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Study Confirms Planets Impact Stock Market Averages Astrology News Service 16/10/17 12:51

Study Confirms Planets Impact Stock


Market Averages
A computerized system that measures the psychological impact of
transiting planets on the human psyche is described by its creator as
having just progressed to the Model T Ford stage. Even so, the
mathematically-based system, which selectively calculates and assigns
positive or negative values to the changing angular distances between
orbiting planets, is at this point accurate enough to predict the mood
swings driving directional shifts in global stock prices up and down. And
this, says technical market analyst Richard F. Schulz, just begins to tap its
long-range potential.

The system he calls the Technical Aspect Oscillator (TAO) is described in


the April/May issue of The Mountain Astrologer magazine. It is designed
to scientifically measure and predict the impact of orbiting planets on
investor sentiment and, by extension, price moves in the marketplace.
Schulz says continual tracking has revealed close statistical correlations
between the global psychological indications predicted by the technology
and bullish and bearish stock market sentiment. Theres less than a one in
10,000 probability that the observed correlations occurred by chance.

The research supports the astrological premise in two important ways. It


confirms that the various archetypal energies astrologers have traditionally
identified with the orbiting planets can be rigorously observed impacting
human affairs. And it confirms that changing planetary alignments or
patterns predictably influence outcomes in measurable ways, he noted.

Modern astrologers believe that archetypal energies associated with


transiting planets are both distinctive and dualistic in nature. For example,
Saturn is positively identified with such qualities as stability and sound
philosophical judgment and negatively with fear, separation, restriction

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and physical limitations. Jupiter represents the principle of expansion,


optimism and success, but is negatively identified with extravagance,
inflation, excessive overconfidence and the like. In a similar vein, Martian
energy is positively identified with action and initiative and negatively with
anger and frustration, Schulz said.

Changing Angular Relationships

For centuries, astrologers also have claimed that the changing angular
relationships between orbiting planets powerfully impact events on earth.
Whether the various planetary archetypes will be expressed positively or
negatively largely depends upon the way they are aligned with each other
at any given time, he explained.

As viewed from the earth, orbiting planets appear to be moving at different


speeds. The reason for this is because some planets are a lot farther from
the sun than others and have move celestial distance to cover in their
elliptical orbits. As a result, faster moving planets (including the sun and
moon) appear to continually overtake slower moving planets, forming what
astrologers call applying and separating aspects as part of predictable
cycles. Because the mathematics of celestial mechanics are well
understood, astronomers and astrologers can quickly determine precisely
where in the heavens the sun, moon and every known planet in the solar
system can be found. Also known is the exact number of astronomical
degrees separating the planets as they travel through the various zodiacal
signs.

Some aspects between planetary pairs are deemed to be stressful while


others promote harmony and ease. For example, planets forming aspects of
60 and 120 degrees (the sextile and trine) are believed to influence the
human psyche in positive or productive ways, while the stressful square
and opposition ( 90 and 180 degree) aspects have the opposite affect.
Aspects are said to be in orb or operative a few degrees before and after
the angle is exact. Schulz says the zero-degree conjunction is a powerful
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aspect that begins and ends the cycle and can be experienced either
positively or negatively depending upon the psychological characteristics of
the planets involved in the aspect.

Scientists have ridiculed this idea since the 17th century, arguing that no
mechanism exists to plausibly explain how planetary energies could
manifest in this way. However, new evidence impressively supports the
astrological position, Schulz maintains. In physics, an oscillator is a
measurement between maximum and minimum values. More than two
decades of research went into development of the TAO 2 technical aspect
oscillator Schulz created to analyze investment sentiment in the financial
markets. On a continual basis, the TAO 2 system computes the changing
angular relationships between nine different planetary pairs. The planets
Saturn, Jupiter and Mars are prominently featured in these pairings.

Moving Average Compared

Schulz says the TAO 2 technology continually calculates a weighted


positive or negative value for every degree of angular separation between
the planetary pairs. Also compiled is a composite score and moving average
that can, over time, be statistically compared with moving averages for the
various stock market indexes. Simply, like the market averages, when TAO
2s average score is rising peoples attitudes and outlook are hypothesized
to be more optimistic. Conversely, when the number is falling, pessimism
persists.

Because TAO 2 and the various stock market indexes are independent
variables with known and constantly changing numerical values, they can
be compared with each other using the Pearson product-movement
correlation coefficient, a common statistical test used to scientifically
determine whether a linear relationship exists. This method creates
correlation values (the Pearson r) between -1.000 and +1.000 with r =
+0.30 the threshold for statistical significance. In a series of tests
conducted between January 1, 1999 and June 30, 2008, the TAO 2s
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moving average was compared with the Dow Jones Industrial Average
(DJIA) and S&P 500 Index twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays over the
117-month period a total of 990 separate comparisons for each index.
The correlation value for TAO 2 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was
r= +0.72, which is well above the threshold for statistical significance. A
similar comparison with the S&P 500 Index produced an even higher r =
+0.81 correlation.

Correlation is not causation. Stocks can and do move against the TAO 2
average for indeterminate periods of time. But the statistics suggest an
extraordinary connection between the aspect oscillator and stock indexes
that cannot easily be explained away by astrologys critics, he said. Schulz
believes the results are difficult to dispute because the technology
effectively blends applied mathematics with astronomy in a quantitative
numbers-in, numbers-out type system that automatically produces raw
scores from data input into mathematical formulae. Subjective human
interaction is not involved in any way.

Another test for the TAO technology examines its effectiveness as a stock
market timing device. Schulz routinely relies upon the technical analytical
tools used by insiders in the business, but doesnt make a move in the
marketplace without first checking directional indications predicted by the
TAO system.

While trillions of dollars in paper assets were vanishing from the stock
portfolios of agonized investors around the world, a portfolio of Exchange
Traded Funds (ETFs) posted on the www.schulzonmarketcycles.com
website between May 5, 2006 and April 1, 2009 were up a robust 395
percent.

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