On March 2, 2007 the New York Times asked: “What is bothering investors? No one thing in particular and yet everything.” The article goes on to say “From a slowing American economy to a faltering mortgage market and the tightening of historically easy credit, a caldron of concerns has been bubbling up over the last year and appears to have set off the wave of selling that rocked world financial markets this week.”
At the beginning of February 2008, some stock market analysts began to suggest the worst was over for the stock market. The long term market observer Richard Russell now sees the recent stunning advance of the Dow Jones Transportation Index as time-tested confirmation of the stock market having found a ‘bottom’ with a recovery ahead. Moroever, he has now changed from a bearish to a non-bearish view, as the data has improved. This is because he is a follower of the data and does not pretend to be a consistent predictor of the market. He prefers to change his view if the incoming data no longer confirms an earlier expectation. Others are not so sure the market has hit bottom. A more bearish stock market analyst is Michael Jenkins. He warns of a possible drop in February 2008 but suggests this could be followed by a rally in March 2008. However, as he sees an ongoing bear market he thinks the market could again hit the skids later in the year.
Both analysts are saying pretty much what Professor Choudhry has predicted based on the Systems’ Approach (SA). Mr. Russell is confirming what was predicted on the SAMVA list at the beginning of the year that the month of January would be especially bad for the stock market. This prediction was based on the application of SA Vedic astrology to the SAMVA USA chart. Mr. Jenkins prediction going forward is more in line with the prediction by Professor Choudhry based on the aspect of stationary Rahu in Aquarius and 8th house to Mars in Gemini and 12th house in the chart becoming close again in February (exact on the 25th). While not as difficult as the aspects in January, we can expect some more "shakes" in the month of February. Moreover, as predicted earlier on this blog, there are a number of difficult aspects ahead for the US economy and financial market this year based on the SAMVA USA chart, suggesting continued volatility. In fact, Professor Choudhry has predicted on SAMVA that continued volatility is to be expected in financial markets this year due to transit afflictions in the SAMVA USA chart suggesting ongoing recession concerns will be the primary disturbance of market sentiment.
Transit aspects in the SAMVA USA chart in 2008
August-September: transit Jupiter at 18° Sagittarius H6 aspects transit Saturn at 18° Leo H2. This aspect, which takes place in the most effective point of the SAMVA USA chart, is expected to bring renewed volatility in financial markets. There could also be acts of violence.
November: transit Jupiter in Sagittarius H6 aspects transit Saturn at 26° Leo H2. This aspect is expected to bring fresh volatility in financial markets, also in view of the next aspect which begins at this time.
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