pumpkin prices around this time. We put this down to the increased consumption of "hearty" foods, such as soups, which are eaten more frequently as the weather turns colder and people prepare for winter.
"We think the 2010 crash was probably exacerbated by a number of external factors, including uncertainty following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the continuing eruption of Mount Merapi, in Indonesia. We have no reason to expect a similar crash this year and judging on the last few weeks' sales figures, we would advise anyone to invest all their money in pumpkins".
It was revealed that Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown was one of those to be stung in the 2010 pumpkin crash when he sold his family's pumpkin options in November- at the very nadir of the crop's spiralling value and at a twenty year low.
When asked to explain his actions, Mr Brown explained "We have ended the cycle of boom and bust in the pumpkin markets. There's no way they'll cost as much next October as they do now".