Crash am 21.3. - die Sterne lügen nicht!

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Crash am 21.3. - die Sterne lügen nicht! Hans Dampf
Hans Dampf:

Crash am 21.3. - die Sterne lügen nicht!

 
13.03.01 12:59
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FEATURE-Is the fate of the markets written in the
stars?

By Hament Bulsara

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - Finding it difficult to forecast financial markets in their
current state of flux? Maybe it's time to ditch your economic model and start looking to the
heavens.

Some investors are turning to astroeconomics, the art of using astrological cycles to predict
financial asset prices, in deciding where to put their money -- and other people's money.

``Astroeconomics is like technical analysis 30 years ago. People were using it and nobody
talked about it,'' says Henry Weingarten, a financial astrologer turned money manager. ``It's
a fairly open secret that a certain segment of fund managers, traders and investors use
financial astrology and eventually it will become mainstream.''

Financial astrology involves using correlations between past market events and the alignment
of the planets, sun and moon to predict market movements. Some astrologers, including
Weingarten, also draw up horoscopes for companies, currencies and national stock indices
based on their first date of trading.

Widely quoted for his predictions, Weingarten is the director of the New York-based Astro
fund under which he manages around $5 million worth of assets on behalf of clients.

He combines astrological forecasting with traditional fundamental and technical analysis to
form his investment and trading strategy. ``Around 50 percent of what I do is astrology,'' he
said.

Technical analysis, where forecasters use graphs of previous market trends to predict future
movements, was once frowned upon but is now a recognised tool for mapping the markets.

STARGAZING

According to Weingarten, he is not alone in stargazing to make a profit. ``Ten to 15 percent
of professional fund managers use astrology as a secondary or confirmation tool to trade the
markets,'' he told Reuters.

Weingarten says his predictions include the 1990 Tokyo stock market crash and the 1997
Asian financial crisis. But is his success down to good luck or can planetary cycles really
affect the markets?

David Simpson, a technical analyst at a stockbroking firm who has been analysing the financial markets for 40 years, insists
there is an effect. ``The earth is subject to magnetic influences around the clock. The moon and the sun have the power to move
the oceans across many thousands of miles,'' he said.

``The average human body is made up of at least 87 percent of water and is subject to the same tidal flows. These magnetic
attractions cause a chemical and neurological reaction within the body which changes peoples' perception of black and white.''

Astrology, says Simpson, holds the key to irrational behaviour by investors. ``Company results don't often bear any
relationships to share price movements,'' he said.

``People think the share is cheap one day and expensive the next even though the price is the same. There's something else
going on out there which is difficult to fathom, but I think I've got fairly close to it.''

There's no doubt financial markets sometimes behave differently from what economic theory says. Asset prices are supposed
to be driven by fundamentals but that didn't prevent the bubble in technology stocks in 2000.

Simpson says he foresaw the frantic peak of the Nasdaq stock market in March 2000 six months in advance. He warns there
could be further trouble ahead for stock markets around March 21, the date of the spring equinox, ``I think we are heading for
a real nasty crunch and we could see a massive sell off''.


But is there any evidence for astrological effects on the markets? Academic research in the area is hard to find but one
investment bank did examine the subject.

Goldman Sachs published a paper on the impact of eclipses on the financial markets in August 1999. Using regression analysis,
a statistical tool that measures relationships between data, the bank found a statistical link between eclipses and the Japanese
equity market and U.S. bond yields. But the authors also found similar correlations using purely random data and so dismissed
the results as spurious.

Even if no evidence of a connection exists, astrology could still have some effect. This is because, as Weingarten points out,
expectations can often become self-fulfilling.

``Whether or not you believe in astrology, it influences the markets. There are very big fund managers in India, Hong Kong, the
U.S. and Europe that follow astrology and therefore it's a factor in the market place.''

MUMBO JUMBO?

But not all market watchers are convinced of incorporating celestial movements into their analysis. ``There are obvious
seasonalities and cycles in markets but to correlate these with planetary alignments and to establish cause and effect is hard to
do,'' said one technical analyst working for a major international bank in London. ``I don't see how you can apply a planet to
forecast a market.''

For Simpson, the more sceptics the better. ``Most people think it's mumbo jumbo and I'm quite happy they should continue in
their ignorance. I've got a lead on the markets and that's what counts.''

One academic at a British university who specialises in financial forecasting said the use of astrology is more prevalent in the
City than most people think. ``There are a lot of traders that use certain aspects of astrology than would care to admit.''

He said people who rubbish astrology don't understand it. ``It does not involve straightforward concepts but is more complex.
The idea that a certain positioning of the planets causes the market to crash is definitely not true. It just means that the
probability of something happening is higher.''

Proving a link between planetary cycles and the markets is difficult, but that problem applies to all types of empirical research.
``Before we start criticising astrology, we should look at weakness in traditional quantitative forecasting. Lots of qualitative
interpretation goes into forecasts,'' he said. ``We are not dealing with an exact science, whether it's modelling astrological data
or economic data.''

Whether astroeconomics starts attracting more followers remains to be seen. Maybe the answer is in the stars.

Wenn das stimmt, das große Fondmanager ihre Strategie nach astrologischen "Erkenntnissen" ausrichten, wundert mich gar nichts mehr...
Alleine das Wort "Astroökonomie" unglaublich!


Gruß Dampf Crash am 21.3. - die Sterne lügen nicht! 290382
Crash am 21.3. - die Sterne lügen nicht! Kicky
Kicky:

Am 20.März trifft sich die FED und beschliesst

 
13.03.01 13:28
#2
vielleicht nur 25 Punkte Zinsreduktion,so unwahrscheinlich ist das nicht
Crash am 21.3. - die Sterne lügen nicht! CrashPanther
CrashPanther:

Glaube ich nicht ......

 
13.03.01 13:32
#3
irgendwo muß doch die Widerstandslinie sein bei 1500 ist in der Nasdaq Schluß, beim Nemax erwarte ich 1200 vielleicht sogar 800.
Einzig im Dax oder DJ ist es einigermaßen sicher, zu investieren.
Crash am 21.3. - die Sterne lügen nicht! uiuiui
uiuiui:

Sterne

 
13.03.01 13:33
#4
mit Esoterik könnte auch ein Versuch gestartet werden oder gleich mit Herbalife - wär ähnlich gut
Crash am 21.3. - die Sterne lügen nicht! Kicky
Kicky:

Jupiter est en conflit avec votre Soleil natal :

 
13.03.01 13:40
#5
Vous prenez trop de risques... et à force de négliger vos faiblesses, vous risquez des déboires financiers.
Crash am 21.3. - die Sterne lügen nicht! luiza
luiza:

Ich kanns nicht mehr sehen!!!!

 
13.03.01 13:41
#6
Crash am 21.3. - die Sterne lügen nicht! sunshine
sunshine:

@poster

 
13.03.01 13:44
#7
:-) für Kicky
@luiza: warum müssen wir es uns dann anschauen?
@CrashPanther: Widerstände und Unterstützungen sind auch nur Statistik - halten muß gar nichts...

Vielleicht werden die Zinsen gar nicht gesenkt.

sunshine
Crash am 21.3. - die Sterne lügen nicht! Hans Dampf
Hans Dampf:

@Kicky

 
13.03.01 14:02
#8
Der Crash soll nicht wegen der Zinsentscheidung der FED kommen, sondern wegen der Tag- und Nachtgleiche am 21.3.!


Gruß Dampf Crash am 21.3. - die Sterne lügen nicht! 290450
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Luiza: Dein Posting kann ich mir immer ansehen

 
#9
Wurde das Bild von dem " Bockspringen" kopiert?


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