Saturday, January 21, 2012

Falling Whistles

I happened across a concept that I feel really needs more attention.

Apparently the war in the Congo is more deadly to children than their adult counterparts.  I was so disgusted by the actions of the two warring factions of sending children to the front lines of their war with nothing but a whistle.

Please take the time to view the website of the Falling Whistles.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Stock UCFC

OK - so I know I've been putting a lot of focus on stock trading, but I think that anyone interested in pursuing the Hermetic Sciences full time will need some sort of monetary spring - hence the swing trading.  Now - I put my order in on Sunday and it executed on Tuesday (Monday was a bank Holiday due to Martin Luther King Day).  When I put the order in, the stock was at $1.21, so I put in for 404 shares.  This would give me a total purchase of $488.84.  A $10 commission would bring me just shy of $500. 

Remember, my total account is $544.  $38 profit from the first trade and an additional $6 from the second (if I had sold when I should have i.e. the first day).

So when my order executed on Tuesday, the total cost of my shares actually went to $505, add $10 commission to that, and I'm dipping even further into my profits.

On review of this chart, I should have noticed two things - first I wanted it to be worthwhile, so I deluded myself on the Horary chart and convinced myself is was worth buying.  After looking at the stock chart, I should have also paid attention to the volume.  I know that on Craig's website, he doesn't put much stake in the volume - but, volume basically tells you the amount of interest in a stock.  If there's no interest, there's little movement either way.  I'm once again getting dragged through the mud.

So I'm putting my sale order in now.  If UCFC's first open price hits $1.30 then I will have made $0.20 on this trade.  Not what I was looking at.

I promise I will start concentrating more on the rest of what this blog is about, from here on out.  Stay tuned for the rest of the How To Predict series, a pictorial on preparing an alchemical elixir and tips for hypnotic techniques in the weeks to come.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 15th Stock Pick of the Week

Ok - so I screwed up.

Here's the deal.  I thought I should buy into CHRS back on Monday, which I did.  And because it didn't give me that profit I was looking for on day one, I figured I would hold onto it and follow the trailing stop loss strategy found at Swing Trade  It's a good strategy.  The problem is that it basically dragged me through the mud, trudging and slowly drowning me.  My original get out price was $4.55 since I got in at $4.70.  And granted the stock hasn't dipped that low (it's only at $4.65) but it's been an entire trading week, and that's just not swing trading.  That's bordering on buy and hold investing (bit of an exageration).  What I should have done was sold on Monday.  The stock went up the first day.  I was excited.  If I had put my sell order in that night, my trade would have executed at about $4.95 - it's opening price on Tuesday.  This would have given me the $6 profit after trade commissions that I was looking for.  But did I listen to my astrological chart, wherein I predicted I woul be profitable if I entered the trade on Monday?  Nooooooooo.  I had to get all analytical on myself, over think the situation and say "Well the chart didn't say that I would lose money if I stayed in longer than a day". 

That'll teach me. 

In any event - on with this week's pick.

I figure now would be a good a time as any to explain how I search for stocks.  I use's stock screener.  First I choose the Descriptive screen for price.  I'm looking for anything under $5.  Risky, I know but I'm only dealing with $500 right now so I can't really expect to turn a profit on $50 stocks.  Then under the technical screens, I want the price to show below the 20 Day SMA, but above the 50 and 200 Day SMA.  This should limit the stocks to a single page.  I then take a closer look at these stocks by running free charts on  The technical analysis tools I'm using at this site right now are Williams %R with a parameter of 3 instead of 14 (the default), as well as Volume, Full stochastics, a 10 and 200 Day SMA, and 30 Day EMA.  If you're following this and want to do the same, let me know if I'm not being clear on the directions.

The stock this week is UCFC.  The price is really low.  It has sold off pretty strong for a couple of days, the Williams %R is well below -80, it's the first pull back into the TAZ after a breakaway (mid December) and should be ripe to move into an upwave.  This is going to be a scalper, like the last two.  I think I'm going to buy Monday morning and sell Monday night but we'll see how it performs before making that final decision.

I'm going to cheat on this game.  I'm going to pretend that I actually made the righ decision to sell CHRS.  otherwise I won't have the money to buy into this next stock and ride this wave.  In the real world, obviously I wouldn't be able to do that.  I'd have to wait until my sell order for CHRS places before putting in my buy order for UCFC, but since I'm only playing a game with virtual money - it's really not that bad.  C'mon, I'm learning here, and isn't that more important?

The reason for the scalper position I'm taking on this one is mainly based on the Horary Reading I just did.  Virgo rises, ruled by Mercury who is in Capricorn, peregrine and moving to combustion.  His only beneficial aspect right now is Venus - ruler of my second house (money), and he's even separating from that.  Notice here that Mercury also rules my 10th (career).  And while he is accidentally strong by being angular in the 4th, he is greatly debilitated and has no essential dignity.  Look at Mars, peregrine and conjunct the Ascendant.  This does not bode well for the Querent (me).  Nor does the Moon (my consignificator) have any real strength in Libra and moving to a square of a peregrine Sun. The malefic Moon and Saturn both in my second house afflict the matters of my second house.
The one saving grace to my money is that Saturn is a noble malefic being in his exaltation.  Clearly, any long term investing in this stock spells disaster for my money.

But here's the good thing.  Jupiter is the natural significator of money.  He and Venus are in mutual reception of each other by rulership and just beginning to separate from an easy sextile aspect.  Jupiter is in the house of my partner's money (8th house).  Venus, my money, is in the house of my servants (6th).  I'm trying to get my money to work for me by investing in my partner (UCFC).  Jupiter is also the ruler of the 4th (resolutions).  Now, my conclusion to this is that because these planets rule the houses that they're in by exaltation and are in mutual reception by rulership, the goodness that they promise will be supernaturally strong.  Basically, the power that they have right now will not last but it will be a good thing. 

It's confirmed by the fact that they are separating.  Frawley might say that according to the stars, this slight separation is the stars way of saying that the plan is already set in motion.  Indeed, I seem to have already made up my mind on this stock before consulting the stars.

Maybe I'm just deluding myself, but the last horary chart confirmed when to invest.  It was my own ignorance that kept me in the stock.  This current chart is also telling me to jump in and then jump right out.  Hopefully I have the guts to do it.  Here we go...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

CHRS: Still the Stock pick of the week

I just wanted to ensure that I was posting on a daily basis while testing this theory about using horary and stock screening to pick a time when to enter a stock.  If I had a couple thousand dollars to throw at this stock I would have put a sell order in last night (Monday, January 9th).  This would have gotten me out with a hefty profit since it went up 20 cents in one day then opened really high this morning.  But since I don't have that much money, I'm following my exit strategy. 

If I lose $15 on the total invested amount, I'm out.  This will help me keep my loss to a total of $35 after trade commissions.  So, today we're up by 11 cents.  I got in yesterday at $4.70 per share and now it's at $4.81, down 9 cents from yesterday's close but still more than when I got in.  This is to be expected, which is why swing trading tends to be a buy and hold for two to three days. 

The last trade was just pure luck based on the previous day's volume.  If I had more confidence in that other stock I would have hung on to it, but as was seen there was no point since it dropped right after I sold it.

I'll keep posting this week on this particular chart until I sell.  Next week, I'll screen for another stock - showing you exactly how I find the stock and then I'll cast another horary chart to see when to enter.  If I like the way both charts look we can test the hypothesis again.  If not, I'll keep trying until I find the right method.

Stay tuned....

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Stock of the Week: CHRS

So we're still looking at CHRS.  I recommend you go to and pull up a chart on CHRS.  Add some technical indicators such as Williams %R (make sure to edit the span from 14 to 3).  You can also add the EMA and SMA.  EMA should be 30 and SMA should be 10.  Make sure you change the chart pattern to candlestick.  On you can switch between daily and minutes.  If you are looking at daily, you will notice that the stock has now dipped into the TAZ as defined by Craig on his Swing Trade site.  The Williams %R indicator has dropped to below -80 and it has sold off for at least two days.

Looking at the Elliott Wave and Craigs 4 wave system, we see that the chart must be getting ready to head back up.

I apologize for not writing more in the past week.  This week I have been studying horary charts and professionally giving delineations so I've been consumed with astrology.  Notice that I did run a chart and posted it as my last blog post.  My prediction was that the CHRS chart would be ripe to invest in about 5 days.  I'm going to take the plunge.  My fears with this chart are that the volume is still relatively low, but Craig doesn't put a lot of stock in volume unless there is a major spike in both volume and price. 

There are no earnings reports coming out for this company right now so all of the basic indications that this is a worthwhile chart are there, and manifested five days after the horary question was asked.

So here we go: I take $500 and invest $490.  Right now the price quote is $4.69 per share.  I'm going to buy 104 shares.  That puts my total investment at $487.76 plus a $10 commission.  I need the stock to jump up about 25 cents in order to make a $6 profit after buy/sale commissions.  Pretty reasonable considering that we're hitting a former resistance as well as former support level.

Crossing my fingers, trusting my delineation and looking at the stock chart...

Monday, January 2, 2012

Horary of the Stock Pick January 1st

So I had to do the best with what I have and I wanted to post my reading before the stock CHRS does anything this week.  The opening bell for this week is not until tomorrow morning, Tuesday January 3rd.  I said that I wanted to learn how to do Astrology along side picking stocks so here goes.

Horary can't pick a chart for you.  I doubt any branch of real astrology can do that.  What Horary can do is tell you whether or not you're on the right track.  In Warnock's case study book there is an example of a business venture that someone asked.  The question is essentially, "Will I profit from a business partnership with Mr. X?"  I find this to be quite fitting with picking a chart.  Mr. X is the company that I want to buy into - in this case CHRS.

First things first.  The first house represents the Querent, that's me.  The ruler of the 1st house is Venus.  Now, the question was asked around noon time on Sunday and the ruler of the hour was the Sun, so the chart's not radical but like Mr. Warnock's case we can still obtain judgement.

The 7th house is cusp is in Scorpio, ruled by Mars.  He's down in the 5th house having fun, kind of.  See, he's in the sign of Virgo which is ruled by Mercury both by primary and exaltation, and he's in hurting condition but we'll get to that in a minute.

The Moon is in the 12th house which is the weakest of the bunch, so she really can't make anything happen.  Right there we should say to ourselves, "This really isn't going to happen".  But I want to confirm this.

Let's look at some of the other aspects.  Venus, that's me, is in mutual reception with Saturn, who's not in poor zodiacal state.  In fact, being in Libra, he's exalted and it's he has Honor of Triplicity.  So he's pretty strong right now.  The only thing not good for him is being in the Sixth House which is cadent but that's outweighed by his dignities and the mutual reception with the Lord of the Ascendant.  What does that tell us?  Well, Saturn rules both Capricorn and Aquarius, which means he rules both the 10th and 11th houses.  In other words, he rules my job and my salarie.  Saturn being in the 6th (servants) and mutually received by Venus in the 10th, we can say that I want my salarie to work for me and my salarie wants to serve me ( insomuch as it has desires...). 

This would seem to be good but we have to look at my treasury and my partner's treasury to determine whether or not this is wise to put the two together.  My treasury (2nd house) is Gemini, ruled by Mercury.  My partner's treasury, 2nd from the 7th (i.e. my 8th) is ruled by Jupiter.  If you know anything about this at all it really doesn't look good.

First, let's talk about my partner's money and then we'll get to mine.  Jupiter is in Taurus, which is where he is exalted.  Great! But look again.  He's opposed Saturn.  Booo!  And he's in the 12th house (secret enemies).  So not only is he afflicted and weak, but what little promise he had for me was to work against me anyways.  Double booo!

Now let's look at my money.  Mercury rules Gemini, the 2nd house in this chart.  Mercury in this chart is in the 8th house.  The house of death.  Ouch.  To make matter's worse, he's in his detrmiment and afflicted by a square with Mars (my partner).  This indicates obstacles and difficulties between my money and the partner.  And, oh yeah, the South Node of the Moon is in the 2nd.  Mercury would need a lot of help from a really strong benefic planet to come out of this situation smelling halfway decent at all.  But alas, the greater benefic Jupiter (Mercury's dispositor) is also Peregrine, in the 12th and afflicted as we have already seen.  The next one on the list?  The Sun.  Nope. Sorry.  He's also Peregrine.  So we come to Venus.  Venus is actually in great shape and aspects Mercury from a sextile.  This is great!... no, wait.  Mercury direct and fast is moving away from this aspect.  This means my money did work for me not that long ago, but not anymore.  (Which we saw by the 7.7% treasury increase)

Ok fine, but we have one last thing to consider.  The Moon.  We already said she was in the 12th house.  She can't really affect any thing strong.  We could say that there is a translation of light going on.  The Moon separates from a sextile with Venus and her next move is a sextile with Mercury, so the light that Venus once cast onto Mercury can be restored to him by casting it onto the Moon who will then cast it back to Mercury as she moves to a Trine with him in five units of measure.

But wait there's more.  If this wasn't my chart and I was able to give a completely clinical reading, I would say that it's best to wait about five more days from the time of the question before doing anything.  If it will be profitable, then it should manifest around that time.  This puts us at Friday.  Any sooner and my money is gone.

If my astrological reading is correct, it seems to match with my reading of the stock pick to begin with.  So, I'm crossing my fingers and waiting to see how this plays out.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Stock Pick of the Week: January 1st, 2012

Happy New Year everyone! While I can't report that I had a stellar return on last week's pick I can say that it wasn't a waste of time. Last week I said I wasn't going to buy into it... yet. I wanted to wait and watch it play out. Thank goodness I did.

Last week there was only 4 trading days because of the observed Christmas Holiday on Monday.  So we notice that the candle stick pattern from the Thursday and Friday before looks like it's a bullish pattern and indeed on Tuesday, it did jump up... a little.  Not enough for an investment of $500 to turn any sort of profit.  In fact, because Wednesday closed lower than the Tuesday close, I may have made a couple bucks on the trade but then lost it all plus more on the trade commissions.

Right now this stock is kind of playing out the way I thought it would.  William's %R is dropping, volume is leveling out and the candles are getting ready to drop into the TAZ.  According to Elliott Wave, we're looking at entering the 4th wave this week.  Also according to Craig's 4 wave system, we're entering the 4th wave as well.  This would be a great time to short the stock if we had enough money to do it.  Unfortunately, you need a minimum of $2500 to short stocks so for now we're going to wait.

Remember, I'm only investing $500.  That means that the risk comes pretty quick.  I want to be absolutely sure that I'm going to make at least a $5 return after commissions on each investment, preferrably more.  Thank goodness I had such a high return last month.  It padded the cash reserves, removing emotions so I don't feel the need to get in on the first tempting stock I see. That leads to excessively risky trades.

Just like Mr. Warnock said about reading Astrological Charts, with reading a Stock Chart, you need to be almost clinically objective, even when it comes to taking losses.  We're not always going to have winners.  That's just reality.

And speaking of Astrological Charts and Stock Charts, I had someone ask me if I ever thought to combine the two fields.  I would love to learn how to do that, so this week I will scour the internet to find hints and clues.  In the meantime, I'll cast an horary chart and post my interpretation next week.

Until tomorrow...