Weekly Financial Forecast For Week Starting 20th February 2012

In terms of astrological placement, following major positions are expected to play out this week:

Monday 20th February: Moon will be in Capricorn
Tuesday 21st February: Moon will be in Capricorn
Wednesday 22nd February: Moon will be in Aquarius
Thursday 23rd February: Moon will be in Aquarius
Friday 24h February: Moon will be in Pisces

Please note that Mars has now turned retrograde and Saturn will be turning Retrogade on 7th February 2012. Retrogade Mars is reversing some of the negative price actions since December but once Saturn goes Retrogade, things will slowly move from bad to worse in all likelihood reversing all gains made in recent past. The impact of retrograde Saturn will take place throughout February all the way to 3rd week of March and things can be expected to be calmer after Spring Equinox on 21st March '12. Please use this indication as a guideline to hedge positions accordingly.

Forecast for Dow: The range for Dow now stands at 10400 to 12950. Sell On Rise remains a preferred option with some Call options as hedges

Forecast for FTSE: Range will be 5250-5950. Sell on Rise recommended. Positions should be taken with proper hedges [Please note that astrological indicators are not in favor of FTSE and during the time fiery Mars is in Leo, the planets are hinting at a target of sub-4000 within next 4 months on FTSE and the falls will actually accelerate after 4900 is breached on FTSE]

Forecast for Nifty: For Nifty, the range will be 5177 to 5655

Forecast for Euro-USD: Expect range bound movements between 1.28 and 1.34 during the week; Sell on Rise recommended [On a technical basis, some base effect can be observed in the 1.25 levels and eventual targets are 1.1825 which will not be attained in a hurry but this is significant information one should bear in mind.

Forecast for GBP-USD: Expect range bound movements between 1.51 and 1.58 during the week; Sell on Rise recommended

Forecast for USD-JPY: JPY may depreciate further vis a vis USD; Long positions closer to 75-76 can be profitable; Buy on Dips recommended

Forecast for USD-CHF: Same like USD-JPY, Buy on Dips recommended till Dollar index hits 81.5-82 levels

Forecast for Gold: Gold is expected to remain range bound between 1575 and 1825; 'Sell on Rise' strategy is recommended. If the equities and other commodities witness a sell-off as expected, there may be a sudden mania for gold and it may try to go towards USD 2000. Since margin requirements have also increased, an appropriate strategy should be to build a long-short position pair via futures and then trail the position that is gaining. We would like to remind readers that current volatility is not healthy for traders and one should avoid playing with gold on the forex sites. Take positions with futures with your broker and ideally take a 3 months forward contract with some margin money to spare - eventual target for gold is 1450-1500 in the next 2 months.

Forecast for Silver: Silver is expected to fall back against a rising dollar and 'Sell on Rise' is the recommended strategy. Looking for silver to find a bottom around USD 22/25 levels within the next 5 to 8 weeks - no fresh buying should be initiated before that. For trading, as mentioned already, Sell on Rise is the preferred strategy for Silver.

Disclaimer: The views expressed here by the author are fully personal based on a combination of astrological and financial market knowledge. The author hopes and prays for your profit but assumes no responsibility for either profits or losses arising from trading positions. It is recommended that one should consult a personal qualified investment advisor for better trading decisions.