CYCLES:  ETF  Trading:  Stocks, Currencies, Gold, Oil, Bonds, Volatility               

                                                                                                                                   Richard  Schulz

                             NYSE, NASX, SPY, VEU,    FXE,   GLD,  USO,   TLT,   VIX


SOMC tries to ensure that the information provided is complete and correct, but does not warranty its accuracy or reliability.  Information and opinions may change without notice, so readers are advised to check any material items(s) with an adviser before making any decisions.  SOMC is for information purposes only, and does not constitute any kind of investment advice.  It should also be noted that simulated performance is not a guide to future performance.  Neither is past performance a necessarily reliable indicator of future performance.  No return of capital is implied or guaranteed.  There is a risk of loss of capital whenever money is invested, and we do not hold ourselves responsible for your stock trading or investing decisions.  No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to any presented or discussed here.  Absolutely consult your registered financial advisor and your risk trading plan before ever investing or trading any financial instrument.   All intellectual property rights in SOMC and website are, and at all times remain, the property of Richard Frank Schulz.  The content of Schulz on Market Cycles (in particular, the TAO 2, future generations of the TAO, the TAOscope, TAOgraph, TAOtransits, TAOtrader, and other TAO products), are protected by copyright.  The reproduction or duplication of information or data, especially the use of terms, wording, figures or graphs, is subject to prior approval of Richard Frank Schulz.

Transit Aspect Oscillator  A Global (personal) Psychological and Economic Indicator

       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 available:

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

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




SOMC Purposes:   10/21/16

1) Explore the EMA Oscillators across bi-daily and hourly data, and 5+ diverse ETF sectors

2) TAO 9 research: scientific astro cyclical advances, with multiple real world, real time applications

3) Timely technical charts and analysis: Stocks/ETFs usually, with some Bonds and Gold

4) Publish statistically sound Planetary cycles studies, whether positive or negative correlations

5) Utilize 30yrs of Astro and Trading experience


2 - 9  1100:  All VIX ETFs are suspect, at present.  This site will no longer trade them, indefinitely.

2 - 8:   Ending the equity rally...
2 - 6  0600: Equities, a 2 day rally (sharp?)

2 - 5:   Turning into a continuation.  2 - 2 1400:  Bona fide crash possible 2-5.

2 - 1:   Global Stock Bear is beginning.  USD Bull.  Hard asset Bear.  20+y Bond irregular.(1-4wk cycles).

1 - 30 0700:  The eventual 2020-2022+ Depression seems like a vacuous vapor at present  It is on the horizon, however.

1 - 26:  USD usually requires 2+ weeks to form its base.

01 - 10 0500:  All ExpO equities went short 1-9 @1430.  1-9 A turn day to remember.  Both Global Stocks and Bonds very vulnerable.

01 - 09 0800:  ExpO Euro is now short, USD long.  Equities are more vulnerable; likely to reverse short this week.

TAO 9 :   Brief TAO 9 summary and TAO 8 Graph

    The TAO 8 correlated with the SP 500, 1/1/1980 through 08/31/2014 PPMC 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 correlated 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 9 Transiting Aspect Oscillator 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 25 specific transiting 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 9

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


     The TAO 9 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 9 rises, Global Psychology tends to rise and equities/assets tend to gain value reliably (1:10,000 against chance).  When the TAO 9 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 2015 season will favor selling equity rallies.

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

     1)  100% objective, mathematical, astronomic and scientific Transiting 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


ASTRO  TAO  4 -7      1 - 25 chart update. Transiting  Planetary  Effects as related to the NYSE, and Global Equities and Assets.

     THE ASTRO  TAO (RED)  5-16-16 to 6-6-17, with the NYSE (BLACK) and Astro Sub Indexes.  TAO is an objective Transit Aspect Oscillator, and is ending a 7 month rise.   TAO is primarily Global Psychological Index.TAO >Zero & Rising = optimism.  TAO <Zero & Falling = pessimism and asset devaluation.  From early March, TAO goes below zero = pessimism and negative events dominate = equities/assets sustain declines.

     This TAO model was created in 1985, modified in 2016, and has a positive, 1:10,000 (p < 0.0001), n = 12,064, Pearson correlation,

TAO with DJIA, 1900 - present.  TAO is 100% objective: numbers in = planetary angular separations, then Sine formula, = TAO oscillator out.

01/23/17:    The W.H.O. ICD-10 Dx Manual:  The US Pres = 5 major Personality disorders: 1) Narcissistic, 2) Histrionic,

                     3) Emotionally Unstable, 4) Paranoid and 5) Antisocial (to varying degrees) = DJT is a global risk.  "Wild Man" "Con Don". 

                     DJT's  Dx's are entrenched for life.  For DJT, all "perceived" threats become "real", and are attacked.  Early dementia/ALZ.

postings are usually >=20min delayed                                                  Away Mon pm and Thurs am for bridge


        Tactical Trading (very short term) ExpO X & XX models (time frame minutes to days)

2 - 20  1500cst...1410 Limit added.  1345 Buying SQQQ

1330 Exiting.  1130 Buying TZA.  0925 Buying TZA.  0835 Exiting

                 Buy         Date   Time       Price      Stop     Sell Date  Time        Price        %        Model

Flat           SQQQ    02/20  1345        17.08                       02/20  1421       17.58L    2.9        E XX

Exit           TZA        02/20  1130        11.77                       02/20  1330       11.98       1.8        E XX

Exit           TZA        02/20  0925        11.81                       02/20  1043       11.81s   - 0.0       E XX

Exit           TZA        02/16  1240        11.75                       02/20  0835       11.94       1.6       E XX

Exit           TZA        02/15  1440        11.98                       02/16  0914       11.88     - 0.8       E XX

Exit           FAZ        02/09  1040        12.65                       02/09  1300       12.93       2.2       E XX

  L =limit   s = stop                   Tactical primarily uses:     ETF = Expo T  Fast    ETVF = Expo T  Very Fast
      (Volatility: Only on VIX Trades & Hx) 

ExpO  T  Tactical  Stats

                                   Net%+/--    #    #+  #-      W%  L%       Sum+   Sum-   Ave%+   Ave%-

2018  TACTICAL                 62.0           28    19     9         68     32               65.5    -  3.5         3.4         - 0.4

2017  TACTICAL               174.8          149    81   68         54     46             218.7    - 43.9         2.7        - 0.6

2 - 20  cst...                                           ETF  Trading

ExpO       Exponential Oscillator Trends:   Trading Tactical (Hours/Days) and Strategic (Days/Weeks/Months)

Charts     NYSE ExpO  Bi-Daily  and  IWM Expo Z Hourly,   1-19 (below),   

              Astro (not current)  TAO  4-7 update (05/16/16 - 6/6/17)

TAO       Transit Aspect Oscillators:   Astro scientific indexes.   Transit aspects as they affect global status.

                     Early October: the protective Jupiter/Saturn sextile ends.  Negative effect through March 2023.

2 - 19:  Currencies aligning for a higher USD into 2-20 = equity weakness

2 - 14:  Evolving dual Bears of stocks and bonds.  Into 2020+, also hard assets...

8 - 24:  Eclipse, a lingering negative astro effect, destabilizing, and DJT unraveling (Eclipse on his Ascendant)

NYSE  ExpO Z  Bi=Daily  01-12-18 close.                            Exponential Oscillator   (zeroed, max/min 600/-600 98%)

      The ExpO C is a combination of 5 components of 1 primary NYSE exponential oscillator. ExpO E combines 3 subcomponents.

It inputs bi-daily data.  Both the Zero +/- 100 lines are critical.

01/16:  ExpO C is now maxed, and requires either a subindex or a WMA trigger to sell.  This is expected soon.


    IWM  ExpO Hourly   9-26-16  to 01-19-18 close


IWM = RUSSELL 2000 Exponential Oscillator, zeroed

     Using hourly data identifies bull/bear trends.

The Zero line is critical: >0 = Bull,  <0 = Bear

Very simple, safe (minimal whips), and effective.

IWM is the hardest of the major indexes to identify trends.


FXE  ExpO Hourly   9-26-18  to 01-19-18 Close

      FXE = Euro          Exponential Oscillator, zeroed

     The FXE hourly ExpO is revealing for a chartist.

As always, the zero line is critical.  The ExpO reversals

are also usable with only one filter required.