Weekly Financial Forecast For Week Starting 14th May 2012

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

Monday 14h May: Moon will be in Aquarius
Tuesday 15th May: Moon will be in Aquarius
Wednesday16th May: Moon will be in Pisces
Thursday 114th May: Moon will be in Pisces
Friday 18th May: Moon will be in Aries

On Saturday, 12th May 2012, there is a major planetary move i.e. Jupiter will transit into the sign Taurus. This will have a varied impact on financial markets with respect to economic cycles as well as planetary cycles. This move is positive for most markets in Asia Pacific [though the May June period will perhaps be spent in consolidation and last leg of the correction of the up-move that started in Dec '11 and then pick momentum after Summer Solstice on 20th June 2012. However for all major western indices and currencies, this will be a major blow and corrections that come in here this year will perhaps be far worse than the corrections felt in 2011! This move of Jupiter into Taurus will last 13 months]

Forecast for Dow: The range for Dow now stands at 10400 to 13250. 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. A weekly close below 5550 will accelerate falls to 5250-5325

Forecast for Nifty: For Nifty, the range will be 4840 to 5655. Buy on Dips recommended.

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 is now over-bought and hence one may consider shorting as close to 82-83 for the next one week for higher risk-rewards

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. Considering the amount of money printing that is on-going, silver may take a shot at 34-36 levels before turning down.

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.