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Financial Astrology: The Monster (MNST) Trade

By Karen Starich

I have written about this company and the dilemma facing the ongoing concerns about it's energy drinks ingredients, along with the dates for projected pullbacks as a result of those concerns last year.  Those projections have played out  The concerns that brought those declines are most likely not completely over since Neptune (financial greed and strange health symptoms) is moving to square again Venus in the IPO chart.  Neptune's influence when in square to Venus in the 9th house often brings hard to resolve disputes, difficult  legal issues, and ‘slippery' or dishonest approaches to business when applied to a corporations chart.  The Neptune transit can be a real downer for a stock as the influence can bring disturbing media attention that is difficult to overcome.

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The Monster drink, part of the Hansen Natural brand, could be a victim of both.  The negative media and scandal about the health safety of the Monster drink could be coming from an elaborate takeover agenda from a competitor with hopes of buying the brand when it is down in the dumps.  The slippery nature of Neptune works both ways. So, if the company was looking for a high dollar buyout, or if a competitor was hoping for a cheap takeover, neither will likely get their wish.

What could materialize instead is the Monster drink eventually gets a pass for it's energy drink safety ( is Red Bull or even Mountain Dew really healthy either?) and the stock moves back into a bullish trend.  We could see a turn around on January 9th that moves the stock higher.  Momentum could build into the second week of February– watch for another potential bullish move on positive media February 12th-13th for the beverage company when Mercury will sextile the Sun and trine the IPO South Node.  What could be setting up is a positive earnings report on February 21st that could surprise many of the bears out there.

The following is  by Karen Starich. Karen uses astrology to forecast events in the financial markets and Jeff Pierce adds in the technical picture for the stocks in focus. Astrology Traders provides specific dates and in-depth analysis of future events for the financial markets through weekly updates, trade alerts, and educational webinars.

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