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Is This Just The Pause Before the Coming Stock Market Trading Storm?

I’m currently in the midst of a couple of weeks of travel, combining the business of helping astro-traders in various parts of the country with the pleasure of participating in a couple of family weddings on back-to-back weekends.

Right now I’m in the mountains of western North Carolina, preparing for an outdoor wedding ceremony and an evening of festivities to follow. We’ve got great weather, which has the blushing bride breathing a big sigh of relief!

But even during a holiday weekend and a great occasion like this one, the opportunities in the markets don’t disappear completely. That’s why I’ve been grabbing a few spare moments this afternoon to review the planetary trends that are likely to dominate the market action next week.

As I told Michael Yorba during my weekly radio interview with him on his Traders Network radio program on Thursday, the week ahead of us brings the Moon into sharp focus as we look for potential shifts in stock market trading trends.

We’ve got a lunar return to the recent Solar Eclipse, an entire trading day with a void-of-course Moon, and then a New Moon to top it all off.

You can get the details and hear the complete conversation from Thursday’s interview here:

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By the way, near the end of the interview I mention the fact that the special e-book on The Solar Eclipse of April 2014: Its Impact on the Markets is available now at a 25% discount if you use the Coupon Code YORBA when you place your order. That Coupon Code is good through the end of the day on Monday, so to take advantage of the savings you’ll want to to go to http://bit.ly/Eclipse1404 to place your order while there’s still time.

A New Look at the Venus Stock Market Trading Top

During my interview with Michael Yorba on his Traders Network radio show yesterday, we had a chance to talk about the role that Venus has been playing in defining price levels for this week’s stock market trading top.

In our previous conversation I had identified Venus-based price resistance as potentially stopping the advance in the S&P 500 at 1903.35, based on the work I had done using techniques developed by W. D. Gann to analyze the Venus/Pluto waxing square on May 14. (You’ll find more details on that forecast on my May 8 Blog Post.)

As it turned out, however, the exact time for the stock market trading top was at 10:44 Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, May 13, with the S&P turning at 1902.17 instead.

S&P 500 Stock Market Trading at Venus Top
A look at the one-minute price bars for the S&P 500 shows the way that planetary price action can influence stock market trading opportunities. The trading top came at 10:44 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

When Michael and I discussed this yesterday, he was quick to praise the accuracy of my forecast, and I talked about the role that the upcoming Mars station is already playing in speeding up some of the planetary phenomena that we’re looking at as potential movers of the price action in stock market trading right now.

After the radio interview, however, I did some more thinking about what had happened in the markets earlier in the week.

Why had the resistance point been hit on Tuesday instead of Wednesday?

And why was the top at 1902 instead of 1903? I was a little puzzled.

Then it dawned on me.

Venus moves pretty fast, so on May 13 it wasn’t yet in a position that corresponded with 1903 in the S&P!

I took a look at the horoscope for the actual trading top, and calculated the S&P price level that corresponded with the position of Venus when the stock market trading top occurred:

Venus Position at Trading Top
The red arrow here points to the position of Venus at the precise time that the action in stock market trading with the S&P 500 hit its high of 1902.17 (the exact Venus location corresponded to 1902.05).

Obviously, 1902.05 is a lot closer to 1902.17 than 1903.35 is– so close, in fact, that it unequivocally confirms the role Venus has been playing in articulating active price resistance this week.

But what was Venus doing that made the market turn on May 13 instead of May 14?

The 90-degree dial for the stock market trading top answered that question fast:

Venus Trading Top 90-degree Dial
The position of Venus (at the red pointer) on the 90-degree dial for the moment of the trading top in stock market trading on May 13, 2014 shows its activation of the Mars/Zeus midpoint (indicating decision action and a technical turning point) and the Jupiter/Kronos midpoint (growth to the highest possible level) – a combination that clearly signals the potential for a trading top at that time, with Venus defining the exact price level.

This unique combination of midpoint structures provides a startling definition of a trading top. And these specific planetary signals also gave us a dramatic reminder of just how important it is for us to use transneptunian factors like Zeus and Kronos in our astro-trading forecasts!

The bottom line here is this– not all of our forecasts are correct, but when they miss the mark (even very slightly), it’s sometimes worth the extra effort to take another look to see what we can learn in retrospect.

That’s how the art and science of astro-trading keep moving ahead!

By the way, if you missed hearing the interview with Michael Yorba yesterday, you can listen to it right here:

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Getting Specific Times, Exact Prices from Planetary Alignments for More Profitable Stock Market Trading

“Don’t be so vague,” Michael Yorba said to me during our interview on his Trader’s Network radio show this afternoon.

But he chuckled when he said that.

I had just told him that I’m watch the Venus/Pluto activation coming up on May 14 to provide a potential resistance level in the S&P 500 at 1903.35 during that trading day next week.

That Venus activation — part of the Venus translation of the Cardinal Grand Cross which will unfold next week between May 14 and May 18 — is giving us critical information as astro-traders.

You’ll find information about the Cardinal Grand Cross in the e-book on The Stock Market Collision Course. Information on eclipse activations is a key feature in the e-book on The Solar Eclipse of April 2014: Its Impact on the Markets.

The coordination of planetary action with specific price points in the markets is a stock market trading tool that W. D. Gann used successfully in his market forecasting in the early decades of the twentieth century, and it’s just as valid today as it was then.

You can hear all my comments, and my specific price forecasts for the S&P, in this recording of the complete discussion that Michael and I had on his show over the Clear Channel network today:

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By the way,  Michael mentioned some charts that I posted today on his website, showing the planetary price lines corresponding to the upcoming market action.I also posted those same charts on this blog.

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Is There Any Truth To This Old Saying?

The old-time market pundits have long suggested that a good investment strategy is to “Sell in May and Go Away” for maximum long-term profits in the equities markets.

This notion is rooted in the fact that there’s often a seasonal decline in stock prices during the summer months, with a historical tendency for underperformance in equities starting in May and continuing through October.

But is it a good idea to “Sell in May” this year?

If so, should we sell at the beginning of the month, or wait until later?

That’s what I discussed with Michael Yorba yesterday when he interviewed me on his Traders Network radio show.

We also talked about the impact of the recent solar eclipse on markets in the Pacific, the role of Mars in providing key timing factors during the month ahead as it moves from retrograde motion into its direct station, the importance of the Eclipse Activation Dates mentioned in the report on The Solar Eclipse of April 2014: Its Impact on the Markets, and a whole lot more.

You can hear a recording of the complete 11-minute interview here:

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By the way, you’ll find the charts that Michael and I talked about at the beginning of the interview, including the eclipse path and the market charts from Australia and Indonesia, on Wednesday’s blog post. You can see it at:


Great Questions About The Solar Eclipse

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Michael Yorba for a number of years now, initially when he first got started with his “Commodity Classics” TV show (he was a pioneer in online broadcasting, back in the pre-Neflix days when there was still net neutrality and there was barely enough bandwidth to get a signal through), and more recently as a regular commentator on his Traders Network radio show, which is broadcast live KFXR-1190 AM radio in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas and streamed to listeners around the world via the internet.

One of the great things about Michael is that he’s a trader himself, so he really knows what he’s talking about when he discusses the markets on the radio.

He’s also worked hard to become knowledgeable about astro-trading.

When Michael Yorba and I first started working together, he didn’t know anything at all about planetary influences in the markets. But he got a copy of one of the early editions of The Basic Stock Market Astrology Home Study Course from me, and diligently worked through all the lessons. He’s considerably expanded his astro-trading expertise since then.

That’s why it was no surprise to me during our interview time on his Traders Network show yesterday, when he asked me some probing, to-the-point questions about the impact of the big solar eclipse we’ve got coming up next Tuesday.

He had me on for two segments of the program, so we had plenty of time to get into depth about the time and location of the eclipse, the connections it has with current geopolitical strife, the effects we’re expecting in the markets, our trading philosophy here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com, the new monograph on The Solar Eclipse of April 2014: Its Impact on the Markets, and a whole lot more.

Along the way, we even got in some conversation about Apple Computer (AAPL) and the S&P 500, referring to charts that I had posted on his social network page as well as on this blog. To take a look at them now, just CLICK HERE.

The recording of this interview is in two segments:

Here’s the first one:

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And here’s the second part:

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By the way, if you haven’t signed up yet for the webinar that’s mentioned in the interview, you need to do that right away. It’s a free event, but you need to register ahead of time. You can do that at:



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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Putting The Blood Moon Lunacy Into Perspective

I was in the middle of a client consultation in my office yesterday, discussing astrologically-grounded marketing strategies for an expanding enterprise, when the president of the company stopped me in mid-sentence.

“I almost forgot to ask you,” she said. “Tell me about the Blood Moon. Is it something we should be worried about?”

In the conversation that followed, it soon became apparent that she had gotten sucked into an a maelstrom of half-baked superstitions, Biblical prophecies, and media misinformation, with pundits and commentators fanning the flames sparked by Pastor John Hagee of the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, whom you may remember as the guy who claimed that Hurricane Katrina was the result of rampant homosexuality in New Orleans.

At any rate, my client was already upset by the Blood Moon brouhaha– after all, if the end of the world is here, why bother to plan a marketing campaign for your business?

I reassured her, and pointed out that even if you’e a fan of apocalyptic propaganda the Biblical connections with current events are pretty sketchy at best.

For starters, the lunar eclipse on Tuesday may not even be the color of blood. According to NASA, the current atmospheric conditions are more likely to make the eclipsed Moon look orange instead.

By the way, NASA will be providing real-time coverage and online commentary during the event at the agency’s website during the early morning hours of April 15. Click HERE for a link to their eclipse page.

NASA is a great source for eclipse information, at least from the astronomical perspective. While I was doing research for our new publication on The Solar Eclipse of April 2014: Its Impact on the Markets I found them to be an invaluable resource.

One of the claims about this week’s Blood Moon is that it’s particularly fated because it’s the first eclipse in a tetrad of four consecutive total lunar eclipses.

That, according to the end-time zealots, is completely unprecedented.

Actually, though, even though it’s somewhat rare to have four total lunar eclipses in a row, it’s not totally unheard of.

It happened in January 1909 through November 1910.

It happened in January 1927 through November 1928.

It happened in April 1949 through September 1950.

It happened in April 1967 through October 1968.

It happened in May 1985 through October 1986.

And it happened most recently in May 2003 through October 2004.

While it might be interesting to go back to those lunar eclipse dates and see what happened when the world ended then, but for now I’d rather pay attention to the potential impact of the Blood Moon on the action in the stock market.

In fact, that was one of the topics I discussed with Michael Yorba during my interview with him on Thursday. When I made that live appearance on his Traders Network radio show I was on my cell phone in an airport, so the audio quality is a little rough in places. Even so, I think you’ll find this two-part interview worth listening to.

Here’s part one:

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And here’s part two:

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High-Frequency Trading and What We Can Gain with the Astro-Trading Advantage

The Michael Lewis Flash Boys book has been creating quite a stir on Wall Street this week, so it was only natural that it came up as a topic of conversation when I got together with Michael Yorba for an interview on his Traders Network radio show on Thursday afternoon.

The book is about the corrupting consequences of High-Frequency Trading, and apparently Lewis is so passionate about this issue that he’s been pulling out all the stops to publicize his new publication.

But, as I told Michael Yorba during our interview this week, what we’re doing with our members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com is about as different from High-Frequency Trading as you can possibly get.

In fact, you could accurately call it Low-Frequency Trading instead. But no matter what you call it, this approach to the markets contently creates solid trading profits with minimal risk.

You can hear the first part of Thursday’s interview with Michael Yorba, when we discussed high-frequency trading, here:

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After the commercial break on the program, Michael and I picked up the conversation and discussed the astrological factors moving the markets now. You can listen to that segment here:

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The Sun Gives Us A Preview of Coming Events

When I talked with Michael Yorba on his Traders Network radio show last week, we discussed the sneak preview that the Sun is providing for us as astro-traders during the first three days of April.

On Tuesday, April 1, the Sun will be in a waxing square to Jupiter. It will conjoin Uranus on Wednesday, and then on Thursday, April 3, it will be in a waxing square to Pluto.

Solar Translation of Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto and S&P
As the Sun (the green diagonal lines) translates the alignment of Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto (the blue, orange, and navy lines respectively) on April 1-3, it will help define the trading range that we’ll be range that we’ll be referring to on April 21-23, when the T-Square and Grand Cross release their full force. This chart for the S&P 500 shows daily price bars through the close on Friday, March 28.

That translation of the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-Square pattern effectively gives us a glimpse into some of the dynamics we can look forward to on April 20-21, with the precise alignment of that T-Square, and on April 22-23, when transiting Mars will convert the T-Square into a powerful Grand Cross pattern in the cardinal signs of the zodiac.

Here’s the complete recording of my conversation with Michael on Thursday:

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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.