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Top 10 Again for FinancialCyclesWeekly.com

We’re in the Top 10 again.

Our market timing has consistently been quite accurate.

That’s been going on for a number of years.

Our regular subscribers at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com can attest to that.

So can Timer Digest.

Tim Bost Cover Timer Digest Top 10
The market service at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com and editor Tim Bost have been the subjects of special features in Timer Digest several times in recent years, and consistently rank in that publication’s Top 10 lists of market timers.

Timer Digest ranks forecasters and market timers from across the spectrum.

It tracks over 100 separate services.

That includes fundamental analysts.

It includes technical analysts.

It even includes folks like me – astrologers who use planetary cycles to time the markets.

That’s a broad mix.

But most of all, the Timer Digest listings feature many well-known experts.

They’re the cream of the crop.

So it’s a particular honor to get recognition in this prestigious publication.

Multiple Top 10 Lists

But Timer Digest doesn’t just pick winning forecasters and timing services.

They break their listings down into four categories.

First there are the Stock Market Timers. Those rankings are based on performance in forecasting the stock market during the last year, the last six months, and the last three months.

There’s a Top 10 list for each of those time frames.

Next there are the Gold Timers. That listing includes the Top 5 forecasters for the yellow metal.

The Bond Timers also get their own Top 5 list.

And finally there’s the listing of Long-Term Stock Market Timers. It features a ranking of the Top 10 market forecasters looking at mega-trends, the long-wave cycles that move the markets over many years.

Where We Show Up

We focus primarily on the stock market here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com. And because we pay a lot of attention to outer-planet cycles and transneptunians, we provide a long-term perspective as we as comments on more immediate market moves.

That’s what has earned us recognition in the Long-Term Stock Market Timing category at Timer Digest. We’ve had a place on that Top 10 for over five years now.

Needless to say, we don’t show up in the rankings for Gold or Bond timing at all.

But our work has also merited a place in the Top 10 list for current Stock Market Timers on occasion as well.

In fact, in 2017 we ended up in a tie for first place in the rankings, so we shared in the recognition as Timer of the Year.

Current Rankings

My outlook for 2020 as a whole was included in the December 16, 2019 issue of Timer Digest (the annual forecast issue). As usual, we were ranked in the Top 10 Long-Term Timers. But we got an extra honor – the Number 10 ranking on the overall Top 10 list, based on forecasting performance from December 13, 2018 through December 13, 2019.

By the time the next issue of Timer Digest arrived on January 2, we had moved up to the Number 8 spot on that list. Running from December 31, 2018 through December 31, 2019, it recorded the best performers for the entire calendar year.

And then earlier this week, we got the most recent issue of the magazine, published on January 20, 2020. We’re now at Number 6 on the list of Top 10 Timers for the year, from January 17, 2019 through January 17, 2020.

And that’s not all.

Also in the January 20 issue, we popped in at Number 10 in the list of the top market timers for the past six months, from July 17, 2019 through January 17, 2020.

Does it feel good to get this kind of recognition for our work?

Of course it does!

But here’s the strange part.

As much as I enjoy the honors, I’m personally really not terribly competitive.

I’m not striving to beat anybody else. I’m not pushing to be Number 1.

What really pleases me is the fact that financial astrologers and astro-traders consistently find their way into the top rankings at Timer Digest. That not only includes me, but also friends and colleagues like Bill Meridian, Arch Crawford, Barry Rosen, and Manfred Zimmel.

Together, we’re advancing an important aggregate notion: if you want to succeed in the markets, it really pays to have the astro-trading advantage.

I think that’s something to be proud of!

When Will Mercury Retrograde End?

It’s a question I’ve been hearing a lot : “When will Mercury retrograde end?”

Yes, lots of people are aware of Mercury retrograde periods.

Not just astrologers.

Even folks who don’t seem to know much more than their horoscope Sun signs want to know when will Mercury retrograde end.

And I don’t blame them.

After all, this has been one of the most intense – and most challenging – Mercury retrograde periods I’ve ever experienced.

And I’ve been through a few of them – 214 at last count.

In this case, Mercury went retrograde on Halloween, October 31.

Since then I’ve been through the usual madness.

Miscommunications and cancelled appointments.

Inconvenient travel schedules, strange Uber mix-ups, and insane airport delays.

The Big Mercury Retrograde Event

But the biggest bit of Mercury retrograde craziness came just a couple of days before the transit of Mercury at the inferior conjunction.

It’s what has made this particular Mercury retrograde cycle stand out for me.

I discovered it when I checked my email.

There wasn’t any in my inbox.

In fact, there hadn’t been any for six or seven hours.

That’s unusual for me.

But since I was staying in a hotel at the time, I figured maybe it was a temporary glitch.

I left my hotel room to go to an appointment, and then came back several hours later.

Still no email.

In fact, I soon discovered that the site that hosts my email was down.

I decided to submit a trouble ticket to the hosting company.

That’s when I discovered the full extent of the problem.

Much Bigger Than I Realized

I couldn’t access the hosting company.

As it turned out, nine of my web sites were down completely.

A little more digging soon revealed that the hosting company, SmarterASP.net, had been hacked earlier that day.

It was a ransomware attack. It has encrypted all the sites and databases for roughly 440,000 hosting customers around the world.

So I wan’t alone. Not that that was any consolation.

The industry professionals who reported the ransomware attack estimated that the sheer size of the mess meant it would take awhile to get cleaned up.

Like three weeks to a month.

Needless to say, that didn’t make me very happy.

As it turned out, however, the hosting company was able to get everything back up and running in about 72 hours.

A big relief.

But still, an over-sized  (and very memorable) Mercury retrograde mishap.

That’s why I’m particularly glad to see this Mercury retrograde period getting ready to come to an end.

When Will Mercury Retrograde End? On November 20!

Yep, we’re just about done with this one.

On Wednesday, November 20, Mercury will be making its direct station.

When Will Mercury Retrograde End
The Mercury Retrograde period will come to an end with the direct station on November 20, 2019.

Remember, though, that sometimes the direct station is a particularly challenging time.

And Mercury will still be in its shadow phase until the retrograde return.

That won’t happen until December 7.

So even though this particularly horrendous Mercury retrograde adventure is almost over, we still have a few more weeks to deal with its after-effects.

I think I can handle that.