Weekly Financial Forecast For Week Starting 2nd January 2012

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

Monday 2nd January: Moon will be in Pisces
Tuesday 3rd January: Moon will be in Aries
Wednesday 4th January: Moon will be in Aries
Thursday 5th January: Moon will be in Taurus
Friday 6th January: Moon will be in Taurus

The New Year is beginning on a relatively sad note as far as capital markets are concerned. Huge falls awaiting Dow and FTSE whilst Asian markets are on the verge of finding a bottom

5th and 6th January will be very volatile as far as planetary positions are concerned.

Forecast for Dow: The range for Dow now stands at 10400 to 12400. Sell On Rise remains a preferred option with some Call options as hedges

Forecast for FTSE: Range will be 4900-5650. 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 4550 to 5177

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, now if the Euro-Dollar posts 2 consecutive closes below 1.3225, the next logical target will be 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 1.52 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: USD has grown tremendously last week with the rise in Dollar Index. Would recommend waiting for a suitable high and sell because a proportion of the rise will be retraced as a correction

Forecast for Gold: Gold is expected to remain range bound between 1475 and 1650; '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.