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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.”
“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.”
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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: