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The best market timing for Silver

April 18 - 2011

Raymond A. Merriman©

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The Market Week in Review :

The April 1 critical reversal date was a valid Financial Astrology turning point after all. It was an exact hit on the Japanese Nikkei recovery rally, and within the following three days, it also marked a new 2-year high in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russian Micex stock indices. Several other equity markets also made recovery highs from their March lows within three trading days of April 1. Most then commenced a modest decline that lasted into the end of last week. There is no confirmation that it is over yet, although several indices were up nicely on Friday.

In Europe, the Netherlands AEX and German DAX rallied sharply from their lows of March 15-16 to their recent highs on April 6. The recovery highs in the London FTSE and Swiss SMI ended a day or afterwards. In all cases, the rallies from the lows of mid-March were over 8%. But then all four indices declined into the latter part of last week.

In Asia and the Pacific Rim, the greatest decline of course had occurred in Japan, where the Nikkei fell from a high of 10,891 on February 17 to a low of 8227 on March 15, a drop of nearly 25%. It recovered to 9822 on April 1, a gain of nearly 20%. Each of these dates was within our last three geocosmic critical reversal zones, showing once again the value of Financial Astrology as a consistent and accurate market timing tool. The recovery highs in the Micex and India's NIFTY indices were on April 6, three trading days afterwards. For the MICEX, it was a new two-year high, but not so on the NIFTY, whose high remains back on November 8. The Hang Seng of Hong Kong and All Ordinaries of Australia made their new cycle highs on Monday, April 11, which was the midpoint of the current Mercury retrograde period, as was also the case on the London FTSE. As discussed previously, many financial markets that not reverse at the time Mercury turned retrograde will make a brief but sharp reversal in the middle of the Mercury retrograde zone. That was the case with the Hang Seng, FTSE, and several other non-equity financial markets.

In the Americas, we already noted the new 2-year high in the DJIA on April 6. The NASDAQ, Bovespa of Brazil, and Merval of Argentina also made cycle highs then, but none took out their highs of the year. Thus we have a case of intermarket bearish divergence in effect from our April 1 geocosmic critical reversal date, +/- 3 trading days, in the Americas.

The brief but sharp reversal coinciding with the last weekend's midpoint of Mercury retrograde was most noticeable in Gold and Crude Oil. Gold made a new all-time at 1476 on Monday, April 11, and then fell $30.00 into the next day. However, by Friday, April 15, Gold was making another new all-time at 1488. Crude Oil, on the other hand, topped out at 113.46 on April 11, followed by a sharp drop back to 105.13 on April 13. By Friday, April 15, Crude Oil was back up, testing 110.00.

The big story again, however, was the Silver market. It continues to defy gravity, soaring to nearly 4300 on Friday, April 15. The thing that is so interesting is that Silver was trading below 1750 in late July, which was right in the middle of the Cardinal Climax astrological midpoint. Perhaps more than any other financial vehicle, Silver has epitomized the ideal pattern of the "Asset Inflation Express" signified by Jupiter and Uranus moving into Aries, which actually started in early June 2010 when Silver was slightly lower, around 1720. Crude Oil is another good example of the "Asset Inflation Express" that took off during the same period, and is continuing through these current times. But back to Gold and Silver... one worrisome note is that the XAU Gold and Silver Mining index is not making new highs, as both Gold and Silver continue to soar. The XAU index is still well below the 232.72 high of January 27, 2011, now trading slightly below 220. This has to change soon, or the intermarket bearish divergence pattern may set in and lead to a nasty correction.

One another interesting correlation of geocosmic activity to current times can be noted in an April 13 article of the Wall Street Journal, titled "Atlas Gives Scientists New View of the Brain". The Journal reports, "... the atlas offers researchers a powerful new tool to understand where and how genes are at work in the brain. That could help them find new clues to conditions... such as Alzheimer's disease, autism, and mental health disorders like depression". Once again this relates to the Moon's North Node passing over the Galactic Center at 26-27 degrees of Sagittarius, a celestial sector described in these columns over the past two weeks as correlating with the Universal Mind, and the origination of new discovery or ideas on the nature of life itself.

Short-Term Geocosmics :  

The current Mercury retrograde period ends this week. And as it ends, there are a slew of other powerful geocosmic signatures taking place nearby. The first is the Mars-Saturn opposition of April 18. This is a Level 1 signature as identified in "The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Volume 3 : Geocosmic Correlations to Trading Cycles". Level One signatures are the most powerful and consistent astrological correlates to reversals in financial markets. This one has an 82% correlation to primary or greater cycles within an orb of 11 trading days. In the field of Mundane Astrology, it contains the dynamics of confrontation, as in military threats or political angst and arguments. It also corresponds to unseasonable temperatures, coinciding with peaks in grain prices within two weeks.

On Wednesday, April 20, the Sun changes from Aries to Taurus, and Venus changes from Pisces to Aries. Investors' attention is now likely to shift from one area of concern to another. With Taurus and its ruler Venus involved, and both ruling finances, it is not hard to guess which area of concern will now be on investors' minds in the next month (i.e. budget, debt, etc.). Venus rules money and Aries can pertain to fights, so.... Fights over money will likely be highlighted.

On Friday, April 22, Venus will occupy the same part of the sky as Uranus, planet of chaos, independence, and excitement. Expect new ideas to be proposed on the budget and debt ceiling, and once again quickly dismissed by the opposition. This may also coincide with the next big debt explosion involving other countries or banks in the world, +/- 2 weeks. Venus-Uranus in conjunction is another Level 1 signature correlating with reversals in stock prices. That same day, April 22, Mercury turns direct.

Venus isn't done highlighting the agenda for the next two weeks. On April 27, it will form a waxing square to Pluto (debt), followed by an opposition to Saturn (not enough love or money) on April 30. Both of these are also Level 1 signatures with over a 70% correspondence to primary or greater cycles in stocks within 13 trading days. For those who study astrology, you will recognize that Venus is forming a powerful T-square pattern to Uranus, Pluto, and Saturn, April 22-30. This is a tough sledding for compromises and agreements. But the good news is that May looks much more conducive to a change in positions. It might just represent the best month, the best chance, for our elected representatives to come to a budget agreement, and thus prevent the shutdown of the USA government and the default on its debt that is now scheduled to take place in the first week of July.

Well, at least there is no retrograde Mercury between May and July 8. As proven once again in the last week following the 2011 budget agreement of the last hour on April 8 before a shutdown, no one is happy with the decision both parties came to under Mercury retrograde. It was roundly criticized as too much "giving in" by members of both parties. Yet they voted it in anyway.

There will be no "Longer-Term Thoughts" this week due to workshop presentations in Kansas City, Missouri. Have a wonderful week, and watch for a host of potentially profitable trading opportunities coming up during the next ten days.

Long-Term Thoughts :


To be continued... (next week)  

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             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

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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.

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