" He who will study values and market conditions and exercises one man's
intelligence and known patience for six men, will make money in stocks " -

Dow Jones

Cancer, India's Lunar Ascendant

India's birth constellation is Pushya and India is undergoing the dreaded
Elarata Saturnine phase.

India's Independence Chart ( 15/08/1947, 00.00 AM, Delhi )

Asc Taurus, Gulika and Mars in Gemini, Sun, Mer, Ven, Sat, Moo in Cancer,
Jup in Libra, Ketu in Scorpio

We had indicated that the Stock Market will go up & there will be vicious
fluctuations and cyclical upheavals. There will be many small booms and
busts in the market. This is because of the Elarata Saturn which India is
undergoing.

The Stock Market revived due to Jupiter 's transit of the 5th. Jupiter, the
planet of finance, can uplift the economy during his fifth transit. No
wonder the media is talking about the 4.3 % agricultural growth, the 8.5 % G
D P growth and the good monsoon which triggered it, Sensex above 20000, and
the growth of sectors which record growth - software, steel , auto &
automotive components !

Small booms and busts are to be expected. The Wave Theory still holds good
in stocks. The Sensex dipped after it touched 20000 and touched 18000
earlier. But bull run means rising resistance and support levels.

Correlation between Stock Market Cycles & Jupiterian Cycles

The last boom was when Jupiter was in the 11th in India's horoscope (
2001 ). Jupiter was in the adverse 12th and 1st in the next 2 years and we
had the Stock Market in a state of Recession.

Contrarian Investing

This is the quintessence of the stock market. " Buy when everybody is
selling, sell when everybody is buying", which in essence means " Buy cheap,
sell dear".

We have to understand the negative aspect of the secondary market. The
secondary market, taken in isolation and as a closed system, is basically a
zero sum game. When a man sells a share, either the buyer or the seller has
made a mistake. Money only changes hands. So smart investing is Contrarian
Investing, buying at unjustifiably low levels and selling at unjustifiably
high levels ! There is no such thing as an Intrinsic Value for a share.
Markets are always irrational, unpredictable and fluctuating. There will be
intra-day fluctuations, intra-week fluctuations and intra-month
fluctuations. Within the Bull Phase and the Bear Phase, there will be small
booms and busts, making it difficult to predict the future. There are two
ways to combat these types of uncertain fluctuations

- Technical Analysis and Fundamental Analysis

Technical Analysis

This is drawing the graph of the Index every day. All scrips display regular
and recurrent patterns of price behaviour. During the last boom of 2001, the
Sensex touched 6000, emulating the earlier boom. You will come to know about
the resistance & support levels of the Sensex and all scrips if you take
regular graphs. Graphs can be made in Excel.

Fundamental Analysis

F A is studying the fundamentals of scrips - the Book Value of a share, the
Price/Earnings of a share, the EPS of a share and then investing based on
these fundamentals. You can buy the highly potential shares at their support
levels.

The Cyclical Nature of the Stock Market & Business Cycles

The Business Cycles of Boom and Recession rule all markets. A boom means
that the economy has extended itself and a Recession becomes due to restore
it to its original balance. The Business Cycles of Prosperity and Adversity
come to all men.

We find that all markets are cyclical and the Stock Market is the most
volatile of all markets. During the 1992 boom, the Sensex reached 4000 and
then it crashed to 2000 odd. During the Ketan Parekh initiated bull run of
2001, it reached 6151 ! The current boom may very well surpass that level !
Slowly and steadily the crowd is getting involved and all sorts of bullish
news are given by the media. It is paradoxical that during Bull Phases all
sorts of bullish news come from the media and during Bear Phases, only
bearish news !

Scrips which are worth investing are IOC, ONGC, SBI, Dr Reddy's, Ranbaxy,
CIPLA, Lupin, Tata Motors, HPCL, BPCL, IBP, Infosys, Hughes Software, HCL
Infosys, G A C L etc.

Author's Bio: 

Article by Govind Kumar, astro scholar, writer and academician of
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