Although 2020 is not yet over, several forecasts made in the 2020 book have already unfolded. We will list a few of the forecasts below as of July 10, and the list will be updated Events and Articles. Keep in mind these forecasts were written in October-November 2019, and published December 1, 2019, well before 2020 got underway.
ECONOMIC AND MARKET FORECASTS FOR 2020 (made prior to December 1, 2019)
The U.S. Stock Market and DJIA: “… the crest of this first 15.5-month cycle tops out before April, then declines into a low before October, then has another rally that tests or makes a new all-tike high in the second phase. As far as an upside target, two others at 29,663 +/- 938 and 33,293 +/- 2115 are developing. Additionally, with Jupiter in Capricorn, along with Saturn and Pluto, the path to higher highs is likely to be difficult than experienced in 2019 when Jupiter was in Sagittarius… The Jupiter/Saturn conjunction of December 21, 2020 argues for the high to be within five months of December 2020.” The all-time high in the DJIA occurred on February 12, 2020 at 29,568. It then dropped 38% into its low as of this writing on March 23. U.S. stocks then embarked upon another major rally, and as of this writing, the NASDAQ has made a new all-time high on July 13 and 21, and so far the S&P and DJIA have only made lower secondary highs.
T-Notes and Interest Rates: “This (Saturn/Pluto) pattern suggests that another historic low in interest rates will be made by 2020, or a re-test of the lows that occurred in 2012-2016. In terms of T-Notes, the Saturn/Pluto cycle suggests that this new18-year cycles will top out in 2020-2023… And since it (Jupiter/Pluto) has correlated with long-term cycles, and no longer-term cycle lows are due in 2020, there is reason to think that T-Notes could coincide with an important crest this year… In other words, we can make a case that interest rates will remain low through most of 2020, and possibly even into early 2021, but after that we anticipate several years of rising rates, perhaps into the middle of this century.” Rates were fairly steady going into 2020, and T-Notes were well off their all-time highs of 2012 at 135/29. But once the Coronavirus pandemic broke out in February, the Fed dropped short-term interest rates back to zero and began new quantitative easing programs, T-Notes shot up to a new all-time high of 140/24 on March 19, 2020.
Gold: “Gold is due for a 16-month cycle low December 2019 +/- 3 months, after which it could commence another rally to test or even take out is 1566 high of September 2019. … A monthly close above 1590 (even 1575) suggests that Gold could re-test or even take out its high of 1920 made in September 2011.” The 16-month cycle low occurred with the double bottom at 1446.20 and 1450.90 on November 12, 2019 and March 16, 2020. It broke above 1575-1590 on January 6-7 and as of this writing in late July, Gold has exceeded its all-time high of 1920 on September 2011.
Silver: “Silver is in danger of turning bearish, as it is possible that the 19.75 high of September 4, 2019, could be the crest of the second 40-month cycle phase within the 7- year cycle… Shorter-term, a 20-month half-cycle to the 40-month cycle is coming due July 2020 +/- 4 months. If it is to be normal corrective decline, then look for support at 16.80 +/- .70. Falling below 15.90 suggests a re-test of 14.25-15.00, and below there is the 13.60- 13.90 lows of 2015 and 2018. Once that breaks, Silver could plunge to 12.21 +/- 1.06.” Silver did top out at 19.75 on September 4, 2019, and then fell hard to a longer-term cycle low of 11.64 on March 18, 2020. As of this writing in late July, it is testing 25.00, its highest level since August 2013.
Euro: “…Bottom line: The Euro is in the time band and price range for a 33-month cycle low, due no later than May 2020. Once that low is in, a multi-month rally is due to the crest of the next 33-month cycle..” The Euro’s 33-month cycle bottomed March 20-23 at 1.0635. As of late July 2020, it is testing 1.1800, its highest level since September 2018.
Dollar/Yen: “The downside price target for the second 22.5-month cycle low would be 100.43 +/- 2.15 or 95.11 +/- 2.30. It would be due to bottom August 2019-June 2020.” The low of the year so far has been was 101.17 on March 9, 2020.
Swiss Franc: “The downside price target for the second 22.5-month cycle low would be 100.43 +/- 2.15 or 95.11 +/- 2.30. It would be due to bottom August 2019-June 2020…. It is possible that was the first 26-month cycle trough of a new 16.5-year cycle that started in December 2016. If so, those lows will hold and the Swiss Franc will shortly start an impressive rally that will exceed last year’s high of 1.0392.” It bottomed at .9987, November 29, 2019, after the book was written. As of this writing in late July 2020, it is trading above 1.0900, its highest level since June 2015.
U.S. Dollar: “The Moon’s Node will cross over 0° Cancer in June 2020. If this correspondence continues, the U.S. Dollar could make a high, or secondary high to its crest of January 2017, sometime in 2020-September 2022. Based on the U.S. Dollar’s 16.5-year cycle, it seems more likely to make a secondary crest in 2020, below the 103.82 high of January 2017.” On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Dollar soared to a high of 102.99. It has since declined to its lowest level since June 2018 as of this writing in late July 2020.
Currencies in General: “… investors are advised to look for opportunities to sell rallies in the U.S. Dollar so long as prices remain below 103.82, and to buy declines in the Euro that remain above 1.0339 and especially above 1.0670.” That has worked out very well.
Corn: “In the event that Corn falls below 335, it means the 6-, 9- and 18-year cycle lows from 2000, 2009, and 2012 are still underway and due in 2020… If it does decline below 335, then Corn prices could test 300 for an older 18-year cycle that is still due by 2021.” On April 29, Corn fell to 300-1/4, its lowest level since September 2009.
Wheat: “Now we are awaiting the 54-week intermediate and 42-month cycle low, ideally due January to March 2020… The price point for the Fibonacci retracement is 476.25+/- 27.50 or) 441.25+/-46.50. After that, expect a rally above 559.0.” The low of the year has been 468 on June 26, 2020. In early July, Wheat has exceeded 550.
EXAMPLES OF MUNDANE WORLD AND NATIONAL FORECASTS
“Together, Saturn/Pluto indicate holding leaders – those in positions of power and authority – accountable for their decisions and actions. If they have been successful in their efforts to reform systems and structures in ways that benefit the collective, they will be looked upon as heroic, and their societies will evolve. If the actions of leaders have been judged to be detrimental, repressive, or even destructive to the well-being of the collective, then they will be removed from those positions, either via the voting booth (in democracies), impeachment, or revolutionary uprisings by the populace. ” President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives December 18, 2019, then acquitted by the Senate on February 5, 2020. But this also speaks to the criticism that President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have received over their handling of the Coronavirus health threat.
“A new era of world leadership and the emergence of bold new leaders espousing themes such as “social justice”… The period may start with social upheavals.. Inquisitions and investigations increase early in this period…” The year indeed began with huge social upheaval from the Corona virus pandemic as well as civil unrest and protests. Inquisitions and investigations by Republicans and Democrats against each other, Trump’s impeachment trial, the emergence of the Obama Administration’s (”Obamagate”) illegal spying on the Trump 2016 campaign, etc., have escalated in 2020.
“Tensions in the Middle East may also be rising during the first three months of this year.” Within a week of Saturn conjunct Pluto on Jan 12, the U.S. assassinated Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.
“Both Saturn and Capricorn rule boundaries, or “lines in the sand” that one shall not cross. Pluto in Capricorn, on the other hand, symbolizes the violation of those boundaries, and the crossing over those “lines in the sand.” It represents a tearing down of walls and building new structures. Once the crossover begins, there is no turning back. The year 2020 begins that journey of the crossover… And then the walls come crashing down, and the rebuilding begins.” The death of George Floyd, an African-American, at the hands of white police officers in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, sparked violent protests, destruction of national monuments, and calls for the defunding of police, as well created a new sense of urgency to tear down systems that many perceive as racist and suppressing social justice.
“Thus, the vice is tightening, the pressure is increasing, to its maximum intensity, as we approach the climax represented by the Saturn/Pluto conjunction. Either the leaders of the world voluntarily begin a period of restructuring and restoring trust and confidence where their governance and economies are concerned, or the collective starts uprising, first tearing down, and then rebuilding many of those structures, physically or figuratively.” Structures were torn down physically by many protesters after the George Floyd killing.
“It’s either Evolution or Revolution. In fact, it is probably both, for with Saturn and Pluto, structural changes are very likely, even if forced. And such changes will require a period of rebuilding, and that is where the forces of evolution will take hold. Something new is about to be born.” It is very apparent that a new era is beginning. Whether it is birthed peacefully or by force is a collective choice.
“It is the planet Saturn and its ruling sign of Capricorn that rules walls and blockades. Is it possible that today’s developments regarding the wall being built along the USA-Mexican border, and/or the Chinese claiming ownership of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, which is leading to a territorial dispute regarding the strategic importance of one-third of the world’s shipping lanes that are involved, relate to similar themes present in 549-550?” The claim of ownership of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea is being hotly contested by the U.S. as this is being written in mid-July.
“If this pattern continues, we would expect to see another historic low in interest rates by 2021, or a re-test of the lows that occurred in 2010-2016. Following that, rates would be on schedule to increase into the next Saturn/Pluto conjunction in 2053-2054.” As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, interest rates again fell to zero, as they were back in 2010-2016.
“With Jupiter conjoining Pluto, and Jupiter symbolizing the planet of growth and extremism, in the sign of Capricorn, which represents governments and big business, the dynamics will be in place for an increase in the four D’s. (debt, deficits, downgrades, defaults). .. We can also apply the principles of Jupiter, Pluto, and Capricorn to the global socio-political realm. If we consider Jupiter as extremism and “self-righteous” beliefs, Capricorn as “laws and rules that must be obeyed or punished if violated,” and Pluto as groups of people (not necessarily in government) wielding power, we get a setup indicating many possibilities. One would be an increase of “moral police” groups throughout the world who want to punish or even incarcerate anyone they believe has violated their rules or laws. Another expression would be endless (Jupiter) investigations (Pluto) into actions and decisions by government (Capricorn) leaders that restrict the functioning of that government. At its most extreme, Pluto represents termination, impeachment, or removal from office of heads of government, or the threat (Pluto) thereof. “ The U.S. entered a recession in 2020 and its debt and deficit is increasing wildly as this is being written.
And of course, the all-important Critical Reversal Dates. Many of the 2020 critical reversal dates given for various markets have been impressive, and several have coincided with yearly highs and lows so far in various financial markets such as Gold, Silver, T-Notes, currencies, Crude Oil, Soybeans, Wheat, and Corn. Please note the critical reversal dates in the Forecast 2021 Book will return to their previous listing under each market.
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