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The best market timing for Silver

May 30 - 2011

Raymond A. Merriman©

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The Market Week in Review :

The U.S. markets will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day Holiday. Hence last week was a pre-holiday market, and next week will be a shortened market week due to the holiday.

Last week was significant from a geocosmic point of view, which translated into a significant week in market activity. There were four important geocosmic signatures in effect May 20-23. As discussed previously this would likely result in a change - or pause - in the trend within three trading days of last weekend. In nearly all equity markets throughout the world, multi-week or longer lows formed between Monday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 25, and then a rally commenced into the Friday.

In Asia and the Pacific Rim, we note that both the Japanese Nikkei and Russian MICEX bottomed Monday, May 23. The Nikkei fell to 9406, just one point above its previous major cycle low of 9405 on April 19. That was still well above the earthquake-tsunami disaster low of 8227 on March 15. The MICEX fell to 1569 that same day, which is its lowest level since December 1, 2010. In Hong Kong and Australia, the Hang Seng and All Ordinaries indices fell to a possible major cycle trough on Wednesday, May 25, and then rallied to end the week with a bullish looking oscillator formation.

In Europe, all four of the major indices we follow completed a multi-week low on Wednesday, May 25. All were well above their recent lows in March and April except the Netherlands AEX, which fell to 340.33, lower than the lows of both April and March. The fact that the new low in the AEX was not accompanied by new lows in the other indices creates a case of intermarket bullish divergence in the European equity indices, in a geocosmic critical reversal zone. That's the kind of signal we look for when picking a bottom. To be valid, all these markets will need to close higher next week. But last week was a good start.

In the Americas, the Bovespa of Brazil fell to a new 10-month low on Monday, May 23, when it bottomed at 61,658. The Merval 25 Index of Argentina continued falling into Thursday, May 26, and is now re-testing its low of 2011 back registered back on March 16. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ Composite fell to their lowest levels of May on Wednesday, May 25. Both then commenced healthy rallies into the end of the week, keeping hopes of the "Asset Inflation Express" alive for yet another day, another week.

In other markets, Gold and Silver continued their rallies off their secondary lows of May 17, which was also within the allowable three-day time orb of the May 20-23 geocosmic critical reversal zone. They are still well below their recent all-time highs (or double tops to those all-time highs in Silver) that were recorded back on April 25 (Silver) and May 2 (Gold). But they closed this week strongly higher than the prior week, so the possibility is present that they could make new highs shortly - at least in the case of Gold.

Helping out the precious metals last week was the return of weakness in the U.S. Dollar. After topping out at 76.54 right on the May 23 critical reversal date, the greenback immediately began a retreat that find it below 75.00 during Friday's intraday trading. The oscillators did not look favorable as the market closed last week. However, as discussed in the special report on the U.S. Dollar posted on our web site at, the cyclical picture is still promising for the Dollar.

Short-Term Geocosmics :  

For the past 18 months, this column has correctly identified the "Asset Inflation Express" that would be in force concurrent with Jupiter and Uranus both entering into Aries last May-June 2010. Not to sound arrogant, but I am unaware of any other market analyst who can make that claim. But at the same time, I humbly acknowledge the insights of legendary market trader Ted Lee Fisher, who provided me with the basis for that idea while I was writing the Forecast 2010 Book in November 2009. He proposed the possibility and asked if there was some astrological signatures that would support it, as nearly everyone at the time was convinced the stock markets of the world were about to crash again. I asked computer programmer Sergey Tarassov of AIR software if he could provide a graphic correlation of Jupiter transiting through the signs of the zodiac over the part 100+ years, and also provide a reference as to the last time Jupiter and Uranus were in conjunction and also both in opposition to Saturn, as was the case in July-August 2010. He obliged and to my surprise, both were in a very bullish part of their cycles, and this bullish correspondence was not about to end. To the contrary, these planetary positions showed a market that was about to really take off, especially after June 2010. These graphic correlations and my interpretation of them are provided in both the Forecast 2010 and Forecast 2011 books.

The reason I bring this up now is because Jupiter is leaving that sector of the sky next Saturday, June 4. It ingresses into Taurus. A closer examination of its correlation to the U.S. stock market reveals that prior crests actually peaked within 7 degrees of the Aries-Taurus border. That time frame extends from May 2 through July 22, 2011, and then it returns partially to this sector of the heavens between October 2011 and March 2012, due to Jupiter's retrograde motion.

The point is that we are at a critical point in the orbit of Jupiter around the Sun. A long-term crest in the stock market is due, and a multi-year bear market is scheduled to commence once this "Asset Inflation Express" runs out of gas... er, cosmic energy.

This week is significant for other geocosmic reasons as well. Most important is Neptune turning retrograde on Thursday, June 2. On the same day, Mercury enters its home sign of Gemini. Neptune stationary highlights that planet's psychological dynamics, which include a sense of beauty, an urge towards artistic, spiritual, or romantic pursuits, but also given towards behaviors of denial, avoidance, rumor-mongering, and deception. How might this play out in markets ? Well, if a market rallies into this period, it may be more based on rumors and wishful thinking than reality. It is not unusual, for instance, to see precious metals rally into this signature, and maybe continue even a few days afterwards. But then what happens once the wishes or rumors are found to be untrue ? We shall see this week and possibly the next. With Neptune changing directions and both Mercury and Jupiter changing signs, the winds of change are starting to emerge, at least in the heavens. And "As above, so below".

Long-Term Thoughts - Personnal Astrology :

Sometimes I call this section of the column "Longer-Term Thoughts". But lately I have been using it to teach real-life astrology lessons by relating experiences from my own personal life, concurrent with outer-planet "transits" to planets and angles in my natal chart. It all depends on what I think is more interesting : the never-ending drama of politicians playing "chicken" with our national and even world debt, or... . my personal life. Lately I believe my personal life related to astrology is more universal and interesting to readers than the continuing saga of the exploding world debt, which has been forecasted for 2008-2015 in our annual books ever since 1994. I am ready for a new paradigm, and I know almost everyone else on the planet I talk to is as well.

And so here I am, in the beautiful and densely wooded region of Germany's Rhein River, known as Bergisch Gladbach. It is just outside of Cologne, which was once part of the Roman Empire, and also at one time was occupied by Napoleon Bonaparte, who discovered two things here. First, cologne itself, the fragrance known as 4711. The number refers to the street address, which was also an invention of Napoleon that was launched here in Cologne (the numbering systems for streets).

But back to astrology and today's world and my world. As a cardinal sign Capricorn, I - like all cardinal signs - am going through a 7-year transit of Uranus in hard aspect to my Sun. This in fact is true with Aries, Cancer, and Libra sun signs as well. So we share this common experience of Uranus, which is anything but common. Now those who are born in the first 4 days of these signs - as am I - are of course going through the most intense part of this aspect right now (well, mid 2010 through early 2012). We never know what to expect during this transit, except the unexpected, so it is fruitless to get too attached to any specific outcome. I already described my personal ordeals with a major computer crash upon landing at my first scheduled presentation in Ljubljana, Slovenia a couple of weeks ago. I described my computer as having a "cardiac arrest". It all turned out good in the end, after a four-day critical care scare. But what I didn't share with you is that within one week of that column, real life experiences reflected these very same principles. My sister's husband (my brother-in-law) died suddenly of a heart attack, and a couple of days later, my wonderful mother-in-law had a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital where she too spent four days in the critical care unit. Uranus is natally in my ninth house - the house of in-laws.

Well, I will probably be spending more time describing real-life experiences measured through the lens of an astrologer going through major transiting aspects to his natal chart in the weeks ahead, in an effort to educate readers on how astrology works in real life. I will show how it relates to many of you (or those you know) with planets in the same cardinal signs. And besides, until there is reason to think the world debt problem is going away any time soon, it provides a more interesting distraction from the critical situation that everyone knows is present, but no one seems to be able to figure out really what to do about it. So the concept of "longer-term thoughts" seems rather like a flat line right now on the monitor of the world's fiscal life support system. It could even mean the system is broke.

To be continued... (next week)  

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             August 13, 2011 : San Francisco, CA. Financial Market Timing seminar, featuring Raymond Merriman and other market timers. Details to be announced shortly at Immediately afterwards will be a special meeting with MMA subscribers who are present.

             January 6-7, 2012 : Zurich Switzerland. Forecast 2012 Symposia sponsored by AstroData. Details to be announced shortly at

             March 16-18, 2012 : The 8th Annual Balkan International Conference, Belgrade, Serbia. Featuring a workshop on Financial Astrology with Raymond Merriman.

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               May 24-29, 2012 : UAC !!! The world's largest astrological conference. Taking place at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel. Go to There will be an awesome Financial Track, featuring some of the top Financial Astrologers and researchers in the world.

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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.

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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