Schulz  on  Market  Cycles                        Richard  Schulz


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TAO 8 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 8 does. The study of the mathematical nature of the TAO 8 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 25+ 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 8 is below zero and falling, fear and pessimism dominate, manifesting in stock market declines.  When the TAO 8 is above zero and rising, happiness and optimism dominate, synchronistic  statistically with rising stock market prices.  
     SOMC combines the TAO 8'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 8, however, is strictly astronomical and mathematical.  SOMC uses both the TAO 8 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 8 now available:  3/ 23/ 14

1)  TAO 8 1980-2014 and 1997-2014 graphs with a 2 page explanation

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

2)  Subcription:   3/23 Not available  ($ 225/ year, $50/ 2months)

     a) The above hard copies of the TAO 8 graphs and explanation

     b) Revisions emailed if/when they occur

     c) Real-time trading positions and alerts, emailed

     d) Weekly commentary and positions on SP 500

ETF  RESULTS:        Net          Investing Stats     From Initiation: July 1, 2014 until Oct 16, 2014

Russell 2000            %+/--        #    #+   #--    %+   %--     Pts+   Pts--     Ave+    Ave--   Ave          
x3    169min            57.0%       16   13    3      81    19      61.0    4.0       4.7%    1.3%    3.5%
x2    Daily               19.3%        1     1    0      100    0       19.3    0.0      19.3%   0.0%  19.3%
x1    Weekly             8.5%        1     1    0      100    0         8.5    0.0       8.5%    0.0%   8.5%
Weighted Portfolio   28.2%       18    15   3       83   17       81.8    4.0       5.4%    1.3%   4.3%
Bond    ETFs           13.7%.       5     4     1      80    20       17.0    3.3       4.2%    3.3%   2.2%

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


10/ 24 0700: Equities are nearing a peak, once again.  The new portfolio will have one primary position, usually TNA, TZA or flat, and use my shorter term model that holds days into weeks.  It will state the leveraged stock position, as well as the long/short signal for US Bonds and Gold in USD. There will be a trading history page to record the results, updated weekly.  Ebola will not tank equities; other insidious factors will, however.  Commodities are telling a very real tale of global economic health; they are a major symptom of global economic weakness.  China/Europe are catching colds.

10/ 23 0800: All major US indexes, SPY, QQQ, and IWM, as well as GLD, have risen 6% from their climax lows, and with this mornings open, retracing back up to near their 10/21-22 highs.  Both VGK (Europe) and GLD are weaker into the US open.  Probabilities are mixed.  Another equity leg lower will resume, relatively soon.  After the climax decline, and 6% V recovery, technically, it will likely take a fews days to set up.  Meanwhile, choppy.

10/ 22 0800: The near term upside projections have been met; risk now increases.  Astro is mixed short term.  The TAO 8 for 2015 is almost completed.

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/ 20 0700: Near term, equities have begun a choppy bottoming process.  After the US elections, a resumption of the stronger down trend is likely, with another major wave lower into 2015.  Then,  into early 2015, major problems (crises) will present themselves, resulting in further equity selling.

10/ 17 0700: The probable equity rebound is occurring.  Overhead is both near opening levels, and another 2% higher.  A selling climax did materialize, and now for a rapid rise; how long? into the US elections in irregular spurts.

10/ 16 1100:  For awhile, no new positions.  From July until now is adequate, and has added a little bit to the astro, technical trading realms.

10/ 15 1310:  At the equity selling climax near 1230cdt, rates didn't push lower.  That implied equity support.  The TNA position is the last long one allowed by my models, contratrend.   Both TNA and TBT are high risk trades that can last for several days of likely very volatile price swings.

0925: After the opening foray, 57.00 was the initial target, and met.  Looking for a more stable entry, with a short term bullish bias.  Away from the desk now most of the day.  To understate the obvious, expect irregular activity.  The major players are active.  Risk is high.

0750: Today is the real test, whether equities are closer to a temporary wash-out or to extending quickly below the IWM 100 level.  As long as Monday's IWM lows hold, a brief rebound remains favored.  If not, it's back to the short side.

10/ 14 0850: After the initial buying, TNA re-entered the buying range (less than 56.00).  The portfolio is now 100% Long.  The 169 model set the buying range, the probability (>80%), the risk (stop), and, if it fails, allows for one more attempt.  Bonds are not yet supportive, but likely will be.

0700:  Confirmation of an equity rebound did not happen yesterday.  It remains close, and maybe today,  A buy of the 169m TNA likely.  Barring a major "event", a further collapse from current equity levels is unlikely.  The cycles suggest a rise into the Nov elections is possible, 2-3 wks.   Today, in the office, there is an internet provider change/installation; service is likely to be interrupted periodically.

10/ 13 1430: Now for the next phase.  I will use 2 models for the x2 Russell 2000 ETFs: the current daily, and the 169min, and not shorter.  From the exit of TNA, the equity portfolio returned to 100% net short, with 1/3 in cash.  The close was favorable, with VIX again soaring.  Right now, Fear reigns.

0930:  TNA is still favored to reverse here.  Not the best entry, but still ok.  Same with TBT.  For both, it is very soon, or take the loss.

0700:  Overnight, favorable, with equity selling lessening.  For IWM, 108-110 is the near-term attractor.  TNA is a counter-trend position.

     No sustained declines/bear markets/crashes are alike, and do not happen often.  One is happening now.  Given the length and extremes of the global Central Banks interventions, the declines will likely test the 2012, then 2009 lows, lasting into 2016.

9/ 14 2000:  The forecast equity decline has begun with 80+% reliability now.  1st wave lower Sep-Oct for R2 8+%; a crash now a possibility, meaning a sequence of economic dislocations/defaults threatening market(s) liquidity--central banks being overwhelmed with few (no) viable tools left.  The global lows in interest rates have now probably been seen.  The bond bear market will have reprieves from falling equities, but won't last. Commodities to continue bearish (in strong currency countries (US/GER/UK)) from weakening demand.

7/ 29  0800: TAO 8 now rapidly declining into end 2014.   It is still at a very positive level, however, favoring periodic renewed bursts of optimism.

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.

10/ 24: The expected rally post-selling climax did happen.  10/16 was the last posted trade on this site.  SOMC has been long TNA since from 58.96, the 10/20 open.  Profits are possible even in declining and/or turbulent markets. Economic dislocations are forecast to become both more frequent and severe, soon.  The TAO 8 is a helpful guide for navigating the current investment waters.

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 8 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 8:  10/ 24  0700cdt, 0840 Buying TZA

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

     10/ 23:  A revised Equity portfolio, including Gold will begin soon

     Equities:  Another top near.   Longer term, The Bear begins, with 20+% declines through 2015

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

     US Bonds:   Short term, choppy, rallies on equity declines.  Last phase of the Bull market

    TAO 8 & Astro weather:  The Blood Moon exacted a toll on equities, and added to Ebola and global conflicts and economic destabilization. TAO 8 (consumer sentiment, economic trends) is now rapidly declining through end 2014 and beyond--the glass becoming "half empty" phase.

     Charts:  10/ 12  IWM, Weekly, posted  9/ 28  1200: IWM Weekly

     Daily Commentary below 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):  10/ 24 0840cdt:   10/16: Daily positions are no longer posted

Russell 2000  ETFs                                                                                                              

ETF    Date  Time     Buy     Stop

TZA   10/15  0840:  15.78   15.25

TNA   10/20  0830:  58.96             Exit  10/24 0840   65.71  +11.4%

Not in the portfolio, but tracked:         

Bonds   TLT    Long  10/23 1500  124.98

Gold      GLD  Short  10/22 1230  119.64

The TAO 8: 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 8 high/rising brings optimism, raises equities, asset values and stability

             b) TAO 8 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                          Site revision in progress