Answering Readers…

More questions from readers. The first from Cathy:

 

Cathy

Denise, Thank you for the charts on Boeings. Here is some info on Airbus that I found -Airbus Industrie was formally established as a Groupement d’Interet Economique (Economic Interest Group or GIE) on 18 December 1970.
2000 three of the four partner companies (DaimlerChrysler Aerospace, successor to Deutsche Airbus; Aérospatiale-Matra, successor to Sud-Aviation; and CASA) merged to form EADS. If this doesn’t help – I’ll keep searching but I appreciate your efforts of trying. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Hi Cathy,

I was about to run a chart when I realized I wasn’t sure which market Airbus was traded on because I think its a European company? And if this date you gave was the start trading date or the inception date or incorporation date, so let me know what more you dig up so I can run a chart. Sorry about that for now.

Id

Dear Denise,

Thank you for your analysis and insights. In these troubled times on a lot of fronts ( financial, physical and even spiritual ) you provide clarity and hope.

I have two questions.

1 – Urban survival. In which timeframes do you see possible shortages of food and basic necessaties?
2 – When will the dollar downtrend and demise commence?

To readers of this blog, please do google “urban survival” and make some basic preparations.

Peace

Hi Id,

It’s funny to write that, it’s like I’m writing to a part of myself. Jokes aside, I’ve given this a lot of thought. I think your suggestion to google urban survival is a good one. It’s always good to be prepared. That being said, I’m not getting the feeling we are going to see the economy drive us to the point of the things our grandparents and great grandparents went through. I’m not feeling it’s going to get that bad now. I feel there is a safety net being built that will cushion the blow and we are going to have to change our ways, but its not going to get to that extreme. I asked the cards if we will see the economy drive us to extremes and the cards said very emphatically, No. That’s not to say they don’t tell of hard times, anxiety, and major changes.

However, your point about urban survival should really be taken in terms of natural disasters. I live in earthquake country. Everyone lives somewhere that could be devastated by a major flood, drought, hurricane, tornado or earthquake. And I do feel that environmental problems of that kind are going to continue to spiral out of control, and we all need to be prepared for that.

My biggest fear right now is that the economy will defocus us from the real problem, and that is the environment. It doesn’t matter how many gold bars you have hidden under your sofa if your house is floating down a river. That’s kind of the situation we’re in. Believe it or not, this crisis has helped to focus us on the big picture to some extent, but its still not big picture enough. We need to go wider, broader. We are literally going to kill this planet — leave it barren, if we continue down this path.

As a teenager (back in the 80s) I made a disturbed illustrated children’s book about these little bugs who were slowly eating away their host. Great idea for a kids book, huh? It was of course a metaphor for us killing the planet. I told a much older hippy type friend about this, and he said, “That’s just egotistical, man. The earth is so much bigger then us, it can survive anything.”

And I said, “Have you ever heard of cancer? It starts out as one cell and multiplies until it destroys everything.”

Anyway, of course he thought I was nuts way back in the 1980s when I mentioned us destroying the planet. But I could feel it, and we were and are. My worst fear is we’ve waited too long to do anything about it. We have to make this our number one priority, seriously. Once we get things back on track, if we don’t use everything and do everything possible to solve global cancer (warming sounds like a vacation) then we’re all going to parish and there won’t be any future of our race.

Wei

Hi Denise:
Great postings!
Wondering about Citicorp (c). I think you ran a chart, but I didn’t find the interpretation for it. Given recent bail outs, will it survive?
If you have time, I am wondering about US Steel (x) and Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold, Inc (FCX), Google (GOOG), Intel (INTC), Foster Wheeler Ltd. (FWLT), Procter & Gamble (PG), and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (BNI).
Many Thanks,
Wei

Hi Wei,

I didn’t have Google, Foster Wheeler, Burlington or Freeport-McMoRan in my database. And of course had multiples of the other stocks you were interested in. I’ll post them and do some analysis. In the mean time if you want me to look into those not represented, post the incorporation date or the start trading date of these company’s where they are traded and I’ll run charts on them. Here goes:

picture-15picture-16picture-17picture-19OK, I don’t know if Citicorp has officially gone under yet, but they will or they will be absorbed by another company completely by February 09 when transiting Neptune in Aquarius makes an exact square form their first house to Neptune in Scorpio in their 10th. They have been seriously deluding themselves. Also Pluto is going through the company’s 12th house and making an applying square to their Saturn in the second. They’ve been keeping secrets, and if they do get absorbed by another company, whoever takes them on will be hit with a necessary and very brutal restructuring in order to save what’s left which would take place in March of 2010. This lapse in time will probably be because the company has been hiding a lot and it will take time to sort out all the mess.

US Steel doesn’t look bad, there are some good aspects and some slightly negative things but nothing major. They may have some foreign issues, but nothing major. They will also do pretty well over this period. My grandmother used to work for US Steel when they had a manufacturing plant in Gary, Indiana. She made steel during the 30-60s. Pretty crazy, she had all sorts of scars along her arms from where she had been cut accidentally from the steel in the plant.

Intel has that critical O degrees Pluto in Libra dancing in its 11th house. It should be getting hammered in the stock market right now. But things will get better for them in late January when Pluto hits 2 Cap and trines the part of fortune in the 10th. This stock and/or company is going to go through some major changes over the next 15 years, if it can survive these changes it is going to do amazingly well and probably be one of those long term blue chip type of stocks. But its going to go through a lot.

Once Pluto stops squaring Proctor and Gamble’s Mercury in Libra at 0 degrees in the 12th house in January this company will do well. Much better then most. There are a lot of positive transits being made to both charts. I suppose they survived a Depression and a couple of recessions, so they know how to deal with down markets. They will actually do quite well throughout the next few years, which is all I looked at so…

I’m tired now. I’ll answer the rest of you all tomorrow!

Best wishes and many blessings,

Denise

KRG

Hi : Very interesting

On the prediction that India will hit Pak sites, I wonder whether this could happen thru US, becos it seems more likely that Obama will use his power to persuade Pak to let US take on the training camps etc in Pak. Don’t see India doing this unless we continue to get hit like 26/11. May be you could run a chart for US vis-a-vis Pak and see how it looks…

Truthseeker

I woke up with the feeling that the credit crisis wasnt the cause of the market crash at the end of Dec/ Jan

northernlights2008

Any thoughts on the two unresolved Senate races in Minnesota and Georgia? I think you predicted the Senate would get close to 60 seats a few weeks back. I wonder what the cards say closer to the evantual realities. Thanks!

Iris

Another question. Some of Obama’s supporters are up in arms about the people he is choosing to work in his Administration. They feel that they have been betrayed. Will the Disgruntled Dems. get over it in time or will they hold a grudge for the next 4 years?

Thanks! -)

grace43

Will Arnold Schwartzenegger be joining Obama’s cabniet? I thought when Obama said a top Republican would be on his cabniet, it would be Arnie. Now he’s picked Gates to stay on as Sec. of Defense. Since some very conservative Christians are in top level positions in the military, this seems to be a wise move aimed at keeping them calm. What’s up for the Governator after his term runs out?

Here’s his birth information: 30 July 1947, Thal, Styria, Austria (Taken from his bio on Internet Movie Database)
Birth Time: 04:10 (04:10 AM) MEDT(-1:00) (taken from Lois Rodden’s AstroDatabankhttp://www.astrodatabank.com/nm/SchwarzeneggerArnold.htm )

Thanks in advance!

PS

I sure hope he will be. After four years of having to look at Bush and Cheney, this lady would appreciate someone up there easier on the eyes. LOL

Answering Readers…

More Clarification on Working the Down Side of the Market

Thanks to reader Ftrsman who writes in with further clarification about working the down side of the market! 

ftrsman

Hey, Denise, great site, thanks so sharing so freely! Didn’t think I’d ever write in, but I have to say something about trading options. While put options are a way to make $ if something goes down, and betterdaysahead is right, technically, saying ‘limited risk with maximum potential”‘, that’s making it sound a little too good. Over 95% of regular investors lose every cent they ever put into an options contract, so their ‘limited risk’ keeps happening over and over. (The minute you buy an options contract it starts losing value, because it has an expiration date, and few non-pros understand when an option is fairly priced to begin with). Another poster is right in saying it should be left to professionals.

Right now the options market is really screwy, because people are paying for fear and the normal parameters of price/time/volatility just aren’t working (IOW, the move has to be so big, and relatively fast, before the risk/reward pays off – it’s not simple like ‘the dow goes down 5%, your option goes up 5 or 10 or 20%. ‘ ). A lot of pro options traders are staying on the sidelines because pricing is so screwed right now. Besides, any pro will tell you that a newbie who wants to trade options oughta not just take a basic course online or wherever but spend a year or more ‘paper trading’, meaning, practicing on paper, and if they start doing that right now, a year from now the ‘big move’ may be over (but the next year may give a good education). If they really want to, s/he could give some $ to a pro options trader, but you usually have to start with $50K-100K, and I don’t know if I’d be trying someone new out right now. Don’t mean to be a joykill, but don’t want to see anyone hurt. There’s nothing wrong with cash.

More Clarification on Working the Down Side of the Market

More Stock Market Advice (trading on the downside) by Betterdaysahead

Thanks to reader Betterdaysahead for this very informative comment which I’m posting here for everyone to read more easily. 

betterdaysahead

In regards to trading the stock market and making money on downside action; I would say that one may want to look into and learn about trading stock options. They can by Puts to play any downside action (Calls for upside action). If they own the stock they can sell Calls. The positive side of buying an option is that the potential loss is limited to the actual amount of the cost of the purchase of the option.

For example, if one spent $1000 on a Dow Jones Index (DJX) Put option with the ideal the DJX is going down further, then if the market did go up the most that one could lose is $1000. There is a ton of info out there online for one to learn about option trading so one can do their research. In my experience, and if one was just getting started. I would suggest buying an option that will expire at least 90 days out, and that is either “at the money” or slightly “in the money.”

The full explanation of these terms can be learned in the many resources available online on how to trade stock options. It would take too much space here to explain. Option trading has limited risk and maximum profit possibility, and in many cases it would be better, and certainly does not require one to have a “lot of money” to trade options, as compared to trying to short sell an actual stock(s) which could lead to unlimited losses, even of money not in an account. So I would say to your readers that if they want to pursue making money in the markets on downside action they should strongly consider trading stock options. Additionally, the profits come faster and at a greater percentage rate than trading the actual stock.

More Stock Market Advice (trading on the downside) by Betterdaysahead

Clarification on Stock Information by Javahaa

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to Javahaa who clarified a lot of details and issues I can’t really answer. He warns against people who are not sophisticated in the art of investing to try short selling. That was my feeling but I don’t know how complicated it is to learn so, I’m just a freak, what can I say. Please read his very informative post. It answers many questions about shorting and other issues.

Thanks again to Javahaa!

javahaaa

Denise, something you said needs to be clarified, for the benefit of your readers, re ETrade/FDIC/stock holdings, because I know you do not want to give wrong information. I’ll also address, briefly, the ’short’ issue for regular folks. I am a professional investor (and read you out of curiousity and respect for intuitives, though I don’t base my work on it). You are right, that investment assets (stocks, bonds, mutual funds) in brokerage accounts aren’t FDIC insured. This goes for mutual funds held at a mutual-fund company, too. But, your assets are covered by “SIPC” insurance, are kept separate from the investment firms’s own assets, and can’t be seized by the government or creditors if the firm goes under. For example, anyone with an account at Lehman didn’t lose it -their money was separate from the firm. Any reputable brokerage firm, and any you’ve ever heard of is, like ETrade or Schwab or Merrill Lynch, etc., has “SIPC” insurance that covers your brokerage/mutual fund assets up to $500K, and has private insurance (often from Lloyds) to a much higher amount than that. If it’s a firm you’ve never heard of, always verify that a firm has SIPC and additional insurance before giving your money to them. Private “pooled” investments, like hedge funds, usually don’t. SIPC insurance does _not _protect your investments from market fluctuation or investment loss just because the stock/fund has gone down in value. It just protects their value on the day a firm goes under, like Lehman on Sept 16, until they can be transferred to another brokerage firm. That transfer happens ASAP, but it may take a few days, which means you can’t buy or sell anything during that time. SIPC protects the value until the transfer is complete. Eveyone should know, too, that if they opened an account at a bank that has stocks or mutual funds, or purchased an annuity there, it’s a _brokerage_ account, not a bank account. The only thing an FDIC-insured bank account will have is cash or CDs. Also, a brokerage account at ETrade, etc., may actually have cash assets that are FDIC insured – this is different from a “money-market fund”, which is not. Ask the firm. A CD, whether bought at a local bank or in your brokerage account, is always FDIC insured, since banks create these (and sell them on the “open market”, not just your local branch). As for “shorting”: For those who think the market is going down and is not already a sophisticated investor, they should _not_ take a crash course in shorting stocks. Shorting is dangerous – you can lose a lot more than you started with – and should be left to professionals. However, the regular investor can easily purchase an “inverse” fund, which goes the exact opposite of the market. I won’t name any, but there are 2 mutual-fund companies that offer them, and a whole lot of ETFs that do; Google to find (I caution anyone against using leveraged funds when inversing. ..and if you don’t already know an ETF is, or what a leveraged fund is, then you shouldn’t get into these in the first place). If you want to understand these more you can always interview an experienced, local financial advisor for education and help (I am remaining anonymous and will not answer questions on this or any other blog). Never do anything you don’t understand, or don’t understand the downside risk of, even if someone is helping you. Again, while the average investor can easily purchase funds that inverse the market, only sophisticated, experienced investors should actually “short” stocks or get involved in futures or options. Unless, of course, you don’t mind losing lots of money. And, Denise, I would caution you in any advice you allow to be posted on this subject.

Clarification on Stock Information by Javahaa

Answering Readers’, Stock Market Edition…

Hi Everyone,

Since we are in a market free fall and as predicted in Mid-September the real tsunami will happen at the end of Dec until the end of January. It won’t really be over then, but that’s when we’ll really see some scary stuff, much scarier then we have already. So in an effort to help as many of you as quickly as possible with all the instability on that front I’ve consolidated the stock market questions here. There are a lot, and I hope to get to them all tonight, but I maybe being too ambitious, we’ll see. I’ll try. If not today then they will be resolved over the weekend.

Let me remind all of you I’m a freaky psychic, artist type, and don’t know anything about the stock market. I’m only going on what my freaky psychic ability gives me and my knowledge of tarot, and astrology so when you write questions to me, make sure to dumb them down. Or I have to just go with the tarot and ask straight yes/no questions because I often don’t understand what the ins and outs are of particular financial issues, except for very basic stuff about how the market works.

I mentioned in a post a while back that there was a lot of money to be made on the down side of this market, but I wouldn’t advise people who aren’t super savvy with short selling, and all that jazz, to try this during this insane period. Would someone out there who does understand how to do this, please write a comment about the ins and outs of this to educate us? I will take the comment, and turn it into a post, and put it up with credit to whoever takes this on. Perhaps this could be a way for many people who lost a lot of money to make it back over the next couple of months. Think of spreading your knowledge as a public service.

OK, here goes!

 

 

hopeandaplan

Hi Denise,

Hope you are well. I know you must be getting overloaded with insights and chaos as things start to unravel. You know me with my Moon in Capricorn I am trying to shore up my nest egg… So i have two questions. The first is what do you think of shorting the Dow, betting that it will go down using a Dow etf short over the next 3 months?

Secondly, Etrade stock accounts are not FDIC insured so if we do have anything in the market when chaos strikes can Etrade confiscate it to cover their Banking and Lending arm. Their savings accounts are FDIC insured…. Thanks for looking out for us. All the best to you and your family!

Hi Hope and a Plan,

I think betting the stock market will go down is like betting ice will melt on a stove. I don’t know much about short selling but, yeah, it’s going to go down. And I do think you can make money betting it will go that way.

So I asked the cards if you could make money that way, just to make sure:

The answer: Maybe.

You really have to know what you are doing. If you get someone to help you, it looks like you know a man who is very generous who would be willing to give you advice in this area, then yes. But you really need to understand how all of it works, and your timing has to be impeccable so, talk to people, do research before you go for it.

I asked the second question to the cards.

Again a Maybe.

It seems that they will not have money, be economically depressed, and use their clients money to keep afloat, but I don’t have a feeling this will be legal. So they will eventually have to pay people back. But of course if they go out of business you’ll be out of luck. So you might want to be safe and put your money into one of the FDIC insured accounts where they can’t touch it.

oceanhawk1

I hate to say this, as it is not a profession that I believe is for the sane, however with these incredibly volatile swings in the market, I have gone back to my origins as a day trader and have been cleaning up. When i taught day trading for some the shops on Wall street, I told everyon 2-3 out of 10 may survive this style of trading. It might be time for short jump back to the days of the soes bandits!

Hi Oceanhawk,

Maybe you could educate us on how to short sell! I agree that if you are well trained and understand short selling and all that complex stuff, and are not a normal everyday person with some long term investments in the market, you can make a bundle. I actually talked about that in another post. However for normal people who stick their money in an IRA or 401k, or a couple of stocks and plan to keep them until retirement, those people need to get out and wait for awhile before re-investing when the market is stable again. Most people fall under that category. I wish I understood the market better to even begin to understand how to make money short selling.

I recently saw an episode of Nightline that addressed the issue of short selling, and talk of making it illegal in the future. It seems there were investors who were actually destroying companies to short sell and make money off them this way, which I guess was what set off this issue of making the practice illegal. 

 

 

Pat

Hi Denise

Appreciate your reply to my question re Centro and you asked for the start date. here it is-

Centro was incorporated as Jennings Properties Limited on 18 February 1985, and following a prospectus issued in August of the same year, shares were issued on the Australian Stock Exchange. In 1991 the Company was renamed Centro Properties Limited, and in September 1997, the Company was restructured to a stapled security structure named Centro Properties Group.

Hope this helps and also do not mind your reading using the tarot cards too. Just to refresh the question – Is this stock worth holding or to sell before the coming Tsunami around 21/22 Dec 2008? Or is there any hope of this company surviving?

One more question re your predicted Tsunami around 21/22 Dec- does that mean the US Dow will fall big time and the flow on effect on the rest of the world stock markets like here in Australia.

Thanking you in anticipation.
Pat

Hi Pat,

I can’t really run a chart without an exact date, and place at the least and since there are so many I wouldn’t know which was most useful. I’ll ask the tarot if it would be best to sell this stock before the end of December:

This is a Maybe. And I sense from the card layout, if you can wait a long time, it will be OK. If not sell within the next week or so. The sooner the better in this case.

In answer to the second question. That’s a big YES according to the tarot with the tower card coming up in the upright position — the super bad position. So it looks like the fall of our economy will trigger a domino effect that will sweep across all the markets like it did in October only in a much bigger way.

javahaaa

Denise, do you see any positive movement in the US stock markets – Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 or Nasdaq Composite in the next 2 weeks (Thanksgiving week, and 1st week of December), before your December tsunami begins in earnest? I trying to intuit if there’ll be some “bounce” up before that big downturn starts, and getting stuck. Thanks for your blog and answer – hopefully within a day or two!

I’ll ask the tarot. Will their be a “bounce” up in the S&P 500 in the coming three weeks?

The cards say yes and no. The next couple of weeks won’t be good but in about 3 weeks there will be big turn for the better before the plunge. Perhaps this will be when the announcement to bail out the auto industry takes place.

Will there be a “bounce” up in Nasdaq Composite in the next three weeks?

That’s a basic no. But it actually looks like next week there will be some sunshine and better spirits and then back down. It doesn’t quite look as dire as the S&P or the stock market though.

Will there be a bounce up in the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the next three weeks?

That’s a no. There maybe one day in a few weeks that looks OK, where it goes up a bit but that’s as good as it will get. That day will be in the middle of the week. And it won’t last, the volatility will continue until the plunge.

Hey Denise,

With so much talk about companies bankrupting...I was curious about the wireless
industry and what will become of Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile?
Thanks,
Amber
Sent from my BlackBerry wireless handheld.
Hi Amber, 
I couldn't find data for any company except AT&T Wireless. If you can find the start dates for the other companies I can run charts on them.
Here's AT&T's chart:
att-wireless-ipoIt looks like they will have problems with companies they have partnered with over the next couple of years but once they get over that aspect they will do really well. 
Actually they have an incredibly healthy and prosperous time starting in 2012. So it could be they take
a hit because of the economy and their investments like everyone else but will recover and do very well.


The next question is from someone wishing to remain anonymous:
Thanks, also, I have two stocks QCOM qualcomm and SNDK sandisk, that I am thinking of holding. But I'm not sure how they'll perform.
So here are the charts for Qualcomm and Sandisk:
qualcomPluto is transiting Qualcomm's 12th house of loss. I have no idea what this company does or is, but it
isn't good to have Pluto transiting this house, that being said in 2014 transiting Pluto will be making
very good aspects to the natal Jupiter and the natal Moon as it conjuncts the natal Uranus. So there will
be some sort of unexpected restructuring that helps this company and makes it very profitable for a period
of time or a new technology or innovation that really gives them a boost. However, Pluto will be going
through this company's 12th for a very long time and will hit Neptune, then sextile native Pluto
so there will be up and downs, and a lot of restructuring behind the scenes, but ultimately when
Pluto goes over the ascendent in 2019, this company will be dramatically transformed or will parish.
Even though Pluto is going through the 12th (death and loss house) it is making good aspects.
So I would say in general this company will have some serious troubles, but manage to reorganize itself
and do OK once the market recovers a bit. Right now though Pluto will be on the cusp of the 11/12 houses
starting in the very beginning of December and that is very likely going to cause serious loss. So
if you can leave your money in this company for a long while it will probably be OK, but not until
2012.
Now for Sandisk:
san-disc-corp
Transiting Pluto is just about to make an exact inconjunction to the company's natal moon again in early December, late November.
Both are at 0 degrees. This aspect is not good for their investors, and I'm not going to bother with the astro speak,
just tell you that this will cause a crash in value for investors which will continue until transiting Pluto
opposes the company's part of fortune in Cancer in 2010. There will probably be some trouble then with
partnerships or legal issues they will have. Once they solve that they should do better in 2011. So if
you can wait for at least a couple of years, preferably longer, then you should recover some of the losses you will
have in the coming months. 
I can't say whether people will make money holding onto stocks however as I
have this weird feeling it's going to take a long time to get the market value up to the place it was
when most people bought their stocks. Even though things will be getting better. And companies maybe
doing OK, its sort of like what happened with the dot.com thing where everything became so overblown
there was now way to get back to where the height of those values were at their highest point.
It's my intuition that it will really take a decade for many people (those who remained in their blue
chip, stocks and made conservative investments) to get to the fiscal place they were a year or so ago.
I feel the value of the markets will rise as things change, but it won't be the wild ride we've seen, it will be more of
a steady goat climbing a mountain.
OK, my baby just woke up so I have to excuse myself and answer the following questions tomorrow:
Here's a sampling of the next batch.
Best wishes, many blessings and good luck to all of you!
Denise

 

awesome888

Hi Denise,
Thanks for the reply. In regard to further info,
OZ Minerals is a merger between 2 companies - Oxiana and Zinifex.
The name OZ Minerals was approved by share holders on 18 July 2008 and started trading under that name on 23 July 2008. Hope this is sufficient info.

God Bless

Gurdeep

barry

For the people that have taken your advise and sold stocks and went to cash this year, when do you adivse investing again? I have a lot of cash in a money market fund in my 401k waiting to do this. I have a choice of 2 US domestic bond funds, 1 foreign fund and several US domestic stock funds. What would you invest in and when would you start? Thanks for doing this.

 

To

Hi Denise,

thanks so much for your blogs. I really enjoy coming back here. You have predicted a stock market “Tsunami” for December. Things are so extremely bad already… how much worse can it get…? Do you see the Dow Jones Index going below 6000 in December…? Also, do you expect Deflation or Inflation in 2009? Are they going to print so much money that the dollar becomes completely worthless and we will finally need a new currency, or o you see the dollar getting stronger, like right now?

Thanks a lot in advance,
your advice is truly appreciated!

Ninja

Dear Denise,

you are awesome. Thanks for taking the time and write to us all.

I am holding stock from the company AUY. Do you see the price going back up to between 10 to 30?

Thanks a lot,

keep up the great work,

Ninja

patrick

if Hillary becomes the Sec. State, hopefully she will not be excessively distracted by outside drama or personal career plans, etc.

Truthseeker

Hi Denise firstly i would like to thank you on answering my question about GM and i look forward to the answer on Iran. I agree with this blog on the Auto industry 100%. Even with a bail out of 25 billion this would only last 2 -3 months as it costs 11 billion to keep afloat For GM alone. They will run out of reserves in roughly 1-2 months time.

Grace

I’m afraid you are right there, Denise. :o( It’s too bad these people have to be so mean.

Do you think this bomb is from domestic or foreign terrorists?

Also, you’ll probably answer this tomorrow, but won’t Michelle Obama get bored just doing First Lady stuff? She’s a high powered lawyer herself with a promising career that she has just side lined. Will she be working in a professional capacity behind the scenes?

Another question about a woman and politics…

Chelsea Clinton worked a great deal on her mom’s campaign. She seemed to really be enjoying herself. She’s got the degree for it and she’s been around the halls of power all her life. It just seems natural for her to go into politics herself. Do you see Chelsea in politics in the future?

One last question, do you see a place for Arnold Swartzenegger in the Obama administration? I know he has asked to “join the team” several times publicly.

Thanks in advance! I love your blog.

jerry mulrooney

It’s a strange feeling within me that is so at peace and sees all possitive future experiences peaceful. I am not religious (organized religion) and cried when President elect Obama was elected. Obama seems like he gets it, worldwide. Whether he can make a difference with the problems we have today, will remain to be seen. Maybe he will convince the world to in John Lennons words, “give peace a chance”,

Marie

Thank you in advance for answering my question.

If Obama chooses Hillary for the Sec of State job, will she be a team player and represent him to well or will she be a disappointment to Obama?

Will Gov. Richardson be offered a position in the Obama Administration?

Answering Readers’, Stock Market Edition…

The S&P 500, The Promised Analysis…

 

picture-121Really there is nothing of great note in the S&P Protected E PEF. Except Saturn conjunct the natal Moon Sun in the 9th and of course on over the course of the year to just conjunct the natal Venus. Meaning foreign investment in this market will be down and money tight but not a horror show. There’s a little dip mid-December, but there are also positive aspects offsetting the negative. I don’t get a bad feeling, not that it won’t go through some major changes, it will, Pluto is going through its 1st house, so along with all the other new regulations and market face lifts this one will have its share, but it won’t be as adversly effected for some reason.

What will be going on with the S&P Chicago is a bit more complex. There will be a lot of volatility as aspects both negative and positive move through the chart. The most troublesome is transiting Pluto squaring the natal moon in the 10th house in late December of this year (08). I feel this will have to do with lay offs and make the market extremely volatile at that time, fluctuating wildly as people try to get a grasp on what is happening. Just before this period in mid-December there will be a transiting Jupiter square to natal Pluto in Libra in the 5th house. This could mean the disclosure of some sort of legal malfeseance, making speculators weary about investing.

The one area that should do OK, maybe even do pretty well is food products, especially comfort foods as Pluto will be making a trine from the 6th house (very likely grain or corn or something like that related) to natal Sun in Taurus (again food reference here, healthy conscious with it being the Sun) and because the Sun is ruled by Venus natally in Pisces in the 10th I’m going to speculate its an older company, one that has been around since the depression or before the depression of the 30s (also related to liquid, could it be soup again?) But because the Sun is in the 11th, a company that has tried to re-invent themselves as healthy, delicious and nutritious. 

Now onto the S&P Protected E PEFX:

Again a lot of volatility. There are a lot of aspects (and a feeling I’m getting here) that people will feel trapped, unable to get out even if they want to. Saturn is transiting the 8th house so there isn’t a tremendous amount of money here in general for investors to make and there hasn’t been since a little over a year ago. Not a lot of money being paid out to. But with Jupiter transiting the 1st house and trining tranisiting Saturn in the 8th, both planets making sextiles to natal Mercury and eventually the natal Moon there is and has been opportunity for financial growth its just relatively conservative and feels more stable then many other markets right now, like a good place to keep your money for the time being. 

However in late December and through mid-late January Pluto will be conjuncting the natal Part of Fortune in the 12th meaning there will be a (more then likely a temporary) shift in value not seen by the general public, but it could encourage some secret restructuring to keep the S&P Protected E PEF on track. In mid-February there will be some trouble cracking through the ice as transiting Neptune will square natal Mercury in the 10th. During this period there could be losses and the public perception of loss and under-performance of this market. 

So there you go. Hope that helps. If you have a specific question about any of these markets please post it and I will answer as quickly as possible.

Best wishes and good luck to all,

Denise

The S&P 500, The Promised Analysis…

Oil and Gold..

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The trend in the oil futures market with Pluto conjuncting natal Neptune in the 6th house has been for loss, and because it rules the natal 10th, a sense that there isn’t much of a future in oil futures. It’s interesting to note that Uranus was conjunct the United States Oil Fund’s Mercury this summer in the 10th, creating the spike in prices. Mercury is the chart ruler of USOF and also rules the 4th house (which in this case would be prices here at home). 

From what I can discern of these 2 charts it seems the Futures market applies to the way oil is seen as a future investment and how it will trend, where as the USOF is more about what is going on in the market currently. Accordingly, Pluto is transiting through the Oil Futures market, and as I stated conjuncting Neptune the planet of loss, it will then make an opposition to the first as it crosses into the 7th house, and will square the natal Sun, this aspect becomes exact at the end of February 2012 and I would take it to mean the bottom dropping out of this market at that point and serious losses for a long time with good and bad months, mostly bad from then on until a little upturn about 2 years later. However for now there will be an upswing coming at the end of January 09 around the 21st and from there it will stay on an up ride until the end of June, recede a bit and then go up again as Pluto will be making a sextile to the Crude Oil Futures’ natal Saturn and then sextile the Moon. Both positive aspects that will create opportunity for speculators.

In terms of the USOF, there will be a spike in value starting in early March 09 for about a couple of weeks as transiting Neptune (ruler of oil) conjuncts the USOF’s chart ruler Mercury. This same configuration happened over the summer when oil prices went nuts. And in April of 09 there should be talk of expansion, again more money to be made, but it will be through the USOF tapping into new ways of using old technology, perhaps ethanol or something like that will make investing in oil and oil revenues go up. Neptune will be making a trine to Jupiter in the 6th and will be conjuncting the 11th house at that time exactly. So money will be made through innovation, new hope for the future in regards to how to utilize oil and since Jupiter is in the 6th which is Virgo related. And Virgo rules grain and corn, I’d have to go with the idea that ethanol will seem like some sort of savior to the Oil industry at that time and people will invest in oil more heavily.

OK, I’m going to move on to Gold:

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Interesting that transiting Pluto is going over the Spdr Gold Trust’s first house. I know nothing about this, but from looking at the chart and thinking about this aspect, I’m wondering if perhaps some of the gold in this trust was acquired through raiding the dead. The first thought that pops into my mind is that something has or will come out about gold illegally acquired during the Holocaust, or through something like that. This rumor I don’t feel will ruin the trust, but it could cause some changes and an attempt to change their image.

However by late January of 09, and off and on over 09 transiting Pluto will be making a sextile to natal Uranus and there will be sudden sharp rise in gold, and then the value will back down and rise again suddenly. Those periods of sudden rising should be around January 20, 09 through to early March, then again about 10 days into May of 09 until about the 21st of June 09 and again at the end of November 09 for about a month. 

In terms of gold futures, it should be fine for the time being, nothing to write home about. But in February of 2012 look out, there are a mess of bad aspects. So if you are invested in gold futures I would get out in the next few years as transiting Pluto will hit the natal Sun (the Sun rules gold) and will square the ascendant and natal Pluto and it will be exactly conjunct the 4th house cusp, opposing the 10th. All in all not good! Before this happens in 2012 there will be a little pre-shock wave (minor but it will be a warning) off and on in 2011 starting in March. That will be when transiting Pluto will be inconjuncting the Gold Futures’ moon and there will be some fluctuations and volatility starting then.

OK, more questions to answer tomorrow, now it is time for sleep! I will get to the S & P tomorrow as well as other questions.

Thanks to all of you out there.

Wishing you all well and many blessings,

Denise

Oil and Gold..