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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.

Jim Cramer – Obnoxious Idiot?

I got an email yesterday morning from Norman Winski.

I’ve known Norman for a long time.

He’s been involved in astro-trading and astrological analysis for many years now.

He’s looked at market trends, with a special eye towards commodities, and has published a monthly astro-trading newsletter with amazing consistency.

I’m always curious about what he has to say about the current market climate.

But yesterday Norman Winski was contacting me because he had just read the latest issue of FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter, issue #1449.

The front-page article was about the latest challenges faced by CNBC TV host Jim Cramer and the miserable market performance of the company that Jim Cramer co-founded, TheStreet Inc.

Jim Cramer
Jim Cramer

It was my mentioning Jim Cramer that caught Norman Winski’s attention.

“It is my opinion,” Norman said, “that most of the traders I know think Jim Cramer is an obnoxious idiot and change the channel as soon as he comes on.”

As usual, Norman is great at expressing a strong opinion.

But I’m not sure he really got the point I was trying to make about Jim Cramer in my newsletter article.

Is Jim Cramer Really An Obnoxious Idiot?

Sure, Jim Cramer can be pretty obnoxious.

You might even say that he’s taken being obnoxious to the level of an art form.

That abrasive persona he cultivates on his “Mad Money” program  helps make him such a polarizing figure.

It’s also what give him enormous audience appeal. In my FinancialCyclesWeekly.com newsletter article I mentioned his over-the-top behavior as one key to his being such a consummate entertainer.


Notice that I said “Entertainer” and not “Market Guru”!

And as I mentioned in my newsletter article, it’s that incredible skill as an entertainer – and not his ability as a market prognosticator – that makes it important for us to keep up with what Jim Cramer is doing.

He often moves public opinion about the markets. That’s true whether or not individuals choose to follow his investment advice.

And because he’s so emotional in his presentations, he embodies one of the most important dynamics of the markets. The old adage is that markets are driven by fear and greed.

Jim Cramer adds an element of hysteria. That alone makes the markets easier to understand, at least for some people.

And the fact is, just because he acts like an idiot on-camera, it doesn’t mean he’s actually an idiot.

That’s not necessarily the conclusion you might reach if you consider his background. Like his Harvard Law degree, his writing, or his skills as an analyst.

Trouble On TheStreet

The real focus of my article in the newsletter, however, wasn’t Jim Cramer’s apparent idiocy or even his entertainment value.

The big story about Jim Cramer now is the criticism he’s been getting.

It’s coming from J. Carlo Cannell, the investor who owns about 9 percent of TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ – TST). That’s the company that Jim Cramer co-founded with Martine Peretz, editor of The New Republic.

Cannell is unhappy with the stock’s performance, and rightfully so.

TST stock is down about 96% from its high in 1999.

But what J. Carlo Cannell may not be taking into account is the astrology that’s been working behind the scenes on Jim Cramer’s natal horoscope.

Jim Cramer Saturn Return
Jim Cramer has just completed his second Saturn Return. This chart shows the final alignment on October 4, 2014. The first two passages in the series came earlier in the year, on January 6 and April 28.

Jim Cramer just completed his second Saturn Return. This means that 2014 is a watershed year for him personally. It gives him an opportunity to create new structures in his life and in his business dealings.

It’s a time when Jim Cramer may feel a lot of stress. But it can also be a time when he lays the foundation for some very big, very profitable changes, with or without the approval of J. Carlo Cannell.

Jupiter & Apollon Bring 62 Stock Market Trading Tips

The moment is almost upon us.

Jupiter and Apollon are lining up for their big waning square tomorrow, with Jupiter at 28 degrees of Cancer and Apollon at 28 degrees of Libra.


This waning square, which comes just a couple of hours after the NYSE closing bell on Thursday, July 10, is a powerful and important event, and we want to be sure that we take it into consideration as we review the potential for a significant stock market trading top this month. (If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to visit http://vibrationcode.com/timetop right away to get your copy of the new report on “How To Time The Next Market Trading Top“).

When it’s set for New York, the horoscope for this event is loaded with stress. We’re approaching a big Full Moon this weekend, and at the time of the Jupiter/Apollon square the Moon is just rising as it applies to an opposition with Mercury. Note as well the tight alignment of the Uranus/Zeus opposition with the meridian axis in the chart.

Our back-testing of this aspect with the S&P 500 shows it to be extremely bearish– that index has declined about 78% of the time after previous such alignments.

But even though this planetary configuration may help define a major trading top, it doesn’t mean that the Jupiter/Apollon alignment on July 10 will necessarily coincide with the precise date that the market turns.

We may not see the top in the S&P on Thursday or even Friday, since there are other transiting factors at work – you’ll find more details in the current issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter. (If you’re not a member getting this newsletter each week in your email inbox, you can get a free copy of this critical issue, which gives the exact dates that we’re watching for potential activating triggers to the Jupiter/Apollon action – just CLICK HERE.)

But here’s the good part.

Even though this can be a very treacherous time in the markets, it’s also a time of very big opportunity (the two usually go together, don’t they?).

As we’ve been approaching this event, I’ve been looking into the specific stocks and industry groups that are most likely to be impacted by the Jupiter/Apollon waning square.

The result is a 23-page report on the “62 Stocks To Watch at the Jupiter-Apollon Alignment“. It not only lists the specific equities to consider trading at this time and highlights many of them with transit charts that show the specific impact of this big planetary alignment; it also provides a lot of detail on just why this big planetary line-up is so important.


This new report is available now as an instant download – you can get it at:


W. D. Gann, the Number 90, and the Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice is here at last, and we’ll be watching for a response from the markets as we move past the weekend and get a fresh trading week underway.

In the meantime, I’ve continued to explore the kind of connections with the Summer Solstice that I recently mentioned here in my posts about Silver and stock market trading, and in my most recent interview with Michael Yorba on his Traders Network radio show.

But as usual, it’s been W. D. Gann that has really gotten me thinking.

Back in the closing months of 1935, when Gann put together his brief essay on “Natural Resistance Levels and Time Cycle Points”, he wrote about lots of correlations to the number 90, which has key connections to the Summer Solstice.

That particular essay contained very little specific information about astrology and the markets, but Gann did reference the seasonal connections of this particularly important number. He also used the number 90 extensively in his discussion of practical techniques for timing market resistance zones.

The attention that Gann gave to the number 90 was what provoked me to put together a brief article on this important market timing factor for our members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com. It’s a quick review of Gann’s work in the essay, but it does underscore the value in paying attention to the mathematics behind the markets.

You’ll find the full article at: http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/members/W-D-Gann-and-the-Number-90.cfm

By the way, the work of W. D. Gann is also figuring prominently in the new report that’s currently being prepared on “Timing The Next Market Top”.

It should be ready for distribution by the end of next week– if you’d like to get early-bird notification as soon as it’s available, just CLICK HERE to leave your name and email address.


The S&P Makes a “Correct High” on the Equinox

We were watching the intra-day price action in the S&P 500 closely yesterday, since it was the Spring Equinox, and we had done extensive back-testing of this event’s potential effects on the markets.

In making a price projection (published on March 16 in Issue 1411 of the FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter) we used the Universal Clock version of W. D. Gann’s Wheel of 24:

Gann Wheel for 2014 Spring Equinox
The planetary positions at the Spring Equinox are shown here on the Universal Clock, based on W. D. Gann’s Wheel of 24, with the Sun (the yellow dot) on the right side of the wheel hitting the 0-degree Aries point on March 20. The outer ring shows price levels corresponding to the current trading range of the S&P 500 Index; note that the Sun’s position triggers prices of 1801, 1825, 1849 and 1873. We’ll watch for support and resistance at those prices on March 20.

As noted in the caption for this diagram, the critical price levels for the day were from 1801 to 1873– an intra-day high or low, or a close for the day, at one of these prices would be powerful confirmation of the Spring Equinox energy at work in the market.

As it turned out, the trading yesterday in the S&P hit the price target of 1873 as predicted in the newsletter our members received– the exact high was 1873.49– and the Index closed just one point below that, at 1872.01.

We refer to this kind of precise alignment with a planetary price point as a Correct High, a perfect picture of price and time coming together.