Carnage in Gold and Silver in April 2013
This month something unusual happened, which prompted me to seek an astrological explanation. The price of gold fell from $1510 to $1313 in a matter of hours on April 12. This was most likely orchestrated by certain US brokers to under mine the importance of gold as a currency against the dollar. However we can find a very easy explanation in Astrology for this extraordinary move. Sun, which represents Gold and currency was entering its sign of exaltation, Aries, on April 13. It was opposed by Strong Saturn in its own sign of exaltation, Libra. Saturn represents demolition of prices and severe corrections. Although the exact opposition between strong Sun and Saturn is occurring today (April 28), and it is not uncommon to see the results a few days earlier or after the exact aspect. It is also important to note that this kind of opposition of these two strong planet does not occur very often. Of course this opposition has other ramifications than influencing the price of gold and silver also.
The next question is can we take advantage of this knowledge. The answer is certainly yes. The Sun is moving forward slowly out of the retrograde Saturn’s opposition. It will take about 15 days for Sun to move out of strong evil grips of Saturn. It generally takes more time than a few days for the prices to recover after this kind of demolition. I would therefore slowly move into Gold and Silver for long term investment.
UPDATE on Sept 1, 2013
As predicted gold moved higher from $1180 to $1400 after April 2013. People who followed my astrological prediction should have made some good money. At this time the Sun is in its own sign of Leo and Saturn is exalted in Libra. In about one and a half month Sun will be in the sign Libra where it will conjoin Saturn. The upward move in gold prices will therefore get stalled, and one can see another correction around beginning of November. The upward move could once again resume after Middle of November 2013.
Good Stocks for 2013 (List given on Dec 1, 2012)
Based on my astrological analysis, the year of 2013 is not expected to produce good results for U.S. stock market. But even in a bad year it is always possible that some stocks may stand out or outperform the averages. Here I select some stocks,which in my opinion can produce good results during the year 2013. The astrological reason for my bullishness on these stocks is that the Saturn is going to be exalted throughout the year 2013, and these stocks are running the sub-period of Saturn, and Saturn is well placed and strong in their natal charts. There may be hundreds of stocks which satisfy these criteria, but I could study only 300 astro-charts and came up with ten names. Here are the ten stocks:
YHOO (Yahoo), RAX (Rackspace), NFLX (Netflix), TCAP (Triangle Corp), LLY (Ely Lilly Pharmaceuticals), LEN (Lennar Corp), F (Ford Motor), PMT (Pennymac Mortgage), MA (Master Card), and STX (Seagate).
Update on My Holdings (January 27, 2013)
Last 3 months have been very bad for AAPL. The stock has plummeted from $700 to $440. If you look history of this stock you can see that this kind of draw-downs are not unusual for the AAPL stock. The astrological reason for this is the close conjunction of the Major-period planet Jupiter and extremely malefic planet Saturn. AAPL is going through a sub-period of Venus, which is although in its own sign Libra, yet in the 12th house, the house designated for losses. The good thing is that the Venus sub-period will be followed by Sun sub-period, which would start on 11/29/2014. The Sun is very strong in this chart and in D-4. I therefore urge the long term investors to stick with this stock, as I firmly believe that the best days of AAPL have yet to come, although we may have to wait for almost 2 years.
On the positive side, all of the “good stocks for 2013″ are behaving very nicely. If one has bought all or any one of them on 12/01/2012, the date I posted them, one would be very happy now.
Update on My Holdings (March 10, 2013)
Of all the stocks recommended above, many stocks such as YHOO, NFLX, TCAP, LLY, LEN and MA are doing great. The laggards are PMT, F, and STX. Overall the entire portfolio is generating gangbuster results. From the stocks recommended last year LNKD, CLMT, AGNC and SODA have been excellent. AAPL is still a laggard. I continue to have patience for the stock, as I firmly believe that this would start recovering, may be in the month of May 2013.
Update on My Holdings (September 01, 2013)
Last few months have produced excellent results because the markets have done well so far in 2013. My patience in AAPL is paying off. Looking at the astro-chart of AAPL, I firmly believe the best days of this stock are yet to come, although one may have to wait till the beginning of 2015.
Of the predictions made for 2013, NFLX, F. MA, STX, TCAP and YHOO are doing good. Others have shown weakness, especially RAX. Since Saturn would remain exalted throughout 2013. I will hold on to them.
From the stocks of 2012, LNKD, QCOR,CSIQ, SODA etc have done exceptionally well. AGNC, CLMT, LLY, LINE have deteriorated. I sold LINE and LLY, but holding on to AGNC and CLMT, as I am expecting better days to return.
PLEASE NOTE I AM UPDATING THE LIST OF 5-Star AND 4-Star STOCKS TODAY. I am adding these stocks after careful analysis of many more charts (about 250 more).
5-Star and 4-Star Stocks
There are thousands of stocks. It is not humanly possible to study astro-charts of all of them to find the best few. I have therefore studied about 250 stocks, which are either the leading stocks of present time or recently IPO’d and show good promise in near future.
If a stock-chart is good in every respect such as running a good period, having good planetary strength, etc., I call it a 5-star stock. If it is slightly weak in one respect or other, I call it a 4-star stock. I do not consider any stock-chart, which is less than 4-star chart. Here is my present list of 5- and 4-star charts.
Among the well-established companies, the good growth stocks are:
5-star: Apple Co (AAPL) Priceline (PCLN), Monster Beverages (MNST), Netease (NTES), F-Five (FFIV), Questcor (QCOR), Fossil (FOSL), Berkshire (BRKB), Du-Pont (DD), Boeing (BA), IBM (IBM), Caterpillar (CAT), United Technology (UTX), Minnesota Mining (MMM), Texas Instr (TXN), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Panera (PNRA), Pharmacyclicals (PCYC), JPMorgan (JPM), T-Row Price (TROW), Alexion (ALXN), Regeneron Pharma (REGN) and Range Resources (RRC)
4-star: Rackspace (RAX), Chipotle (CMG), Baidu (BIDU), Amzon (AMZN), Autozone (AZO), Lululemon (LULU), Biogen (BIIB), Netsuite (N), Home Depot (HD), Starbux (SBUX), Qualcomm (QCOM), Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), Green Mountain (GMCR), Buffalo Wild (BWLD), and Ross Stores (ROST).
Among the new companies, the good stocks are:
5-star: Linked-In (LNKD), GNC Holdings (GNC), Sodastream (SODA), Netflix (NFLX), Beacon Roofing (BECN)
4-star: Visa (V), Dunkan Brands (DNKN), Gen Motors (GM), Sensata (ST), Nationstar Mortgage (NSM), Financial Engines (FNGN), Seaworld (SEAS), VMWare (VMW) and Yelp (YELP)
Growth & Income:
5-Star: Philip Morris International (PM), Wal Mart (WMT), Nike (NKE), Ely Lilly (LLY), Merk (MRK), Cognizant (CTSH), Kohlbert Kravis (KKR)
If you want one stock for the next 15 years, and don’t want to worry about market’s ups and downs, and still want to beat CD’s, bonds, and majority of stocks, it could only be Philip Morris International (PM). Of course one should be willing to accept volatility, and hold this stock through thick and thin.
5-star: American Capital Agency (AGNC), Reality Income (O), Trangle Corp (TCAP), Seadrill (SDRL)
4-star: CYS Investments (CYS), Calumet (CLMT), Annaly (NLY), Lynn Energy (LINE), TICC Co (TICC)
I will be continuously adding more good stocks as I study more and more charts. Once again, I would stress that you should consider other factors such as technical and fundamental analysis and your own temperament in addition to astrology while investing. The reason being that the effect of market and sector can override the planetary period pattern in the short term.
My Stocks for 2012:
Considering good planetary periods, technical analysis and my own moderately aggressive attitude, I am long PM, AAPL, AGNC, LNKD, GNC, SODA, LLY, INVN, CLMT, FOSL, NSM at the present time (August 2012). Although I am a BUY-&-HOLD type of guy, these holdings may change if the market conditions or technical analysis of a stock change. I will write about any change in my holdings when I update this site on Saturdays.
Update on my Holdings July 13, 2012
Although the market has not been good the past week, the stocks picked on this site on the basis of astrology have done much better than many other stocks. AAPL, LNKD, PM, AGNC, LINE, CLMT etc. resisted going down. Only 2 stocks, GNC and SODA went down with the market. I hope they would recover also faster.
You may note that I have added Netflix (NFLX) to my holdings after selling MNST. If you believe in astrology, you should seriously consider this stock.
Update on my Holdings July 25, 2012
It was early to pick up NFLX, because its expected turnaround year is given to be 2013. Replaced NFLX with LLY.
Update on my Holdings August 18, 2012
Added NSM and FOSL last week.
Update on my Holdings September 15, 2012
The latest additions NSM and FOSL are doing fine. Earlier selections are all doing great too. Look at the charts of LNKD, AGNC, AAPL, LLY, etc. PM, GNC, INVN and SODA are stuck in a range, but that is OK.
Added GLD and SLW last week, following technical indicators.
Update on my holdings on 10/6/2012
Sold SODA on technical grounds. Also sold NSM to take profits. Still holding AAPL, PM, AGNC, LLY, CLMT, GNC, INVN, LNKD, FOSL, LINE.
Update on my holdings on 10/27/2012.
Sold GNC at a profit and INVN and FOSL at a loss. Still holding AAPL, PM, AGNC, LLY, CLMT, LNKD, LINE, GLD and SLW. Added QCOR and PDLI.
Update on my holdings on 11/17/2012
SOLD GLD. Still holding AAPL,PM, AGNC, LLY, CLMT, LNKD, LINE, SLW, QCOR and PDLI, although every stock has undergone significant correction.
AAPL especially has taken a big hit. I am of the opinion that AAPL will show a comeback this month. Astrologically the reason is that AAPL is undergoing a period of Jupiter/Venus. Venus was in its fallen sign of Virgo from the middle of October. It has now moved into its own sign Libra, which should be good for AAPL.
Anyhow, I will be raising cash during the coming month of Mid Nov – Mid Dec, as a big correction appears to be on the horizon after Chrismas.
Update on My Holdings (December 28, 2012)
Sold SLW and LNKD. Lowered number of shares in PM, LLY, LINE and PDLI to generate cash to buy more stocks in February. Still holding AGNC, AAPL, CLMT and QCOR.