Contributor Since 2008
The following is by Karen Starich, who uses astrology to forecast events in the financial markets. Check out Astrology Traders for specific dates and in-depth analysis of future events in the various markets she covers.
Salesforce (CRM) went public in 2004 and has been on a tear since bottoming in December 2008 near $20 per share and then rebounding to $160 in 2011. Recently investors have taken off the rose colored glasses to discover that perhaps the company does not make any money. Salesforce has been quite a topic of conversation by both bulls and bears as of late, according to Mazen Abdallah in his article posted on Seeking Alpha in November. The bears consistently point out that the company does not make any money and the accounting tricks management utilizes to disillusion the public when it reports earning may prove to be a troubling sign. On the flip side, the bulls argue that the bottom line should not be the focus. There are plenty of publicly traded companies that have yet to report a net profit. (read more)
The premiss of the company seems reminiscent of the Federal Reserve and their banking practices. Whatever their business model, I decided to take a look at their incorporation chart to see if anything stood out in July and August when the stock went from $160 down to near $110. I did find some very significant transits that lined up with the huge drop. It’s worth taking a look at because what hit the chart in July and August is coming back again in a similar way but this time it could be even more serious.
In June the company stock peaked at the time of a transit with Jupiter in opposition to Mars and square Neptune. Jupiter/Mars oppositions always bring a warning, and in business it means there is criticism or conflict with financials or overoptimism. The square to Neptune is the illusion of a Ponzi scheme that is getting exposed. Uranus, the planet of sudden unexpected events, slipped in with an inconjunct to Mars at the same time, and like a ripcord just wrecked the stock price. Most likely the companies previous theories and business model will have to undergo a major transformation. Until then there is more trouble on the horizon. All the transits mentioned above will hit again starting January 18th and will carry into February. Watch out on January 26th there could be another correction.