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Top 10 Again for FinancialCyclesWeekly.com

We’re in the Top 10 again.

Our market timing has consistently been quite accurate.

That’s been going on for a number of years.

Our regular subscribers at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com can attest to that.

So can Timer Digest.

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The market service at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com and editor Tim Bost have been the subjects of special features in Timer Digest several times in recent years, and consistently rank in that publication’s Top 10 lists of market timers.

Timer Digest ranks forecasters and market timers from across the spectrum.

It tracks over 100 separate services.

That includes fundamental analysts.

It includes technical analysts.

It even includes folks like me – astrologers who use planetary cycles to time the markets.

That’s a broad mix.

But most of all, the Timer Digest listings feature many well-known experts.

They’re the cream of the crop.

So it’s a particular honor to get recognition in this prestigious publication.

Multiple Top 10 Lists

But Timer Digest doesn’t just pick winning forecasters and timing services.

They break their listings down into four categories.

First there are the Stock Market Timers. Those rankings are based on performance in forecasting the stock market during the last year, the last six months, and the last three months.

There’s a Top 10 list for each of those time frames.

Next there are the Gold Timers. That listing includes the Top 5 forecasters for the yellow metal.

The Bond Timers also get their own Top 5 list.

And finally there’s the listing of Long-Term Stock Market Timers. It features a ranking of the Top 10 market forecasters looking at mega-trends, the long-wave cycles that move the markets over many years.

Where We Show Up

We focus primarily on the stock market here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com. And because we pay a lot of attention to outer-planet cycles and transneptunians, we provide a long-term perspective as we as comments on more immediate market moves.

That’s what has earned us recognition in the Long-Term Stock Market Timing category at Timer Digest. We’ve had a place on that Top 10 for over five years now.

Needless to say, we don’t show up in the rankings for Gold or Bond timing at all.

But our work has also merited a place in the Top 10 list for current Stock Market Timers on occasion as well.

In fact, in 2017 we ended up in a tie for first place in the rankings, so we shared in the recognition as Timer of the Year.

Current Rankings

My outlook for 2020 as a whole was included in the December 16, 2019 issue of Timer Digest (the annual forecast issue). As usual, we were ranked in the Top 10 Long-Term Timers. But we got an extra honor – the Number 10 ranking on the overall Top 10 list, based on forecasting performance from December 13, 2018 through December 13, 2019.

By the time the next issue of Timer Digest arrived on January 2, we had moved up to the Number 8 spot on that list. Running from December 31, 2018 through December 31, 2019, it recorded the best performers for the entire calendar year.

And then earlier this week, we got the most recent issue of the magazine, published on January 20, 2020. We’re now at Number 6 on the list of Top 10 Timers for the year, from January 17, 2019 through January 17, 2020.

And that’s not all.

Also in the January 20 issue, we popped in at Number 10 in the list of the top market timers for the past six months, from July 17, 2019 through January 17, 2020.

Does it feel good to get this kind of recognition for our work?

Of course it does!

But here’s the strange part.

As much as I enjoy the honors, I’m personally really not terribly competitive.

I’m not striving to beat anybody else. I’m not pushing to be Number 1.

What really pleases me is the fact that financial astrologers and astro-traders consistently find their way into the top rankings at Timer Digest. That not only includes me, but also friends and colleagues like Bill Meridian, Arch Crawford, Barry Rosen, and Manfred Zimmel.

Together, we’re advancing an important aggregate notion: if you want to succeed in the markets, it really pays to have the astro-trading advantage.

I think that’s something to be proud of!

Timing The Market

“I’ve heard you should never try timing the market.”

“What really matters is not timing the market, but the time you’re in the market!”

Those “words of wisdom” have been repeated many times by many would-be pundits, often without much clear understanding of what they really mean.

“Don’t try timing the market” is essentially a warning to avoid trading. It assumes that a Buy-And-Hold approach is the only way to make money.

But that’s not always true.

Buying and holding may work fine. At least that’s true if you’re willing to tie up your money for years or even decades, hoping for long-term growth.

But there’s money to be made from trading, too.

And trading doesn’t have to be stressful.

There are alternatives to the high-pressure grind of staying glued to a computer screen all day every day, watching for fleeting opportunities that require hair-trigger action if you’re going to survive.

The Best Of Both Worlds

Here’s what really works.

With the astro-trading advantage, we’ve discovered that we can have the best of both worlds.

Time in the market?

With our system we’re in the market all the time.

But that’s definitely not a buy-and-hold approach.

And we’re not exactly trying to time the market, either.

We’re much more concerned with timing specific trades for maximum potential returns.

An Alternative To Timing The Market

With the astro-trading advantage, we consistently rotate trades with market exposure of about 7 or 8 trading days.

That means we’re always in the market.

After all, if your goal is to make money in the market, you need to be in the market.

These swing trades of 7 or 8 days average duration give us consistently rewarding results. That’s been true each year for the past 17 years in a row. We’ve never had an annual loss from our trading.

We’ve put a tremendous amount of time, money and effort into perfecting this unique approach to making money in the market.

We rely on it every week to select the best trading opportunities.

We use it to manage our active trades by reducing risks and optimizing profits.

And we depend on it to move systematically toward the creation and preservation of long-term wealth.

Consistent Results

Our astro-trading results consistently out-perform the major market indices. In fact, our Model Portfolio has beaten the Dow Jones Industrials by an average of 559% per year, for the last decade and a half.

Those are the kind of results you can be getting too. All it takes is a solid start in the astro-trading techniques that really work.

By the way, that’s exactly why we’ve just released our brand-new Astro-Trading Intensive training program. It guides you step by step toward astro-trading success you can count on.

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Dow Target A Near Miss

Okay. We’ve just finished the first quarter of the trading year, and our Dow target wasn’t hit precisely.

But we came pretty darn close!

What Dow Target?

What does all this mean? What target am I talking about, anyway?

It all started with a request I got in late November from Timer Digest newsletter.

They regularly track market timers, including the trading signals that we publish in FinancialCyclesWeekly.

And, as I noted in a blog post a few months ago, they wanted an overall forecast for 2017.

Their request was for a specific Dow target for the end of March, for the end of June, and for the end of the year on December 31st..

So here’s what I came up with.

I was looking for a bullish quarter for stocks.

That certainly has proven to be the case.

But I was trying to figure this out in late November, remember.

At that time (November 28) the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 19097.90.

So I did some back-testing.

I looked at cycles of the true lunar node.

I assessed upcoming astrological events.

I took a particular look at upcoming solar eclipse patterns.

Not Just Trump

While many of colleagues and fellow forecasters focused on the election of Donald Trump, I didn’t give it much attention.

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Donald Trump’s billionaire status translated into Wall Street enthusiasm after the election.

At that time, of course, a Trump Rally was already underway.

The Dow had already climbed nearly 5 percent since the presidential election. And it was a pretty good bet it would continue into the new year.

At least until after the presidential inauguration on January 20.

But again, I wasn’t giving that factor much attention as I calculated my Dow target.

I was looking at the astrology instead – that’s mainly what astro-traders do!

So What Exactly Was The Dow Target?

As I’ve reported here before, my target for the end of March, 2017 was 20605.00.

Dow Target March 2017
Our Dow Target for the end of March 2017 was very close to the actual closing price on March 31.

And, as I noted shortly after the forecast made it into print in Timer Digest, I found myself “wondering if perhaps I didn’t stick my neck out a little too far with this forecast.”

As it turned out, though, my Dow target was a little too conservative.

My projection was for 20606.00. The Dow finished up at the end of March at 20663.22.

My Dow target was off by 0.28%.

We’ll see how things turn out for the rest of the year.

10-Year Gann Cycles in Trading

Exploring the W. D. Gann cycles work is a never-ending source of inspiration.

For W. D. Gann cycles and vibrations were a core part of market analysis and forecasting, as he summarized so succinctly in his book The Tunnel Thru The Air:

“In making my calculations for the stock market, or any future event, I get the past history and find out what cycle we are in and then predict the curve for the future, which is a repetition of past market movements,” he said. “The great law of vibration is based on like producing like.”

As astro-traders, it’s vital that we understand the importance of Gann cycles in market timing.

In this video I’ve taken about six minutes to provide a quick review of one the most important Gann cycles that the legendary trader used in his remarkable market forecasts nearly 100 years ago.

The 10-year cycle that Gann described still works today!

As you watch the video, remember that it just represents the tip of the iceberg in the study and application of Gann cycles!

Gann Cycles and Our New Mini-Course

By the way, if you aren’t already using cycle analysis in your own trading, you should definitely check out our new online mini-course on Cycle Trading Cash – we’re scheduled to launch this new program on February 21, the day after tomorrow!

This new mini-course is designed to give you the basics of cycle trading fast. It only takes about three weeks to go through all the course material, and even if you’re a complete newcomer to cycle trading you’ll grab the key insights and skills rapidly enough to start applying them in your own trading right away.

There’s a lot of emphasis on Gann cycles in the new course, but we also cover plenty of practical skills and trading tips that help make cycle trading easier for you.

You can get more information on the Cycle Trading Cash mini-course at: http://vibrationcode.com/CTC01

Hitting The Timer Digest Top 10

Timer Digest has been around for quite a few years now, and it provides a wonderful service.

You’ll want to check it out at https://timerdigest.com if you’re at all interested in picking the best times to get in or out of the market; in figuring out the emerging trends in stocks, bonds, or precious metals; or in deciding where you can get the most reliable investment advice.

The approach at Timer Digest is a simple one: the publication monitors more than 100 of the leading market timing models. It ranks the top stock, bond, and gold timing pundits according to the performance of their recommendations during various periods of time.

Timer Digest also publishes profiles of some of the top investment advisers and financial newsletter publishers, providing some great insights into their timing models and their approach to the markets.

Needless to say, Timer Digest doesn’t have a huge circulation. It’s mainly read by high-powered individual and institutional traders and investors. These are the ones who are looking for the best guidance they can find to bring financial success to themselves and their clients.

Timer Digest Is Not Just For Experts

Even so, it’s worth checking out even if you’re a newcomer to the markets, or if you’re just trading a limited account. It would easily cost you more than $20,000 a year to subscribe to all the publications and advisory services that Timer Digest reviews for each issue.

That means you get the cream of the crop – and you save a lot of time as well as money – when you read each issue.

Taking It Personally

As you’ve probably figured out by now, I’m a big fan of Timer Digest.

I’ve followed it off and on for a number of years, and have gotten lots of excellent ideas and insights by studying the forecasts and market timers it reviews.

That’s why I was particularly thrilled when the latest issue of Timer Digest arrived in my email inbox yesterday evening.

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The Timer Digest list of the Top Ten Long Term Timers, published on February 16, 2015.

 

I was reading page 4, and reviewing the current list of the “Top Ten Long Term Timers” for the stock market.

To my delight, I saw that Financial Cycles Weekly is on the list!

Our members and subscribers have profited from our service for a long time, and we’ve already put together a solid 13-year track record of out-performing the major market averages year after year.

But this was the first time we’ve been ranked in this important publication.

That really felt good.

Actually, though, as I started to study the list a little more closely, I noticed an important side note: the asterisk beside my name on the list indicated that I was tied in ranking with others on the list.

As it turns out, Financial Cycles Weekly is now in a tie for second place on the Top 10 List, along with Dan Sullivan, Philip Michalek, Bernie Schaeffer, Marvin Appel, and other big names among the ranks of market forecasters.

That’s definitely something to be proud of – so we’ll be doing our best to stay in the Timer Digest Top 10!

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.

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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.

62 STOCKS COVER

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

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What Really Works in Stock Market Trading with Astrology – Consistent Astro-Trading Results

We call it the Astro-Trading Advantage.

It’s the powerful edge you get as a trader when you combine the tools of technical analysis and solid fundamental perspectives with the unique insights provided by a connection with planetary cycles.

It’s what really works when you apply astrology to stock market trading.

Using the techniques of astrology in a consistent trading plan has produced annual returns that have out-performed the major market averages in stock market trading year after year after year.
Using the techniques of astrology in a consistent trading plan has produced annual returns that have out-performed the major market averages in stock market trading year after year after year.

It’s also what has empowered us to get such consistently profitable trading results with our Model Portfolio at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com.

And it’s the focus of the day-long intensive I’ll be presenting next Sunday, May 18, in Miami.

We’ll have an intimate group gathering for an up-close-and-personal look at what goes on behind the scenes as we prepare a weekly market analysis, fine-tune high-potential stock selections, and work out the details of specific trading strategies, including trade entry times and initial stop-loss levels.

We’ll not only discuss the concepts involved, we’ll also put them to practical use as the group refines the trading plan that will be shared later that evening with our inner circle group of Gold-Plus Elite members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com.

This is unlike any other astro-trading workshop you’ve ever attended, and if you’re in the Miami area next Sunday (or if you can get there!) it’s definitely an experience that you won’t want to miss.

To get connected with the event, please RSVP to Lynne Hyde at 305-759-2202 (or email her at lynhyde@bellsouth.net) — the workshop will be held at her home, and she’ll be glad to provide you with directions.

Lynne’s home is a great location, by the way. For more information, see the blog post from earlier today at: http://marketastrologer.realbusinessresults.com/great-location-sunday-astro-trading-intensive/

Silver & The Cycles of the Moon

I always enjoy my radio interviews with Michael Yorba.

The guests on his Traders Network program bring a variety of perspectives on the markets to the show, and our chats about the astro-trading advantage fit in nicely with the other experts on technical analysis, market timing, and trading techniques. So I always feel like I’m in great company.

On top of that, Michael really asks great questions. His skill as an interviewer always helps pull more relevant facts and details to the surface, and our conversations often go in directions that help us explore key dynamics in astro-trading that many of Michael’s listeners have never heard about before.

For example, during my interview with him on Thursday, we reviewed the impact of the recent lunar eclipse on equities and Gold. We discussed the upcoming Stock Market Collision Course and the Grand Cross that’s just ahead, as well as the new monograph on The Solar Eclipse of April 2014: Its Impact on the Markets.

Then Michael asked me about using astrology for trading Silver, Platinum, Palladium, and Copper.

It gave me a great opportunity to talk about the correlations between short-term Silver cycles and the various lunar dynamics that connect with Silver so strongly.

You can listen to the whole conversation here:


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“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.

“You’re Darn, Darn Good at What You Do!”

Market timing.

Cycle analysis.

A trading edge that really works.

That’s what makes the astro-trading advantage so remarkable, and it’s the reason that Michael Yorba keeps inviting me back as a special guest on his Traders Network radio program.

When we got together on the air on Friday we talked about the accuracy of the astro-trading forecasts we’ve shared in previous weeks, and discussed the upcoming prospects for the markets.

Good At Market Timing

“You’re here,” Michael told me, “because you’re darn, darn good at what you do!”

For example, this chart compares what I forecast for the VIX to the way the action actually turned out as the trading week got underway:

An Accurate VIX Forecast
Based on our research into the effects of the Jupiter/Uranus waxing square that’s discussed in the report on The Stock Market Collision Course, we forecast (in the chart on the left) a spike in the VIX just after the trading week got underway. The chart on the right shows how the action in the VIX actually turned out.

You can listen to the entire 10-minute interview here:


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By the way, the new report on The Stock Market Collision Course features many of the planetary dynamics relevant to market timing that we discussed in the interview. You can get a copy now at http://bit.ly/ATsmcc