Transits for Astro-Trading

Investment Simuation

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Astro-trading is making and redeeming investments according to astronomical or astrological information. For example, one might invest in something when Earth and Jupiter first form a heliocentric 5° semisextile aspect, then redeem the investment when that aspect ceases (about 10 days later). This is the idea behind the investment simulation described below.

Transits for Astro-Trading illustrates astro-trading by simulated betting on the rise and fall of the Dow-Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). For an investment simulation (which can only be performed for heliocentric transits) the following must be specified:

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At 6 a.m. on the first day the program invests $100 for each instance of the two planets forming any of the specified aspects (e.g. if Earth and Jupiter form a 10° sextile), provided that transit has not yet become exact. The program then advances in steps of three hours, and at each step it checks (i) whether a transit in which an investment has been made comes to an end and (ii) whether a transit (which is one of the selected types) begins. In the latter case an investment of $100 is made. In the former case the investment is redeemed, and a gain or loss is calculated, based on how much the DJIA has risen or fallen during the period of the transit (relative to the DJIA value at the time of investment). For example, Earth and Jupiter enter into a 10° trine aspect on July 10, 2012, at which time $100 is invested. This transit finishes on August 2, 2012. The value of the DJIA on July 10 was 12653.12 and its value on August 2 was 12878.88. Thus it increased by 1.78%, so the gain on this investment is $1.78. (If the value of the DJIA is not available on the date of redemption, or the NY stock exchange was closed, the next available value is used.)

The program continues to advance in 3-hour intervals, and for each selected type of transit and for each of the three orb values, it calculates when these transits start and end, thus when investments are made or redeemed, and it adds the gain or loss from each investment to the total gain or loss for each transit. At 6 p.m. on the last day the program redeems any investment such that the transit has passed the time when it was exact. If the transit had not yet become exact then that investment is cancelled.

The program then displays the results, for example:

Simulated investments for selected aspects for Earth and Jupiter
from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012

Total number of investments = 33

Ea tri Ju, 10, ends with $3.76
Ea qui Ju, 10, ends with $3.02
Ea tri Ju,  5, ends with $2.58
Ea con Ju,  5, ends with $2.27
Ea sqr Ju,  2, ends with $1.52
Ea con Ju, 10, ends with $1.24
Ea ssx Ju,  5, ends with $1.06
Ea sxt Ju,  2, ends with $0.93
Ea qui Ju,  5, ends with $0.68
Ea con Ju,  2, ends with $0.53
Ea qui Ju,  2, ends with $0.51
Ea sqr Ju,  5, ends with $0.51
Ea sqr Ju, 10, ends with $0.40
Ea ssx Ju,  2, ends with $-0.03
Ea sxt Ju, 10, ends with $-0.39
Ea sxt Ju,  5, ends with $-0.51
Ea opp Ju,  2, ends with $-1.47
Ea tri Ju,  2, ends with $-2.83
Ea opp Ju,  5, ends with $-3.87
Ea ssx Ju, 10, ends with $-3.98
Ea opp Ju, 10, ends with $-6.13

Gain or loss by aspect for all orbs:
Conjunction   3  $4.03
Opposition    3  $-11.48
Square        6  $2.44
Trine         6  $3.51
Sextile       6  $0.03
Semisextile   3  $-2.95
Quincunx      6  $4.21

Thus during 2012 investing/redeeming when Earth and Jupiter were in either a 10° trine or a 10° quincunx transit would have resulted in a gain, whereas investing/redeeming when Earth and Jupiter were in either a 10° semisextile or a 10° opposition transit would have resulted in a loss.

If one wishs to see the exact dates of the investments then the 'Include transit details' box should be checked. The output is then as shown below.

Simulated investments for selected aspects for Earth and Jupiter
from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012

Sextile  10, investment #1 on 2012-01-01 of $100
Sextile   5, investment #1 on 2012-01-01 of $100
Sextile   2, investment #1 on 2012-01-01 of $100
Sextile   2, redemption #1 on 2012-01-04, gained $0.17, total gain is $0.17
Sextile   5, redemption #1 on 2012-01-07, lost $0.04, total loss is $0.04
Sextile  10, redemption #1 on 2012-01-13, gained $0.20, total gain is $0.20
Square  10, investment #1 on 2012-01-23 of $100
Square   5, investment #1 on 2012-01-29 of $100
Square   2, investment #1 on 2012-02-01 of $100
Square   2, redemption #1 on 2012-02-05, gained $1.01, total gain is $1.01
Square   5, redemption #1 on 2012-02-09, gained $1.87, total gain is $1.87
Square  10, redemption #1 on 2012-02-14, gained $1.33, total gain is $1.33
Trine  10, investment #1 on 2012-02-25 of $100
Trine   5, investment #1 on 2012-03-01 of $100
Trine   2, investment #1 on 2012-03-05 of $100
Trine   2, redemption #1 on 2012-03-09, lost $0.31, total loss is $0.31
Trine   5, redemption #1 on 2012-03-12, lost $0.16, total loss is $0.16
Trine  10, redemption #1 on 2012-03-18, gained $1.98, total gain is $1.98
Quincunx  10, investment #1 on 2012-03-29 of $100
Quincunx   5, investment #1 on 2012-04-04 of $100
Quincunx   2, investment #1 on 2012-04-07 of $100
Quincunx   2, redemption #1 on 2012-04-11, lost $0.96, total loss is $0.96
Quincunx   5, redemption #1 on 2012-04-15, lost $1.17, total loss is $1.17
Quincunx  10, redemption #1 on 2012-04-20, lost $0.89, total loss is $0.89
Opposition  10, investment #1 on 2012-05-02 of $100
Opposition   5, investment #1 on 2012-05-07 of $100
Opposition   2, investment #1 on 2012-05-11 of $100
Opposition   2, redemption #1 on 2012-05-15, lost $1.47, total loss is $1.47
Opposition   5, redemption #1 on 2012-05-19, lost $3.87, total loss is $3.87
Opposition  10, redemption #1 on 2012-05-25, lost $6.13, total loss is $6.13
Quincunx  10, investment #2 on 2012-06-05 of $100
Quincunx   5, investment #2 on 2012-06-11 of $100
Quincunx   2, investment #2 on 2012-06-14 of $100
Quincunx   2, redemption #2 on 2012-06-19, gained $1.47, total gain is $0.51
Quincunx   5, redemption #2 on 2012-06-22, gained $1.85, total gain is $0.68
Quincunx  10, redemption #2 on 2012-06-28, gained $3.91, total gain is $3.02
Trine  10, investment #2 on 2012-07-10 of $100
Trine   5, investment #2 on 2012-07-16 of $100
Trine   2, investment #2 on 2012-07-19 of $100
Trine   2, redemption #2 on 2012-07-24, lost $2.52, total loss is $2.83
Trine   5, redemption #2 on 2012-07-27, gained $2.74, total gain is $2.58
Trine  10, redemption #2 on 2012-08-02, gained $1.78, total gain is $3.76
Square  10, investment #2 on 2012-08-13 of $100
Square   5, investment #2 on 2012-08-19 of $100
Square   2, investment #2 on 2012-08-23 of $100
Square   2, redemption #2 on 2012-08-27, gained $0.51, total gain is $1.52
Square   5, redemption #2 on 2012-08-31, lost $1.36, total gain is $0.51
Square  10, redemption #2 on 2012-09-05, lost $0.93, total gain is $0.40
Sextile  10, investment #2 on 2012-09-17 of $100
Sextile   5, investment #2 on 2012-09-22 of $100
Sextile   2, investment #2 on 2012-09-26 of $100
Sextile   2, redemption #2 on 2012-09-30, gained $0.76, total gain is $0.93
Sextile   5, redemption #2 on 2012-10-03, lost $0.47, total loss is $0.51
Sextile  10, redemption #2 on 2012-10-09, lost $0.59, total loss is $0.39
Semisextile  10, investment #1 on 2012-10-20 of $100
Semisextile   5, investment #1 on 2012-10-26 of $100
Semisextile   2, investment #1 on 2012-10-29 of $100
Semisextile   2, redemption #1 on 2012-11-02, lost $0.03, total loss is $0.03
Semisextile   5, redemption #1 on 2012-11-06, gained $1.06, total gain is $1.06
Semisextile  10, redemption #1 on 2012-11-11, lost $3.98, total loss is $3.98
Conjunction  10, investment #1 on 2012-11-22 of $100
Conjunction   5, investment #1 on 2012-11-27 of $100
Conjunction   2, investment #1 on 2012-12-01 of $100
Conjunction   2, redemption #1 on 2012-12-05, gained $0.53, total gain is $0.53
Conjunction   5, redemption #1 on 2012-12-08, gained $2.27, total gain is $2.27
Conjunction  10, redemption #1 on 2012-12-13, gained $1.24, total gain is $1.24
Semisextile  10, investment #2 on 2012-12-24 of $100
Semisextile   5, investment #2 on 2012-12-30 of $100
Semisextile  10, investment #2 cancelled.
Semisextile   5, investment #2 cancelled.

Total number of investments = 33

Ea tri Ju, 10, ends with $3.76
Ea qui Ju, 10, ends with $3.02
Ea tri Ju,  5, ends with $2.58
Ea con Ju,  5, ends with $2.27
Ea sqr Ju,  2, ends with $1.52
Ea con Ju, 10, ends with $1.24
Ea ssx Ju,  5, ends with $1.06
Ea sxt Ju,  2, ends with $0.93
Ea qui Ju,  5, ends with $0.68
Ea con Ju,  2, ends with $0.53
Ea qui Ju,  2, ends with $0.51
Ea sqr Ju,  5, ends with $0.51
Ea sqr Ju, 10, ends with $0.40
Ea ssx Ju,  2, ends with $-0.03
Ea sxt Ju, 10, ends with $-0.39
Ea sxt Ju,  5, ends with $-0.51
Ea opp Ju,  2, ends with $-1.47
Ea tri Ju,  2, ends with $-2.83
Ea opp Ju,  5, ends with $-3.87
Ea ssx Ju, 10, ends with $-3.98
Ea opp Ju, 10, ends with $-6.13

Gain or loss by aspect for all orbs:
Conjunction   3  $4.03
Opposition    3  $-11.48
Square        6  $2.44
Trine         6  $3.51
Sextile       6  $0.03
Semisextile   3  $-2.95
Quincunx      6  $4.21

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