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

ETFs                          %+/--        #    #+   #-    %+   %--     Pts+     Pts-     Ave+    Ave-
EQUITIES                  98.6%      32   25   7      78    22     165.0  -12.4      6.6%   -1.7%

US BONDS                29.0%      11    8   3       72   28       33.5    -4.5      4.2%   -1.5%

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)

1/30 0700:  An adverse open, and probably will exit within the first hour of trading; TNA positive and TMV negative, and proceed from there.

1/29 0925:  0900 gave an exit, and 0925 a weak rebound and better price.  Fair enough for now.  Looking to enter long equities and short bonds.

0700:  Probably not quite yet for the Big One; the SPXS stop is tight accordingly. Today likely to stabilize and set up one more rally.  The daily ma's continue congesting, the BB will start to tighten, the MACD's approach the zero lines, etc., then IT becomes more likely. Bonds prices lower today.

1/28 1305:  Post FED, the SP sell is intact with less risk, so buying SPXS.  And Bonds again with lower yields.  Amazing and unprecedented.

0700: One 125 SP model is now on a sell and looking for an entry.  Mixed models however; Russell 2000 still on buys.  Today the FED, and bonds are closer to a sell, which indicates near-term support for equities.  Central banks are still marginally in control.  After the FED, maybe a chart.

1/27 0600: I am away this am to the trial of my wife's brother's murderer.  Equity sell indications seem both nigh and irrelevant at the moment.

1/26 0700:  From mid-day Friday into this am, futures were the only place to be; Syriza now has won, and futures gapped lower to recover.  European bonds are suffering the most.  The 125, daily and weekly equity models remain on buys, and likely to continue until the FED Wed..  If the SP can close near unchanged, it will come closer to being a sell (at minor overhead resistance).  Overall, today into 1/28 is mixed and likely irregular. 

1/23 0700:  Closer to an equity sell.  The signal can occur one of 2 main ways now.  Waiting.  Bonds continue favorable. 

1/22 0750:  And indeed the ECB is buying, inflating equities a little.  The sell zone is approaching once again.  Waiting for the set up.

1/21 1000:  A few hours and an ECB leak later, new SPXL highs and a met target (25d ema).  Since it's counter-trend, an exit with a thank you.

0700:  A lower low in TMV mandated an exit.  For SPXL, 1/20 saw a higher high & low.  Today is more problematic, with another higher high not being likely.  So the stop was raised to secure a small gain.  As the TAO 9 suggests, optimism based on promises is fading.

1/20 0700:  The economic overview: unprecedented global Central Bank intervention, and that is resulting in other extreme conditions.  Over time, debt and leverage will regress to the mean.  And nearer "the end" the markets overwhelm the CBs (Switzerland, among others recently).  For now, equities (SPXL) over the weekend are improving, and rates are slightly lower, but TMV is still valid.  Earnings, ECB and Greece this week.

1/19 0700:  Friday, the 125min and bi-daily models indicated a reversal at the morning data times.  Now long equities and short bonds.  These are counter trend trades, and carry a higher risk.  The likely duration is also an unknown.  Futures are essentially unchanged.  I will attempt to add both equity and bond charts sometime today.  Statistically, it is likely that both equities and bonds will regress toward the mean for awhile.

1/16 0700:  For equities, the 125min, bi-daily and daily models have been on sells for a few days.  The weekly's are still on buys.  This am's pricing is mixed; there is weekly support at the current levels of most of the indexes. 50/50 at the moment.  The CB's still have fire power.

1/15 0700:  Even with the TAO 9 plunging, and fundamentals eroding, it would help a final collapse to be preceded by an unexpected equity rally.  This would congest the ma's more, increase the draw of trend following models (like in 2000 and 2007), and set the stage.  The oil decline is adding to the destabilization of currencies.  Like a top that is losing spin; it seems ok until just before it topples.

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.  


The ETFs:

Equities:                              Bonds:

 SPXL  = SP500 Long,  x3,   TMF = 20+yr Long, 3x,    PROFITS FROM RISING Prices.

 SPXS  = SP500 Short, x3,   TMV = 20+yr Short, 3x,    PROFITS FROM DECLINING Prices.

     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 from Equity and US Bond moves through long and inverse ETFs.  Maintaining a relatively simple, disciplined investing strategy, over time, favors positive results.  A key is identifying the local trend technically, using the ETFs with stops, and repeating the process.

HOME of the TAO 9:   1/ 30  0700cst, 0843 Exiting TNA, TMV

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

   Probability models for 2015:

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

   US Bonds:    Flatt.   Short term, rallies on sharp equity declines.  By late 2015, bear.

   Gold (GLD):  Not traded.   Will be volatile, as global currencies destabilize.  By mid 2015, bull.


   The TAO 9 is graphically indicating both a sharp drop in equities and elevated bonds for 2015.

   See for yourself the correlations.  80-82, 87-90, 01-03, 07-09 replays?  Astronomically, yes.

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

   Charts:  1/19  1300  SP futures, 125min

    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 status:  1/ 30 0843cst:                                      (Also refer to Equity/Gold/Bond Trading Hx)

ETF        Current            Buy   Date             Price    Stop     Sell Date     Price

Equities  Long               TNA   1/29 0950    73.68               1/30  0843   76.62   +4.0%

Bonds     Short              TMV   1/29 0950    24.61               1/30  0843   23.94   -2.7%


The TAO 9: An astro economic indicator, similar to but 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