Stocks fell sharply on Friday, wiping out the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s gain for January, as investors grew increasingly worried about the potential economic impact of China’s fast-spreading coronavirus. The Dow dropped 650 points, or 2.3%, after Delta and American suspended all flights between China and the U.S. United Airlines announced similar measures later in the day. The Dow was also on pace for its worst day since August… Ilya Feygin, senior strategist at WallachBeth Capital, noted, “there’s fear going into the weekend. The theme coming into this year was the Fed and Trump are going to bail us out of any problems, but the virus is something neither one can do anything about. That’s a reason to become more fearful.” – Fred Imbert, “Dow Plunges 650 Points as Friday’s Sell-Off Tied to the Coronavirus Accelerates Into the Close.” www.cnbc.com, January 31, 2020.

中国で急速に広がっているコロナウイルスによる経済への影響を懸念する投資家が増えていることから、株価は金曜日に急落し、ダウ工業株30種平均の1月の上昇分は帳消しになった。デルタ航空とアメリカン航空が中国との間で行っている航空便を全て停止して、同日の午後、米ユナイテッド航空が同様の措置を発表した後、ダウは650ポイント (2.3%) 下落した。ダウ平均の下げるペースは最悪だった、昨夏以来で。WallachBeth キャピタルのシニア・ストラテジストであるIlya Feygin氏が指摘するには、「週末に向けて恐れがある。今年のテーマは、FRBとトランプがわれわれをあらゆる問題から救おうとしていることだが、このウイルスは誰にも何もできないものだ。それが怖い理由です。」。Fred Imbert の見出しは「金曜日のコロナウイルスに関連した売りが終盤に加速、ダウは650ポイント急落。」、2020年1月31日

Global equity markets were very volatile last week, corresponding to the changing outlook regarding the Coronavirus outbreak between being out of control versus being under control. On Monday, it was hysteria as the Dow Jones Industrial Average sold off 450 points. The next two-three days, signs were imcreasing that the virus was not much of a threat after all. The DJIA rose over 500 points from Monday’s low. But on Friday, new reports came out that the threat is very serious, travel restrictions and quarantines are being implemented, and the DJIA fell over 600 points.


The suddenly changing outlook on the Coronavirus outbreak represents a classic dilemma symbolized by Mars in Sagittarius square Venus and Neptune in Pisces (out of control) that was in force last weekend, versus Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn (obsession with the need to be in control, or at least appear to be in control). But Saturn/Pluto also represent the potential for serious threat to human life, through nature or human-initiated behavior. Right now, the more serious and longer-lasting correspondence with Saturn and Pluto appears to supersede the short-term and transitory correspondence to hysteria represented by the Neptune aspects, and this in turn may have more than a short-term correspondence to global equity prices.




The sharp price swings in global stock markets, however, are also typical of the Sun now transiting through the tropical sign of Aquarius (January 20-February 19). Aquarius is one of the hardest Sun signs in which to predict market behavior because – like its ruler Uranus – it is a time when support and resistance often fail spectacularly. You may remember the Aquarius period in February 2018 when the DJIA suffered its two biggest down days of over 1000 points. Prices break through support and resistance with fury. This may become even more apparent when Mercury goes retrograde in two weeks, which is another geocosmic signature known for its tendency to quickly shift from bullish or bearish signals in short time bands.


In periods like these, it is important for traders to keep their eyes on the larger picture, or the trend that is likely in force beyond the 3-4 weeks that Mercury is retrograde or the Sun transits through the sign of Aquarius. Despite the sharp sell off early last week, the trend is still bullish in most world indices, as well as Gold. However, in the case of equities, subscribers of MMA reports (daily, weekly and monthly, even the annual Forecast Book) are well aware that a 50-week and 15.5-month cycle low time band is in effect in which equities will likely decline more than any decline witnessed in 2019. After all, Jupiter is also now in Capricorn in 2020. Last year it was in Sagittarius, which is more bullish.


In other markets, Crude Oil also sold off sharply. Three weeks ago, Crude Oil had rallied to its highest level since April 2019. Now it is testing $50/barrel, near its low of all of 2019. With metals, it was a strange and volatile week. Silver fell to 17.28 on Wednesday, its lowest mark of January. But Gold performed rather well, rising to its highest mark on Friday since its six-year high of January 8. Bitcoin and Treasuries also performed very well last week. With Treasuries, it is not surprising. In times of crisis, people will seek safety here. But Bitcoin is another matter, and its rally to its highest mark since November 4 may be attributed to geocosmics. Jupiter is in Capricorn and Bitcoin was founded when several planets were in Capricorn (January 3, 2009). One colleague who does an admirable job of following this chart closely is Robert Weinstein of the AstroCrypto Report. He will also be speaking at the ISAR 2020 conference in September (see Announcements below).

他市場でも、原油が急落しました。3週間前、原油価格は2019年4月以来の高値を付けていたが、現在は1バレル当たり50ドルを試す展開となっており、2019年の最安値に近い。銀は、17.28ドルで、前月の安値を付けた。しかし、金相場は比較的堅調に推移し、1月8日以来6年ぶりの高値を付けた。米国債については驚くことではない。危機の時には、人々はここで安全を求めるだろう。しかし、ビットコインは別問題であり、11月4日以来の最高記録を達成したのは、ジオコズミックのおかげかもしれない。木星が山羊座にあり、いくつかの惑星が山羊座にあった時(2009年1月3日)に、ビットコインは誕生した。AstroCrypto ReportのRobert Weinstein氏は、このグラフを詳しく追っている素晴らしい同僚です。


President Trump promised to lift the economy above the 2% growth trend of the Obama years, and for a while tax reform and deregulation did the trick. But his trade and tariff forays undermined business investment and global manufacturing, and the economy is now back down to a 2% growth plateau. That’s nowhere near a recession, but it is disappointing as a lost opportunity. – “The Growth Cost of Tariffs,” Wall Street Journal Opinion Page, January 31, 2020.

トランプ大統領は、経済をオバマ政権時代の2%成長トレンド以上に引き上げると約束し、税制改革と規制緩和がしばらくの間功を奏した。しかし、貿易と関税の問題が企業投資と世界的な製造業を弱体化させ、経済は2%成長の停滞期に戻っている。これは景気逆行にはほど遠いが、チャンスを失ったことに失望している。–「関税の成長コスト」Wall Street Journal Opinion Page、2020年1月31日。

The U.S. economy expanded at a moderate 2.1% annual rate in the final three months of 2019, capping a year when a weak global landscape and a sharp pullback in business investment resulting from President Donald Trumps’ trade fights combined to slow growth….Most alarmingly, businesses have been sharply reducing their investment as ongoing trade fights have heightened uncertainty for corporations. – Martin Crutsinger, “US Economy’s Growth in 2019 Was Weakest of Past Three Years,” Associated Press, January 31, 2020.

米国経済は、2019年の最後の3ヶ月で年率2.1%という適度な率で成長したが、2019年は限界のある年だった。弱い世界情勢とトランプ大統領の貿易戦争に起因するビジネス投資の急激な反落が成長率の鈍化と結びついた。....最も憂慮すべきことに、現在進行中の貿易戦争が企業の不確実性を高めているため、ビジネスは投資を急激に減らしている。― Martin Crutsinger、「2019年の米国経済成長率は過去3年間で最低だった」Associated Press、2020年1月31日。

The slowdown in economic growth is no surprise to Financial Astrologers, given that Jupiter moved from the opportunity sign of Sagittarius to the more restrained and cautious sign of Capricorn in the last quarter of 2019. This in turn can also affect the rate of gains in the U.S. stock market. As reported before, history shows a high correlation to long-term cycle peaks in U.S. stocks when Jupiter transits 10º Sagittarius through 20º Capricorn. We are in that range now, as Jupiter ingressed from Sagittarius into Capricorn on December 2, 2019, where it will remain until December 19, 2020.


The all-time high in the DJIA, so far, was recorded on January 17, the same week of the 32-37-year long-term planetary conjunction between Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. The NASDAQ made its all-time high one week later, on January 24, during the new moon square Uranus and Venus/Neptune in Pisces being squared by Mars. Just as important in our research findings is the historical correspondence of Uranus turning direct on January 10. As stated last week, “As noted to subscribers of MMA market reports, Uranus direct is one of the strongest geocosmic correlates to the end of intermediate or longer-term cycles in U.S. stocks, within an orb of 12 trading days. Could that high of January 17 be the primary or even longer-term cycle crest? It is possible, based solely on this geocosmic indicator, for January 17 was only five trading days after the Uranus station.” The S&P (January 22) and NASDAQ (January 24) highs were also in this Uranus time band, and additionally, this was a perfect example of intermarket bearish divergence between related markets occurring during an MMA geocosmic Critical Reversal Date (CRD) time band.


The concern now is that there are no prominent transiting planetary signatures related to market reversals until a slew of them begin on February 16, when Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces, and Mars enters Capricorn. Both of these are important, especially to interest-rate related markets. Just as important will be the transit of Venus, which will square the Capricorn Stellium planets of Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn (February 23-March 3), followed by the two conjunctions of Venus/Uranus and Sun/Neptune on March 8. One day later, Mercury turns direct, having moved back to the volatile sign of Aquarius.


The only geocosmic indicator of a possible reversal and rally of this new downtrend in equity markets is the transit of Mars in late Sagittarius, making a mild sextile aspect February 4-13 to the Jupiter/Neptune conjunction in the chart of the New York Stock Exchange (founded May 17, 1792). However, that will also overlap with the TMI (“Trump Mars Indicator”) cosmic sectors. That is, Mars will activate the charts of President Donald Trump, the U.S., and Iran in a “grand square” configuration with one another, January 28-February 10. With Mars in hard aspect to these charts, sudden eruptions of tempers may flare up, which may have an influence on world stock markets and precious metals markets. It’s also right in time for our annual Forecast webinar too, taking place next Sunday, February 9. I will have a lot to share in this one.

株式市場でこの新たな下降トレンドが反転し上昇する可能性を示す唯一のジオコズミック的な指標は、射手座の火星通過であり、2月4日から13日まで、ニューヨーク証券取引所(1792年5月17日設立)のチャートにある木星/海王星コンジャンクションに対して、穏やかなセクスタイルのアスペクトを示している。しかし、それはTMI(「Trump Marsインジケータ」)のコズミックセクターとも重複する。すなわち、火星は、トランプ大統領、米国、イランのチャートを相互に「グランドスクエア」させ、1月28日~2月10日にチャートを活性化させるが、これらのチャートが厳しい状況にあることから、急な怒りの爆発が再燃する可能性があり、世界の株式市場や貴金属市場に影響を与える可能性がある。