January 28, 2016: Thirty years ago today, the Challenger space shuttle exploded with seven aboard. We wrote in our CP newsletter of Dec. 31 1985: "Mars - Pluto- North Node conjunction on Christmas day foreshadowed the terrorism of the holiday period as well as the sharp market decline into that configuration... There will be additional exacerbation at the Full Moon (Jan. 28) as it squares Pluto (ruler of Debt and Terrorism). READ MORE
January 27, 2016: FOMC announcement topped the Major Indices today, as it has several times in recent history. We remain especially negative as the Moon/Jupiter conjunction 7:11pm EST today also has a history of short term market tops!
"REMEMBER 1987" The similarity with the day of Option Expiry on October 16, 1987 and today, Friday, January 15 is quite remarkable and reminds us of the extreme danger, as the stock market Crashed on Monday, October 19th. Here we are going into a three-day weekend with the markets as jittery as a Cat on a Hot Tin Roof! The Crawford Perspectives newsletter remains doubled up Short 200% (using full margin).
"NOT SUCH A GREAT BOUNCE"
Even as markets declined and then bounced on Monday and Tuesdsay, January 11 & 12, NYSE New 52-Week Lows continued to rise.
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ON DECEMBER 10th, Mars opposed the planet Uranus, beginning the 40% of that synodic cycle which has contained EVERY stock market crash of the past 100 years! As it is a short cycle of about two years, it is clear that a crashing market does not occur in any but a small portion of such cycles. However, with the current Bull Market move becoming very extended, and with various economic and technical information weakening the "Big Picture," our opinion is firm that the year ahead presents more than casual dangers to lives and fortunes!