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The best market timing for Silver

June 20 - 2011

Raymond A. Merriman©

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You may view a video of  Raymond Merriman, taken from a lecture given to traders of the ICE exchange last October 2010, where I discuss the long-term cycles in the U.S. Dollar and U.S. stock market.

The Market Week in Review :

The lunar eclipse of last Wednesday-Thursday, June 15-16, was so total that it not only took out the light of the moon for an abnormally long time, but it also took out the lights out of stocks and other financial markets, many of which fell to new multi-month lows. And then, just as the earth's shadow ended its passage over the moon, so did the dark shadow overhanging the financial markets lift and reveal a new glimmer of hope.

In Europe, the Netherlands AEX index fell to 329.07 late last week, its lowest level since December 1, 2010. But during the day on Friday it was trading back above 335. The London FTSE and Zurich SMI indices were also down to new multi-week lows on Thursday, but both were above their primary cycle troughs of mid-March. In Germany, the DAX index continued to show more strength than its neighbors. Its weekly low was also on Thursday, but that low at 7017 was higher than the prior week's level of 6991 on June 8. Thus there were several cases of intermarket bullish divergence in Europe on last week's sell-off, followed by a sharp recovery.

In Asia and the Pacific Rim, the sell-off continued all week and markets closed before the rallies had started in Europe and the Americas. In China, both the Shanghai Composite and Hang Seng indices fell to their lowest level since September 2010. For that matter, the same was true in the Australian All Ordinaries index. Japan's Nikkei also fell to its lowest level since the earthquake lows of mid-March, but it held above those lows whereas the other indices did not, for yet a possible case of intermarket bullish divergence here as well.

In the Americas, the same intermarket bullish divergence pattern was exhibited. The NASDAQ Composite dropped to 2599 on Thursday, slightly below the 2603 primary cycle low of mid-March. But the Dow Jones Industrial Average bottomed at 11,862 on Wednesday's eclipse date, which was higher than its 11,555 low of March 16 that started the current primary cycle. In Brazil, the Bovespa fell to its lowest level since July 2010, but the Merval index of Argentina held above its low of the prior week on June 8, 2011. Thus in every major region of the world, cases of intermarket bullish divergence were evident last week, and most of these indices (with the exception of Asia and the Pacific Rim) experienced robust rallies by Friday.

Commodities and other financial markets also reversed within two trading days of last week's lunar eclipse. Crude Oil was most pronounced, plunging to 92.12 early Friday, its lowest level since February 22. Gold fell to 1511.40 on Monday, June 13 and Silver to 3440 the next day, their lowest levels of June, and then each rallied into Friday. The Euro fell to 1.4071 on Thursday in the midst of further worries about the ability of Greece to avoid a default. But suddenly it too reversed early Friday with a big rally. The U.S. Treasuries had significant week as they soared to their highest level since December on Thursday, June 16.

All of these actions support the thoughts expressed in last week's column, which go beyond just the correlation to the lunar eclipse. As stated then, "There is hope from above. If you are religious, I don't need to preach this idea to you. But if you are looking for signs from the heavens - God's writing on the walls of the solar system - there is the possibility of equity markets finding some support this week. Mars is in a sector of the skies that frequently coincides with the end of sharp declines within a week of now.... Additionally Saturn turns stationary direct on Sunday, June 12.... Markets that fall into strong Saturn periods will oftentimes find a bottom nearby, followed by a healthy rally. The question for Financial Astrologers will be how strong such a rally could be ? " Bingo. And the question posed last week is still standing : how long and how strong might these reversals be, especially given the fact that Jupiter has left Aries as of the first week of June, and the "Asset Inflation Express" could have ended then ?.

Short-Term Geocosmics :  

With the passing of the dark side of the moon (which made everyone a little crazy) and the return to a direct motion of the dark planet Saturn (which made everyone a little fearful about the approach of the end times for the world economy), and the departure of Mars from the bearish sector of the New York Stock Exchange chart, our attention now shifts to the next cosmic confluence. That would be the translation of the Sun to the Saturn-Uranus-Pluto T-square, June 26-July 2.

In fact, as the summer solstice begins in the northern hemisphere on June 21 and the Sun enters the security-oriented sign of Cancer, it will actually form a grand square with the three heavy planets just mentioned. This could correlate with another rupture in the not-very-solvent fabric of the world financial system, particularly in the United States which will not only celebrate its 235th solar return (birthday) during this season, but also finds its own natal Venus and Jupiter falling into this grand square transiting formation. Because it is the benefics of Venus and Jupiter that are touched by the Sun, the news may be more favorable than unfavorable - at least, at first. It may even extend through the July 4 th holiday weekend, for Venus moves into Cancer on July 3 and performs the same cosmic healing to an ailing populace as the Sun does. That is, it conjuncts the USA's natal Venus and Jupiter July 4-8, but it also translates the powerful Saturn-Uranus-Pluto T-square July 7-13. It is like the infatuation one feels after a great first date, only to be informed immediately afterwards that (s)he has just decided to get married - to someone else. Thank you for the lovely evening, but don't call on me again. The ground falls out from beneath you. And so it is whenever Uranus is involved : the ground you stand on cannot be counted upon. It's not stable. Your life is subject to sudden disruptions and social earthquakes, especially if you have done nothing to fortify your structure over the past several years when you had the opportunity to do so. And all that is left is the overdue debt scheduled for default faster than you can say "August 5".

We are going to hear a lot of double talk in the next few weeks as Mars enters Gemini on Monday, June 20. And the first aspect it forms is a waxing square to Neptune in Pisces on Wednesday, June 22 as the Summer Solstice just gets underway. It is going to be a very interesting few weeks for the Commander in Chief, whose own natal Chiron-Moon-Pluto T-square will be activated now. If he and his advisors are truly smart, he (and they) would take a vacation from public speaking and avoid the press, and instead use these next few days to quietly create new and effective ways to defuse the looming debt crisis. Otherwise the wrong choice of words by the caretakers of White House could have the opposite effect : the debt bomb explodes.

Personnal Astrology and other Thoughts :

Last October I did an internet presentation for traders of the ICE exchange (Intercontinental Exchange) on the future of the U.S. Dollar, as well as the U.S. stock market. A video recording of that presentation has just been uploaded.

The thoughts expressed at that time contain many of the ideas I have about the long-term outlook even today. Please feel free to view and share it with your friends and associates.

To be continued... (next week)  

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            The final Volume 5 : there are few things in life that give me as much fulfillment as getting into the heart of writing a good book. There is always a point when you realize you are treading new ground and coming up with valuable insights that make the entire effort all come together. And so it is now that I come to the final stages of completing the final 5th volume of "The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing" series. This will complete the project that 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 at what price to buy and sell. It is the art and science of "forecasting price targets". It is the missing link to the first four volumes. 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 on target to be out in September 2011, as stated earlier. If you have one of the first four volumes, or if you subscribe to any MMA subscription report, you have received a special pre-publication offer in early May (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 15 copies of each available. We will allow them to remain out of print for a while before reprinting. If you have purchased one of the volumes, or if you are a subscriber to our market reports, and did not receive a letter from us in early May regarding a pre-publication special price, then please call us for that offer, which will be in effect only until July 1. At that time we will announce a different pre-publication price to the public.

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             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.

             April 19 and 21, Boulder, Colorado. "Forecast 2012" with Raymond Merriman, plus a workshop on "Financial Market Timing", focusing on equities and precious metals. Sponsored by ROMA. For more information and registration, contact

               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.

             Mid-September 2012 : The first annual "MMA International Cycles Summit on World Economy, Politics, and Financial Markets". Location will be in Lake Bled, Slovenia, one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Details will be announced soon. It's on! .

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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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