Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Italian situation prompts sell-off

We finally saw some downside today as Italian bond yields pushed above the danger zone threshold of 7%. Beyond this level, Italy cannot service its debt and would run the risk of default.

The Mars-Neptune opposition finally weighed in on the day that Neptune was stationary in the sky and was therefore most powerful. Well, better late than never. I thought we would get this downside earlier in the week.

Chiron is due to also station and turn direct on Friday while exactly opposite Mars. That looks like another nasty combination. Moreover, Mars will enter the tropical sign of Virgo on Friday. The close aspect with Uranus will only serve to amplify its effects.

The trend looks down for the week although I would not be surprised to see Thursday finish higher in the US.