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A Mercury Direct Stress Test & Stock Market Trading

This has been an eventful day, to say the least.

Mercury returned to direct motion this morning, after being retrograde since June 7.

That seemed to be good news for stock market trading, with all the major market indices breaking through previous resistance today to move to higher levels for the remainder of the trading day

Actually, Mercury resumption of direct motiont was a welcome transition at a lot of levels, especially since the last few days had seen more than their share of chaos, miscommunications, and general weirdness.

A couple of examples–

Yesterday, with Mercury in its final day of retrograde motion, I released my new e-book (what was I thinking when I picked THAT time!?!) on How To Time The Next Market Trading Top.

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This is an important new report which is the result of some months of research, back-testing, writing, and editing, so I was really glad to be able to make it available through my publishing company at Harmonic Research Associates.

But Mercury was retrograde so things got screwed up. A lot of people who ordered the instant download of this new publication got a confirmation email, but instead of getting this new report they gold a year-old monograph instead!

Not exactly what I had planned on, and it took us almost 24 hours to get everything straightened out, and to deliver copies of the real item to the people who had requested it.

And then, on a more personal level, there’s the repair work that just getting underway on the building that houses our penthouse condo overlooking the Manatee River here in Florida.

The condo association has contracted to have the exterior stucco repaired and the building repainted. That’s a nifty idea, except for the fact that virtually the entire outside of the seven-story building is going to be jack-hammered, with about six weeks of pounding, scraping and other chaos ahead of us. It’s a massive operation, and since we’re on the top floor, all the scaffolding and pulley systems for moving materials around are going to be installed right outside the window of my home office here, with plenty of turmoil in evidence throughout the month-and-a-half operation.

But here’s the kicker.

We had been told that this whole building repair thing was going to start in mid-August, so Patty and I have been making plans to work around that event as best we can.

That’s why we were especially surprised when we got back from lunch yesterday (June 30, with Mercury still retrograde) to discover that access to the front door of our condo had been blocked by massive construction equipment that the contractors had moved into place during our two-hour absence. They began the renovation work about six weeks ahead of schedule, and spent the rest of the afternoon pounding on the sides of the building, running noisy motors, and generally creating a commotion that’s sure to become the norm for the next month or so, whether we like it or not.

It’s not that I’m complaining, mind you. The building truly needs this work badly, and I’m really looking forward to having the renovation done.

But the bad timing and the botched communications still surprised me — as if I really needed a fresh lesson on the power of Mercury retrograde to mess things up!

And so today, Mercury returned to direct motion.

At last!

As this celestial event took place, was in the office of my cardiologist, getting ready to step onto a treadmill for a stress test, with a tube in my arm and all kinds of wires coming out of my chest.

I wasn’t really thinking too much about Mercury going direct at that moment, but the whole treadmill experience was a lot less challenging than I had anticipated, and the nurse who was working with me seemed impressed with what she observed.

I’ll have to wait until next week to review all the results with my cardiologist– this is my first full stress test since my heart surgery last October, so it’s good that we’ll be looking at the numbers when Mercury is no longer retrograde.

And I’m glad that Mercury had gone direct when I stepped onto the treadmill this morning!

 

“Gann was very private about using astrology….”

When I joined Michael Yorba for my weekly interview on his Traders Network radio program on Thursday, he asked me to help make sense of the market action.

“A lot of folks are getting whipsawed,” he said, because of the contradictory signals and the confusing market action.

I told him that one of the clearest indicators we’ve got going right now is the change of seasons at the Spring Equinox, which was a key market timing indicator used by W. D. Gann.

“W. D. Gann was very private about his use of astrological cycles in market forecasting,” I said, “but he had a pretty good track record.”

As an extra bonus for Michael’s listeners, I had also used the social network page on his website to post a link to my recent video about the back-testing we’ve done with the Spring Equinox, resulting in a specific trading strategy for precious metals, individual equities, and market indices from around the world.

Michael also commented about the savings his listeners could get when they used his special YORBA coupon code to order the new report on The Stock Market Collision Course.

You can here the entire interview, which also includes Michael’s questions about Elliott Wave counts and price targets, by clicking the player here:


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By the way, even if you missed the original broadcast you can still use the Coupon Code I mentioned in the interview to get a 10% discount on the new Stock Market Collision Course report.

Just go to http://bit.ly/ATsmcc and click through to order, then use Coupon Code YORBA during the check-out process.

Too Much of a Good Thing…

We had a great crowd attending our special webinar on Advanced Uranus/Pluto Astro-Trading Strategies on Monday evening.

The session was packed with information on trading opportunities in Gold, the market indices, and individual equities, and there were also some great insights on longer-term strategies in specific market sectors.

But the event turned out to be a good news/bad news situation.

The bad news was that the crowd was too big for our webinar service reservation, so we ran out of seats!

It was basically just too much of a good thing, which meant that not everybody got to join the event live.

My sincere apologies if you were one of the ones who got turned away.

But the good news was that we successfully recorded the entire webinar session, and we’ve set things up with the service to run a replay once a day.

To view the replay, sign up at:

http://www2.onlinemeetingnow.com/register/?id=a7aa824687

When you do, you’ll get a confirmation email. Verify your email address in response, and you’ll get a link to the webinar site, where you’ll see a countdown clock that will let you know when the next replay starts.

Use the same link at the appointed time to get connected with the replay, and you can view the whole event.

Thanks for your patience with this– and thanks for being a part of our astro-trading community– once you’ve had a chance to view the webinar, please come back here and leave your comments!