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Fearless Forecast 2017

A market forecast for 2017?

About a month ago I got just such a request from Timer Digest.

They wanted to know my forecast for the coming year, in terms of what I was anticipating for action in the stock market.

Using The Dow As A Measurement

They wanted things spelled out with specific numbers for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. While I don’t necessarily agree that it’s the best market measurement to use, I went along with the plan.

Here’s what I told Timer Digest:

The General Trend Forecast

We’re anticipating a bullish year in 2017.

We expect to see congested trading from the first of the year through mid-February, followed by an aggressive rally into mid-May.

A well-defined trading range should dominate the summer months, with repeated tests of a stubborn resistance zone.

By late August a fairly sharp sell-off should come into play, lasting until late October.

We anticipate steady bullishness at the end of the year to set new record highs by the close of 2017.

Specific Targets In The Dow

We have a DJIA target of 20605 at the end of the first quarter, 2017.

By mid-year we expect to see the DJIA trading at 22788.

Our target closing price for the DJIA at the end of 2017 is 23823.

A Shameless Plug For Financial Astrology

We base our 2017 forecast on cycles studies and our assessment of the planetary dynamics throughout the year, especially the lunar nodal cycle and the solar eclipses in February and August.

We expect the August solar eclipse to have a particularly strong impact on raw materials and infrastructure concerns, creating short-term market disruption followed by fresh opportunities.

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

In Retrospect

Right now, as we look ahead to the actual trading results we’ll be getting in 2017, I’m wondering if perhaps I didn’t stick my neck out a little too far with this forecast.

After all, those Dow numbers do seem pretty incredible.

Even so, I’m sticking by my forecast. If the cycle work I’ve done is even close to being correct, an insanely bullish trend is well within the realm of possibility, especially during the first half of the year.

We’ll just have to see what happens.

NYSE Solar Return: Fraud, Deception & Emotion in Stock Market Trading During the Next 12 Months

It’s really a powerful chart, but it’s not necessarily a pretty picture.

As part of my preparation for the celebration of the birthday of the New York Stock Exchange next weekend, I’ve just taken time to do a detailed study of the solar return horoscope for that venerable institution.

It’s calculated for the exact time this year that the Sun comes back to the zodiacal position it was in on Thursday morning, May 17, 1792, when a group of traders got together under a buttonwood tree at the foot of Wall Street in New York City to tell lies and swap securities.

Along the way, they laid the foundation for stock market trading for centuries to come.

Here’s what the solar return horoscope looks like:

Stock Market Trading - NYSE Solar Return 2014
This solar return horoscope is calculated from the exact time that the Sun comes back to the position it was in at 8:52 a.m. LMT on May 17, 1792, when trading first began for the group that eventually became the New York Stock Exchange. The chart can tell us about stock market trading during the coming twelve months.

Pay attention here to the conjunction of Neptune with the Ascendant on the left side of the wheel, as well as the Sun/Admetos conjunction, the Moon/Pluto conjunction, and the conjunction of Apollon with the True Lunar Node.

Those factors suggest fresh limitations on the NYSE (probably from ICE deliberately cutting back on the number of issues available for trading), a highly-charged emotional atmosphere driving plenty of wild price speculation, and a high potential for outright fraud and deception.

And, with Venus finishing up its translation of the Grand Cross in Cardinal zodiac signs, there’s also a big potential a widespread global impact from shifts in the NYSE during the next twelve months. (That Venus translation is also likely to have a short-term impact in setting up a shift in market trend; check out the recent blog post here at: http://marketastrologer.realbusinessresults.com/specific-times-exact-prices-profitable-stock-market-trading/

This solar return chart just underscores the importance of understanding the implications of New York Stock Exchange astrology in getting an accurate overview of the markets as a whole. That’s the subject of an article in the current issue of FinancialCyclesWeekly.com newsletter, which is distributed weekly to our members to provide tools and tips to enhance their stock market trading performance as astro-traders– you’ll find it at: http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/members/Newsletter-for-May-1117-2014.cfm

It’s also what I’ll be talking about with the NCGR chapter in Ft. Lauderdale next weekend during my presentation on “The NYSE at 222” – I hope you can join us then!

You’ll find more details on next weekend’s activities on the blog post from May 8, including contact information for the event. Take a look at: http://marketastrologer.realbusinessresults.com/lots-candles-birthday-cake/