Financial Astrology Index for Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Index     Trend      1 day ago    1 week ago
  56       Neutral         49                 50



Comment: is that all the Mars there is?

US stocks pulled back a bit on Tuesday as trade worries weighed on sentiment.   That difficult Moon placement with Saturn did seem to have a significant role in the day's trading, even if the total score of 49 wasn't that bearish.

Wednesday's Index is 56 so there is a somewhat better possibility of gains.  The Moon looks better although Mars-Mercury aspect remains front and center and may well manifest more negative sentiment at some point this week. 


Components:

Moon:  14/20

The Moon will pick up strength tomorrow as it aligns with Jupiter and Neptune.   It will also be better placed through the approaching New Moon. 


Sun: 5/10 

The Sun looks a bit better Wednesday as it approaches its alignment with Jupiter.  Its opposition with Neptune is more of a question mark, however.


Transit Alignments 12/25

Mercury gets full force from the Mars aspect which cuts the score somewhat.  But the loose alignment of Sun, Neptune, Jupiter and Pluto offers some support. 

NYSE Alignment  13/25

The Mercury-Mars is still hitting the Saturn-Neptune quite closely which lowers the score.  The Venus is still close to bullish Jupiter, however.

NASDAQ Alignment  12/20

Not a great chart here given the approaching Mars-Uranus square on the Ascendant but it's probably not yet primed for trouble. 






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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.