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Gann Date Expectations

We’re on the eve of a vital W. D. Gann date.

That means it’s time to assess the market outlook.

December 21 marks the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere.

As a “quartering day” in the year it’s a key Gann date.

Gann Date: The Winter Solstice
Venus provides some powerful triggering effects on the December 21 Solstice Gann Date.

This year’s event has special significance, however.

That’s thanks to Venus aligning in a square to Uranus and an opposition to Vulcanus at the
same time.

The Venus Gann Date Effects

Venus brings money, cultural affairs, alliances and women’s  issues into focus, with big implications for the markets and geopolitics:

Confused or deceptive communications [Mercury/Neptune]

Severe limits to growth and expansion [Jupiter/Admetos]

More conservative policies and ideals [Saturn/Poseidon]

Forceful actions & crack-downs by State authorities [Mars/Kronos]

Explosive disruptions and upheavals [Uranus/Vulcanus]

The solstice sets the stage for the coming months, so we can look for these themes to be emphasized as we move into 2020.

Larry Pesavento’s Perspective

The Gann Date also came up when I joined Larry Pesavento on his TFNN shows yesterday.

We discussed it as a potential market reversal point.

Stocks Approach Gann Date
Shown here as of Wednesday’s close the S&P 500 index has been tracking a Mars line as it moves toward the solstice Gann Date and a possible encounter with resistance. We expect the Pluto line to provide a moderating influence at about 3223.50.

We also looked at the current trading pattern for the S&P 500, with an eye toward Mars and Pluto.

Both planets are helping to structure the market action right now.

Farewell To A Friend

During our conversation yesterday Larry and I also shared stories about Jeanne Long.

Jeanne died Monday after some years of declining health.

She made major contributions to Gann studies.

And to financial astrology

And to astro-trading.

She was truly a beautiful soul.

I’ll miss her deeply.

The Complete Interview

Here’s the full interview recording.

It’s about 18 minutes long.

CLICK HERE to register for the free webinar.

Enjoy!

 

Make Money Starting With Less Money

If you want to make money, you need some money to start with.

That seems to be true for just about any business or enterprise.

You need something to start with, even if it’s just a small amount.

It’s especially true of trading.

You need money to make money.

The “Make Money Easy” Myth

Sure. There are all kinds of Get Rich Quick and Make Money Easy schemes out there.

Many of them apply to trading plans and market strategies.

Needless to say, most of them just don’t deliver.

The reality is something else.

The need for seed money can make it hard to get started.

But it’s a fact.

make money

If you want to trade, you need at least enough money to open up a brokerage account.

And then, of course, there’s the money  you’ll need to trade with. If you’re going to buy stocks with the intention of selling them at higher prices later, you need more capital for those purchases.

And with the current market trend toward over-inflated stock prices, the amount of cash you’ll need can be significant.

A Better Way

But there’s a better way to approach the initial capital you need for making money in the markets.

It’s built in to the specific astro-trading approach we follow at Financial Cycles Weekly.

The truth is, there are many different ways of applying astrology to the markets. Over the decades we’ve been involved in financial astrology, we’ve sampled, tried and tested many of them.

But what we’ve found gives us the best results is a particular program of applying planetary cycles to swing-trading opportunities in the markets.

That’s the approach we use with our astro-trading membership programs.

It’s also the approach featured in our brand-new training program, the Astro-Trading Intensive.

Here’s what’s special about that approach.

To begin with, you still need the money on hand to open up a brokerage account, In addition, you’ll want some funds available for initial stock purchases.

But that’s where things start to get interesting, and where you can start saving money as you begin making money in the markets.

Our unique astro-trading system selects high-probability stock trades, which are timed using astrological factors for optimum entry points. Once we enter a trade, we hold that position for a relatively short period of time.

In fact, our market exposure for most of our trades is just 7 or 8 days.

That’s when we close out our trades, taking a comfortable profit or, in some cases, a small loss.

And that’s when the magic happens.

Once we’ve closed out a trading position, we put the money (plus the profit or minus the small loss) back into our trading account.

Then we recycle that cash, using the same money all over again for making money on a new trade later on.

Getting Started With The Rewards Of Astro-Trading

The astro-trading advantage gives you some remarkable benefits:

It combines astrological analysis with fundamental analysis and technical analysis. That boosts trading confidence and profit probability.

It fine-tunes your market timing. That gets you into trading opportunities when the circumstances offer you the highest likelihood of making money.

And it lets you recycle your trading capital on a regular basis. That means you don’t need as much money to make money effectively.

You can start small a build your trading account from there.

If you’re not already engaged in astro-trading, this is definitely the time to start.

Especially if you’re interested in making money!

That’s why we’ve created the Astro-Trading Intensive training program.

It walks you step-by-step into getting a solid start with astro-trading. It gives you a plan that can pump up your success, even if you’ve already had trading experience before.

And when you sign up for this new program during our current launch phase, you’ll also collect over $3,000.00 worth of great bonus materials.

(By the way, one of those bonuses you’re getting is a free month of membership in our renowned Gold-Plus Elite astro-trading program. It’s a $257 value, but you’ll find it worth much more than that since it provides specific guidance that can get you into astro-trading rewards right away.

Let me encourage you to join us for the Astro-Trading Intensive. Do it now, while the launch phase tuition discount is still in effect.

CLICK HERE for complete details.

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!

Solstice Spirituality

Today is the Winter Solstice, with the Sun entering the sign of Capricorn for important market signals – and a source of solstice spirituality.

Solstice Spirituality In Chart
The Capricorn Ingress at the Winter Solstice as shown on the 90-degree horoscope dial.

The solstices and the equinoxes were extremely important to the pioneering astro-trader W. D. Gann, who focused on them as potential turning points in market activity.

They’re still worth tracking today as important market indicators.

And, with the U.S. equities markets currently in a dizzying downturn, we have every right to focus on the solar Capricorn ingress at this solstice as a potential setup for a trading bottom.

Back-testing the S&P 500 Index at the Winter Solstce.

Based on our back-testing of the S&P Index performance at previous solar ingresses into Capricorn, we actually anticipated a trend reversal at the end of last week. We were looking for the pre-solstice energy kicking off an early start to a Santa Claus rally.

No such luck.

What we’ve seen instead is a week of persistent bearishness. Stock trading this month is shaping up to be the worst December since the Great Depression.

High-End Rainmaker Clients

As is normal for this time of the year, I’ve been spending extra time with my high-end clients.

These are the rainmaker clients who rely on regular coaching and consulting sessions to draw on my years of experience as they work to create more profitable and rewarding businesses. We develop unique strategies based on their specific goals and visions, so they get an enormous pay-off from our regular times together.

Around the end of the year, we naturally focus on the upcoming year ahead. We explore the actions that have the greatest probability of bringing them outstanding business results.

By the way, it was just that kind of engagement that led me to put together a brief report on Three Key Strategies For Business Success in 2019. The approaches it explores are especially appropriate for purpose-driven business and enlightened entrepreneurs, especially in the light of solstice spirituality. It’s available as a free download HERE.

My connection with my personal clients is tremendously rewarding for us both.

We get to share important insights. I provide major decision-making support services. We also typically have a lot of fun together as we toward more profitability and higher consciousness in their businesses.

And that’s not all.

A Link To Solstice Spirituality

For example, I got a WhatsApp message earlier today.

As a seasonal observation, one of those high-end rainmaker clients sent me a special greeting and a link to a recording of Manly Palmer Hall.  It got me focused on solstice spirituality.

As it turned out, that was exactly where my head needed to go today in the midst of market trepidation and geopolitical turbulence. So I want to give a special shout-out and word of thanks to Mikel for sharing that today.

Manly P. Hall, by the way, has long been a source of major inspiration for me both personally and professionally.

As the founder of the Philosophical Research Society, he contributed many amazing books and monographs  during his lifetime (March 18, 1901 – August 29, 1990) that explored classical philosophy, ancient civilizations, world religions, and esoteric traditions ancient and modern. He was perhaps best known for his mammoth volume on The Secret Teachings of All Ages.

The recording, appropriately enough, is of a lecture that Manly P. Hall gave more than 30 years ago on the Winter Solstice.

It shares a lot of esoteric and astrological wisdom. As a source of solstice spirituality, it’s well worth listening to.

Check it out here:

Getting Started with Astro-Trading

So you’re thinking about getting started with astro-trading.

That’s great!

But exactly what do you need?

It would be nice if it was absolutely nothing at all.

No money.

And no time. No effort, either, of course.

But that’s simply not the case.

You do require a few things for getting started successfully.

They’re worth learning about.

The Truth About Getting Started

The fact is, astro-trading offers you huge advantages.

The benefits are truly exciting!

But I don’t want you to have the wrong expectations.

It’s important to be totally honest about what you need.

At least that’s true if you’re serious. If you want to do more than just satisfy your curiosity.

If you actually want to make money with astro-trading.

You need to be informed.

That’s why I made this video.

It’s about side-stepping the Law of 90.

It applies no matter what kind of beginner you are.

It helps remove confusion about getting started.

Watch it here:


 

Did You Take Lots of Notes?

I know this is not a long video.

Even so, I tried to pack a lot into it.

My goal was not to pull any punches.

So I didn’t try to sugar-coat it at all.

I wanted to cover a lot in just a few minutes.

That’s why I hope you took notes.

They can come in handy later.

They’ll help you put your plans in place.

But if you didn’t take notes, don’t worry.

I’ve got you covered!

Getting Started with the Checklist

Just CLICK HERE to get your free copy of the Astro-Trader’s Checklist.

In it you’ll find all the key points from the video.

Take a few minutes and review your progress with the checklist.

Then see if you’re lacking in any of the four key areas it covers.

If so, add them to your action plan.

You’ll find that getting started is easier than you think!

Hong Kong Mercury Retrograde

The Hong Kong Mercury retrograde that’s getting underway is likely to be worth watching.

Mercury goes retrograde Sunday evening, April 9.

Tune in if you’re an active astro-trader.

That’s true for markets around the globe, of course.

But it’s especially significant for Hong Kong.

The Hang Seng Index responds to Mercury retrograde periods that begin in Earth signs in a very distinctive way.

So you’ll want to know exactly how it works.

This brief video provides the details.

It’s only about four minutes long, so there’s no reason not to watch it now.

As the video points out, Hong Kong Mercury retrograde periods are powerful.

Very powerful, in fact.

They’re highlighted in the book Mercury, Money and the Markets.

Hong Kong Mercury Retrograde and More In This Book

You can get it at Amazon.

You’ll find a lot of key information packed into this book.

It’s gotten rave reviews from many of the world’s top traders.

And it’s easy to see why.

Hong Kong Mercury Retrograde and More

It’s a remarkable book. Not quite like any other.

That’s because it provides some real answers about Mercury retrogrades.

This book gives you trading ideas. You’ll find plenty of key information to inform your trading. So its useful not only in Hong Kong but in individual equities and in other major markets around the world. From jakarta to Tokyo, and from Tel Aviv to Sao Paolo.

It provides important back-testing.

And it’s a reference tool you’ll turn to again and again. It even includes a 201-year Mercury retrograde ephemeris.

So it has a long shelf life, too!

Mercury Metrics

You’ll also want to check out Mercury Metrics.

That’s the quarterly supplement to the Mercury Money and the Markets book.

It’s a quick read, delivered via online download every 90 days.

It’s typically only about eight or ten pages long.

But the fact is, that’s as long as it needs to be.

It covers the key Mercury alignments that really move markets.

Including the not-so-common ones.

They can be a big boost to your trading.

And Mercury Metrics will definitely save you a lot of time in finding them.

So it’s well worth investing in a subscription.

But the bottom line is this:

With or without the Mercury book and the Mercury Metrics supplement, keep an eye on Mercury.

You’ll be glad you did.

Especially if you’re tracking Hong Kong Mercury retrograde periods.

Hong Kong In October

Speaking of Hong Kong, I’ve recently agreed to travel there later this year.

A group of advanced traders there has invited me to share some of our research on astro-trading, W. D. Gann, and market harmonics.

I’ll be doing that in a full-day workshop in Hong Kong on October 21.

I hope you can join me there – I’ll be sharing more details as they become available!

 

 

 

Dow Target A Near Miss

Okay. We’ve just finished the first quarter of the trading year, and our Dow target wasn’t hit precisely.

But we came pretty darn close!

What Dow Target?

What does all this mean? What target am I talking about, anyway?

It all started with a request I got in late November from Timer Digest newsletter.

They regularly track market timers, including the trading signals that we publish in FinancialCyclesWeekly.

And, as I noted in a blog post a few months ago, they wanted an overall forecast for 2017.

Their request was for a specific Dow target for the end of March, for the end of June, and for the end of the year on December 31st..

So here’s what I came up with.

I was looking for a bullish quarter for stocks.

That certainly has proven to be the case.

But I was trying to figure this out in late November, remember.

At that time (November 28) the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 19097.90.

So I did some back-testing.

I looked at cycles of the true lunar node.

I assessed upcoming astrological events.

I took a particular look at upcoming solar eclipse patterns.

Not Just Trump

While many of colleagues and fellow forecasters focused on the election of Donald Trump, I didn’t give it much attention.

Trump's New York Battle
Donald Trump’s billionaire status translated into Wall Street enthusiasm after the election.

At that time, of course, a Trump Rally was already underway.

The Dow had already climbed nearly 5 percent since the presidential election. And it was a pretty good bet it would continue into the new year.

At least until after the presidential inauguration on January 20.

But again, I wasn’t giving that factor much attention as I calculated my Dow target.

I was looking at the astrology instead – that’s mainly what astro-traders do!

So What Exactly Was The Dow Target?

As I’ve reported here before, my target for the end of March, 2017 was 20605.00.

Dow Target March 2017
Our Dow Target for the end of March 2017 was very close to the actual closing price on March 31.

And, as I noted shortly after the forecast made it into print in Timer Digest, I found myself “wondering if perhaps I didn’t stick my neck out a little too far with this forecast.”

As it turned out, though, my Dow target was a little too conservative.

My projection was for 20606.00. The Dow finished up at the end of March at 20663.22.

My Dow target was off by 0.28%.

We’ll see how things turn out for the rest of the year.

Gann Gets The Equinox Right Again!

Gann got it right again.

As I’ve been reminding my students and our members here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com, W. D. Gann identified the equinox as a particularly sensitive time for the markets.

We talked about it at length during our March 1 webinar for our Gold-Plus Elite members – they’re the group of astro-traders who get regular guidance about current trading strategies.

We meet for regular forecast webinars, and share a weekly conference call to discuss the specific stock picks and market timing for optimum trading results.

Staying Tuned In To Gann

I’ve been making sure that this group has been tuned in to the important Gann date.

Gann Equinox
W. D. Gann and the Equinox Featured in FinancialCyclesWeekly

We also ran a cover story in the FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter on March 12. It focuses specifically on W. D. Gann and the importance of the upcoming equinox.

“Keep your powder dry!” we advised our readers.

“Our back-testing of the past 34 years of market history shows this equinox typically triggering a short-term pull-back or consolidation in the S&P, followed by an aggressive rally,” we noted. “This year, however, we may see a sharper decline in stock prices just after the equinox.”

The Equinox Results

The equinox was yesterday, on March 20.

And, just as we expected, the selling pressure in the market started then – right on schedule.

The sell-off accelerated today, just in case there was any question about the validity of Gann’s approach.

How much did it sell off?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 237.85 points, off 1.14% for the day.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index lost 29.45, for a decline today of 1.24%.

It was clearly a big enough drop to command attention. It also called the Trump Rally into question.

And with a Kronos station coming up later this week, there may be even more selling ahead.

Once again, we’re all reminded of just how important Gann and his innovative insights are for us in our astro-trading today!

By the way, if you haven’t gotten the Gann Plan Trading Success 101 training course, now is a great time to do so! It’s available for a limited time at a 40% discount. CLICK HERE for details.

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.

Free Astro-Trading Mini Course

I’ve just decided to create a new astro-trading mini course.

Why?

Because I’m constantly getting questions about astro-trading and how it really works.

Some of those questions come from seasoned traders in the markets.

They’ve had years of experience, and have experienced the ups and downs that are typical for most traders.

But they’ve never successfully added astrology or an understanding of planetary cycles to their trading.

They’ve been missing out on the astro-trading advantage.

This new astro-trading mini course is for them.

A Mini Course For Astrology Fans, Too

Other questions come from people who are passionate about astrology.

They love the way that it can clarify life choices, and help open up new possibilities in relationships and personal fulfillment.

They may also be aware that astrology can open up big possibilities for them, especially if you know how to find the money in your horoscope.

But they don’t have any experience at all in the markets.

They’re completely new to trading, and they don’t know where to start.

The new astro-trading mini-course may be a bit of stretch for them, but it can at least give them a solid starting point if they’re really serious about using astrology to make money in the markets.

How Will The Astro-Trading Mini Course Work?

astro-trading mini course

But in either case, I want to use the new mini course to provide a real service.

I’m offering it as a resource for you, to help transform your financial future. Its aim is to put you on the path toward consistently rewarding astro-trading.

That’s why I’ll be providing it absolutely free.

Here’s how it’s going to work.

First of all, of course, you’ll need to register for the mini course so you can get connected with the course materials.

You can do that HERE.

By the way, there are no shenanigans with this process. No credit card required. No hidden obligations.

All it takes is your name and email address.

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll get a confirmation email, letting you know you’re in.

Then you’ll need to keep an eye on your email inbox.

I’ll be posting the training videos for the new astro-trading mini course online, and I’ll be sending you the links each time a new lesson is added.

I plan to release a new lesson every two or three days.

I anticipate having just four lessons in all – this is a mini course, after all!

Each lesson will take you step-by-step through the most important concepts of astro-trading.

By the time you finish the course, you won’t be an expert in astro-trading.

But you’ll know what astro-trading is really all about – and you’ll be able to make an informed decision about whether or not you want to get the astro-trading advantage for yourself!

I hope you’ll join me for the astro-trading mini course!