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Best Week Of The Year

We’ve just finished up the best week of the year so far for the stock market.

In fact, it was a roaring rally.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 4.41% for the week.

The Russell 2000 was up 1.95%.

The NASDAQ Composite added 3.88% compared to the week before.

And the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4.71% to guarantee a prime spot in the financial headlines.

What Was Behind The Best Week?

The trading action provided a remarkable contrast to the downturn in May.

But exactly what was behind the best week of the year?

According to the mainstream financial media, a lot of the credit goes to the Federal Reserve.

Acting As Appropriate

Speaking in Chicago on Tuesday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell discussed “recent developments involving trade negotiations and other matters.”

“We do not know how or when these issues will be resolved,” he said.

“We are closely monitoring the implications of these developments for the U.S. economic outlook and, as always, we will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion, with a strong labor market and inflation near our symmetric 2 percent objective.”

That promise to “act as appropriate” created an instant market reaction.

An Accurate Forecast

But here’s the interesting thing about the best week of the year, the one that we’ve just completed.

We knew it was coming ahead of time.

And it really had nothing to do with Jerome Powell’s speech on Tuesday.

Although we didn’t specifically say it would be the best week of the year so far, we definitely saw this week’s stock market rally coming.

It was because we saw a Mars/Kronos conjunction just ahead.

We know that Transneptunians are powerful market movers.

Mars Kronos Best Week
The Mars/Kronos conjunction was a precursor to the best week of the year so far.

But when we made that forecast last Saturday, a rally certainly wasn’t a sure thing.

After all, when we did our special webinar last weekend on Transneptunian timing factors in the markets, the markets had just completed a month of surprising losses.

Nobody was looking for the best week of the year.

Confidence in a big price move was definitely lagging.

The Mars/Kronos Effect

But during that in-depth advanced training session we did a deep-dive into all the potential effects of the current Mars/Kronos conjunction.

That’s a relatively rare planetary alignment that often signals extreme events in politics, in social or public affairs, in international relations, and in business and the financial markets.

Last Saturday’s webinar was an extraordinarily powerful session.

One of the key take-aways was that even after the exact Mars/Kronos alignment, we can still expect to see its effects continuing to play out in geopolitics and market action for a number of weeks to come.

That’s exactly what’s been going on now.

But that wasn’t all we talked about in the webinar.

In-Depth Webinar Transneptunian Training

We also took a look at:

To find out more about the continuing impact of this powerful event, and about what we can expect in the coming weeks, be sure to check out the webinar recording.

You can get it at:

https://cleostbc.samcart.com/products/trouble-at-the-top—marskronos-trransneptunian-trading-training-video

Janet Yellen or Uranus/Pluto?

Janet Yellen is getting the credit.

Wall Street is celebrating tonight.

It was a great day for the equities markets.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up an astonishing 421.28 points, climbing by 2.53 percent to close at 17.778.15

The NASDAQ Composite zoomed up by 2.24 percent, adding 104.08 points to finish the trading session at 4,748.40.

And even the normally sedate S&P 500 went wild during the day’s market action, chalking up an additional 48.34 points to wind up at 2.061.23, with a net gain for the session of 2.40 percent.

Did Janet Yellen Do It?

Janet Yellen
Janet Yellen – Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Bank

The financial news pundits, sage and smug as always, were quick to explain the extraordinary bullishness on Wall Street.

Janet Yellen did it.

No sooner had the market closed than the media was buzzing with the news.

Janet Yellen did it.

Or more precisely, Janet Yellen didn’t do it.

Janet Yellen held back, After a two-day Fed session she announced that the central bank will eventually raise interest rates, but not just yet.

If we can take Janet Yellen at her word, the rate will stay near zero for at least the first quarter of 2015.

And so, with two consecutive days of gigantic market gains, the bulls are in charge. The only way from here is up, to infinitely higher highs.

Is This A Market Top?

Unless you live in the real world, of course.

I’m not so sure that Janet Yellen and her amazing technicolor patience in refusing to push interest rates higher is really the cause of the market action.

Remember, we’re dealing with the impact of the current Uranus/Pluto waxing square. And as we documented in a recent blog post, that’s an event with a significant correlation to market volatility.

So the rally wasn’t a surprise, with or without Janet Yellen.

And a downturn is highly likely, since there seems to be little real change to support higher highs.

And while you’re at it, take a look at Janet Yellen’s horoscope:

Janet Yellen Uranus/Pluto December 2014
Janet Yellow saw her natal horoscope strongly activated by the December 2014 Uranus/Pluto waxing square, with multiple midpoint structures in play.

In this presentation of the Janet Yellen natal chart on the 90-degree dial, the dial’s red pointer aligns with the Uranus/Pluto waxing square. Look at the midpoints it triggers in her chart:

Mars/Jupiter – a surprise beginning of a fortunate activity.

Chiron/Poseidon – the inconvenience of clarifying ideas.

Mercury/Uranus – an unexpected announcement.

Neptune/Admetos – a sudden deadly poisoning through hidden actions.

Hades/Aries Point – Negligent actions that increase widespread misery and poverty.

It all adds up to an interesting picture, to say the least. While these configurations may not connect with conscious motivations for Janet Yellen, we should pay attention.

There may ultimately be negative consequences when Janet Yellen gets the credit.

Even if Janet Yellen didn’t do it.

 

A Chat with Yorba about the Market’s Collision Course

I had a great time chatting with Michael Yorba on his Traders Network radio show yesterday afternoon just before the closing bell.

During our interview, he wanted to know about the string of astrological dynamics that are set to slam the markets during the coming weeks, with a special push toward a potential trend reversal as we finish up February and move into March, with Mercury retrograde ending and Mars retrograde getting started.

It was an especially appropriate topic, since the S&P 500 closed yesterday at 1854.29, a new all-time record high for that index, dramatically setting the stage for a trading top as the aggressive planetary factors come into play.

Jupiter-Uranus Waxing Square impact on S&P-500, NASDAQ, Dow Industrials and VIX

I also posted this collection of charts on Yorba’s social media page, illustrating the effects of the Jupiter/Uranus waxing square on the S&P 500, the NASDAQ Composite, the Dow Industrials, and the VIX. On each chart, the center vertical zero point is the exact date of the Jupiter/Uranus aspect, with the graph showing the average percentage of price movement for 30 days before and 30 days after the date of the planetary alignment.

By the way, the webinar I mentioned during the interview is now available as a recorded online video to view at your convenience — I got it posted on this blog last night, so you can see it right away at http://wp.me/p1VnSz-ky

You can listen to the full 10-minute interview with Michael Yorba from yesterday’s show on the Traders Network right here:

click here to download or listen on your mobile device

You’ll also want to check out the new report on The Stock Market Collision Course — it provides detailed information about the historical impact of the cycle of Jupiter/Uranus waxing squares, and also features 50 horoscopes and trading charts as well as a detailed listing of the key planetary dynamics that we expect to move the markets in the immediate future. You can download a copy at http://bit.ly/ATsmcc or just CLICK HERE.