One of my readers, Geoff King, wanted to know how I thought Stock Markets would fare over the next couple of years. I said I didn't have a clue and what did he think? This is what he said, along with suggesting I collate what everyone else thinks as well - so dust off your crystal balls!
Up to July 10th Neptune’s first of three conjunctions with Jupiter is pretty easy to predict. Oil and the expansive stocks (i.e. those that prefer a boom) will improve at the expense of defensive stocks (things like discount retailers, the stocks that people prefer in a depression.) This period is, I would suggest, merely illusion. With what is happening with Pluto, Uranus and Saturn there are fundamental changes going on that are far more powerful than a “mere” Jup / Nep conjunction. These two planets conjunct again in Aug and finally Dec of this year but if you haven’t already done so, the Aug conjunction will be the time to sell expansive stocks and buy defensive ones. (Working on the principle of selling when things are high and buying when they are low.)
I think come early Nov, Pluto and Uranus will see us back in economic mid-winter but with Uranus involved I think we will see a dramatic shock at this time rather than a gentle stock market decline. Working again on the principle of buying when things are low and selling when they are high I think that once the initial Uranian shock has happened, then would be the time to buy expansive stocks. My guess then would be oil related stocks, and maybe green energy generation. The reason for saying that is that you have on numerous occasions pointed out that the Middle East looks very dangerous in 2012. Uncertainty in the Middle East would certainly push up oil prices (and gold) and that in turn would encourage investment in green technology.
Also, I feel that oil is underpriced at the moment and that Pluto in Capricorn puts a sensible value on all commodities. There is a waste not, want not quality to Capricorn and that is what I think will show here. (In case you haven’t already guessed from the subjects I’m talking about I have a Capricorn moon and a prominent Saturn!)
On the longer term Pluto will conjunct China’s Jupiter (22 degrees of Cap) in about 10 years time. That will surely mark, among other things, the peak of the Chinese stock market.