I posted the trading charts for Gold on a recent blog post, and used them as illustrations for my discussion with Michael about the potential for refined astro-trading timing by using both the inferior Sun/Mercury conjunction and the superior conjunction as well.
But Michael also used the interview time to review the ways that planetary indicators can highlight many market trends, offering us a clear advantage when we use astro-trading techniques.
You can watch the video recording of the entire interview from Thursday’s Traders Network show right here:
By the way, the webinar that I mentioned to Michael at the end of the interview was a live event later that evening; We got a video recording of that event as well; and it’s worth watching as an introduction to our Gold-Plus Elite membership program at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com and a review of the great material that’s in the works with our new class on How To Find The Money In Your Horoscope.
It’s always fun to get into a good conversation about stock market trading, especially when there’s a lot going on in the market environment, and even more especially when there are big trading profits along the way.
This week has been no exception. When I joined Michael Yorba for an astro-trading discussion yesterday on his Traders Network TV program, we talked about the treacherous situation in the markets now.
I explained that here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com our Gold-Plus Elite members have been taking some money off the table and closing out some profitable long positions in their stock market trading in recent weeks, in anticipation of a major correction.
It gave us a good opportunity to illustrate just how profitable the astro-trading advantage can really be!
You watch the entire interview, including some sample trading charts of our successful trades, right here:
“Thanks for keeping us on the right side of the market, Tim.”
That’s what Michael Yorba said at the end of our televised interview yesterday.
He’s been getting the bugs out of his new TV production format, but the format itself is secondary to the high-quality content his show consistently delivers.
During our interview yesterday we discussed the planetary factors that are ganging up right now to make a stock market trading top a bigger probability – including the Super Moon, the Mercury Retrograde Return, the Jupiter Ingress, and of course the big Jupiter/Apollon waning square that’s already shaking things up so much.
You can watch the entire segment from yesterday’s show right here:
For a number of years now he’s been a non-stop promoter of excellence and education for traders, and along the way he’s been a noteworthy pioneer in using the internet as a broadcast medium while he’s opened up new opportunities for improved stock market trading.
He put together the “Commodity Classics” online TV show as a live streaming video feed when a lot of the audience he was trying to reach just didn’t have access to enough bandwidth to make streaming video commonplace.
But Michael kept pushing the envelope, putting out show after show on a live video feed when a lot of other internet communicators were struggling to get pre-recorded video up on their web sites.
In more recent years, with his “Traders Network” program, Michael Yorba has perfected a talk-radio format for his internet broadcasting that consistently delivers high-quality content to listeners around the world. He’s attracted a big international audience.
Since his early days of television experimentation I’ve had the good fortune to be a guest on his shows on a number of occasions, and I’ve always been impressed with Michael’s skill as an interviewer– he has a great way of asking the kind of probing questions that help clarify complicated material and make important concepts clear on the air.
That’s why, when he called me last week to let me know that he was launching a new television show, I was eager to get involved.
His new program is still very much in the test-drive phase, and even though the video technology has vastly improved over the past few years there’s a lot to juggle in getting a live show up and running.
So it wasn’t too surprising that things were a little wild from the video technology end of things when I was a guest on the third episode of his brand-new show yesterday. There are plenty of bugs that still need to be worked out, and I obviously need to get a little more mastery of keeping multiple computer screens going, keeping my facts straight and remembering to look into the camera.
But for what it’s worth, here’s a recording of our shenanigans on the air yesterday. Take a look and share your comments– and remember, you’re getting to see history in the making!
But as usual, it’s been W. D. Gann that has really gotten me thinking.
Back in the closing months of 1935, when Gann put together his brief essay on “Natural Resistance Levels and Time Cycle Points”, he wrote about lots of correlations to the number 90, which has key connections to the Summer Solstice.
That particular essay contained very little specific information about astrology and the markets, but Gann did reference the seasonal connections of this particularly important number. He also used the number 90 extensively in his discussion of practical techniques for timing market resistance zones.
The attention that Gann gave to the number 90 was what provoked me to put together a brief article on this important market timing factor for our members at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com. It’s a quick review of Gann’s work in the essay, but it does underscore the value in paying attention to the mathematics behind the markets.
When I was interviewed by Michael Yorba on his Traders Network radio show yesterday, we had a great chance to discuss this weekend’s Summer Solstice and it potential impact on the markets.
The Summer Solstice will arrive at 6:51 a.m. EDT on Saturday morning, June 21st.
This event is carrying some extra weight this year because of the recent activations of the 90-degree cardinal point at the beginning of Cancer by Venus and Mercury. These events have already shown their importance in moving the markets; the Summer Solstice is the Sun’s activation of that same 90-degree point in the cardinal axis. That’s just one of the reasons that W. D. Gann gave it so much attention.
To get an idea about the potential impact of the Summer Solstice on stock market trading, be sure to check out this chart for the historic effect on the S&P 500. As you can see, our back-testing of this index during this annual event gives us good reason to consider adding some short positions to the Financial Cycles Model Portfolio at this time.
But not all markets are likely to decline at the Summer Solstice. Take a look at what happened to Silver when this event took place last year:
Needless to say, if you’re interested in trading precious metals, be sure to your homework thoroughly! Even though we got a big bounce in Silver at the Summer Solstice last year, and even though the Summer Solstice coming within three trading days of an isolated low in Silver about 76% of the time, this event only triggers a trend reversal to the upside about 29% of the time. So a rally in Silver (or in any other precious metals) is not a foregone conclusion following the Summer Solstice this year.
You’ll get more details about the Summer Solstice activation of the 90-degree cardinal point and its creation of a major zodiac pressure point for the markets in this recording of the complete 10-minute interview with Michael Yorba during yesterday’s show on the Traders Network:
By the way, during this interview I mentioned to Michael that I’m currently working on some new planetary cycle research to help fine-turn our understanding of the trading top that’s just ahead of us in the equities markets. This new report on “How To Time The Next Market Top” will be available in about a week; CLICK HERE if you’d like to get on the list for early-bird notification as soon as it’s available.
I always enjoy the opportunity to chat with Michael Yorba when he invites me to be a guest on his Traders Network radio show– we discuss the upcoming prospects for stock market trading, and he does a really great job of asking questions that bring the planetary connections with market movements into an understandable perspective.
But during our time on the air together just before the closing bell on Wall Street yesterday, the conversation was not only lively– it took us into a lot of interrelated topics that ultimately provided a great overview of the big-picture situation in the markets today.
As Michael put it during the interview, “A lot of people are yawning at the markets now, but I’m not so sure that this is one of those yawning moments. It could be the start of something big.”
We touched on the impact of Mercury and Neptune on current conditions in stock market trading, on crude oil and precious metals, on the geopolitical troubles that have been brewing (and which have been described so incisively by our friend and colleague Jim Cummins in his articles for FinancialCyclesWeekly.com), on the prospects for increasing market volatility as we look at the VIX during the coming weeks, and a whole lot more.
In fact, we actually ran out of time during the interview, and Michael had to sign off with an unanswered question still dangling– about today’s potent combination of Friday the 13th and the Full Moon.
I’ll be putting up a new blog post on that subject within the next couple of hours, so be sure to check back then (or Subscribe To This Blog to get email notifications whenever a new post is added).
In the meantime, here’s the recording of yesterday’s interview on the Traders Network show:
Mercury goes into retrograde motion today, and on Monday Neptune will do the same.
This combination of planets changing direction creates a strong possibility for a change in trend direction for stock market trading, currencies, and precious metals as well.
That’s what I discussed with Michael Yorba when I was a guest on his Traders Network radio program earlier this week. We also had a chance to talk about some of the emotional and psychological implications of the planetary stations we’re confronting now– an important consideration for informed astro-traders who want to make money in the markets!
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:
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.
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:
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:
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: