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Euro Bottom Just Ahead?

Are we facing a euro bottom?

Is this a good time to buy the currency?

While euro bottom questions are typically the concern of avid FOREX traders, this time the query came from a different source.

My step-daughter Jennifer was visiting us for a few days. We were relaxing with drinks on the patio overlooking the river.

Making Summer Plans

She was talking about her plans for the rest of the summer.

Jennifer and her husband will be spending most of July in France.

She loves vacationing there. And for this visit she’s already making a list of new things to check out.

Earlier that day she had popped in at a local coffee bar, and had struck up a conversation with the barista, who, it turned out, was a native Parisian.

By the time Jennifer had gotten her latte, she had also gotten a couple of suggestions about great restaurants to try in Paris.

She’s eager to check them out.

But, she asked me, what’s the outlook for the euro?

“The last time we went to France the exchange rate was really high,” she said. “I don’t remember the exact rate, but I do know it took a lot of dollars to get euros.”

Complicated Math

She shrugged.

“I got kind of confused with the math. So to keep things simple, I just doubled the money in my mind. If something cost 15 euro, I figured I was was really spending 30 dollars. That seemed to work out pretty well.”

That’s why she wanted to know about the current exchange rate.

When I told her that you could currently get one euro for about $1.12, she seemed quite pleased.

“That’s great!” she said. “Our money will go a lot farther this trip. But do you think it will stay low? I mean, should we be getting some euro now to plan ahead for our vacation?”

Looking At A Euro Bottom

I told her that I’d do a little research.

I started by running a cycle analysis based on the EUR/USD trading history. Here’s what I came up with:

euro bottom cycle chart

When I showed Jennifer that chart, she was quick to react. The euro bottom seemed pretty obvious.

“It definitely looks like the time to be buying euro,” she said.

I cautioned her that cycle projections are just that – projections.

“This is certainly not a guarantee that we’re at an absolute bottom now,” I said. “But it does look like prices will be going up from here.”

An Astro Confirmation

Later that day, as I was putting together some material for an upcoming webinar on Transneptunian effects, I decided to take a look at the historic impacts of Mars/Kronos conjunctions on the price of the euro.

We have a Mars/Kronos conjunction coming up on June 2nd.

The back-testing chart was quite revealing:

While the astrological back-testing doesn’t guarantee that a euro bottom is in any more than the cycle analysis does, it interesting to see.

It definitely suggests that this may indeed be a good time to go euro shopping.

Should FOREX Traders Be Worried?



You don’t have to be a FOREX trader to know that something big is brewing in global currencies.

The Japanese yen has been in the spotlight as the Bank of Japan cranks up the printing presses and the economic news  continues to be turbulent.

The euro has been fighting hard to keep its head above water, but there’s still plenty of doubt about its longer-term stability.

Meanwhile, the US dollar has been looking pretty good. But just how long will that last, especially with China lurking in the background?

And just last week, some brand-new money hit the world stage, emerging from a completely unexpected source.

It’s obviously not an active factor in FOREX trading yet, but the astrology behind the event suggests that we need to take this newcomer very seriously!

I’ve been digging into the relevant horoscopes, and have really been amazed by what I’ve been seeing – this could wind up going far beyond FOREX, with a ripple effect that could be felt for years to come!

I’ll be sharing the details in a special webinar on Wednesday evening – hope you can join me for that free event:

World War III, Currency Conflicts, Personal Financial Survival, and Stock Market Trading

Jim Cummins
Jim Cummins

“World War III is now underway.”

That’s the startling assertion from mundane astrologer Jim Cummins, writing in the latest installment of his insightful article on “Seismic Shifts in the Geopolitical Center of Gravity” for FinancialCyclesWeekly.com.

Jim’s analysis of world events is always fascinating, especially since he brings his experience as a seasoned world traveler and the weight of his many years of economic and geopolitical research to bear in his writing, combining these unique perspectives with focused astrological studies of the key personalities shaping global events.

Once you read Jim’s explanation of the currency battles and international power plays currently underway, you’ll have little doubt that his statement about World War III is accurate and to-the-point.

And with the insights he shares about Mars cycles and open conflict, you’ll find the prospects for the coming weeks nothing short of disturbing.

But even though this is material that can make you a little uncomfortable when you read it, it’s nevertheless absolutely essential if you want to be prepared for the big market moves to come.

In short, it’s information that is at least critical for your financial survival, and it can also open up some potentially profitable opportunities along the way as well.

Jim’s articles are available to our members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com as a part of our efforts to share the astro-trading advantage with those who are interested in stock market trading, astrological wealth creation, FOREX or commodities speculation, or just protecting personal financial security.

You can read Jim’s latest article at:


Stock Market Trading and Currency Trends with Neptune Going Retrograde Next Week

With Mercury going retrograde this weekend and Neptune going retrograde next Monday, we’re moving into a time when there’s a higher probability of trend reversals in the markets, whether we’re involved in stock market trading or in futures speculation. Both of these planetary stations also have the potential for adding confusion and uncertainty to the market analysis and trading process, so this is an especially appropriate time for extra caution in executing trades. While Neptune stations can move the markets in equities, energy, precious metals, and currencies, the specific impacts are not always consistent. That doesn’t mean, however, that we shouldn’t take Monday’s Neptune retrograde station into consideration as a possible timing factor for astro-trading. This chart for the U.S. Dollar Index illustrates the kind of impact that Neptune retrograde stations can have:

Even if you’re not a FOREX trader, this can be valuable information. Our research shows that Neptune retrograde stations coincide with isolated highs in the U.S. Dollar Index (within 3 weekly price bars) about 63% of the time, with clear reversals from an uptrend into a downtrend about 37% of the time (compared with trend reversals to the upside about 26% of the time and no trend reversals at all roughly 32% of the time).

Great Insights From A Seasoned Mundane Astrologer

I’ve just been reviewing a new article by my old friend Jim Cummins, a veteran mundane astrologer who was on the scene when I first began publishing Financial Cycles newsletter back in 1988.

In those primitive pre-internet days, Jim helped get the fledgling publication off the ground by contributing insightful articles to the very first issues of the newsletter. He shared his perspectives on central banking and on the pioneering financial astrologers and researchers who began compiling the knowledge and insights that we rely on today for effective astro-trading.

In the intervening years, Jim has traveled the world and continued to refine his skills as an astrologer and geopolitical observer, so I’m particularly grateful that he’s agreed to contribute some new articles that we’re publishing for our members on the FinancialCyclesWeekly.com website.

In his first article, “Conflict with China: A Mundane Astrologer’s View”, he takes a look at the key role played by the Peoples Republic of China in global affairs, and shares his comments on that nation’s standoff with Japan, its connections to North Korea and Saudi Arabia, and the position of its currency in global trade. 

Along the way, Jim also takes note of James Clapper’s “Worldwide Threat Assessment” for 2014, the Pacific military exercises code-named “Cobra Gold”, “Foal Eagle” and “Key Resolve”, and the current powder-key situation in the Ukraine, as well as the personal involvements of Vladimir Putin, John Kerry, and Kim Jong Un.

It’s all fascinating reading, but even more importantly, it provides essential perspectives both for active astro-traders and for long-term investors.

I suggest you check it out at: http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/members/Conflict-with-China-A-Mundane-Astrologers-View.cfm

Currency Trading and the Solar Eclipse

In preparing the forecast material presented in the new monograph on “The Solar Eclipse of May 2013: Its Impact on the Markets”, I reviewed the potential for influences on a variety of currencies.

That’s when I noticed just how important the eclipse was going to be for trading in the Japanese Yen.

Japanese Yen Eclipse effects
The solar eclipse on May 9/10 2013 triggered significant planetary midpoint structures in the horoscope for the Japanese Yen, shown here on the 90-degree dial.

With the solar eclipse conjoining the Sun in the Yen chart and hitting the Pluto/Midheaven, Chiron/Kronos, and Saturn/Kronos midpoints, it seemed clear that we would be seeing some dynamic action in this currency.

USD/JPY at solar eclipse
Here’s how the Dollar/Yen currency pair responded to the solar eclipse. The dollar began its surge in value against the yen 12 hours before the exact time of the eclipse, with Zeus conjoining the Midheaven in Tokyo.

That certainly proved to be the case when the eclipse occurred, with a plunge in the Yen beginning just 12 hours before the exact time of the solar eclipse. The Yen ended up falling to its lowest level in four years as the dollar surged versus the Japanese currency.

This big shift in the dollar/yen ratio certainly illustrated the power of the current solar eclipse, but it’s important to remember that the eclipse effects are far from over. We can expect residual effects on the markets for months to come, and during the coming week we’ll be looking at the unique equities trading opportunities connected with the eclipse.

You’ll find the details about these high-probability eclipse trades in the monograph on “The Solar Eclipse of May 2013: It Impact on the Markets”.