Thursday, March 04, 2010

Blame It On Mars

The Pragmatic Capitalist points out that "Analysts at JP Morgan are telling equity investors to ignore the bad news coming in the next month as most of it is likely due to the bad weather across the United States."

But what caught my eye was the next quote TPC pulled from JPM's research piece:

“The next month’s worth of economic data will be full of weather and lunar new year distortions"

Lunar New Year!  Shouldn't we also take into consideration the fact that Mars is in retrograde



Anonymous said...

"Shouldn't we also take into consideration the fact that Mars is in retrograde?"

Yes, of course we should ... if enough other people do to take a holiday.

EconomicDisconnect said...

I blame any worker productivity loss on the Monday after the Saints won the Superbowl.

bbg said...

Well, not sure what Merriman says about Mars' retrograde, but he's got plenty to say about the Uranus/Venus conjunction:

"Financial Astrology is not so simple as to depend upon only one isolated signature. We should also consider that after it conjuncts Venus, it will then make an opposition to Saturn on March 9, thus bringing into play the larger Saturn-Uranus opposition. Venus-Saturn in conjunction is also a Level 1 signature, which a 71% historical rate of frequency to primary or greater cycles within 13 trading days.

And it doesn’t end there either"...,-2010/