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So Friday the 13th Wasn’t Terribly Unlucky for Stock Market Trading After All

Okay, I give up.

There may be something to this Friday the 13th thing after all.

There are some great esoteric traditions behind the notion that it’s an unlucky day, and its connections with the lunar cycle and with masonic history shouldn’t be overlooked.

But for the most part, I’ve been inclined to put very little emphasis on the “unlucky day” notion, since it’s usually based in vague superstition instead of real reverence for arcane lore.

Today, however, I’ve faced an unusual dose of computer challenges and production snags in my office.

Even so, it’s hardly enough to justify making Friday the 13th the scapegoat.

But then again, not every Friday the 13th coincides with a Full Moon, like the one today.

And not every Full Moon ushers in a 13-hour period with the Moon void-of-course, like the one today. That meant we could safely ignore the selling pressure that tried to make itself felt in this morning’s action in stock market trading.

By the end of the day’s activity, of course, the major equities indices had all posted modest gains for the day, breaking the bearish run that had been in play since Monday’s Neptune retrograde station.

So in this case, Friday the 13th wasn’t so much about bad luck as it was about a contrary trend in the trading action.

In that sense, it amplified the power of the current Mercury retrograde period, which is time in which we can appropriately reverse our normal expectations in many situations.

And we’ve also got some heliomagnetic turbulence on the Sun, adding to the general uncertainty in scrambling communications and upsetting balances.

Again, that’s not something with a specific relationship to Friday the 13th, but at least it’s interesting to see the space telescope pictures of the solar activity:

Solar Corona 13 June 2014
The solar coronal activity on Friday, June 13, 2014 is just one of the things that impacted stock market trading and the climate of geopolitical unrest.

 

Unanswered Questions as the Planets Impact Stock Market Trading Movements

Wow!

I always enjoy the opportunity to chat with Michael Yorba when he invites me to be a guest on his Traders Network radio show– we discuss the upcoming prospects for stock market trading, and he does a really great job of asking questions that bring the planetary connections with market movements into an understandable perspective.

But during our time on the air together just before the closing bell on Wall Street yesterday, the conversation was not only lively– it took us into a lot of interrelated topics that ultimately provided a great overview of the big-picture situation in the markets today.

As Michael put it during the interview, “A lot of people are yawning at the markets now, but I’m not so sure that this is one of those yawning moments. It could be the start of something big.”

We touched on the impact of Mercury and Neptune on current conditions in stock market trading, on crude oil and precious metals, on the geopolitical troubles that have been brewing (and which have been described so incisively by our friend and colleague Jim Cummins in his articles for FinancialCyclesWeekly.com), on the prospects for increasing market volatility as we look at the VIX during the coming weeks, and a whole lot more.

In fact, we actually ran out of time during the interview, and Michael had to sign off with an unanswered question still dangling– about today’s potent combination of Friday the 13th and the Full Moon.

I’ll be putting up a new blog post on that subject within the next couple of hours, so be sure to check back then (or Subscribe To This Blog to get email notifications whenever a new post is added).

In the meantime, here’s the recording of yesterday’s interview on the Traders Network show:

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