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Arch Crawford on The Big Eclipse

Arch Crawford is taking this eclipse seriously.

And why not?

After all, the solar eclipse coming up on Monday has gotten everyone’s attention.

The mainstream news media is going wild, of course.

Huge swarms of people are heading for the places where the total eclipse can be seen.

And the cities and towns along the eclipse path are preparing for traffic jams.

Hotels are booked solid.

People are clear that this a rare opportunity.

So they’re pulling out all the stops.

They’re traveling great distances and going to lots of expense to make sure they’re ready for The Big One.

And most of their preparations have been pretty upbeat.

Stores are holding eclipse sales.

Restaurants and bakeries are making eclipse-themed food.

Eclipse parties are being planned.

Arch Crawford Isn’t Ready To Party

But my good friend Arch Crawford doesn’t necessarily buy into the festive attitude.

He seems pretty clear that the solar eclipse is not just a time for revelry and celebration.

Arch is a pioneering leader in financial astrology and astro-trading.

He’s been tracking planetary phenomena like this for many years.

And just like me, he’s looking for a big geopolitical impact from this event.

Arch Crawford was featured in a recent column by Mark Hulbert on “What the Solar Eclipse on August 21 Will Mean For Stocks”.

Hulbert also cites academic research on the effects of planetary cycles on market events. The references he provides are worth exploring.

He also describes his efforts at “correlating solar eclipses with major market turning points. I focused only on total solar eclipses as opposed to partial ones, and furthermore on just those that were visible within the United States. There were 13 that met the criteria. For stock-market turning points, I relied on the bull and bear market calendar maintained by Ned Davis Research.

“I found little correlation. On no occasion did a total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. occur on the day of a major market turning point.”

Eclipses and Trend Reversals

Mark Hulbert makes a valid observation, of course. The market doesn’t always turn on the exact date of an eclipse.

But he overlooks an important factor.

Solar eclipses create resonant fields that stay active for months – sometimes years – after the date of the eclipse.

We can look for significant market action when transiting planets activate key planets and positions in the solar eclipse horoscope.

That’s one of the major themes in my new book, The Big One: The Great American Eclipse and Its Impact on the Market.

But of course Mark Hulbert is not an astrologer. So even though he’s bold enough to investigate eclipses and the markets, we shouldn’t expect him to get this nuanced bit of astrological lore.

And of course, he does feature the observations of Arch Crawford, who is an expert astrologer.

What Arch Crawford Has To Say

Hulbert quotes Arch Crawford as saying that, right after the solar eclipse, “hostile reactions will be immediate. Like it or not, historic events will ensue around this time, and most certainly involve the United States!”

That’s exactly the point I was making during my radio interview with Michael Yorba and Mervyn Price on Friday.

As a part of that session on iHeart Radio, we discussed global stress in general, and North Korea in particular.

As Arch Crawford says, we can expect historic events.

But as Mark Hulbert notes, he believes that  this hostility won’t spell the end of the bull market.”

Arch Crawford instead expects “a higher high after some further corrective action during this summer, perhaps around the December-January time frame.”

Based on an analysis of the lunar return to the solar eclipse, I’d look for that high in December. You’ll find that lunar return analysis on page 102 of The Big One.

 

 

Solar Eclipse Questions From Michael Yorba

I had a great chat yesterday with Michael Yorba, who had me on his new radio show to answer solar eclipse questions.

Michael has been the host of several important financial radio and TV shows in the past.

Tim Bost - Guest on CEO MoneyI’m always glad when he calls me to request an interview. His questions are always insightful, and he’s a big fan of astro-trading.

Michael’s current program is called CEO Money.

It’s featured on iHeartRadio originating in Dallas, Texas on 1190 AM Talk Radio.

Our conversation about the most pressing solar eclipse questions was featured on two of the show’s four segments yesterday.

Solar Eclipse Questions – Part 1

During the final segment of the program, the first solar eclipse questions focused on the eclipse impact on world leaders.

Mervyn Price, Michael’s co-host on the program, also got into the conversation. He wanted to know about the potential for profits in a variety of markets.

There was also a discussion about BitCoin and the future of cryptocurrencies. That’s an exciting new field that we’re going to be hearing a lot more about!

Solar Eclipse Questions – Part 2

During the interview we did get to discuss my new book – The Big One: The Great American Eclipse and Its Impact On The Markets. It’s been selling briskly on Amazon.com.

New Book Answers Key Solar Eclipse Questions

Solar Eclipse Questions are answered in The Big One

This new publication is 142 pages packed with information about the eclipse. You’ll also find over 85 useful charts, maps and illustration.

It not only provides comprehensive details about the eclipse that’s coming up in a few days. It also reviews the previous eclipses that relate to this current one – including the big eclipse of 1918 and the solar eclipse in 1811 that was followed by massive earthquakes in the United States.

And The Big One covers dozens of specific markets and trading opportunities, based on the effects of the eclipse that’s just ahead.

Best of all, you’ll find a month-by-month forecast for the markets in the months following the August 21 solar eclipse, along with specific dates of eclipse activations.

You can get the paperback at Amazon.com or grab an instant download of the e-book edition at: http://bit.ly/TBObook

The AIG Trial – The 2008 Crash 6 Years Later

It’s been six years now since the bottom fell out of the stock market.

That was a tumultuous time, with the global financial system on the brink of total collapse.

And at the heart of the crisis was American International Group (AIG), the huge insurance company that had put itself on the line with credit default swaps on collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) to insure $441 billion worth of subprime mortgages. As the housing bubble began to deflate in 2007 and 2008, AIG had to pay out on more and more claims, until the big banks that had created the fraudulent CDOs backed with Liars’ Loans put themselves in jeopardy, ultimately pushing AIG into a massive liquidity crisis and virtual bankruptcy.

On September 16, 2008, with stock prices in a nosedive and the U.S. financial leadership in full panic mode, Ben Shalom Bernanke, at the head of the Federal Reserve Board, in collusion with U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and New York Federal Reserve President Timothy Geithner, pushed through a high-interest federal loan to AIG of $86 billion and demanded the resignation of AIG CEO Robert B. Willumstad, who was replaced by Edward M. Liddy, a board member at Goldman Sachs.

More than five weeks before the collapse of AIG, on August 7, 2008, I had put the spotlight on AIG during an interview with Michael Yorba on his Commodities Classics TV show:


Although I called for “considerable downside” for AIG and the markets in general because of the then-imminent ingress of Pluto into Capricorn, and identified the September 23, 2008 Mercury/Mars conjunction at a Mercury station as a target zone for a trading bottom following a price decline by AIG and the insurance industry as a whole, I was definitely too conservative in my forecast at that time. Instead of finding a bottom at 17.25 as I thought possible, AIG dropped to below $5 a share – but it did find a trading bottom following the September 23 Mercury station.

The details about AIG are especially worth reviewing now, more than six years after that original interview, since AIG and all the big financial players from that time frame are the focus of a major trial set to begin in U.S. Federal Court of Claims on Monday, September 29, 2014. During the AIG trial, many new facts about the mechanics of the government bailout of AIG are likely to come to light. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Shalom Bernanke is expected to testify, as well as former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, and Timothy Geithner (president of the New York Fed in 2008, and later Treasury Secretary).

Bernanke’s testimony in the AIG trial is certainly likely to attract lots of media attention. During a 2009 interview with 60 Minutes, he said that the AIG collapse made him so angry at the time that he “slammed down the phone more than a few times.”

During that interview, Bernanke said that “It’s absolutely unfair that taxpayer dollars are going to prop up a company that made these terrible bets, that was operating out of the sight of regulators, but which we have no choice but to stabilize, or else risk enormous impact, not just in the financial system, but on the whole U.S. economy.”

In spite of Bernanke’s claims, however, the argument in the AIG trial is that the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury used the ailing AIG “as a vehicle to covertly funnel billions of dollars” to Goldman Sachs and other financial institutions favored by the government in a nefarious backdoor deal.

The complaint in the case for the AIG trial notes that “This is the only time in history when the government has taken without just compensation and/or illegally exacted the assets and equity of a company and its shareholders in connection with a loan, let alone a fully-secured loan bearing an extortionate interest rate.”

A Chat with Yorba on Astro-Trading Gold

When I got together with Michael Yorba during his interview with me on the Traders Network TV show earlier this week, we spent some time reviewing the Emerald Tablet trading strategy that’s discussed in the book on Mercury, Money and the Markets: Profitable Planetary Cycles for Short-Term Astro-Trading.

I posted the trading charts for Gold on a recent blog post, and used them as illustrations for my discussion with Michael about the potential for refined astro-trading timing by using both the inferior Sun/Mercury conjunction and the superior conjunction as well.

You can see those Gold charts at http://marketastrologer.realbusinessresults.com/another-emerald-tablet-trade-gold/

But Michael also used the interview time to review the ways that planetary indicators can highlight many market trends, offering us a clear advantage when we use astro-trading techniques.

You can watch the video recording of the entire interview from Thursday’s Traders Network show right here:

By the way, the webinar that I mentioned to Michael at the end of the interview was a live event later that evening; We got a video recording of that event as well; and it’s worth watching as an introduction to our Gold-Plus Elite membership program at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com and a review of the great material that’s in the works with our new class on How To Find The Money In Your Horoscope.

You can see the webinar recording here:

http://vibrationcode.com/august-2014-gpe-webinar-replay

Taking Our Stock Market Trading Money Off The Table

It’s always fun to get into a good conversation about stock market trading, especially when there’s a lot going on in the market environment, and even more especially when there are big trading profits along the way.

This week has been no exception. When I joined Michael Yorba for an astro-trading discussion yesterday on his Traders Network TV program, we talked about the treacherous situation in the markets now.

I explained that here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com our Gold-Plus Elite members have been taking some money off the table and closing out some profitable long positions in their stock market trading in recent weeks, in anticipation of a major correction.

It gave us a good opportunity to illustrate just how profitable the astro-trading advantage can really be!

You watch the entire interview, including some sample trading charts of our successful trades, right here:

Yorba’s Questions About A Stock Market Trading Top

“Thanks for keeping us on the right side of the market, Tim.”

That’s what Michael Yorba said at the end of our televised interview yesterday.

He’s been getting the bugs out of his new TV production format, but the format itself is secondary to the high-quality content his show consistently delivers.

During our interview yesterday we discussed the planetary factors that are ganging up right now to make a stock market trading top a bigger probability – including the Super Moon, the Mercury Retrograde Return, the Jupiter Ingress, and of course the big Jupiter/Apollon waning square that’s already shaking things up so much.

You can watch the entire segment from yesterday’s show right here:


I Talk Stock Market Trading on New Yorba TV Launch

Michael Yorba never stops trying.

For a number of years now he’s been a non-stop promoter of excellence and education for traders, and along the way he’s been a noteworthy pioneer in using the internet as a broadcast medium while he’s opened up new opportunities for improved stock market trading.

He put together the “Commodity Classics” online TV show as a live streaming video feed when a lot of the audience he was trying to reach just didn’t have access to enough bandwidth to make streaming video commonplace.

But Michael kept pushing the envelope, putting out show after show on a live video feed when a lot of other internet communicators were struggling to get pre-recorded video up on their web sites.

In more recent years, with his “Traders Network” program, Michael Yorba has perfected a talk-radio format for his internet broadcasting that consistently delivers high-quality content to listeners around the world. He’s attracted a big international audience.

Since his early days of television experimentation I’ve had the good fortune to be a guest on his shows on a number of occasions, and I’ve always been impressed with Michael’s skill as an interviewer– he has a great way of asking the kind of probing questions that help clarify complicated material and make important concepts clear on the air.

That’s why, when he called me last week to let me know that he was launching a new television show, I was eager to get involved.

His new program is still very much in the test-drive phase, and even though the video technology has vastly improved over the past few years there’s a lot to juggle in getting a live show up and running.

So it wasn’t too surprising that things were a little wild from the video technology end of things when I was a guest on the third episode of his brand-new show yesterday. There are plenty of bugs that still need to be worked out, and I obviously need to get a little more mastery of keeping multiple computer screens going, keeping my facts straight and remembering to look into the camera.

But for what it’s worth, here’s a recording of our shenanigans on the air yesterday. Take a look and share your comments– and remember, you’re getting to see history in the making!

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.

 

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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Talking Transneptunian Stock Market Trading with Michael Yorba

It’s been quite a challenge keeping up with all my regular market analysis while I’ve been on the road during the past few weeks.

Fortunately, though, I’ve been able to connect with Michael Yorba each Thursday via my cell phone, so that we can spend a few minutes together on the air, talking about the astro-trading dynamics that represent the biggest immediate opportunities for profitable stock market trading.

I always enjoy our conversations, and it’s always helpful to spend a little time preparing for those radio interviews, since I have an opportunity to review what’s happening in the heavens and determine which planetary factors are the most likely to move the markets.

Earlier this week, for example, we talked about the potential impact that the Mercury/Hades conjunction next Wednesday may have on price resistance for the S&P 500. Our session really helped sharpen my thinking, and it set the stage for more detailed analysis and research after the interview was over.

You can hear the entire segment from Thursday’s program on the Traders Network right here:


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