Review by Kaye Shinker:
The Idiot & The Moon, Compleat & Utter Lunatic
Idiot's Guide to Trading Stocks,
by Randall Ashbourne
Ashbourne's goal is for you to make money in the market
place. His book, The Idiot
& The Moon all by itself is fun to read;
the fact that you learn how to use some very valuable
trading tools is a bonus. I have read dozens
and dozens of books on investing and this is one of the
few where you actually learn something useful to take with
you to the trading screen.
Mr. Ashbourne describes five
very easy to use techniques that combine the principles
of astrology and the techniques of technical analysis.
His book walks you through each of his techniques.
Randall Ashbourne's writing style gives the novice investor
or trader a break. No technical gibberish, No
astrologese. He has designed the book to help you invest
your money and profit from the trade.
Randall knows you have been
inundated with exaggerated promises of "get rich quick
touts". He knows there are plenty of schemes
that worked in hindsight. He is suggesting that you
need tools with foresight and has recorded how to use these
tools in one short book (80 pages).
describes his first tool as a chart template and explains
how you can create your own. His example is the S&P
500 but you can do the same with any index, ETF, or stock. To
quote his reasoning for creating a chart template "Nevertheless,
the first rule of The Idiot is... pull up a monthly chart
and turn off the price bars so we know exactly right from
the start whether we know the forest we are looking at is
healthy,or whether there is a wildfire burning destroying
everything in its path."
second tool is the Phases of the Moon.
He suggests ways to use the New, Quarter, and Full
Moon phases for short term trades either long or short and
states that this method requires a filter, "The Idiot".
"By introducing a simple mechanical filter..The
Idiot... before making a decision to trade, the spreadsheets
showed not only which Moon phases could be traded safely
and when...but..which trades should NOT be placed under
any circumstances." (Read an except from this chapter
in Randall Ashbourne's The
Moods of the Moon, in our articles section.)
chapter, Old Gods and Price Points, describes his third
trading tool. "Several decades ago, Jeanne Long,
an astrologer and trader, made a startling discovery: The
position of the planets in our solar system could be used
to calculate PRECISE price levels that had a dramatic effect
on stock markets. With the help of computer programmers
she turned her research into The Galactic trader."
The Galactic trader can seem very complicated to the first
time user. Randall breaks down the information it
provides and guides you quickly through the story the data
The Technical Section explains how to apply
the MACD, the CCI, or as Randall calls them "the Canaries",
the Fibonacci Ratio and Bollinger Bands to the charts you
have created using the instructions of the first three Chapters.
Even if you have never used technical analysis you
will be able to understand and implement these techniques
in your trading.
I wrote The Textbooks
for Financial Astrology, (available
in our astrological shop), to teach you how to
chose stocks. Randall's book teaches you how to invest
and trade the stocks once you have made your selection.
Members and students at astrologicalinvesting.com are either
astrologers or traders or both. Randall's book will
take them to their next step to successful investing and
note to our members at astrologicalinvesting.com :
Early subscribers were treated to Randall's
market analysis each month. His World
At large reports are still in our archives; if you care
to check them out you will be impressed with how his style
of writing makes difficult and dry subjects easy to understand
and fun to read. We asked him for a book - and now,
here it is! We are thrilled to be able to finally have it
in our shop. Marlene has been testing each tool for the
past six months and reports that it not only works, but
she has made a "lot of money" when she
has followed the directions precisely. "Just
Brilliant" is how she describes The Idiot.
Kaye Shinker, CAP, NCGR IV
to Purchase Randall Ashbourne's eBook, The Idiot & The
Moon - This e-Book is password and
print protected. It is published in the popular
PDF format, and you can download it for reading on your
computer. You will be able to highlight key sections or
add "sticky notes". You can also copy the file
into your iTunes library, which will allow reading on your
iPad or similar device.