A Traders Guide to Financial Astrology: Forecasting Market Cycles Using Planetary and Lunar Movements (Wiley Trading)
By: Larry Pasavento (author), Shane Smoleny (author)Paperback
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Look to the stars for a whole new approach to market cycle forecasting A Trader's Guide to Financial Astrology is the definitive guide to trading market cycles based on astrological data. Written by a highly-respected technical analyst, this book makes the connection between the movements of planets and the volatility of the market. Readers can draw upon one hundred years of historical data as they learn how to spot correlations from the past, and refer to planetary and lunar data for the next five years as they shape their own strategy. The book covers the principles of astrological forecasting as applied to the financial markets, explaining what to watch for and how to interpret planetary and lunar activity, plus expert insight on everyday practical application. A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta determined that the U.S. stock markets tend to be negatively affected by geomagnetic storms, and the Royal Bank of Scotland demonstrated that a trading system based on the phases of the moon would have outperformed the market. A Trader's Guide to Financial Astrology shows traders how to tap into the planetary forces that influence market activity.
Readers will: * Learn how planetary and lunar movements relate to the financial markets * Draw upon 100 years of historic correlations and five years of forecast data * Forecast long-term and short-term activity based on planetary relationships and lunar movement * Enter the markets at key turning points, using price patterns and other tools When integrated with technical trading patterns, astrology can be an effective way of shifting perspective and approaching the market differently. For traders who have always wanted to know what to do when Mercury is in retrograde or the moon is new, A Trader's Guide to Financial Astrology provides information and insight from a leading market educator.
LARRY PESAVENTO is a forty-year veteran trader. He is the author of nine books on trading. Currently he is a private trader for a large hedge fund. SHANE SMOLENY is the pack leader and founder of Wolftrader.net, which is dedicated to nonstop market forecasting and analysis.
Foreword ix Preface xi Acknowledgments xiii Chapter 1: Introduction 1 Introduction 1 Purpose of the Book 2 Brief Historical Background 3 Theory of Financial Astrology 4 Summary 5 Chapter 2: Planets 7 Introduction 7 Planets 8 Summary 20 Chapter 3: Zodiac Signs 23 Introduction 23 Zodiac Signs 24 Determining the Meaning of Signs 26 Precession 33 Discovery of New Constellations 35 Summary 35 Chapter 4: Planetary Position Coordinate System 37 Introduction 37 Planet Positions 37 Summary 43 Chapter 5: Transiting Aspects 45 Introduction 45 Transiting Aspects 46 Grouping Planetary Energies 48 Key Aspect Angles 49 Key Sun-Moon Aspects 61 Putting It All Together: How Astrology Works 65 Summary 65 Chapter 6: Visual Representation of Transits 67 Introduction 67 Visual Representations of Planetary Aspects and Alignments 68 Orb of Influence 71 Conjunction 72 Visual Strength of Aspect versus Peak Event 73 Overlapping Asymmetrical Aspects Flare Up 77 Retrograde Motion of Planets Making a Transit 79 Summary 81 Chapter 7: Introduction to Cycles and Transits for Forecasting 83 Introduction 83 Defining a Cycle 84 Advantages and Disadvantages of Cycles 88 Use of Transits to Forecast Markets 89 Summary 91 Chapter 8: Testing the Effect of the New Moon on the Market 93 Introduction 93 Case Study: The Sun and the Moon 94 How an Efficiency Test Works 95 Efficiency Test: Dow Jones Behavior around the New Moon from 1885 to 2013 96 Walk Forward Analysis 99 Summary 113 Chapter 9: Verification of Planetary Meanings and Transits 115 Introduction 115 Verification of Planetary Meanings Using Cycles 116 Verification of Transits in Financial Markets 126 Past Issues with Accuracy and Financial Markets 130 Summary 130 Chapter 10: Financial Forecasting Using Solar Cycles 133 Introduction 133 Types of Cycles 134 Summary 144 Chapter 11: Financial Forecasting Using Lunar Cycles 145 Introduction 145 Moon versus Sun Cycle (Angle) for Dow Jones since 1885 146 Moon versus Sun Cycle (Angle) Matched to Angle Key Turning Points 147 Moon versus Sun Cycle (Angle) for Dow Jones since 2009 with Quantitative Easing 148 Moon versus Sign Cycle for S&P 500 since 1950 149 Moon versus Sign Cycle for S&P 500 since 2009 150 Conclusion 153 Appendix A Full Moon, New Moon Dates 155 Appendix B Bradley Barometer 159 Appendix C Sun/Moon Lunar Cycles 169 Appendix D It s Not What You Think, It s How You Think! 201 Index 215
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