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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!

My Grand Cross Conversation with Arch Crawford

I got a phone call yesterday afternoon from Arch Crawford.

He’s probably the world’s most widely-known financial astrologer, and through his many years of newsletter writing as well as his frequent appearances on TV and radio and at investment conferences, he’s done a wonderful job of introducing the benefits of astro-trading to a global audience.

His monthly newsletter, Crawford Perspectives, offers “quintessential market timing by planetary timing and technical analysis” — it’s well worth checking out. You’ll find it at: http://www.crawfordperspectives.com/

Arch and I have been colleagues and great friends for years, but it had been about 8 months since the last time we’d had a chance to chat at length, so we had a little catching up to do when he called.

After getting connected on personal matters like health and family circumstances, we of course turned to our common interests of astrology and the markets.

Arch had a birthday last week, and I had taken a few minutes away from my W. D. Gann studies then to send him a message wishing him a “pleasant solar return.”

That got his attention.

“How is it possible to have a ‘pleasant solar return’ with THESE kind of planetary aspects?” he wanted to know, referring, of course, to the super-stressful Cardinal Grand Cross that’s now underway.

“I’m not sure how,” I confessed. “Unless it’s just surviving what’s going on right now, and then living to tell the tale. That may be enough of a celebration.”

He chuckled.

“Actually,” he said, “this is pretty serious stuff. The way the Grand Cross hits my personal chart isn’t good at all, and I’m really worried about the impact on the U.S. horoscope.”

The opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 23, comes just 9 minutes before the square between transiting Mars and Pluto, which brings the Grand Cross pattern into its tightest alignment. The chart for the Opening Bell is shown here in the outer wheel; the inner wheel is one of the popular USA horoscopes. Note the connections between the Grand Cross and the square between Saturn and the Sun/Poseidon conjunction in the USA chart, as well as the conjunctions between transiting Venus and the USA Vulcanus and between transiting Hades and the USA Venus.
The opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 23, comes just 9 minutes before the square between transiting Mars and Pluto, which brings the Grand Cross pattern into its tightest alignment. The chart for the Opening Bell is shown here in the outer wheel; the inner wheel is one of the popular USA horoscopes. Note the connections between the Grand Cross and the square between Saturn and the Sun/Poseidon conjunction in the USA chart, as well as the conjunctions between transiting Venus and the USA Vulcanus and between transiting Hades and the USA Venus.

As experienced astrologers know, there’s a lot of disagreement in the astrological community about the correct birth chart for the U.S.A. Most of the arguments, however, are about the best time of day to use for that horoscope– there seems to be general agreement that July 4, 1776 was an important date in U.S. history, even among those who argue that a different date entirely should be used as the true inception date for the country.

Arch and I didn’t get into any of that controversy. We both agreed that the trigger of the Grand Cross, with transiting Jupiter conjoining the natal Sun and transiting Mars conjoining natal Saturn in any chart for July 4, 1776, could prove to be more than enough to trigger some big challenges for the country as a whole.

While the precision of this alignment seems to be unprecedented in modern history, have been some Jupiter/Uranus waxing squares over the past couple of centuries who effects are worth studying as a clue to what we might have facing us in the coming months. You’ll find a detailed analysis in the e-book on The Stock Market Collision Course at http://bit.ly/ATsmcc.

And what about the markets? Arch Crawford said that he’s currently looking at three time frames that have a high potential for a major pull-back in the equities markets: from now until the early Summer; during the month of October, 2014; and then in January, 2015.

While I agreed with that general outlook, I told him that I’m looking for the Grand Cross pattern this week to light the fuse for some intensified selling action in the equities markets, with prices declining into the solar eclipse on April 29.

Whether or not that will be a major crash remains to be seen, however. I think a more likely scenario is a correction instead of a crash, with the potential for a rebound as we move into May.

And, as I reminded Arch, he and I have both been at this market forecasting game long enough to recognize one thing: if we ever feel absolutely certain about what’s coming up in the markets, then it’s a pretty good signal that we’re wrong.

He laughed and agreed with me. Essentially, we are our own strongest contrary indicators.

He also reminded me of the famous quote from Walt Kelly’s Pogo comic strip (Arch and I are both old enough to remember reading Pogo in the Sunday funnies): “We have met the enemy, and he is us!”