AstroElite Financial Users' Guide

               

Graphic Ephemeris

How to use custom profiles in Bradley Siderograph

Bradley Siderograph and Planetary Index graphs are build on many parameters and creation of presets (combinations that may be saved and restored or ported to another computer) is necessary for efficient work. When you first time run AEF, select Bradley and click main menu Bradley preferences button with calculator icon, your current Bradley profile literally has a default name of "Default".

To save a current profile under new name:
  • Click the small double down arrows button in a right top corner. A panel with profile names list will drop down.
  • Type in a new profile name in a field above Save Profile button.
  • Click Save Profile button
  • A profile names panel will close and in the status bar you will see a [«New Name» saved] text
To load a saved profile by name:
  • Open a profile names panel
  • Click a profile names list combo box and select a name of the profile you wish to load by clicking on its name.
  • Confirm or reject a stored profile load.

Profiles are INI files in plain text format that reside in /TPL (templates) folder and have a *.BRD (Bradley) extension. To remove unnecessary profile just delete that file. If you want to email a specific profile to your friend, attach that file to a message and when recipient puts the *.BRD file into his folder, he will see that in a list and might work with it. 

How to add declination and aspects to a chart at the same time

This feature was added in version 3.0.711.1605, so if you have an outdated program update or upgrade that.
  • Go to Prefs/G.Eph 1 tab
  • In Astro Data Type radio group select Longitude to see aspects
  • In Other Graphs Attributes check a Declination box
  • Click OK
Now you have to see a picture similar to a screenshot below.

Note that Declination box is disabled if this parameter selected in Astro Data Type and vice versa.
A combination of Mercury (magenta) and Mars (red) longitude and declination studies on the same screen.

Templates

They are mini-copies of your working environment. You may save the program settings to a given name file and then restore them without losing your current environment. For instance, you have a one-year graph for Mercury and Mars 2006 speed (Bayer rules), and want to switch to intraday chart to see the planets rising. Without templates you have to re-configure program every time but the templates allow to switch between different tasks quickly and conveniently.
Go to Prefs/Templates and type in the name for new template (Bayer rules 1, 2) and click [Save as ...] button.
Now you can adjust the settings in any way (e.g. configure GE to see rising planets in the intraday chart), but every time you want to see the Bayer rules for 2006 it's enough to select the rule name in a list and click the [Load] button. You may create so many templates as many typical tasks you have.

Usually, before entering a trade I analyze the graphs for current year, month, week and day. The objects (planets, house cuspids) must be different for every time range. For example, plotting the Moon on yearly graph is meaningless, so the Saturn for intraday chart. Without templates re-adjusting of the settings become a time-consuming and tedious task.
  • Create the configuration you want to re-use in future
  • Go to Prefs/Templates and give it a new name (edit above [Save as] button)
  • Click [Save as] button to save template into file
  • Select the template name in the list and click the [Load] button
  • Use [Delete] button to remove a template
Double click on a template name to load it. Read the current template name in the main screen status bar

Equis Metastock data in AstroElite Financial

How to view Metastock data

Those users who have the Metastock program installed may use these data as a source for AstroElite financial price graphs.
  • Find where the Metastock data folder located on your hard drive(s)
  • Go to AE Preferences/Fin.data tab and select "Metastock" in the "Financial data source" radio buttons group.
  • You will be prompted to show where the Metastock data located. Select that directory and click OK.
  • If selection is correct you will see the list of stocks available.
  • Exit Preferences.
  • In the main screen instruments list select a necessary symbol.
In the status bar you may see the dates data are available for. For instance, the above screenshot shows the EOD data (M1440=1440 minutes are equal to one day time frame) for Cameco Corporation (CCJ) since March 15, 1996 to February 15, 2008.

Price graph styles: line, bars and candles

For some instruments and data ranges you can change the price graph style from line (default) to bars or candles. To do this go to Prefs/G.Eph 2/Price graph style. Also you can change a candle width from 3 (minimum value) up to the maximum that fits your screen best. To be symmetrical a candle must have the odd width (3, 5, 7, ...)

Planetary and Bradley Indexes

To add these types of graphs go to Prefs/G.Eph 1 and select Bradley Index or Planetary Index in Other Graphs. You will see a line like red one on the screenshot beneath. Click a main screen tool bar Calculator button to pop-up the indexes control panel. Now you can customize the graphs by setting the individual "weight" for every planet by moving sliders up (maximum) and down (zero). For Bradley it is also possible to turn on/off some kinds of aspects and select whether those calculated between transit planets (transit-transit) or transit and natal planets (transit-natal) of current chart. If the Instant redraw box is checked the graph re-plots on ever control change otherwise click a  Redraw button to see the changes. You may introduce an offset in days between the index and other lines. The offset may be both positive and negative.



Questions

Planetary Index

Bradley index

What it is?
PI calculations are based on Sun-Pluto longitudes. It is my proprietary tool that somewhat similar to Barbault-Ganeau index. It doesn't use aspects and for me works better at Forex market than Bradley does.
What orbs you are using?
In his book Bradley's doesn't use the orbs in traditional astrological manner. The closer a planet distance to exact aspect is, the bigger value it delivers to a total index amount and vice versa. There is no a fixed orb value, e.g. 5 or 10 degrees beyond which the aspect strength considered as zero.
How do you know which aspect is good or bad
My code is fully complies with Bradley's "Stock market prediction" book.  There is a "Valency of conjunctions" table on page 26 of mentioned book.

Earth-Moon distance graph


A sine-like purple line displays the distance between the Earth and the Sun.


Fixed stars

Since version 2.6.6.0 it is possible to see the fixed stars up to the second magnitude in GE. Go to Prefs/G.Eph 2 tab and check the stars you want to work with in a list and Show Stars box.

Also you can select the option as how to display a star name in a graph. Common means a star usual name e.g. Sirius. If you have selected a system name there will be alCMa (alpha Canis Major) instead of Sirius. Not that some star have a system name only. You may turn off the stars by unchecking a Show Stars box.

A Clear All button unchecks all the stars in a list.

Recently discovered celestial bodies

Those objects adding is similar to that of fixed stars. You can customize every item individually by checking/unchecking its box or turn all the objects on/off by Show exotic bodies box.

Be aware that every object require extra time for the calculation and GE overall refresh time depends on the number of planets/stars selected as well as on you screen width.


How to select a financial instrument

  • There are two separate lists. The first contains currencies (forex) and the second one is intended for stocks, bonds and indexes like Dow-Jones
  • Go to Prefs/G.Eph 2 tab and select the category you wish to work with
  • Then in main screen drop-down list select the instrument.
Most probably the data for newly selected instrument will be unavailable off-line and you get a message like at right. Check if your computer is connected to the internet and click the Download/Refresh financial data button (with a picture of lightening). Shortly after that the new data line will plot.

How to customize a financial instruments list

To simplify a new user start the default list contains very few items so customer may compose his own. Click File/Instruments list menu item or press ALT+I. A financial instruments list editor will run and you can add the necessary tickers or remove those you don't work with.

Selecting a Time Frame for the instrument

For some instruments you can select a Time Frame (TF) for the data. They are: 1, 5, 10, 15 and 30 minutes (M1-M30), 1 and 4 hours (H1-H4), 1 day (D1), 1 week (WK) and 1 month MM . Usually the financial servers keep only the data for fixed number of last N bars (ticks). Fore example if there are 5000 bars available on a server you may see the daily data for 13 years (5000/365), hourly data for 208 days (5000/24) etc. For most astrological applications a TF of D1 works best.

If the TF button is disabled (grayed out) this means there are no data for such time frame for the specific instrument on providing server.

How to see the aspects in a graph

  • All the aspects in GE are displayed as lines crossings, so select a right harmonic first. Fore instance, if you select the 8th harmonic (45°) you will see the following aspects: 45°, 90°, 135° and 180. Conjunction (0°) is visible in any harmonic.
  • Check if the aspects selected as visible in Prefs/G.Eph 1/Aspects/Show As Glyphs or Numbers
  • In the above checklist box check is the specific aspects are marked (ticked) as visible.

               

 

                       

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