How to see the graph for Bayer rules

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Use the Main Menu/Macros/Bayer 1, 2 AstroElite item to plot the graph for Mercury/Mars longitudinal speed.

Rule #1:

The tops and bottoms are the speed maximums and minimums. When the planetary line crosses the dotted central red line, its speed of planet is zero. This is a stationary (unmovable) state.

Rule #2:

The dashed lines show the moments when Mercury-Mars longitudinal speed differential is equal 59 minutes of arc.

There are lot of astro-trading rules described in George Bayers book «Stock and Commodity Traders' Hand-Book of Trend Determination».

Rule #1. Speed of Mercury in geocentric longitude.

This speed changes from day to day. Periodically the speed comes to a stand-still. At such times the planet moves from a direct motion into a retrograde motion or from a retrograde to a direct motion... The extreme speed of Mercury is 2°12’, however at times this extreme speed is reached at 2°40’.

It is advisable to follow the market in the direction the day Mercury changes its speed. Usually the trend begun at such time is good for from 4 days to a week.
July 26th 1939 Low was reached when Mercury was at 0
September 15, 1939 Peak was at the extreme speed of 1°54’
May 21- 22 1940
We have an extreme Mercury speed of 2°12’, heralding a change of trend.
February 9-10 It was a top and we went down until February 14th. The movement was a minor reaction of two cents.
March 5th, 1940 Mercury at 0.Sharp up move for three days, extending nearly 4 cents.
March 15th, 1940 Mercury 57’ speed changing to downward again. It was a low from which an upmove of 6c came forth.
March 28th, 1940 Mercury at 0. This case did not give a clear cut movement, in fact considering we had declined two days previous already, we would be inclined to expect an up move on that change. But we sold off slightly. Would call it a failure.
May 21st, 1940 Mercury at 2°12'. Moving downward from the 20th also the 21st, called for a reversal upward for several days we did get. It extended about 4c.
The next date is coming between July 7th and 8th. There were five commitments made according to this rule up to date lasting 3 to 5 days. Profits were in four, in one a loss of about 2c. Let us figure we did not get exact tops or bottoms I would judge that at least a net profit of 8-10c should have been produced. This in 6 months of operation.
It is not a law that gets one rich quick, but one in which several contracts can be taken and held a few days. When the previous movement is down, wheat must be bought on weakness of the day; if the market moves upward prior to change of Mercury speed, short positions must be taken on strength during the day Mercury changes its speed.

Rule #2. Mars-Mercury speed differential of 59'.

Each time Mars reaches a point that is 59 minutes apart from the Mercury speed we are due for a down trend of about 3 days duration. It does not matter whether we have been going upward in the trend before. We might have been going downward and upon reaching this differential, we are heading for further down.
January 25, 1940 Mars has a speed of 41', while Mercury has a speed in geocentric longitude of 1°40'. They are then 59' apart in their speeds. Wheat had declined before 3-1/2 points. From this date (January 25, 1940) we declined the same amount once more until February 1, 1940, or 3-1/2 points.
On April 30, 1940 Mars speed is 39', that of Mercury 1°38'. The difference is 59'. The market had declined from April 22 four points. From April 30, 1940 on, we dropped another four points.
June 10, 1940 The speed differential between Mars and Mercury geocentric was 59's. On that day, we opened low and ran up wildly 4-1/2c. After further slight strength for two days, which brought the price up an extra cent above the extreme high of June 10, we dropped according to this rule and made new lows.
In a six months’ period, we have therefore three cases where the Mercury-Mars differential speed of 59 minutes occurred. Each time a decline was noted. Each time the amount of the decline was about 4c. If you check previous years, you will note that there is only once a case, on June 3, 1938, when the rule failed, and even then we reacted two points during the next three days.

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