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Moon Cycles Theory of Stock Markets.
http://www.getmoneyenergy.com/2009/11/s ... full-moon/
According to Steven Whiteside of TheUpTrend.com (who is not the originator of this theory, by the way – he just pays attention to it and lets it inform his analysis), the ultimate peaks and valleys of a market tend to occur at new moons and full moons.
According to moon cycle analysis, new moons are highly correlated with peaks in the stock market while full moons are highly correlated with bottoms.

If you accept moon cycle theory, then you should buy stocks around a full moon and sell stocks around a new moon.

The moon cycle theory doesn’t say that all new moons will cause a market peak — just that major market peaks, when they occur, will tend to happen on a new moon. According to Whiteside, “significant changes in the markets happen around these times.”

Whiteside doesn’t actually make changes to his positions strictly based upon moon analysis. He uses it as a guide, but looks for further confirmation elsewhere that the market is making a top or a bottom before acting on the information. However, Whiteside is quick to point out that the market highs in 2007 were around a new moon and that the last two peaks in the market were also on new moons and the last two valleys were on full moons (including the “full moon low” in March 2009).

Although moon cycle analysis certainly sounds outlandish, it is no more outlandish than some other so-called economic indicators. I wouldn’t place trades on its basis, but I wouldn’t rule out the merit of someone doing a genuinely unbiased study further examining some of these correlations.

What do you think? Have you heard of this one before?

FYI
June 15th, (Wed of last week) was Full Moon, and also the last down day before the markets started back up. July 1st will be the next New Moon.

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