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Spot-On Stock Market Forecast

A spot-on stock market forecast doesn’t happen every day.

The truth is, I don’t even try to make a spot-on stock market forecast every day.

It’s not part of my regular agenda.

Oh sure, I’m in the forecasting business.

It’s part of the contributions I make to astro-trading education, as I watch market patterns and look for active trading opportunities.

I’ve spent much of the past five decades applying astrological tools to predicting future trends, in and out of the markets.

A lot of that work has been pretty accurate.

In fact, my forecasting skill earned me the top honors as the Timer of the Year from Timer Digest in 2017.

But although I’m frequently a guest on financial programs, it’s not always about what’s likely to be coming up next.  Forecasting is just part of the picture.

A Sneaky Kind of Event

Even so, there are times when a spot-on stock market forecast just sort of sneaks up on me.

I’ll get engaged in exploring a theory or explaining an idea, and all of a sudden I’ll spot a correlation or a hidden cycle that spontaneously opens up a fresh perception.

That new insight results in a precision forecast – and sometimes that forecast is actually right!

That’s what happened to me a few weeks ago, on Friday, October 16.

I was a guest that day on Larry Pesavento’s Trade What You See program on TFNN.

We talked about the upcoming presidential election., and the chances for Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

We also discussed the latest trends in the S&P 500.

My main focus was the potential impact of the Mercury retrograde period that had just gotten underway a few days before our conversation.

I noted that the direct station at the end of the retrograde period was likely to be a particularly sensitive time, both in and out of the markets.

Saturn sets up a spot-on stock market forecast

I also observed that when Mercury went direct, it would be making a powerful square to Saturn.

That observation led me to examine the previous times Saturn had been at the same position in the zodiac since the first of the year.

As it turned out, Saturn had  been at 26Capricorn 22 on February 12 and August 23.

On February 12 the S&P 500 closed its trading day at 3379.45.

August 23 was a Sunday, with the markets closed for the day. During the previous trading session, on Friday, August 21, the  S&P hit an intra-day low of 3379.31.

The Saturn Coincidence That Led To A Spot-On Stock Market Forecast

This interesting coincidence – and its clear correlation to Saturn positions – prompted me to suggest that we would see the S&P trading at 3379 once again, at the time of the Mercury direct station on November 3.

The Truth Is, I Was Really Sticking My Neck Out

Let’s put that forecast into perspective. When I was talking with Larry, just a few minutes after the opening bell on October 16, the S&P was trading at a much higher level.

In fact, the high on the previous trading day had been 3499.09.

So the S&P would have to drop by about 3.4% in order to hit my forecast target.

But the astrology looked pretty good, so I stuck with my forecast.

You can watch the complete video of my October 16  interview with Larry Pesavento here:

So the big question is, how accurate was this forecast?

What Was The Ultimate Result?

So did this end up being a spot-on stock market forecast?

Almost – just 25 minutes shy of the closing bell on the projected trading day.

Actually, I think that was close enough!

The Mercury station came just a few hours into the trading day on Tuesday, November 3, at 12:50 p.m. Eastern time.

During the previous trading day, on Monday, November 2, the S&P 500 hit a low of 3279.74 – a full 100 points lower than our projected price target of 3379.

Then, on November 3, the S&P gapped higher to start the trading day.

During the course of the trading day, it hit a high price of 3389.49. It closed at 3369.02.

And, at 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, it traded at exactly 3379.20. That was 2 hours and 45 minutes after the precise Mercury direct station alignment.

In other words, it was a spot-on stock market forecast – thanks to the power of the astro-trading advantage!

World Leaders and Global Markets at Mercury Retrograde

When Mercury goes retrograde on Tuesday, October 13, it starts a stressful interlude leading up to the US elections on November 3, the date that the retrograde period ends.

Mercury Station For World Leaders
Many world leaders are likely to be impacted by the Mercury retrograde station – and experience lingering effects throughout the entire Mercury retrograde period.

But the retrograde station itself also signals specific challenges for markets, geopolitics, and political world leaders.

With that in mind, we’ve reviewed some of the Mercury station’s connections with midpoint structures in key horoscopes. Here’s what we found.

The current Stocks To Watch in our Financial Cycles Weekly Model Portfolio all have strong resonance with the retrograde Mercury. The station triggers the ATVI midpoints for Vulcanus/Chiron, Uranus/Node, Neptune/Node, Sun/Pluto, and Moon/Mercury; the MSFT midpoints for Admetos/Midheaven, Venus/Kronos, Neptune/Kronos, and Aries/Sun; the QCOM midpoints for Moon/Node, Mars/Uranus, and Cupido/Poseidon; and the TSCO midpoints for Sun/Neptune, Jupiter/Ascendant, Mercury/Apollon, Moon/Neptune, and Uranus/Cupido.

The New York Stock Exchange triggers Sun/Saturn [difficulties, hindrances, falling ill] & Venus/Hades [grief & adversity].

NASDAQ triggers Neptune/Poseidon [misrepresentations of facts, false pretenses, erroneous ideas].

COMEX GOLD triggers Mar/Vulcanus [great strength, mighty activity], Cupido/Hades [stored supplies, stockpiling, hoarding], Moon/Poseidon [mediumship, spiritual influence], and Sun/Jupiter [rich people, a successful money day].

Tim Bost with New Book

Bitcoin triggers Venus/Kronos [preference, affection, a helping hand] & Poseidon/Node [global conceptions & ideals, beneficial mental & spiritual unions]. Our position on the cryptocurrency continues to be extremely bullish.

World Leaders At The Mercury Retrograde Station

There are also specific people in the spotlight.

Notable affected world leaders include Narendra Modhi with Node/Cupido [creating community] & Mars/Hades [fatigue, serious sickness, unusual deaths, erroneous actions, damages and misfortunes]; Vladimir Putin with Cupido/Vulcanus [expansion of domestic political power] & Jupiter/Ascendant [popularity & happy companionship]; Benjamin Netanyahu with Aries/Vulcanus [global expressions of power, might & force] & Node/Chiron [alliances becoming very problematical]; Xi Jinping with Pluto/Hades [deterioration, evil change, dishonesty, unreliability & worsening conditions] & Kim Jong Un with Saturn/Admetos [hardship, lack, being in a tight spot] & Uranus/Vulcanus [sudden global acts of violence, huge force unleashed unexpectedly].

Good Luck In A Tight Situation

The personalities in the US presidential race are also impacted, especially in light of the COVID-19 trigger of Moon/Mercury [increasingly rapid spread among the population]. Mike Pence has Sun/Cupido [a married man] & Uranus/Hades [sudden damages & accidents, disgusting acts]. Donald Trump has Neptune/Cupido [disharmony, breakups, unfaithful husband, moving away]. Kamala Harris has Jupiter/Admetos [good luck in a tight situation]; Joe Biden has Venus/Jupiter [joyous rapture] & Pluto/Kronos [self-made man ascending in rank, a change in government].

Mercury Retrograde and Presidential Politics

Mercury retrograde was one of the big areas of conversation when Larry Pesavento and I got together for a chat yesterday.

Mercury Retrograde Dial
The Pre-Direct Passage Is A Key Part of the Mercury Retrograde Cycle

He interviewed me on his Trade What You See show on TFNN.

Mercury Retrograde and Presidential Decisions

We talked about Ronald Reagan following his wife Nancy’s guidance in using astrology for key timing while he was governor of California – and then in the White House as well.

Reagan was especially tuned in to the importance of avoiding Mercury retrograde periods when he was signing key documents.

We remembered the contributions of Joan Quigley.

Larry talked about Jean Dixon’s prediction of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

And we discussed Donald Trump and Joe Biden, too.

Here’s the video of our complete conversation:

 

By the way, the upcoming webinar that I mentioned at the end of the program attracted a big crowd for the live event earlier today.

You can connect with the recording and the presentation slide deck at: http://bit.ly/feelheat

Enjoy!

 

Forecasting The Bitcoin Boom

The current bitcoin boom has been right in line with my forecast from three weeks ago.

Shortly after the holiday break for the Fourth of July, we did a cycle analysis for bitcoin, and identified a potential turning point for the cryptocurrency.

Our cycle work highlighted July 20 as a critical date.

Setting The Stage for a Bitcoin Boom

Trading in bitcoin was weak and congested at the time. Our cycle chart revealed the likelihood of weaker prices ahead.

At least until July 20th.

That’s when the cycles looked ready for a turn, setting the stage for a move to the upside.

It looked like a possible set-up for a bitcoin boom.

Doing A Back-Test

That’s why we decided to dig a little deeper.

We identified fourth-harmonic alignments between Mars and Kronos as key factors in bitcoin price swings.

And that’s what we took a look at in the previous trading history for the cryptocurrency.

The results were surprising, to say the least.

These particular planetary configurations have a high level of correspondence with the likelihood of a bitcoin boom.

Sharing Our Results

After making a forecast of just such an event coming up on July 20, we were of course interested in watching the bitcoin trading action.

So when bitcoin started to rally right on schedule, we knew our astro-trading signal was working fine.

That’s why I responded to Larry Pesavento’s invitation to join him on the air yesterday with a lot of enthusiasm.

When we got on the broadcast of his Trade What You See program on TFNN, I shared the bitcoin research and forecast.

I mentioned the book on Bitcoin Astrology.

We also discussed the current bitcoin boom – and what it means for future upcoming trading prospects.

And of course I grabbed the recording of our entire conversation.

You can watch it all here:

Lunar Eclipse Effects Could Send Stocks Lower

We had a lunar eclipse yesterday.

Lunar Eclipse LSE

It was a moon-rise eclipse in the U.K. We expect to see the results in the FTSE next week.

It wasn’t visible in North America. But it still made its influence felt.

It definitely marked a time of tension.

And true to form, the lunar eclipse also brought its share of lunacy.

Take U.S. President Donald Trump for example. During a Rose Garden appearance at the White House yesterday, he was gleeful about an 13.3% unemployment rate, which rivals job-loss levels during the Great Depression.

He also invoked George Floyd, the black man who was murdered by a Minneapolis policeman on May 25.

“Hopefully George is looking down and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country,” Trump mused. “It’s a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody.”

Even though it’s not quite clear what the president meant by that, he was clearly happy about the 13.3% unemployment rate.

That rate, by the way, turned out to be erroneous, thanks to a “misclassification error” from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  It really should have been reported as 16.3%.

Funny Numbers At The Lunar Eclipse

Even so, the lower-than-expected figure was enough to drive the stock market wild.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up by 829 points by the end of the trading day, after soaring by more than 1000 points during the course of the trading session.

But the lunar eclipse, which was exact less than an hour before Wall Street’s closing bell for the week, could mark yesterday’s market surge as a trading top.

I explained why that’s the case when I talked with Larry Pesavento yesterday morning.

I was his featured guest on his Trade What You See program on Tiger Financial News Network.

We got started with our conversation just a few minutes after the opening bell. But the market was already going wild.

So it was the perfect opportunity to discuss the potential impact of yesterday’s lunar eclipse.

Here’s the video of our complete conversation:

Profitable Trading With Eclipses

By the way, as I mentioned to Larry during our lunar eclipse conversation, my new astro-trading book is almost ready for publication. Profitable Trading With Eclipses is set for publication on June 15.

Profitable Trading With Eclipses Cover

CLICK HERE for pre-order information.

 

Three Planetary Stations In A Single Week

It’s a remarkable week we’re having, with three planetary stations in just four trading days.

The Saturn Impact

On Monday, May 11, Saturn began its retrograde motion at 01°57′ Aquarius.

It triggered the transiting Cupido/Admetos midpoint, prompting confrontations between opposing factions within communities, resulting in dire straights for the whole group.

Saturn also activated the Zeus/Poseidon midpoint to open up situations that are like to focus hard evidence and formal proof, revealing specific test results and bringing in expert testimony.

Think congressional hearings.

Venus Offers Creative Opportunities

Earlier today, on Wednesday, May 13, Venus went retrograde, too.

This Venus retrograde station at 21°50′ Gemini triggers the Sun/Zeus midpoint, promoting creative devotion in pursuing major goals.

In a crisis-driven atmosphere marked with political tension and public confrontations, a little creativity could go a long way!

Venus brings one of three planetary stations.
Venus brings us just one of the three planetary stations this week.

And, as our back-testing chart shows, Venus retrograde stations can also have a mildly bullish impact on stock prices, at least for a few weeks.

And Jupiter will get into the act tomorrow.

On Thursday Jupiter will go retrograde at 27°14′ Capricorn.

As it does so, it will activate Sun/Aries and Moon/Aries alignments. This could bring a massive burst of positive energy to promote a happy populace.

Even if that positive energy is based on misinformation.

So What About The Markets?

But what does it actually mean to have three planetary stations in a single week like this?

That’s what I talked with Larry Pesavento about yesterday.

We  had a great chance to chat during his Trade What You See show on TFNN. We had originally scheduled the session during our last conversation on May 1, when I shared a forecast for the S&P.

Talking With Larry Pesavento About The Three Planetary Stations This Week

Thanks to the universal disruption caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, the bandwidth for our conversation got a little sketchy at times.

But even though we had some problems with sound and internet connections along the way, the point still came across:

A week with three planetary stations is definitely a big deal.

Here’s the replay video. See what you think!

Saturn Resonance in the S&P

I’ve been watching Saturn resonance lately.

We’re seeing it in the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re seeing it in the major economic downturn that’s underway.

And I’ve been using Saturn resonance to come up with a forecast for the S&P 500.

That’s what I was sharing with Larry Pesavento on Friday.

We got together for an extended chat during his Trade What You See program on TFNN.

As usual, there were questions from listeners.

We talked about the impact of the coronavirus on our lives.

But the main focus was my forecast for the S&P.

That’s where Saturn resonance came in.

Saturn resonace in price chart
Saturn resonance combined with Pluto early in 2020 to set the stage for a trading top and a major market sell-off.

I started out by observing the price action in the market on the date of the recent Saturn/Pluto conjunction.

That was on January 12.

I then noted the price alignment with the trading low in effect on January 12 and the high for the day when the market gapped lower on February 24.

Saturn Resonance: “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”

Larry was quite impressed when he saw that correspondence on my trading chart.

“You can’t make this stuff up,” he said.

Then, when I went on to share my more recent charting work on the S&P, he really got excited.

Apparently there are not many market pundits who are willing to make precise predictions.

That seems to be the case whether or not you’re talking to an astrologer.

But, by using Saturn resonance with my charting, I was able to do just that.

As it turns out, the ninth harmonic is the most powerful resonant dynamic in play right now.

That’s true for both Saturn and for Pluto as well.

You can get the full story – and the specifics of the general forecast and the targeted prediction – when you watch this video of our full conversation on Friday during his show.


As Larry says, “You can’t make this stuff up.”

That’s why the astro-trading advantage is so powerful.

By the way, the free webinar that I mentioned is something that I’m currently offering every Tuesday as a live presentation. Be sure to join us if you want to make your trading easier and more profitable.

We also have a recording of one of our lives sessions posted online for instant viewing.

You can get all the details at: http://bit.ly/tweak2win

Gilead Is Looking Good

Is it time to buy Gilead Sciences?

The upcoming transits to the First-Trade horoscope, as well as other Gilead dynamics, identify this stock as a good trading candidate now.

Gilead transits to First-Trade
Transits to the Gilead Sciences First-Trade Horoscope

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ – GILD) is a research-based biopharmaceutical company.

Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines in the areas of unmet medical needs in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere around the world.

The company’s products include Biktarvy, Descovy, Odefsey, Genvoya, Stribild, Complera/Eviplera, Atripla, and Truvada for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; and Vosevi, Vemlidy, Epclusa, Harvoni, and Viread products for treating liver diseases.

Gilead also provides Yescarta, a chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy for adult patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma; and Zydelig, a kinase inhibitor.

It makes Letairis, an oral formulation of an endothelin receptor antagonist for pulmonary arterial hypertension; Ranexa, a tablet to treat chronic angina; and AmBisome, an antifungal agent to treat serious invasive fungal infections.

In addition, the company offers its products under a variety of other brand names. They include Cayston, Emtriva, Hepsera, Sovaldi, and Tybost.

Gildead also develops product candidates for the treatment of viral diseases, inflammatory and fibrotic diseases, and oncology.

The company markets its products through its commercial teams. It also works in conjunction with third-party distributors and corporate partners.

Positive Transits for Gilead

Transiting Saturn conjoining the Gilead First-Trade Sun could provide a more favorable entry point for a long position here. While Saturn is associated with contraction, it can provide a basis for further price advancement in a case like this.

And that’s not all.

The potential for higher prices ahead and an increase in speculative energy is indicated by transiting Neptune conjoining the First-Trade Ascendant.

On top of that, transiting Venus is forming a quincunx to First-Trade Neptune. That’s very nice for a drug company!

In other words, this looks like a solid setup for a good buying opportunity for this stock.

Yesterday we added Gilead to our watch list for our members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com.

Our astro-trading trend chart shows why. Note the recent price gap upward.

Geocentric planetary price lines for Mars and Jupiter in the eighth harmonic help reveal the trading structure for Gilead.

Mercury Neptune Astro-Trading

A Mercury Neptune conjunction is just ahead.

It’s not an extremely rare planetary alignment, but it’s still worth watching.

And it’s coming up again in just a few days, on Friday, April 3rd.

Mercury Neptune & S&P

If this Mercury Neptune is true to form, it’s likely to signal a big move upward in stock prices.

That’s why this particular Mercury Neptune set-up was one of the three big astrological events I talked about this morning.

I was the featured guest earlier today on Larry Pesavento’s show on TFNN – Trade What You See.

When we got together on the air, this upcoming planetary event was a big focus.

The Mercury Neptune Meeting Was Just One Topic

Larry and I discussed the likely market impact of the upcoming Mercury Neptune event, of course.

But we talked about the Cupido retrograde station on Thursday, the Jupiter Pluto conjunction on Saturday, the impact of the coronavirus, and more.

You can see the whole interview here:

Cryptocurrency Security & COVID-19

I’ve been paying a lot of attention to cryptocurrency security lately.

In recent weeks we’ve been facing accelerating economic instability (that’s putting it mildly!).

We can blame the COVID-19 pandemic for that.

It’s been pretty wild.

There have been huge swings in the stock market. Billions of dollars are being gained or lost on a daily basis.

And that’s not all.

We’ve seen prices for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies experiencing some crazy swings, too.

Bitcoin is currently trading at about $6,600.

That’s off a bit from earlier today.

But it’s up from a low two days ago at $4,460.

A month ago, before the coronavirus pandemic took hold globally, bitcoin was up to $10,365.

Cryptocurrency Security

That’s why cryptocurrency security is suddenly such a big issue.

Crypto speculators are being driven alternately by fear and by greed.

Is bitcoin a legitimate flight to safety?

Or is it just plain insanity?

Cryptocurrency exchanges are under a lot of strain. So much so, in fact, that some of them look like they’re on pretty shaky ground.

Meanwhile, the scammers, hackers and attackers are out in full force.

If you’ve left your crypto sitting in an exchange account, you’re in trouble.

Potentially big trouble.

Like being wiped out entirely.

But hey, I’m not here to preach doom and gloom.

Things are tough enough already.

And I’ve got a cryptocurrency security tool I personally rely on.

You definitely need to consider it.

Protection With A Hard Wallet

It’s all about the added security of a hard wallet.

A hard wallet is a physical device for storing digital data, particularly blockchain entries.

That includes bitcoin and other cryptos.

Using the device, you can keep your cryptocurrencies safe. The data links are stored on the device and connected to the blockchain in the cloud.

All without exposure on an exchange, which is particularly vulnerable to compromise.

The bottom line is this – if your data is on someone else’s site, it isn’t safe.

There are different brands of hard wallets available, but the one I personally use is the Trezor.

Trezor for cryptocurrency security

It’s available from Satoshi Labs, and I’ve found it to be secure, easy to use, and 100 percent reliable.

Trezor came to mind today when I learned that Satoshi Labs is having a sale on their Trezor devices.

The sale has been prompted by the coronavirus crisis. It will be in effect until April 1st.

If you’re holding any crypto at all, I suggest you check it out.

Go HERE to get to the Trezor product page.

When you order, use Coupon Code STAYSAFE15 during the checkout process.

That will give you a discount of 15% off the regular price for either of their main models.

Take a look.

As security specialist Jack Sterling from CloudHound said to me earlier today, there’s “Nothing like a pandemic to spur people to make security-centric decisions!”

What better time is there to take care of your cryptocurrency security?