Financial Astrology Index for Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Total       1 day ago     1 week  ago
55-74        53-67             49


(Bearish 0-40; Neutral 40-60; Bullish 60-100)

Comment:  Venus in time for the Apple Event

Stocks moved modestly higher today in keeping with the bullish Sun-Jupiter alignment. 

Wednesday's index stands at 57-74.   This is a slightly more bullish score than yesterday.  However, some ambiguity is present as it is another wide range given the simultaneous prominence of bullish Venus and bearish Mars.  Venus will be quite strong tomorrow so there is a more plausible case for more gains, perhaps as a result of positive reaction to announcements at the annual Apple Event in Cupertino.  The approaching Mars-Uranus aspect could complicate matters although Venus will likely dominate the proceedings first.  The Sun is moving out of range of Jupiter and Pluto so that weakens its score a couple of points but it may not be enough to give the bears much to chew on.  We shall see.

Readers interested in a less numerical approach can see my weekly market forecast.


Moon  12-16/20

Sun   7/10

Transit Alignments  12-16/25

NYSE Alignments   14-16/25

NASDAQ Alignments  10-16/20





 



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Background and disclaimer (Updated 4 Sep 2018)
 

Can market probabilities be reduced to a single number?  Given the large number of planetary variables involved, it is very difficult to distill the relative balance of optimism and pessimism into simple numerical form.   The Financial Astrology Index (FAI) is my attempt to explore this possibility.  The index has a theoretical range between 0 (all bearish) to 100 (all bullish).  Most of time, it should move between 20 and 80.  Readings above 60 should be considered bullish, while readings below 40 are bearish.  Readings between 40 and 60 are neutral.   

It may be read in a similar way to technical indicators such as the RSI and Stochastics which show overbought and oversold conditions in the market. A number above 80 is very bullish and suggests a strong up trend.  In some situations (e.g. near resistance, in a bearish market), this may also indicate a heightened risk of a reversal lower.  Alternatively, a falling FAI in a rising market can create a negative divergence which may be an indication of rising downside risk.  Conversely, a rising FAI can set up a positive divergence against a backdrop of a bear market or market correction.  This divergence could be signal that a rebound may come soon.  The trend in the FAI is at least as important as the actual value in terms of understanding possible future price patterns. 

As always, it is not intended as a substitute for established stock market technical indicators.  If anything, it is intended to stand alongside them and should be treated as an additional source of information -- just another tool in the investor's toolkit. 

Fair warning: this is still experimental and more of a work-in-progress.  I will likely be tweaking the relative weights of the different factors as I go.  

By way of disclaimer, let me state the obvious: do not use this index as a stand-alone method for investing.  There are simply too many unknowns in astrology.  Astrology is best used as a supplementary source of information in tandem with other technical and fundamental approaches.  This is not to be taken as investment advice.  For informational purposes only.