Cashin On Supermoons, 9/11, And The Israeli Call-Up

Tyler Durden's picture

There are only a few market prognosticators who can look to the stars for sage advice and not come away being giggled at. Art Cashin, UBS venerable trader-in-chief, notes that this weekend will see the biggest full moon of the year from the perspective of the Earth. This so-called 'Supermoon' will exert 42% more tidal force than normal and given the human body is 70% water, one can only imagine the bipolar impacts that this extra-terrestrial 'pressure' will create on the tiny minds of traders. What is more spooky is the fact that there is an unusual astrological configuration, not seen since 9/11, also occurring this weekend and rather worryingly The Times of Israel is noting the call-up of Emergency Israeli Troops in response to the worsening situation in the Sinai. So our minds will be wondering from an out-of-world experience and at the same time developments in the already unstable Middle East crank up one more notch on the Spinal Tap amplifier of sabre-rattling.


Of Telescopes And Worry Beads - A friend sent along the following note:

Biggest Full Moon of the year due this weekend The moon is set to get a lot bigger this weekend - at least from our perspective on Earth.


And the 'Supermoon' - the nickname for a perigee full moon, closer to the Earth than usual - could cause tides to rise around the world as the moon's close 'fly past' exerts 42% more tidal force.


The moon will appear bigger and brighter - sky-watchers promise this 'supermoon' will be 16% brighter than most when it begins on Saturday at 3.35pm GMT, 11.35am EDT.

A few other folks took note of the new Israeli call-up (see below) and thought it might hint military action over the weekend but a bright full moon is not usually conducive to stealth action. Best to wait for the darkness of a new moon.

On a somewhat related note, a few friends who dabble in mundane astrology claim that this weekend will see an unusual configuration that they claim was last seen when 9/11 took place. We may call Arch Crawford to check on that.

Israel Calls Up “Emergency” Troops - Here are details from the Times of Israel:

The IDF has issued emergency call up orders to six reserve battalions in light of new dangers on the Egyptian and Syrian borders. And the Knesset has given the IDF permission to summon a further 16 reserve battalions if necessary, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.


An IDF spokesperson said intelligence assessments called for the deployment of more soldiers. An army statement highlighted last August’s infiltration from the Sinai north of Eilat in which eight Israelis were killed, and said the subsequent division of that area into two distinct military zones necessitated additional manpower.

The primary motive is the worsening situation in the Sinai:

“This signifies that the IDF regards the Egyptian and Syrian borders as the potential source of a greater threat than in the past,” the former deputy chief of staff, Dan Harel, said on Wednesday night.


“The army needs a better ‘answer’ than in the past to the threat,” he said, citing Egypt’s deteriorating control over the Sinai, marked by an upsurge in Bedouin smuggling of weapons and other goods. He also spoke of the growing threat of terrorism from Sinai, as exemplified by last August’s infiltration.


The Syrian situation was also highly combustible, Harel said, “and it could explode at any moment… and pose a direct challenge to us.”

Actually, the Bedouins have asked the Egyptian government to send troops into the Sinai to control the growing lawlessness in the area. Ironically, the Egyptians are forbidden to do so by the tenets of their peace treaty with Israel.

At any rate, it’s not a healthy development for a not so stable Mid-East.

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HD's picture

I assure you Tyler. Cashin is NOT 70% water...

alien-IQ's picture

Gin is liquid...that counts.

Popo's picture

Just in case you were thinking it: (You know you were).  How great would the moon's gravitational force be on the gold that you are buying and selling? Well, the moon's mass is about 1/100th of the earth's mass. And the distance from the gold being weighted to the moon is about 60 times the distance to the earth's center (240,000 miles vs. 4,000)

Since the force of gravity is proportional to the body's mass, and inversely proportional to the SQUARE of the body's distance from the object, the moon's gravity would generate (1/100) / (60^2) times as much force as earth's gravity on the gold. Thus it is approximately 1/360,000th as strong as earth's gravity.

If you bought $360,000 worth of gold, waited till the moon moved to where it would have the most favorable effect, and then sold the gold, you should gain about 1/360,000th of the amount bought and sold.

...which is one way to make a buck.


Matt's picture

If you buy the gold when the moon is exactly overhead, and then sell it when the moon is exactly straight under you, the effect should be doubled, if my calculations are correct.

French Frog's picture

Man, that's like making 2 bucks

That would make me feel like a bankster (earning while doing nothing)!


New World Chaos's picture

If you can find someone who doesn't use tare weights, centripetal acceleration and a slightly non-spherical Earth combine to give you 0.5% skim by buying at the equator and selling at the poles.  And yet gold flows from London to Hong Kong...

You could get 1/3 skim by doing the same thing on Saturn.

knukles's picture

Or you could just fold some fiat in half and double your money just like the Fed!

French Frog's picture

"What is more spooky is the fact that there is an unusual astrological configuration, not seen since 9/11, also occurring this weekend"

Can someone please enlighten me as to what this unusual astrological configuration is because the author only mentions it without giving any details and last time I looked, ZH wasn't


Westcoastliberal's picture

Patrick Geryl has the details on this Tia.  Here's his website.  Good luck!

French Frog's picture

Many thanks.

I could spend hours on the part of the website that has the solar system animation and see where all the planets were on a particular day in history, like your kids' birthdays.


azzhatter's picture

But the water in Art is purified

vast-dom's picture

that's why he's over 70% right, 30% of the time.

BLOTTO's picture


and they follow astrology...sacred geometry and numerology.



Nothing new, Under the Sun...

Just been going on like this for 1000's of years.

HD's picture

RA RA sis boom bah...

fuu's picture

Sun = AU

Moon = AG


sabra1's picture

i thought a supermoon was when janet napolitano pulls down her pants! hey! looky here, it's timmy g. doing crack again! oh my gosh! janet just blew a wet one all over timmy's.......!

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Brain Bug or Bwarney Fwank's Jewish Super Moon?

the not so mighty maximiza's picture


pods's picture

Shaved?  I am not even sure of what IT is.


chipshot's picture

.... i think i just had a little throw up in my throat...

azzhatter's picture

I saw that guy in the local WalMart parking lot

Uchtdorf's picture

Pants on the ground, perchance?

headless blogger's picture

Uhh...could someone please tell me what the fuck I'm looking at?

vast-dom's picture

looks like your wife hedgeless, tho the sex is a bit indecipherable. now it all makes sense. 

Cathartes Aura's picture

always interesting to see what the followers of Christ find amusing among His creations. . .

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

-Matthew 7:1-2
headless blogger's picture

Who's judging? You?

Everyone else is just in awe of what seems to be the largest ass in the world.

smiler03's picture

I beg to differ. I'm in awe of the fact that Tyler Durden lowers the quality of the best financial blog in the world by letting hedgeless_horseman post images on it. 

In my opinion, and I believe others too, think that this narcissistic, irrelevant picture posting, Christian hijacker, tasteless, moronic idiot individual does not justify his "privileges".

In the hope that my post is noticed by He Who is All Powerful, I'm tagging it a bit....



smiler03's picture

Hairless Horsedick.




edit: I wish I wasn't so polite.

dynomutt's picture

Isreali?  I guess that's better than Isfakei.


Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week...

jplotinus's picture

I wish the article hadn't chosen to be coy about the 9/11-like astrological similarity. WTF is the similarity? Is Jupiter aligned with Mars? Is the moon in the 7th house? What is it? :-(

alien-IQ's picture

Maybe Israel will invade the moon also. It wouldn't surprise me. They seem willing to invade or go to war with everyone else on earth...why limit themselves right?

Quinvarius's picture

The moon threatens Israel's right to exist.  To deny that is to deny the holocaust--The holocaust that happened to the Israelies, not the all the other ones that happend throughout history to other people.  We deny the other ones were remotely as bad.  That is okay to do because the TV allows it.

alien-IQ's picture

Obviously the moon is anti-semitic and must be dealt with swiftly before it becomes an existential threat to Israel's right to exist.

ArrestBobRubin's picture

In his speech at AIPAC, Netanyahu said the Moon is the next next Hitler.

Quinvarius's picture

Why hasn't America attacked it yet?  Where is McCain?  McCain will vote to bomb anything for a dollar.

Global Hunter's picture

anti semetic alien perhaps :) 

DeadFred's picture

Get real. This is the moon we're talking about so the threat is clearly from werewolves, not aliens, sheesh!

I also like the way an infiltration last AUGUST is given as the reason for calling up reserves. What, the memo on security improvements finally moved through the chain of command to where someone did something about it? Whatever's up it's not what they say it is. My bullshit meter is pegged on the max right now. Of course that could be the residual effects from the BLS report.

New World Chaos's picture

Cobra (an associate of Drake and David Wilcock) would agree with you.  He is calling for a massive "World Liberation Day" meditation to coincide with the exact time of this supermoon.  This is supposed to release positive energies which will help the alien resistance to the Illuminati.

Some things he says are too hokey to be true.  Combination of Star Trek and new age woowoo.  But the Drake/Wilcock crew are well organized and there has been a LOT of weird shit going on behind the scenes this year.

Maybe this is some kind of psyops against the Illuminati themselves?  Use their occult beliefs against them?  Something has spooked them.

wEiRdO's picture

Greek elections on Sunday 6th of May...


It sounds so much fun!!


ArrestBobRubin's picture

The Moon is already part of Eretz Israel. What, you didn't know?

GMadScientist's picture

It's currently available for lease because a deal with Newt fell through.


disabledvet's picture

I've got a solution to this whole "peace in the middle east" thing. Wanna hear it?

LFMayor's picture

I propose a modification of rule .303 fortified with Cobolt-60 this time. 

BLACK_DOG's picture

I like that plan!

"they would be used as hostages to ensure "future good behavior of the members of their race in America"."

GMadScientist's picture

"Higher tides" == 3 to 18 inches. LOL