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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
April 4 - 2011

Raymond A. Merriman©

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Note : Our heart felt sympathies go out to all the people of Japan. We have a large readership there, and we hope that the recovery from the tragic losses of the last week will be followed by a period of successful reconstruction and growth. Still, the loss of so many lives is tragic, and will be felt for many years.

The Market Week in Review :

Russia and the United States had something in common last week. The major stock indices of both countries made new multi-year highs on Friday, April 1. None of the other major stock markets of world did that, although most rallied strongly into the end of the week.

It also interesting to note what happened on our last three geocosmic critical reversal dates. The majority of the world indices we track made their yearly highs within one trading of the February 21 three-star critical reversal date. Nearly all then turned down, bottoming on March 15-17, which is within three trading days of the March 18-21 critical reversal date. That was only a one-star reversal date, but the only one between February 21 and now. All of these indices then commenced rallies into Friday, April 1, which is our current three-star geocosmic critical reversal date. In almost all cases, these rallies have been more than just the normal 50% retracement variety. Many indices are nearing their yearly highs, and in the case of the Micex index in Russia and the Dow Jones Industrial Average of USA, they are at their highest levels in over two years. What does this say ? It says Financial Astrology, more than any other study, has forecasted these reversals well, ahead of time. Financial Astrology is, as we have stated so many times, one of the most valuable market timing tools available, and lends support to the validity of market timing. It is not a fool's errand. One day the world might figure this out. In the meantime we can be thankful they haven't, for once such a tool is understood it will likely not work so well.

Financial markets seem to be shrugging off all the bad news, like the fighting in Libya, regime change in Egypt and Tunisia, the repercussions of the natural disasters in Japan, and the continuing debt bombs looming on the horizon in Ireland, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Japan, and even the United States. Instead they are embracing the principles indicated by Jupiter and Uranus both in Aries, which we have long ago dubbed "The Asset Inflation Express". With Jupiter and Uranus referring to excessive speculation, while at the same time coinciding with shocking and sudden events, the stock markets of the world are going through extreme gyrations in prices. That is, the trend is up, but along the way there are sudden but severe plunges that take out layers of support, only to reverse again back to the bullish trend. Jupiter and Uranus are both in Aries until Jupiter advances to Taurus on June 4. Could this express last that long ? Yes it could, and maybe even into late 2011-early 2012 when Jupiter retrogrades back to the border of Aries and Taurus.

Short-Term Geocosmics :  

There is a lot happening these days in the heavens. And have you noticed there is also a lot happening these days here on Earth ? Which issue do you want to tackle first ?.

Let's start with Friday's jobs report in the USA. It showed that over 200,000 new jobs were created, and unemployment dropped to 8.8%. The trend is moving in the right direction here, as forecasted would happen once Saturn got out of Virgo and into Libra (second half of 2010). Both Federal and State treasuries will start to see increased revenues now because of this. And to think the government didn't even need to raise the tax rate for this to happen! But Pluto is still in Capricorn, and about to be squared by Uranus from 2012 through 2015. The probability of tax increases is still very much in the geocosmic picture, despite the fact that holding taxes stable (i.e. not raising them and not aanouncing plans to raise them in an uncertain economy) is once again being shown to coincide with increased hiring and greater revenues.

But even though the revenues are growing strongly again, so too is spending at record levels. So the bottom line is still debt, debt, and more debt. Which brings us to Mercury retrograde and the April 8 deadline for raising the debt limit again in the USA. It's a big deal, and once again Congress and the White House have managed to procrastinate making such a major decision until Mercury turned retrograde. Like every other Mercury retrograde since September 2008, we can only hope that they get it right, but in reality, it will probably once again come to a forced agreement that is not fully thought out, causing even more problems than solutions. Mercury went retrograde March 30 and will remain so until April 22. In the study of astrology, this is a fine time to research and reflect, to discuss and debate things respectfully and eventually come to a more complete understanding before reaching an agreement after Mercury goes direct. Any decisions made too pre-maturely then, or as a result of waiting too long, usually have to be reversed or revised later on, which becomes a pattern of inefficiency. It becomes costly in terms of time, money, and good will. No doubt this situation could follow that same path.

But that is not all that is going on in the heavens this week. Mars entered Aries on Friday, April 1, and it conjuncts Uranus on the new moon in Aries on Sunday, April 3. You may remember Uranus entered Aries on March 11 as the earthquake and tsunami struck northern Japan. The same degree of the zodiac is being hit again. These are also the same degrees in which the heart of Cardinal Climax took place last summer. We may see themes related to March 10-17 and last summer come up again shortly. It also falls on very sensitive degrees to the chart of the Federal Reserve Board, so central banks may make some unexpected announcements or policy changes in the next few days. Is anyone paying attention to the currency markets lately ?.

Or maybe it relates to issues surrounding the shut-down of USA governmental services because of the lack of a budget agreement that is due. Interestingly enough, the Sun will conjunct Jupiter on April 6, which is certainly optimistic in Aries. And two days before that (April 4), the delusional and altruistic planet of Neptune enters the delusional and altruistic sign of Pisces, something that happens about every 164 years. So maybe there is hope, maybe the Senate and the House pull it off. And then again, maybe they just come very close to an agreement and then it all falls apart as Pluto turns stationary retrograde right on April 8 - the deadline. Pluto stationary highlights Pluto issues. One big Pluto theme is - guess what? - the debt bomb.

Long-Term Thoughts :

Well let's leave the debt bomb issue for a moment and switch our attention to something remarkable that is happening in the heavens. The 18.7-year cycle of the Moon's North Node crossing the Galactic Center at approximately 27 degrees of Sagittarius is occurring now, having just left Capricorn for its 18-month trek through Sagittarius last Month (March).

In the study of Evolutionary Astrology, the Sagittarius-Capricorn crossover point is akin to the Winter Solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere), which is the day of greatest darkness each year. It is reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is the day of the greatest light. In a personal horoscope, it is akin to the Nadir, or I.C., the lowest-most point in the chart, corresponding to where the Sun would be around midnight - the point of greatest darkness each day. It is the point where one day ends, and the next begins. Likewise, when the Sun is at the winter solstice (zero Capricorn), it is the true end to the annual cycle, and start of the true New Year. Thus whenever a major transit crosses the 0 degree Capricorn point, it is a time of ending great cycles, and starting new longer-term ones. This pertains to shifts in collective psychology as well as economic and political changes of trend. It is an 18-19 year cycle, which last happened in August 1992 and October 1973. Check out the political changes within 9 months of those times. But these can also pertain to changes in the long-term trends in financial markets, especially currencies and grain prices. Check out the Japanese Yen and Swiss Franc relative to the US Dollar in the last couple of weeks.

Shortly after leaving Capricorn for Sagittarius, the Moon's North Node crosses the Galactic Center. The symbolism here relates to themes that have a universal, primal, interest. In some ways it may be considered like the "Universal Mind", from whence all ideas originate. Many people experience an enlightening breakthrough in understanding during this period. That is why the same inventions are oftentimes announced by multiple people at the same time (think Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla discovering new uses of electricity). Or maybe it has to do with an understanding of life itself. Issues of pro-life and pro-choice tend to be resurrected during periods when major planets cross the Galactic Center, for instance.

In any event, there is reason to be hopeful right now. The Moon's North Node crossing the Galactic Center is a fertile time for new discoveries, new inventions, and new understandings. Wouldn't it be nice if political and economic leaders of the world suddenly understood how to diffuse the debt bomb? Ooops... I think I just had a Neptune-moving-into-Pisces moment. Sorry! It felt soooo good! Everything was right, perfect, and exactly as it should be.

To be continued... (next week)  

Announcements :

             Can it be this specific ? Here is the copy of the email alert sent out to our daily subscribers at 11:13 AM Friday morning, April 1, our three-star critical reversal date, as the DJIA touched 12,415 :

"Folks, it is getting toppy now as we are in April three-star critical reversal. 60-minute and 15-minute charts are overbought and 30-minute nearly so. And we are entering the next bearish crossover zone. Last night's report stated, "Prices closed above a bearish crossover zone at 12,319-12,347. Others remain in effect at 12,415-12,494..." Mercury is still retrograde, but all other things look like a top may be trying to form in this crossover zone".

The new 2-year high ended up being 12,419 moments later. Let's see if that turns out to be a good call.

Our Web Site and Security Issues with Norton Anti-Virus and Internet Explorer 8 : This is really a Mercury retrograde coincident issue for us this week. On March 29 or 30, Norton apparently upgraded their protection system for their subscribers. Now, those users who try to log into our web site at www.mmacycles.com get a threatening message that our website is unsafe and not secure. The one thing all these web users have in common is that they use Norton security AND Internet Explorer 8. There are no security issues with our web site. It is completely safe. Even if you go to Norton's own web site, and check "web site safety" for www.mmacycles.com , it says the site is completely safe on all levels. No threats exist. But there is some kind of problem between Norton's new updated system and Internet Explorer 8 that blocks some of their users from some websites. We happen to be one of the (un)lucky ones. For solution to this problem (or at least awareness of it), please go to http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Internet-Security-Norton/NIS-Firewall-blocking-certain-websites/td-p/234266/page/2. It tells you how to get around it until Norton gets around to fixing it. In the meantime, we apologize - and give thanks -to all of you who have encountered this problem and reported it to us. It is only Norton with only Internet Explorer 8. If you have Firefox Mozilla and Norton, use Firefox to get to us. Or something other than IE 8. Or use a protection system other than Norton 360 or Norton Internet Security (Suite or Biz Suite). The issue is between Norton and IE 8. But it affects us (and a few other websites, due to their cookie's detection sensitivity). Our cookies are safe. We use only natural products.

             If you are an active short-term trader, you may be interested in our Weekly or even Daily Market reports with short-term trading recommendations (see a sample there, of the weekly). It is the only way I keep in touch with traders on a daily or even weekly basis. These reports give in-depth analysis of the DJIA, S&P and NASDAQ futures, Euro currency (cash and futures), Swiss Franc, Dollar/Yen cash and Yen futures, T-Notes, Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Gold and Silver. The daily reports cover all stock indices listed above, as well as futures in Euro, T-Notes, Soybeans, Gold and Silver. Subscription to the daily report also includes the weekly report. For more information, or call our offices at 1-248-626-3034. In fact, since September 2011, both the daily and weekly reports have been extremely accurate and profitable for both position traders and short-term aggressive traders. Position traders in stocks indices, for instance, were put long back in November 2010 when the DJIA traded slightly below 11,000. They have remained long through the entire rally since then (over 1200 points, and over 12%). These reports are extremely valuable to those who trade ETF's (Exchange Traded Funds). In the words of one of our subscribers : " I recently subscribed to your weekly report and am finding it to be excellent and a very useful companion to the MMA Cycles Report.  I can't imagine now managing my investments without them ".

             It's out!!! ! The "Forecasts for 2011 Webcast " with Raymond Merriman that took place on Sunday, January 9, 2011 is available by DVD or CD. It is available now via "Streaming Review " for 27 days, or through MP3 purchase. It was a good presentation, filled with many investment ideas with timing insights. The cost for the MP3 or Streaming Review is $45.00 (no postage). The cost of the CD is $45.00, + postage. The cost of the DVD is $59.99 + postage. The market charts used in the presentation will be emailed to you separately in a PDF format. To purchase your copy of this Forecast 2011 webcast, just register at the MMA Website, or drop us an email ( ordersmma@msn.com ) or fax (248-538-5296), or call us at 1-248-626-3034.

             The monthly MMA Cycles Report and its companions - the MMA Japan Cycles Report and MMA European Cycles Report - came out last week. If you are a subscriber, and did not receive it, please contact ordersmma@msn.com at once and let us know. The U.S. version covers the stock market (DJIA and S&P futures), Gold, Silver, T-Notes, Euro and Swiss Franc currencies, grains and crude oil. It also provides the list of geocosmic and solar-lunar reversal zones for the 1-2 months. This report comes out Monday night to subscribers. On Tuesday night, we issue the MMA Japanese Markets Cycles report and the MMA Europe Cycles report. The Japanese report covers the Nikkei stock index, Dollar-Yen currency, and JGB government bonds. The MMA Europe Cycles report covers the German DAX, Swiss SMI, and Netherlands AEX stock indices.
This report covers our longer-term analysis of the U.S. stock market, precious metals, crude oil, currencies, Treasury Notes, and grain markets. The MMA Japan Cycles report covers the Nikkei, JGB Bonds, and the Dollar-Yen. The new MMA European Cycles Report covers the German DAX, Swiss SMI, and Netherlands AEX, each in English only. These reports are included in the Japanese, German, and Dutch translated MMA Cycles Report respectively.
For subscription information, please go to our web site , or call us at 1-248-626-3034.

             We are considering a one-day Saturday workshop in Munich, Germany in late May or early June, on Financial Astrology and Market Timing, featuring Raymond Merriman and possibly Claude Weiss (renowned Mundane Astrologer) from Zurich. It will be in English. After the workshop, we would like to plan a special dinner party for MMA subscribers, where we will answer questions of all who are present. If anyone reading this is from the Munich area, and would like to assist us in setting up this event, please email MMA. We would also welcome help for a meeting with subscribers in or near Helsinki, Finland in mid-June

             The final Volume 5 of "The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing" series is nearly finished. This will complete a project started in 1996. The previous 4 volumes have been on "when" to buy and sell, or how to forecast a future cycle low or high. This last volume addresses the subject of "where" to buy and sell, or "forecasting price targets". It is the missing link. It details the mathematical formulas and technical studies used to enhance timing of entry and exit in any market, but especially stock indices. The book is expected to be out sometime between August-November 2011. If you have any of the first four volumes, you will soon be receiving a special pre-publication offer for advanced orders (or call us to place your order if you want to make sure you are on the list). We should point out that Volumes 2 and 3 will probably be sold out before this new volume comes out. There are less than 25 copies of each available. We will allow them to remain out of print for awhile before reprinting.

Upcoming Events :

             April 14 and 16, 2011 : Kansas City, Mo ".Forecasts for 2011 " and "Financial Astrology Workshop " with Raymond Merriman. For more information, please go to http://www.astrologykansascity-aoa.com, or contact allenblasco@yahoo.com, or call 816-774-4514. The workshop will cover projections for the U.S. stock market, precious metals, and other markets of interest to attendees. This will probably be the only Financial Astrology workshop in the United States this year. There will also be a special dinner party arranged for Friday evening, with Merriman, for those who attend the workshop (there will be a $55.00 fee for the dinner, but it will still be a special occasion to meet one another). You can also see the flyer for this weekend by going to www.mmacycles.com, under EVENTS Details soon.

Our next private meeting with subscribers will take place after the all-day workshop in Kansas City, on Saturday, April 16. This is a very exciting gathering, for both myself (Merriman) and subscribers, as all kinds of interesting topics and ideas usually come up. Various market topics will be discussed and you may ask questions in this lively exchange. But you need to reserve a spot in this meeting with us ahead of time. There is no cost to subscribers, or $195.00 if not a subscriber to any daily or weekly report, or a one-year subscription to any MMA Cycles Report). To make your reservation for this special meeting, call us at 1-248-626-3034 or email Amber at ordersmma@msn.com.

             May 6 - 8 and May 14, 2011 : Ljubljana, Slovenia and Belgrade, Serbia. Contact bern@astrology.si for details on Slovenia conference and aleksandar@keplerunited.org for Belgrade conference. The subject matter at both conferences will be Financial Astrology. .

             May-June 2011 : I will be hosting at least one dinner meeting with MMA subscribers in Europe during this period, as I complete the final chapters of "The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Volume 5 : Forecasting Prices ". This meeting will take place in either Munich, Hamburg, or Berlin, and may follow a one-day Financial Astrology and Market Timing Workshop on current market forecasts in stocks, precious metals, and currencies. Reservations will be required for the dinner as you will be my guests (no charge to you, but there will be a charge for non-subscribers). At this dinner meeting, I will share one chart that I think deserves special consideration as a position trade for this season. Stay tuned for details in these announcements

             The MMA Catalogue of products and services for 2013 is now out!!! You can download it in PDF. The ordering page is the last page of the catalogue. This is especially useful for those outside of the USA, since we do not mail these out by mail unless requested.

             We are pleased to announce that the Spanish publication of "Basic Principles of Geocosmic Studies for Financial Market Timing " has just been completed. For more information and ordering, please contact www.lecochonsideral.info/PubliMERRI/Espagnol/Annee2012/semana.html.

             We also have our new CD available : "The Cardinal Climax 2008-2015 : Investment Opportunities and Dangers ". This 75-minute CD outlines the most powerful geocosmic configuration of our lifetime : The Cardinal Climax of 2008-2015. This presentation examines the historical, long-term geocosmic signatures that are present 2008-2015, how they correlated to economic crises in the past, and how they will likely impact various financial markets and investment opportunities this time. In fact, many of the themes are already underway. Approximately 75 minutes, with PDF file of charts used: $25.00 plus postage.

             I am oftentimes asked for recommendations of a money manager who uses my methods, since I won't manage other people's money. The thing is, almost all money managers I know use their own systems. But many subscribe to my services and share my thoughts about the future of the economy, various financial markets, and how to position one's portfolio along these lines. One money manager who subscribes to our services that I would suggest for those looking to structure a longer-term portfolio, such as a retirement account, is Duke O'Neill of Boulder, Colorado. He can be reached at dukeoneil1@gmail.com, or 1-(303) 545-5837. For those looking for a professional trader of commodity and futures contract might consider Ted Lee Fisher at ted.fisher@comcast.net. Ted is a legend in financial futures and has a seat on the CME. Both are very knowledgeable of the tools I use, of the way I am looking at markets, and yet each makes their own decisions as to exactly when to enter and exit any market. They will be more than happy to assist you.

             To the above list, I would also like to recommend long-term MMA subscriber Erwin Brunner of Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Brunner is the founder of BrunnerInvest AG. One of his five funds was awarded the "Best in-house fund of funds " in the world recently. Mr. Brunner is a former director of the Swiss Banking Corporation (today it is known as UBS), and a general director of Rothschild Bank in Zurich. As an independent wealth manager for high net worth individuals and institutional clients only, he places his clients into the funds of the best performing fund managers in the world, via his own research and experience. For high net worth readers interested in Mr. Brunner's funds, please contact him through www.brunnerinvest.ch.

             The newly revised The Sun, The Moon, and Silver Book : Secrets of a Silver Trader, is now out. This is a book that you will use as a reference guide for...many, many years. It identifies all the key Sun-Moon combinations that have a higher (and lower) than expected probability of correlating with 4% or greater reversals in COMEX Silver. It also identifies "Big Range Days " - those days in which the range of Silver is most likely to be 3.5% or more of the price of Silver, which is a great tool for day traders. This book fulfills the dream of all traders: high probability winning trade possibilities, with minimal market exposure. It is that "extra edge ". And Silver is a great market to trade now. The cost is $125.00. For ordering on line.

Disclaimer and statement of purpose : The purpose of this column is not to predict the future movement of various financial markets. However, that is the purpose of the MMA (Merriman Market Analyst) subscription services. This column is not a subscription service. It is a free service, except in those cases where a fee may be assessed to cover the cost of translating this column from English into a non-English language. This weekly report is written with the intent to educate the reader on the relationship between astrological factors and collective human activities as they are happening. In this regard, this report will oftentimes report what happened in various stock and financial markets throughout the world in the past week, and discuss that movement in light of the geocosmic signatures that were in effect. It will then identify the geocosmic factors that will be in effect in the next week, or even month, or even years, and the author’s understanding of how these signatures will likely affect human activity in the times to come. The author (Merriman) will do this from a perspective of a cycle’s analyst looking at the military, political, economic, and even financial markets of the world. It is possible that some forecasts will be made based on these factors. However, the primary goal is to both educate and alert the reader as to the psychological climate we are in, from an astrological perspective. The hope is that it will help the reader understand these psychological dynamics that underlie (or coincide with) the news events and hence financial markets of the day.

No guarantee as to the accuracy of this report is being made here. Any decisions in financial markets are solely the responsibility of the reader, and neither the author nor the publishers assume any responsibility at all for those individual decisions. Reader should understand that futures and options trading are considered high risk.


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