Your novel has both fiction and reality. Is the discovery real?
Yes, the discovery is real. The story is based on my experiences, but more fun.

The ancient Egyptian box may be fictional, but the discovery is real. The stock market is predictable.

Data rich empirical evidence supports the validity of The Taylor Effect. Gravitational fluctuations do cause masses of humans to feel simultaneously bullish or bearish about the stock market.

What about the random walk theory? Isn't it common knowledge that you can't predict the stock market?
The random walk theory was a "theory". The Taylor Effect is fact. Markets are predictable.

The key word here is "theory." I produced empirical evidence which correlates the stock market with gravitational fluctuations. Market predictions are no longer a theory. The market's future was hard to forecast before my discovery. Now it's predictable.

Why do gravitational fluctuations cause market changes?
In Paradigm I compare high gravity effects to a "chicken cooking in a pressure cooker."

I addressed this question by suggesting a response to high gravitational conditions as similar to "a chicken cooking in a pressure cooker."

For now, all I am presenting in my essay and book Paradigm is a simple message:
"The financial market's expansion and contraction is qualitatively in direct correlation to the increases and decreases in gravitational fluctuations experienced at the human level."

"The increases in market price are in direct response to decreases in gravitational forces; the decreases in market price are in direct response to the increases in gravitational forces."

Does gravity affect anything other than financial markets?
I believe so. However, my primary focus for 8 years has been on financial markets.

I did some preliminary analysis in a geophysics study concerning geyser frequencies and found these frequencies to correlate with gravitational fluctuations.

Other areas I researched included: criminal behavior; live births; automobile accidents; administration of cancer drugs; individual physical performance; and, retail sales performance. I compared these statistics to gravitational fluctuations and in every case the studies showed correlation and good utility.

Is your discovery a leading indicator?
Yes. The Taylor Effect is the only leading indicator that forecasts stock market trends.

Other indicators are "lagging" indicators because they rely on statistical analysis of historical data to predict future events.

How far ahead can you predict?
Decades. NOAA produces tidal undulation predictions far into the future and past.

In Paradigm, I give the reader a yearly direction for the stock market to the year 2020. In actuality I can produce accurate predictions up to 100 years in advance.

Monthly forecasts can be predicted for the same time periods as yearly forecasts. But weekly forecasts are different. Reports, politics and news announcements create additional shocks to weekly market trends.

Consequently, I make weekly forecasts four times a month. It allows our Xyber9 program to accommodate for noise and adapt to changing market conditions.

Will the Paradigm novel help me profit from your discovery?
Yes. This exciting mystery teaches you the basics and how to use the discovery.

Paradigm makes it easy to understand the science behind my discovery. Readers share the excitement with the story's characters - Alex and Nicholas - as they work their way through understanding, developing and trading my discovery.

How can we take advantage of The Taylor Effect?
Read the book Paradigm and visit our website at

Simply read the book Paradigm, and you'll have a general understanding of why and how The Taylor Effect works. At the back of the book is an Essay and Technical Appendix. They explain in detailed scientific language exactly how the discovery works.

Does The Taylor Effect displace economics as we know it today?
No, it gives economists a better tool to help them complete their picture.

Until The Taylor Effect, no one knew for sure which way, and for how long, the market would move. Now we have the ability to know the direction and duration of the market in advance.

Your discovery could be considered invaluable. Why are you giving it away?
I would like to win the Nobel Prize; to do so, others need to understand my discovery.

I was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2000. World renowned scholars say it's a breakthrough worthy of the prize which I would like to win. For this to happen, others must know and understand my discovery.

What got you interested in all of this?
It was a paper by J. M. Hurst about unknown drivers that might influence market cycles.

In 1987 I read a paper written by J. M. Hurst, a retired aerospace physicist. He spent some 20,000 hours analyzing economic time-series using tools from his career in research and development.

Hurst theorized the existence of an unknown exogenous or external factor that was actually driving market cycles. He called it "X motivation."

Hurst said, ". . . we must admit the possibility that something causes millions of investors operating from widely differing locations, making countless buy and sell decisions, at varying points in time, to behave more or less alike  --  and to do so consistently and persistently!  How can this be?"

He went on, "The answer to this is not known, although reasonable theories can be formulated. If such an exogenous driver can influence some physical and mental functions, might they not influence others -- perhaps causing masses of humans to feel simultaneously bullish or bearish in the market, for example?"

Hurst's "X motivation" is what I now know today to be gravity. As Einstein noted, "gravity and electromagnetic radiation are the two major forces known in the universe."

Is this book about you, Robert Taylor?
Yes. The story is fiction, but the science is a true story about my discovery.

Every thought process and action Nicholas and Alex went through while producing the software programs and trading theories were processes I experienced.

I visited many of the places they visit and went through the same experiences they did. Although, I have to admit, Nicholas and Alex are younger, taller and probably a lot more fun to visit with.


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