A closer look at October, 2011, astro patterns indicates that there will be an overall upward trend (i.e., for DJI) from mid-Oct through about Oct 26-31, 2011 (the 28th will probably be the max, if I had to pick one date), with the mood for the first week of Nov still staying pretty positive.
Week of Nov 7 will likely see a decrease in the optimism, with some confusion (e.g., about what to do, invest or not) possible on Mon, Nov 7. I expect that there will be more news than usual about floods and/or religion that Mon as well.
I expect the end of October, 2011 to see an upward move mainly due to the retrograde Jupiter trining Pluto (there are other aspects too, but I want to keep this simple). Last trine coincided with a DJI high on July 7, 2011, with an upward move beginning about 2 degrees before the trine was exact; DJI stayed relatively high for about 2 degrees after the planets were separating from the trine.
Since in October, 2011 Jupiter will be retrograde, the upward move may not be as strong as it was preceeding July 7, because the optimism will be more cautious. However, I think there will definitely be a nice upward move from mid-Oct to end-Oct.
Looking further forward, mid-March 2012 will see an even greater upward move in DJI. The max will likely be March 13-14, 2012. Not only will this coincide with a transiting direct Jupiter forming a trine with Pluto, but also Venus will conjunct Jupiter at the same time, and Mars will be trining both Jupiter and Pluto.
With a grand trine in earth signs, this will be a good time to make a long-term investment, buy a business or land or property (e.g., a farm, a building), open a new business (e.g., a store that sells practical yet nice clothes, or farming/gardening/construction equipment, etc.–the keyword is “practical”). Good time for companies to get incorporated and/or begin public trading on the stock market. The ones that do, should be very profitable, with few obstacles & things running smoothly in general. Similarly, this is a good time for getting married, etc. Individual outcomes may vary, of course, but on a larger scale, this is a very harmonious time for long-term success.