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Have we ever seen such a violent and bizarre week? Last week witnessed the mass murder rampage in a gay nightclub in Orlando, followed by an alligator grabbing a two-year boy and drowning him also in Orlando at Disneyworld Park, and then the shooting of a young UK female parliament member, connected with the approaching Brexit vote (that may now actually affect the outcome of...

 

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Since our last report for the week beginning May 30, several financial markets have made notable reversals. This fits well with our studies, which showed an abundance of geocosmic signatures present May 22-June 4, including five Level 1 signatures (strongest correlates to primary cycle culminations). The midpoint of that time band was May 28-29, the weekend preceding the...

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Note 2: There will be no column next week, as I will be preparing for the MMA Webinar on our “Mid-Year Outlook for Financial Markets and World Conditions.” I will cover my outlook for that week, and the rest of the year,...

 

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The “Sell in May and go away” mantra appeared prevalent in world equity markets last week. Of course, the exodus from stocks was further fueled by a chorus of Federal Reserve Board governors suggesting that a rate hike in June is a possibility. We would also like to remind readers that Mercury and Mars and still retrograde, and the mutable T-square between Jupiter, Saturn,...

 

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It was another typical Mercury retrograde week. Most equity indices were modestly up early in the week, peaking around the midpoint of the Mercury retrograde of May 10 and then declining into the end of the week. For most, it was an inside week – the high and low were between the prior week’s high and low, which is typical of the latter half of Mercury retrograde (low volatility). However, there were exceptions, such as in Australia, where the ASX index soared to its highest level in 9 months....

 

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“Donald Trump said Tuesday he would ‘most likely’ replace Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen if elected.” – David Harrison, “Trump: I’d Likely Seek New Fed Chief,” Wall Street Journal, May 6, 2016.

“If you think the battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could be nasty, just wait until he starts on Janet Yellen with her natal full moon falling opposite his natal Mars on his Ascendant.” Our second YouTube interview on “The Incredible Spring Lineup of Geocosmic Signatures,” at //https://youtu.be/JTCO9JlCnB8, March 25, 2016.

 

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            “In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone” – John Kenneth Galbraith, economist and diplomat (1908-2006) quoted in Arizona Republic, April 2, 2016

 

            Here comes the trickster at his most mischievous expression. Mercury turned retrograde on April 28, and right on cue, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised the financial world by not lowering rates. On that announcement, the Japanese Nikkei stock index fell from a daily high of 17,572 to 16,652, before closing at 16,666 just before beginning its long holiday. The...

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            “Mr. Draghi said the ECB was ready to take fresh action if needed, and that all policy tools were on the table – including deeper interest rate cuts, which he had all but ruled out last month.” – Tom Fairless, “ECB Reopens Door to Further Cuts,” Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2016.

 

            In the continuing Saturn square Neptune saga of “You cannot believe what you read, hear, or see,” the ECB (European Central Bank) now joins the FRB (Federal Reserve Board) for yet another reversal from their so-called “policy statements” made just a few weeks earlier.  It is...