Schulz  on  Market  Cycles             

                                                            Richard  Schulz


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TAO 8 Applications:

       To the best of my knowledge, from Donald Bradley's efforts in the 1960's to the present time, there has not been a published astronomical oscillator correlating real-time with global stock indexes as the TAO 8 does. The study of the mathematical nature of the TAO 8 and its correlations with multiple realms of human activities has the potential to become a new field of scientific endeavor.
The three TAO values (short, intermediate, and long term) and trends have statistical reliability and significance, and, therefore, probable predictive value  relative to global stock prices.  The creation of the TAO oscillators has been a 25+ year project.   
    The rise and fall of global psychological optimism and pessimism correlate with the rise and fall of global wealth, as measured by stock prices. When the TAO 8 is below zero and falling, fear and pessimism dominate, manifesting in stock market declines.  When the TAO 8 is above zero and rising, happiness and optimism dominate, synchronistic  statistically with rising stock market prices.  
     SOMC combines the TAO 8's intrinsic value with 25+ years of  technical market analysis and developing technical trading systems to time the price movements of the stock and commodity markets effectively.
      The graph of the aspectarian (that assigns positive and negative numbers to every degree of planetary pair angular separation) is not shown.  This graph (not shown) happens to validate some traditional astrological tenets on the nature of aspects. The TAO 8, however, is strictly astronomical and mathematical.  SOMC uses both the TAO 8 and relatively simple mechanical models to time and trade  intermediate and long term.



Richard Frank Schulz 

07/ 09/ 1950, 1510 est, Detroit, MI, USA 
Bachelor of Science, 1978         

Master of Science, Clinical Psychology, 1987

TAO 8 now available:  3/ 23/ 14

1)  TAO 8 1980-2014 and 1997-2014 graphs with a 2 page explanation

      $25.00    PayPal, Check, Money Order, etc., (USD or equivalent)

2)  Subcription:   3/23 Not available  ($ 225/ year, $50/ 2months)

     a) The above hard copies of the TAO 8 graphs and explanation

     b) Revisions emailed if/when they occur

     c) Real-time trading positions and alerts, emailed

     d) Weekly commentary and positions on SP 500 (196 min, Daily and Weekly models, IWM, EWG, EWJ, and VWO (EEM), 

     e) Weekly commentary and positions on  TLT, UUP, FXE, GLD, USO, DBC, MOO

ETF  PERFORMANCE  RESULTS:     Daily data SP 500  ETF'S:        From  06/ 15/ 07:   +  313.2 %              For 2013:  + 32.1%
                                                                                                      (newly adjusted for daily models)

Richard Schulz
2240 Arizona Ave.
ROCKFORD, IL   61108-7503




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     I submit my monthly comments to MTD as a service.  It is a privilege to participate.

SOMC Purposes:

1) Bull/ Bear market positive earnings, 6 ETFs: (Buy Only) SPY, SSO, SPXL = Long. SH, SDS, SPXS = Short

2) Continue TAO 8 research: scientific astrocyclical advances, with multiple real world, real time applications

3) Submit Weekly Charts and Analysis: Stocks, Bonds, Currencies, Gold, Commodities

4) Research other Numerical and Planetary cycles, and test them quantitatively

4/ 16:  Commentary on Astro ETF Trading.  The 4/ 2 USO trade posted.

1/ 25:  2014 is both a 7 and a 4 year, and 2nd of a Pres Election cycle. = lower. The TAO 8 is clear: the world is beginning, with this week's financial events, a very stressful period: likely the start of a 2 year Bear market, and escalating economic, social and political upheavals...rivaling and/or exceeding 2008-2009...and probably with defaults, devaluations and civil crises from many countries.  Multiple crash scenarios likely.

    Fundamentally, there is currently record equity leverage, record sentiment, an overvalued CAPE, hardly any capex, and the FED reducing QE.  The FOMC meets next week: it is not Federal (private), not Open (secretive), not Market (favors banks and manipulates), but is a committee, with some new dissenting voters this year (Fisher notably; SOMC has favored his commentary for many years).

12/ 21/ 13:  Prior to the FED, an exit. Simply, the FED is the Major directing power of the US (global) equity markets.  Tom McClellan recently shared a chart post that correlated FED infusions of liquidity vs. stasis, and, indeed, the relationship is r = +0.90 from far before 2007 to present; "The only chart you need to know."   

     One ultimate irony is that the FED also acts within the psychological trend of the TAO 8 Cycles.  The end of 2013 and the whole of 2014+ is now defined quite clearly, declining equity/asset values and increasing levels of economic/social/political uncertainty, with a correlation of greater than 1:1,000,000 against chance.  This level of positive correlation implies an active physical mechanism of causality, yet unknown.


02/ 25    Entry        Buy   SDS   $ 29.31  @ 1000                     Position:  Long SDS ( = short US equities)



   SPY = Long (SP 500, Unleveraged),    SSO = Long, Leveraged 2x,    SPXL = Long, Leveraged 3x

     SH = Short (SP 500, Unleveraged),    SDS = Short, Leveraged 2x,   SPXS = Short, Leveraged 3x



       If an investor maintains a simple strategy, with discipline, over time, the results are likely to be positive.


HOME of the TAO 8:     4/ 16/ 14


     1)  100% objective, mathematical, astronomic and scientific Technical Aspect Oscillator

     2)  The only real-time, directional astro indicator, now with 1:1,000,000 significance

         a) TAO 8 rising brings optimism, raises equities, asset values, and social well-being

         b) TAO 8 falling activates pessimism, erodes equities, assets and adds social instability

     3)  Integration of astro, cycles, and technical indicators for investment positions


3/ 23/ 14:  TAO 8 Science page now has a scientific abstract (explanation)

1/ 25/ 14  TAO 8  Now available  1980 through 2014, 1997-2014 graphs with commentary

                              The partial 01/01/1997 to 3/31/2014 graph is near page bottom...enjoy...


TAO 8 :   Brief summary and Graph

    The TAO 8 correlated with the SP 500, 1/1/1980 through 12/31/2013 PPRC is p < .000001, >1:1,000,000 against chance.    

          Pearson Product-Moment Correlation for TAO 8 and SP 500:   n=3538,   r=+0.66, p < .000001, which means that the TAO 8 correlates positively with the SP 500, both rising and falling, greater than 1:1,000,000 against chance.  This strength of correlation implies a causal mechanism, which is yet unknown.  As a comparison, to be very sure that the long sought after Higgs boson had been found, scientists used a 1:10,000 confidence level: p <.0001.  Current modern physics has no viable mechanism for explaining the TAO 8 results.  That is for future generations.

    TAO 8 is a compilation of four fundamental primary concepts and functions:

1)  An Aspectarian based upon the weighted harmonics of the numbers 2 and 3, which gives positive/negative values to the transiting angular separation of each planetary pair

2)  The selection of the specific planetary pairs used in the TAO 8 calculations

3)  Mathematical summations of those Aspectarian values (both exponential and uniquely astro averages) to generate the Quick TAO, Slow TAO and TAO 8

4)  Zeroing those summations over the selected time frames to create scientifically applicable oscillators


     The TAO 8 is a 100% mathematical, quantitative, zeroed oscillator that can be compared to real world, real time realms of human life.  The TAO 8 happens to highly correlate with the Global equities markets, and other financial, social and political measures.   The TAO 8 is a Directional Astronomical Indicator.

     As TAO 8 rises, Global Psychology rises and equities/assets tend to gain value reliably (1:1,000,000 against chance).  When the TAO 8 falls, Global Psychology decline, pessimism emerges, and equities/assets tend to fall in value.


A1/ 1/ 1997 to 3/ 31/ 2014    Vertical is yearly/quarterly.

                TAO 8, red; Quick TAO, blue; Slow TAO, orange; SP 500, black; SP 500, BLS Inflation Adjusted, light black

The TAO 8 is a zeroed oscillator, now falling from its highest peak.  Its return to below the zero line is coming soon, and with the steepening decline comes pessimism, depressing events, social unrest, political instability and asset losses.