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Market’s Best Day Ever

Today was the market’s best day ever.

For the bulls, it was a welcome relief from the relentless sell-off that has brought the major market indices to the brink of bear territory.

By the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had boomed forward by 4.98%, adding a whopping 1086.25 to finish the trading day at 22,878.41.

The S&P 500 followed suite. It gained 116.60 to end the session at 2467.70. That was a gain of 4.96% for the day.

The Russell 2000 Index matched that 4.96% bounce. It added 62.89 points to close at 1329.81.

And the market’s best day treated the NASDAQ especially well. The tech-heavy index was up 361.44 points. That represented a gain of 5.84% and a closing price of 6554.55.

The Market’s Best Day Matched Our Forecast Perfectly

Some traders, weary of the ongoing price decline of the past couple of months, may have been surprised by the rebound.

We weren’t.

In our members-only conference call with Financial Cycles Weekly Gold-Plus Elite members on Sunday, December 16, we specifically flagged this date.

According to  our cycle studies and astrological analysis, we had determined that December 26 has a 75% likelihood of bringing a higher close in stock prices.

Almost a slam dunk.

(I have to admit that I hadn’t actually anticipated that today would be the market’s best day ever. But with that 75% probability I felt quite certain that we would be seeing a rebound in stocks.)

Sharing The Forecast With Larry

When Larry Pesavento interviewed me on Monday, December 24, we talked about today as well.

I had pointed out we had just come to the end of a rare double retrograde cycle. The Venus retrograde which helped trigger the market sell-off had been followed by Mercury retrograde.

That dynamic ended Monday with Mercury’s retrograde return.

Larry  said that it was remarkable to hear a bullish voice. But he also noted that the astrological charts I shared confirmed his own analysis.

You can see the entire interview replay HERE.

So there was much to celebrate today.

Not just the market’s best day ever – but a great confirmation for financial astrology, too!

We’re on the Cover of Timer Digest

The new issue of Timer Digest has arrived.

Three weeks ago, I was really excited because I had just learned that Timer Digest had ranked our market forecasting here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com as being in a tie for second place among long-term stock market timers.

That was the most recent issue of the publication until the one that just came out this week.

When I got that news three weeks ago I felt that it was a good reason to celebrate.

Right now, however, there’s even more cause for excitement!

What Timer Digest Is All About

I should probably note here that Timer Digest, a leading publication for market analysts, fund managers, and institutional investors, regularly reviews and ranks financial newsletters and investment advisers.

It’s an authoritative source that’s packed with solid perspectives and unbiased data.

And the exciting part is that the March 9 issue of Timer Digest has a full-page article on Financial Cycles Weekly!

The piece in Timer Digest reviews some of the history that has contributed to the refinement of the trading system we use today.

It also details the great results we’ve been getting with our model portfolio, and discusses some of the accurate forecasts we’ve made over the years.

And to top things off, there’s even a picture on the cover that highlights our market service!

Tim Bost Cover Timer Digest
The market service at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com and editor Tim Bost were the subject of a special feature in Timer Digest on March 9, 2015

Getting this kind of recognition from Timer Digest means a lot to me, of course.

It always feels great to be in the spotlight, especially when the attention is favorable. And it’s especially good to be able to share the success we’ve experienced here during the past dozen years or so.

But what’s even more important is seeing other people recognize what we’ve known for a long time – that the astro-trading advantage can give you a real edge in your approach to the markets, and it can make a big difference in your personal well-being, too!

If you’d like subscription information on Timer Digest, go to: http://www.timerdigest.com

To download a copy of the article about Financial Cycles Weekly, CLICK HERE.


A New Look at the Venus Stock Market Trading Top

During my interview with Michael Yorba on his Traders Network radio show yesterday, we had a chance to talk about the role that Venus has been playing in defining price levels for this week’s stock market trading top.

In our previous conversation I had identified Venus-based price resistance as potentially stopping the advance in the S&P 500 at 1903.35, based on the work I had done using techniques developed by W. D. Gann to analyze the Venus/Pluto waxing square on May 14. (You’ll find more details on that forecast on my May 8 Blog Post.)

As it turned out, however, the exact time for the stock market trading top was at 10:44 Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, May 13, with the S&P turning at 1902.17 instead.

S&P 500 Stock Market Trading at Venus Top
A look at the one-minute price bars for the S&P 500 shows the way that planetary price action can influence stock market trading opportunities. The trading top came at 10:44 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

When Michael and I discussed this yesterday, he was quick to praise the accuracy of my forecast, and I talked about the role that the upcoming Mars station is already playing in speeding up some of the planetary phenomena that we’re looking at as potential movers of the price action in stock market trading right now.

After the radio interview, however, I did some more thinking about what had happened in the markets earlier in the week.

Why had the resistance point been hit on Tuesday instead of Wednesday?

And why was the top at 1902 instead of 1903? I was a little puzzled.

Then it dawned on me.

Venus moves pretty fast, so on May 13 it wasn’t yet in a position that corresponded with 1903 in the S&P!

I took a look at the horoscope for the actual trading top, and calculated the S&P price level that corresponded with the position of Venus when the stock market trading top occurred:

Venus Position at Trading Top
The red arrow here points to the position of Venus at the precise time that the action in stock market trading with the S&P 500 hit its high of 1902.17 (the exact Venus location corresponded to 1902.05).

Obviously, 1902.05 is a lot closer to 1902.17 than 1903.35 is– so close, in fact, that it unequivocally confirms the role Venus has been playing in articulating active price resistance this week.

But what was Venus doing that made the market turn on May 13 instead of May 14?

The 90-degree dial for the stock market trading top answered that question fast:

Venus Trading Top 90-degree Dial
The position of Venus (at the red pointer) on the 90-degree dial for the moment of the trading top in stock market trading on May 13, 2014 shows its activation of the Mars/Zeus midpoint (indicating decision action and a technical turning point) and the Jupiter/Kronos midpoint (growth to the highest possible level) – a combination that clearly signals the potential for a trading top at that time, with Venus defining the exact price level.

This unique combination of midpoint structures provides a startling definition of a trading top. And these specific planetary signals also gave us a dramatic reminder of just how important it is for us to use transneptunian factors like Zeus and Kronos in our astro-trading forecasts!

The bottom line here is this– not all of our forecasts are correct, but when they miss the mark (even very slightly), it’s sometimes worth the extra effort to take another look to see what we can learn in retrospect.

That’s how the art and science of astro-trading keep moving ahead!

By the way, if you missed hearing the interview with Michael Yorba yesterday, you can listen to it right here:


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Seeing a Market Decline Ahead of Time

It’s always gratifying to see our market forecasts play out accurately in the markets.

When a forecast turns out to be accurate, it opens up bigger opportunities for profitable trading.

Even more importantly, though, it increases our confidence in the astro-trading tools and techniques we use to decipher the hidden factors that work relentlessly behind the scenes to drive the market action. As our confidence grows, we are more likely to trust our ability to take advantage of the next trading opportunities that arise, and the net long-term results can be worth it.

But even so, I’m particularly impressed whenever a market forecast is made weeks or even months ahead of time, and then still turn out to be accurate as the market trends unfold.

That proved to be the case with the forecast presented in late August during our monthly webinar for our Gold-Plus Elite members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com. We specifically discussed the high probability of a market pull-back getting underway after the September 19 Full Moon, and correctly predicted a negative short-term trend for equities during the September 23-17 trading week.

Of course it wasn’t just the Full Moon that pulled the markets down. It had help from other factors as well, including the Pluto Direct Station and the Fall Equinox. Here’s a 5-minute video that digs into the details:

By the way, what I neglected to mention in the video was the fact that our next webinar will be on Monday evening, September 30. There’s a tuition charge for this event, but if you’re one of our Gold-Plus Elite members you can attend for free– it’s a pretty good reason to sign up for a trial membership in our Gold-Plus Elite program, especially since you’ll also get a free astro-trading DVD when you do.

You’ll find the details at bit.ly/ATmonthly