Schulz  on  Market  Cycles                        Richard  Schulz


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TAO 9 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 9 does. The study of the mathematical nature of the TAO  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 30 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 9 is below zero and falling, fear and pessimism dominate, manifesting in stock market declines.  When the TAO 9 is above zero and rising, happiness and optimism dominate, synchronistic, statistically, with rising stock market prices.  
     SOMC combines the TAO 9'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 9, however, is strictly astronomical and mathematical.  SOMC uses both the TAO 9 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 9 now available:  12/ 08/ 14

1)  TAO 9 1980-2015 and 1997-2015 graphs with a 3 page explanation

     2015 Financial Forecast included.

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

              Sent via snail mail only, please provide mailing address

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

     a) The above hard copies of the TAO 9 graphs and explanation

     b) Real-time Equity, Bond, Gold and VIX positions and alerts, emailed

     c) Weekly commentary and technical charts

ETF  RESULTS:           Net          Investing Stats     From Initiation: July 1, 2014

Russell 2000               %+/--        #    #+   #-    %+   %--     Pts+    Pts-      Ave+    Ave-
ETFs                          64.6%      25   19   6      76    24     129.2  -10.5     6.8%   -1.7%
Usual drawdown 5-8%, at times, 10-20%   x3 leverage affects both profits and losses

GOLD (GLD)             19.5%        5     5    0     100   0        19.5     0.0      3.9       n/a
US BONDS (TLT)      21.8%        5     5    0     100   0        21.8     0.0      4.3       n/a

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




SOMC Purposes:

1) Bull/ Bear market positive earnings: Equities, Bonds and Gold (USD based)

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

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

4) Research statistically other Numerical and Planetary cycles

COMMENTARY...                                                                                   (12/ 8:  Older trading notes have been moved to Trading Notes History)

12/19  0700:  The equity models are now mixed, as is Gold.  Bonds are in full sell mode.  So, status quo.  Within the next 2 weeks, a change in the models used may occur, with the shift being to longer term models.  The shorter ones have the posted trades from 7/1, and that is sufficient for now.

12/18  0700:  Equities overnight, very close now to overhead resistance.  Bonds selling off.  Gold continues choppy.

12/17  1400:  Post-FED, better than a post-mortem; TNA achieved it's goal.  The Bond short has become more probable, and staying with it.

0700:  Ahead of the FED, no change.  The current positions are short term, and still probable.

12/16  0900:  Short term momentum has turned favorable.  A reversal, if it happens, can be quick given current conditions.  Bonds likely exhausted.

0700:  The global equity decline continues.  Being too conservative had a price--no profit.  At present, we wait.  The recent declines are forecast to be only the beginning of more substantial weakness.  The TAO 9 describes optimism turning into outright pessimism.  Into the FED, we watch. 

12/15 0700:  An equity rebound today, and may last a few days.  Observing until it concludes, with Bonds and Gold moving lower.

12/12 0700:  SPY initiated an intraday sell 12/11 at 1300, that awaits confirmation and a lower risk entry.

12/11 0700:  Normalizing, statistically, for awhile, favoring long equities, and short Bonds & Gold.  The longer equity trend remains lower.

12/10 1400:  Risk increased.  As with 12/9, when in doubt, sit out.  VIX has far outperformed, and is likely for a retracement, ergo, equity rally.

0730:  Support held.  Momentum is mixed.  The primary equity trigger still favors the sell side.

12/ 9  1300:  Unusual behavior in the Russell 2000 and Gold.  When in doubt, sit out.

0730:  Working with either financial or astro cycles, one never really "knows": it's methodology and probabilities, applied with persistence.  As with the House in Las Vegas, favorable odds over time nets profits.  The 12/ 8 closing IWM chart indicated a sell, and this am is confirming.  The commentary goes into the details.  It's a serious chart.  The TAO 9 indicates that by early Jan 2015 assets/equities will appear vulnerable.  More later.

12/ 8 1200:  The TAO 9 is now available.  It is now even more fundamentally sound, broader in planetary pair inclusion, stands the test of time (from 1900), and, given the current economic conditions (currencies and oil, especially), gives a unique insight on global economic direction.

0600:  This post is earlier than normal, early morning engagements.  Almost lower on Friday's close, with weakening equities from the AM on ok.  Overnight, the weakness is continuing, with more expected.  Dec 5-8 was projected to be a turn, and it is upon us. The TAO series has been one of sequential improvements, and now has 25 planetary pairs, with both shorter and longer term cycles.  If the TAO 9 retains its historical, scientific correlation, then 2015 will be a surprise to many.  Bonds and Gold are just giggling.

12/ 5 0740:  Post-Jobs, equity futures rose to resistance, and have stalled.  Today, after higher early, stalling, with a lower close likely.  Both Bonds and Gold are establishing directions. 

12/ 4 0900:  The attempt to climb to IWM unchanged failed.  This lowered risk.  Bonds favorable.  TZA a likely hold into the 12/5 US Jobs report.

0700:  Yesterday was the primer--now at resistance.  Today, a TZA entry is more likely.  Weak equity rebound from initial declines is likely.

12/ 3 0720:  ADP was a neutral 208K.  The price/momentum models suggest indexes are within 0.5% of resistance.  We'll see how peaking behaves.

12/ 2 0700:  The last equity day prior to ADP/Challanger/US Jobs numbers.  Now flat R2, Gold and Bonds.  "Sometimes nothin' is a pretty cool hand."  If I had to guess, equities will push higher one more time before the next significant thrust lower.  Gold, currently, is a hard hat area, with safety first...

12/ 1 0700:  Equity weakness overnight.  The TZA and TLT positions status quo.  Gold is most likely choppy for awhile--complex bottom, maybe...

10/ 21 0800: The rally continues.  Momentum is still improving, and now has the support of some trend lines (like the 16 & 25dema's).  Nearing however some significant overhead resistance.  That varies with the index used, but all are close with another 1-2% advance.

10/ 17 0700: The probable equity rebound is occurring.  Overhead is both near opening levels, and another 2% higher.  A selling climax did materialize.

7/ 12:   2014 is both a 7 and a 4 year, and 2nd of a Pres Election cycle.  These suggest a lower bias. This is usually, at minimum, a correction cycle.  At maximum, it is a Trend Reversal, from extended Bull to Bear.  The above equity, bond and gold models usually start with the 196m signal, and progress through daily into weekly, as a new trend evolves.  Mars has been active as a trigger for recent global events.  


.....R2 is the Russell 2000, the below are liquid ETFs

 IWM  = R2 Long,  x1,   UWM = R2 Long, 2x,   TNA = R2 Long,  3x    PROFITS FROM RISING SMALL CAPS.

 RWM = R2 Short, x1,   TWM = R2 Short, 2x,   TZA = R2 Short, 3x    PROFITS FROM DECLINING SMALL CAPS.

12/ 1:  IWM has an elongated (20 days) topping formation.  All major indexes are losing momentum.  Japan is exerting currency pressure on China, Eurozone, and others.  Oil is causing trade balance/income issues for many countries.  Dec 2014 is not likely to be seasonally higher.

8/ 5: Given the current economic environment, and the high probability of severe dislocations soon, 3 time frames of R2 models will now be used. Equal weight is given to both the Leverages and the Time Frames. 

     The TAO 9 is now declining into the zone where social/political/economic upheavals will occur this time, akin to late 29-32-35 (US,Europe),

late 87-90 (US,  Japan), late 00-03 (US, Global), late 07-10 (US,Global), and late14-16 (GLOBAL).  The Unraveling will be widespread. 

    An Investor can benefit through using the Inverse ETFs.  Maintaining a simple, disciplined, timing strategy, over time, favors positive results.

HOME of the TAO 9:  12/ 19  0700cst.

            Equity ETFs, Gold, US Bonds, Cycles (Numeric and Astronomic)


   Equities:  Flat.    Longer term, The Bear begins, with 20+% declines 2015.

   Gold (in USD):  Flat GLD. Will have major swings, as global currencies destabilize.

   US Bonds:   Short TLT.  Short term bearish, with rallies on sharp equity declines.

    12/ 8:  TAO 9 Graphs, 3 Page Analysis, and 2015 Financial Forecast, now available .

The TAO 9 is starting a significant bearish plunge for equities/assets/sentiment.

     Equity Charts:  12/ 8 IWM chart, posted (also with Bond, Gold, VIX comments)

     Daily Commentary below trades/results


TAO 8 :   Brief summary and Graph

    The TAO 8 correlated with the SP 500, 1/1/1980 through 08/31/2014 PPRC is p < .0001, >1:10,000 against chance.    

          Pearson Product-Moment Correlation for TAO 8 and SP 500:   n=3602,   r=+0.48, p < .0001, which means that the TAO 8 correlates positively with the SP 500, both rising and falling, greater than 1:10,000 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 unique 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 tends to rise and equities/assets tend to gain value reliably (1:10,000 against chance).  When the TAO 8 falls, Global Psychology declines, pessimism emerges, and equities/assets tend to fall in value.


TAO 8: 1/ 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 and the lowest equity cycle on the graph.

8/ 11/ 14:   The TAO 8 is a zeroed oscillator, now falling from its highest peak, yet for all of early 2014 favors optimism. All declines have been brief and bought.  The Russell 2000, frequently a trend leader, has shown the greatest weakness.  And now with the steepening TAO 8 decline will come increased pessimism, depressing events, social unrest, political instability and asset vulnerability.  The emerging equity season will favor falling leaves, and the selling of rallies.

Current portfolio (cdt):  12/19 0700cst:                                      (Also refer to Equity/Gold/Bond Trading Hx)

Russell 2000  ETFs

ETF                                   Date  Time                    

TNA     Flat             Buy    12/16  0900  69.26         Sell   12/17 1400   73.23   +5.7%

Not in the portfolio, but tracked:                                        

Gold     Flat    GLD  Buy    11/10 1500:  110.45       Sell  11/28 0830   113.53   +2.8%

Bonds  Short   TLT  Sell    12/16 0900:  127.09      Stop 128.25

The TAO 9: An astro economic indicator, distinct from the Bradley model

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

     2)  A real-time, directional astro indicator, now with more than 1:10,000 significance

             a) TAO 9 high/rising brings optimism, raises equities, asset values and stability

             b) TAO 9 low/falling activates pessimism, erodes assets and adds social instability

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

TAO 8 graph, 1997 - 3/31/2014 below