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                 113.3%     39    30    9      77    23     183.9   -16.6     6.1%   -1.8%

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)

3/27 0700: Short term, conflicting indications.  Awaiting developments.

3/26 0700: The SP/Gold ratio has probably reversed lower as well. US Bonds to sell soon. Today, all of the big 4 (NY, SP, Q, R2) are in different phases of a decline.  The TAO 9 is reflecting eroding confidence.  Technically, today may produce an equity and vix exit, short term only. Longer, stocks lower.

3/25 1200: The 3/20 1030 entry positions of SPXS  $18.38, SQQQ $24.54, and UVXY $14.47 all held this am.  IWM produced an island sell early (0840) and never looked back.  From this time,only SPXS will be tracked.  It is now more likely that a trend reversal has happened to the short side.

0700:  An early exit likely today.  SPX fell to short term support 3/24, and stalled.  The probabilities aren't high now either way.

3/24 0700:  Overnight, mixed.  Equities, technically, short term momentum is now negative, supporting the SPXS position.  On 3/20, there were also SQQQ and UVXY notes, and those are improving as well.  Higher bond prices/momentum are adding fuel to any equity decline. 

3/23 0700:  3/20 equities weakened into the close.  Overnight, generally favorable.  Still tight stops, as the uncertainties resolve.

3/20 1030:  It is an unusual island/BB occurrence, including the Q and VIX (SQQQ and UVXY are worth a try).  Tight stops.

0700:  The set-up didn't occur 3/19, so no trade.  The TAO 9 has inversely correlated so far this year.  It is pushing to new yearly lows while many global equity indexes are at/near record highs.  Technically, the SP can still sell, and today remains a possibility.  The VIX can also buy.

3/19 0700:  3/18 was weaker then stronger, ending with the bull thrust, and further gains likely to be muted.  All ma models are bullish.  R2000 exceded the upper 2.2 BB, and SP500 is limited by its inner upper BB.  MACDs suggest a short term max for both.  SPXS trade likely; UVXY has potential.

3/18 1340:  Central Banks remain in control. All CB's are easing or now, US, slow to raise rates.  An SPXS trade still possible, though not likely.

1200:  An anemic rally back from the opening lows, and now a retest.  VIX is non-event.  Overall, however, equities are now more biased lower.  The initial thrust post-FED is usually, but not always, false.  As usual, however, caution, as the digestion of FED wording occurs

0700:  A technical case can be built almost equally for both bulls and bears this am, and in several time frames.  Toss-up time.  The TAO 9 index is trending lower, and is biased bearishly.  Overnight, US equity weakness.  Into the FED, ideally, rising from a lower open, post FED a quick push higher, followed by a breakdown.  Another note pre-FED likely, and the trade (SPXS probable) most likely post-FED, but not necessarily.  Enjoy...

3/17 0700:  Today is for patience.  SPY is at overhead (from daily ma's) and IWM (from outer BB's).  No clear bias going into tomorrow's FED.

3/16 0700:  The sell zone remains between 2070-80 for SPX, and given the futures this am, likely to occur 3/17-18, just in time for the FED on Wed.

3/13 1400:  Cross-currents, meaning chop.  R2000 remains on a daily buy, SP on a sell.  The SP attractor (overhead) remains at about 2080.

0900:  Equities are weakening, and may only briefly look back occasionally.  This is now much more likely the beginning of the Bear market.

0735:  SPXL will exit today, likely near the open.  It appears that even a 2 day rally is not happening.  The Central Banks losing grip.

3/12 0825:  Risk reduced and probability increased.  Maybe a 2-3 day position.  TNA is still a buy.

0700:  TNA gave an intra-day buy yesterday, but not SP or Q.  Until proven differently, the daily trend is lower.  Overhead is about 2% higher.

3/11 0700:  Equities are close to a pivot point.  Waiting for developments, and another higher probability entry, either short or long.

3/10 0700:  Finally, maybe, just maybe, the Bear has begun. However, you've heard that here before.  ECB stimulus and quasi Greek bailout has been ineffectual.  The debt burdens and time constraints loom larger, especially for the Eurozone.  The surging USD is bearish.  Possible SPXS re-entry.

3/ 9  0500: On the road again, back home. Conflicting trends and normalizing today, the SPXS exit. Longer term, equities are heading lower. The Central Banks are firing their last salvos.  Chasing risk will begin to unwind soon.  The TAO 9 economic indicator suggests relatively soon (weeks?...).

3/ 6  0700:  Due to limiting circumstances, this site will focus on equity cycles and trends.  The weekly technical positions of both US Bonds and Gold will continue, but not trades.  Going into the jobs report, no change in equities.  The technical bias remains lower.

3/ 5  0700:  Staus quo.  The 144min $spx trend is reversing lower, with overhead between 2105-8.  VIX exited on the close.

3/ 4  0700:  Bonds bought on the close (or 1430) 3/3.  This supports being short equities, and indirectly long gold.  Overnight, favorable.  SP 500 is set up for a large sustained decline.  VIX after a break-even trade last week, again bought 3/3, UVXY at 17.25.  The stage is fully set.

3/ 3  0400:  On vacation with family for a week.  Timely updates may not be possible.  Outlook remains the same.

3/ 2  0700:  Overnight, equities pushed higher, and later lower a few ticks.  Increased volatility directly ahead; somc positions improving momentum.

2/27 0700: Status quo, with a quiet day 2/26, with bonds retracing.  Short term momentum remains favorable, with vix barely holding its buy.

2/26 0700: A confirming day 2/25, especially when VIX gave a buy later in the day (at 1330 and again at 1400).  Overnight favorable.  The current positions ideally will hold for several days or longer, evolving from momentum into trend reversals.

2/25 0700: By the close 2/24, both equities and gold had met parameters.  Short term momentum is favorable.  USD likely to weaken.  We'll see.

2/24 0930: Ideally, this bond buy precedes the equity decline by about 2 days.  The bond buy began 2/20 and confirmed this am (higher highs).

0700: By end Friday, a chart describing the likely breakdown of equities.  Meanwhile, VIX settles lower.  As in, the calm before the storm.

2/23 0700:  Friday required an exit.  The Central Banks dominate.  The equity bull remains until faith in the CBs fails.  That is expected, via a black swan event(s) within 2 months.  The TAO 9 forecasts that.  So far, only a few troubled areas.  Also the TAO 9 may be wrong, not likely, but maybe.

2/20 0700:  Progress, on 3 trade fronts.  Momentum is favorable and improving, intraday and daily.  And the wheels are being Greece-d.

2/19 0700:  Central Banks are still in control, marginally.  Overnight, favorable for all positions.  Waiting.

2/18 1530:  Gold bought on the close.  An exhaustion island, within the intra-day momentum buy zone, for the first time since mid Jan.

0700: Bonds were stopped out, then bought on the close.  Equities are primed to sell, bonds to buy.  Patience and discipline.


The Equity ETFs: primarily

      SPXL  = SP500 Long,  x3,      PROFITS FROM RISING Prices.

      SPXS  = SP500 Short, x3,      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: 3/ 27  0700cdt

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

   Equities:     Flat  (3/26). The Bear has likely started, irregularly, with 20+% declines into 2016.

   US Bonds: Short (3/26). Another probable selling point soon.  The 2015 Bear likely began 2/3.

   US Gold:    Long (3/19). Will be volatile, as currencies destabilize. By fall 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:  2/ 28  1500  New Charts  RSP 125 min, and TLT 125min, both featuring reversals

        Daily Commentary below trades/results

   2/23/15:  A major research, publishing commitment is requiring a major part of my time for 2+mths.

   Equities will be the main focus here.  A black swan is both forecast and expected.


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:  3/ 27  0700cdt:                                      (Also refer to Equity/Gold/Bond Trading Hx)

ETF          Current       Buy      Date              Price    Stop    Sell  Date    Price

Equities      Flat           SPXS   3/20 1030     18.38               3/26 0830    19.88   +8.1%

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