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Shemitah and the Stock Market

Who is ready to talk some Shemitah or Shmita?  Now is when about half of you are either nodding or shaking your head and the other half are wondering if I just sneezed or what in the world did I just say.

Shemitah is the 7th year of the 7 year agricultural cycle where God commanded the Israelites to let the land rest.

Leviticus 25:3&4 “Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop, but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard.”

We are actually in a Shemitah year right now.  They usually start and end in September and this year’s Shemitah officially ends September 13th.  Now, what does this have to do with the stock market?  More than you might think.  The last Shemitah ended on September 28, 2008.  That date should ring a bell with most stock traders.  It’s the day the Dow crashed 777 points, a 9% drop.  The Shemitah before that ended September 17th 2001 when the markets reopened after the September 11th attacks and crashed 7%.  During the 1994 Shemitah year the bond market crashed.  In 1987 the stock market crashed.  I’ll stop there since you have the idea but several other major economic upsets have happened during Shemitah.  So will the market crash again on the last day of Shemitah, September 13th?

No.  Absolutely not.  Not a chance….it’s a Sunday 🙂

Could it crash sometime in September?  We’ll just have to see.

But how ’bout you?  Do you think we’re in for another crash this September similar to the end of the last two Shemitahs?  It’s definitely interesting.

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Trader September 1, 2015 3 Comments Permalink

Trade Smart University Scholarship Course Update

Yesterday it was brought to my attention by a reader that he was unable to find any information about Trade Smart University’s Scholarship course that I have mentioned several times throughout my blog. I quickly started looking into it and found no information about it anywhere either. Not on their site or Facebook site or anywhere else. I requested a call from one of their coaches and received one this morning. He helped clear some things up for me that I wanted to pass along to all of you to clear up some confusion.

Indeed they quit offering it and have changed the format of how they offer courses and content. The kind coach informed me that it now works like a monthly subscription where one can sign up for one of three levels of unlimited content per month to watch and learn from at their convenience. I hope to bring more information to you all in the near future regarding TSU and a review of their content and courses but until then feel free to Google them to learn more.


Disclaimer: This seems like where I should probably put some kind of disclaimer stating that I don’t work for TSU and I’m not trying to speak on their behalf, I’m just updating you all on what I was told on the phone by one of their coaches while I sat in my car outside the local True Value with my son in the car seat keeping him happy with Goldfish crackers until I was off the phone and could go into the store to pay off our monthly True Value bill (yes we shop there so often we have a charge account.)

Trader March 24, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

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