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America 1956 vs. America 2016

W. D. Gann paid a lot of attention to 60-year cycles.

They matter in the markets.

They also matter in social and economic trends.

And they matter in our personal lives as well.

Remember that 60 years is a triple synodic cycle of Jupiter and Saturn – very potent indeed!

But now it’s been over 60 years since W. D. Gann died.

What Would W. D. Gann Think About America 2016?

It’s kind of hard to imagine.

After all, there have been some pretty big changes in the last six decades.


But is America a better place today than it was back in 1956?

Of course many people living in America 2016 couldn’t even imagine a world without cell phones, FaceBook or cable television, but was life really so bad back then?

And there are plenty of other interesting contrasts, too.

Michael Snyder describes some of them in his recent blog post – America 1956 vs. America 2016

The Planets Signal More Strife in Ukraine, Arctic Contests, A Possible EuroZone Collapse, and Even Some Big News for the U.S. Stock Market

My colleague Jim Cummins has just contributed a new article for our “Big Picture Perspectives” section in the members area of our website at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com.

It’s titled “Bookends of Time“, referring to the pivotal role that solar eclipses play in world events and economic trends. That’s a fitting subject, since the next big solar eclipse is just a few days away.

As usual, Jim is full of insights on global actions and personalities, using his vast knowledge of mundane astrology to bring out perspectives that you won’t find anywhere else.

In this piece, he tells us that “It is now a certainty that Vladimir Putin will send his forces into Ukraine before this month is out – most likely before the Solar Eclipse of April 29, fulfilling my forecast from March 19, which is cited later in this article.”

Jim has a lot to say about what’s coming up in the coming weeks, in the light of (or should we say the shadow of?) the Apirl 29 solar eclipse. And he goes beyond that as well, extending his forecast well into the next six months and beyond.

“The big issue going from the summer to the fall of this year,” he says, “will be the contests over who has what control in the Arctic regions, as the Fall eclipses highlight those regions…meanwhile, the next several weeks will be back-peddling for some, while Mars is still retrograde, through May 19, and continued brazen violence by others, such as the horrifically vicious Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the social eruptions through much of South America, and the continuing saga of Europe’s collapsing economies, paving the way for a forthcoming soaring American stock market.”

You can read Jim’s complete article on “Bookends of Time” at the FinancialCyclesWeekly.com website. Go to: http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/members/Bookends-of-Time.cfm