Financial Market Forecasts


A Brief Forecast of the Financial Markets for the Week of April 16, 2018

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Welcome to the second iteration of my astro-economics project, last published in late-2011. At this present time my objective is to develop this sector of my work into a monthly publication focused only upon the subject of astro-economics, and with an ever widening analysis of, and forecast for, financial market sectors, specific equities, and individual commodities. Today’s post inaugurates my return to this work, and these forecasts for the week ahead- while not exactly useable -are intended to serve as a public demonstration of my work being either of merit, or lacking in merit.


Despite the nation being under a very Saturnine cloud of pessimism and ideological civil war, on the whole, year 2017 was a remarkable year in terms of gains in equity market indices. Using the DJIA as bellwether, we witnessed an index peak of 26, 616.71 on January 26, 2018. However, in astrological terms, the top for this past cycle of growth did occur on December 12, 2017 at roughly 24,483. A powerful Venus influence (augmented by Neptune) supplied sufficient optimism to carry the markets through to the January 26, 2018 technical top, by providing just enough “irrational exuberance.” Despite the systematic corrections to current levels, the aforementioned positive influence exerted by Venus has been sufficient to offset the underlying retractions frequently associated with Saturn. Accompanying geocosmic influences include a 120-degree angle formed from Jupiter to Neptune (optimism) in November 2017, and a 60-degree angle formed between Jupiter and Pluto (a desire for great gain) in January, 2018. Equally, the favorable 120-degree angle formed by Saturn and Uranus in the months leading up to November, 2017 is a stellar influence frequently associated with a boom. While the bottom of this downward cycle and the beginning of the next upward will not be reached until late-November, 2018, Jupiter’s return to direct motion in early July will reform the previous 120-degree angle between it and Neptune (a return to optimism) as will the reforming of the Saturn-Uranus trine (setting the stage for boom) also arrive in the summer.

In the meantime, the markets are likely to remain cautious and full of fluctuations- but none that are likely to result in any sort of a severe panic or major sell-off.

For the week ahead, I am making the following forecast:

Monday, April 16, 2018: Equity indices up (and possibly strongly); USD index down slightly; gold up slightly; silver up slightly; and crude up.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018: Equity indices down; USD index down; gold, silver and crude up.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018: Equity indices up; USD index neutral; gold neutral; silver up slightly and crude up slightly as well.

Thursday, April 19, 2018: Equity indices up; USD index neutral-to-down-slightly; gold neutral; silver and crude up slightly.

Friday, April 20, 2018: Equity indices down (profit taking); USD index neutral-to-down-slightly; gold, silver and crude making small moves upward.

In the weeks ahead I am hoping to be able to add potential percentages up or down to the forecasts, as well as forecasts sufficiently far into the future so as to be useable.

Visit this page again later this week for more updates.

Carpe Noctem,