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Oil Prices Today & Tomorrow

So what’s really going on?

Have we seen a true bottom in oil prices today, or is the current upward movement just a sign of a dead-cat bounce?

That’s the topic of a feature article in the current issue of FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter – it not only talks about the situation in oil prices today, but also reviews the potential for oil trends during the coming months.

Trade ETFs To Play Oil Prices Today

Although Crude Oil Futures grab most of the headlines when it comes to news about oil, remember that you can also get into the trading opportunities offered by oil prices today by getting into oil-based ETFs.

The ETFs don’t offer the same kind of leverage that futures contracts provide, but if you choose your ETF wisely you can still get a lot of bang for your buck, especially if you see that oil prices today are trending strongly.

USO Tracks Oil Prices Today
This trading chart for the USO ETF closely follows the current trend in Crude Oil, since the price of the ETF each day is based on what happens to oil prices today in the futures markets.

For example, United States Oil Fund Limited Partnership (USO) trades on the New York Stock Exchange as an ETF, providing good liquidity and a low barrier to entry for small-scale speculators looking for a play in the oil market, since it closely tracks the trading action in Crude Oil Futures.

The trading chart above shows the way that geocentric Mars and Admetos in the ninth harmonic work together to structure support and resistance in the market action in oil prices today, as reflected in the trading for USO.

Bring On The Transneptunians!

It’s interesting to note the role of the Transneptunian Admetos here.

Many financial astrologers associate the planet Neptune with the oil industry.

They aren’t wrong in doing so, but at times this astrological signature can limit their thinking.

If the observation of planetary factors ends there, it can actually become an obstacle to developing an assessment of oil prices today and a forecast for future trends.

Admetos is connected with raw materials in general, and can be a critical factor in assessing supply-and-demand questions. So when we look at it along with Mars, we can get a pretty good picture of some of the key forces behind oil prices today.

What Do Midpoints Say About Oil Prices Today?

The Mars/Admetos midpoint also figures prominently in the First-Trade horoscope for USO. It’s easy to see its importance on the 90° dial.

Oil Prices Today - USO FT Dial
If we want to figure out what’s going to be happening to oil prices today and in the future, a very good place to start is with the 90-degree dial for USO.

The First-Trade 90° dial for USO shown here reveals the potentially dramatic effect that we may see with Neptune’s retrograde station coming up on June 12, 2015.

The red arrow on the right side of the dial is the position of the Neptune station, which will trigger Moon/Venus, Mars/Admetos, Neptune/Kronos, and Jupiter/Node midpoints in the USO First-Trade horoscope.

This midpoint zone is extremely sensitive, and needs to be watched closely in forecasting oil prices today or at any future time.

By the way, this same midpoint zone has been repeatedly impacted by eclipses in recent years, including the solar eclipse on January 15, 2010, the solar eclipse on June 1, 2011, the lunar eclipse on October 18, 2013, and the lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014.

During the coming years we’ll also be watching the solar eclipse on September 1, 2016 and the lunar eclipse on July 16, 2019 and potential triggers for the oil market as well.

So Friday the 13th Wasn’t Terribly Unlucky for Stock Market Trading After All

Okay, I give up.

There may be something to this Friday the 13th thing after all.

There are some great esoteric traditions behind the notion that it’s an unlucky day, and its connections with the lunar cycle and with masonic history shouldn’t be overlooked.

But for the most part, I’ve been inclined to put very little emphasis on the “unlucky day” notion, since it’s usually based in vague superstition instead of real reverence for arcane lore.

Today, however, I’ve faced an unusual dose of computer challenges and production snags in my office.

Even so, it’s hardly enough to justify making Friday the 13th the scapegoat.

But then again, not every Friday the 13th coincides with a Full Moon, like the one today.

And not every Full Moon ushers in a 13-hour period with the Moon void-of-course, like the one today. That meant we could safely ignore the selling pressure that tried to make itself felt in this morning’s action in stock market trading.

By the end of the day’s activity, of course, the major equities indices had all posted modest gains for the day, breaking the bearish run that had been in play since Monday’s Neptune retrograde station.

So in this case, Friday the 13th wasn’t so much about bad luck as it was about a contrary trend in the trading action.

In that sense, it amplified the power of the current Mercury retrograde period, which is time in which we can appropriately reverse our normal expectations in many situations.

And we’ve also got some heliomagnetic turbulence on the Sun, adding to the general uncertainty in scrambling communications and upsetting balances.

Again, that’s not something with a specific relationship to Friday the 13th, but at least it’s interesting to see the space telescope pictures of the solar activity:

Solar Corona 13 June 2014
The solar coronal activity on Friday, June 13, 2014 is just one of the things that impacted stock market trading and the climate of geopolitical unrest.

 

Stock Market Trading Forecasts & Astrological Observations

I always appreciate our readers who take time to leave comments and suggestions when they connect with the posts on this blog.

There are many times when their comments get right to the point, expressing key concepts that I’ve been grappling with or adding some much-needed clarity and conciseness to our discussions of the role that planetary factors play in stock market trading.

But there are also times when our readers seem to get a little bit confused.

There are some occasions when they may be looking for market forecasts or astro-trading predictions about specific market directions, and then express their frustration that we sometimes look at market astrology in retrospect, rather than devoting all of our attention to dazzling market previews that provide precise price and time information ahead of schedule.

At other times they share complaints that the information we share is too vague or imprecise. For example, when we pointed out that Monday’s Neptune retrograde station coincided with 1951.03 in the S&P, it provoked some disagreement.

On the following trading day, when the S&P hit an intra-day high of 1950.79, we took it as a confirmation that Neptune was making its influence felt in the markets, but some of our readers seemed to think that this 0.24 point discrepancy was a demonstration of the fact that astro-trading techniques don’t work.

The fact that the Neptune station had actually nailed a trading top was confirmed in yesterday’s trading, of course, with equity prices pulling back and the S&P dropping to close at 1943.89. But even so, it didn’t signify an accurate forecast on my part— because I hadn’t specifically forecast a trading top with the Neptune station at all!

While I had repeatedly written and commented about the Neptune station in the weeks leading up to the event, and while I had pointed out that this particular planetary phenomenon has a back-tested track record for general bearishness, I didn’t really present that information as a prediction or market forecast.

Instead, I was trying to encourage our readers and other traders to watch the market reactions to the Neptune station– and that’s exactly what we were doing here when we observed the Neptune station price level in the S&P turning into firm resistance and establishing a trading top.

Don’t get me wrong– I do enjoy making market forecasts based on planetary phenomena, and I’m especially happy when those forecasts turn out to be accurate. But I also find it worthwhile just to step back and observe what’s going on in the markets from time to time, using those opportunities to learn a little more about the amazing correlations between cosmic cycles and the dynamics of stock market trading.