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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
November 21 - 2011
Raymond A. Merriman©
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The Market Week in Review :
As we quickly approach the end of the Sun's passage through the dark and murky waters of Scorpio and the start of a new 30-day journey into the optimistic and exaggerative sign of Sagittarius, we see many signs of... uncertainty and confusion. The past four weeks through Scorpio have been no joy ride. But then, when has Scorpio ever been associated with lightness and ease ? As we look back over the past month, we see that Greece has hit the wall on its debt problems, which cost it a change of leadership. We see that Italy has hit the wall on its debt burden, and it has led to the resignation of its leadership. We see Spain is on the brink too, along with Portugal and Ireland, in what is being feared as a "contagion" spreading throughout Europe, and even into the United States. Contagion : that's a good word for Scorpio. It is also a good phrase to describe the more serious danger lurking in the future with Uranus and Pluto coming into their 3-year waxing square aspect. It's the main theme of this year's Forecast 2012 Book.
After reaching an intermediate-term high on October 28 (+/- 1 trading day), stock markets around the world have been in a corrective decline ever since. In fact, the lowest price since October 28 was realized this past Friday, November 18, in many indices. About the only three that didn't make a new low for November last week was the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Australia's All Ordinaries, and China's Shanghai Composite. Thus there is the potential for intermarket bullish divergence if these indices can find some traction quickly.
Gold and Silver also exhibited signs of bullish intermarket divergence late last week, after a sharp decline pummeled prices first. Silver fell hard, all the way down to 3094 on Friday morning, well below its 3210 low of November 1. Gold also fell hard, down to 1711 Thursday night and Friday morning. But that was well above its low of November 1 at 1681.20. Crude Oil, on the other hand, just kept rising until Friday. Light Crude reached 103.37/barrel on Thursday, its highest level since May, and quite a recovery from its yearly low at 74.95 on October 4.
Short-Term Geocosmics :
Next week is the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States (Thursday, November 24), and the start to the holiday gift purchasing season. Usually this is a bullish season for stocks.
You would also think equity prices could rally next week because the Sun leaves the debt-obsessive sign of Scorpio to the "spending-without-a-care" sign of Sagittarius. The former worries about how it will make to next week, while the latter thinks about how it can score tickets to the Super Bowl or Times Square for New Year's Eve and how it can get onto the most exciting party list (and brag about it). Sagittarius is the risk taker, the gambler, so the collective mood will suddenly turn to thinking about buying in at these low prices in equities (and other markets).
But there are some problems. First off, the "Too Preposterous to Succeed" Congressional Debt-Cutting panel hits its deadline this Wednesday, November 24, or else automatic spending cuts across the board go into effect. Except, they don't really go into effect until January 2013. And of course if these automatic spending cuts are elected, the newly elected lawmakers following the 2012 election can simply elect to rescind them and start all over again. How can this be ? Well, it's the same old astrological story we have seen so many time in the last three years. That is, every important piece of legislation comes up as Mercury turns retrograde. And lo and behold, it is happening again. Mercury starts its 3-week retrograde motion on November 23 or 24, depending where you are in the world. Thus we might expect the same fate as every other piece of legislation enacted over the past three years. It will be rewritten, modified, and changed because there simply wasn't enough understanding and consensus to make enough people feel good about what they were deciding. It's bound to be a decision that no one likes, whether they go for it or not. The problem for equity markets is that they don't like this kind of uncertainty generated by politicians, and so the approval of Congress is likely to fall even further - except it can't fall any further after these endless series of no-starts because it is already near single digits.
Do I sound cynical ? Well, it is the last days of Scorpio, the part of this sea creature that contains its stinger. And true to form, the more we get into these last few degrees, the more stinging the attacks of the parties on one another as to why this too shall fail. Even if they succeed in reaching an agreement, it is unlikely to please everyone, and maybe not even anyone.
So here is the message of Sagittarius : the markets want to go up. Investors are looking for any reason to buy now as we enter the season of giving. But if they don't get it, then they turn their optimism and buying power into pessimism and selling power. Sagittarius likes things big and loud. They prefer positive over negative. But if it is negative, then let's make it a big negative. Let's have a panic if we can't have a picnic.
All things considered, Financial Astrology is more positive than negative this week. But if it turns negative, watch out. Have you noticed that every week this month has witnessed 400-600 point downturns from isolated highs ? Wouldn't it be nice - and appropriate from a Financial Astrology point of view - if that suddenly changed as we start the season of Sagittarius this Tuesday ? Why not? The results of the deficit-cutting panel's deadline this week really means nothing. It can all be changed after the election, and given that Mercury is retrograde, no doubt it will be changed. There really is no reason for investors to hold back their buying based on politics or geocosmics right now. It's all going to be good, in a Sagittarian-world view.
Now, how do I score those tickets to the Super Bowl... and that New Year's Eve Party in New York ?.
Longer Term Thoughts :
Due to deadline for Forecast 2012 Book coming up, I will have no Longer-Term Thoughts this week or next. For a preview of the Forecast 2012 Book, please see our most recent video.
To be continued... (next week)
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December 18, 2011 : "Webcast" for Forecast 2012 " A "Virtual On-line Discussion and Forecasts for 2012 with Ray Merriman!" will take place on Sunday, December 18, 2011, starting at 1:54 PM EST. The cost for this live webcast is $45.00. For information to be a part of this event, go to our got to website at www.mmacycles.com, under EVENTS, Or call us at 1-248-626-3034. Instructions to log in will be sent upon making reservations.
January 6-7, 2012 :
Zurich Switzerland. Forecast 2012 Symposia sponsored by AstroData.
1°) January 6 lecture on "Uranus Square Pluto : Consequences of the Debt Crisis for Financial Markets". A look at the historical correlation of Uranus-Pluto in hard aspect to world economics, debt, and financial markets. Is this the turning point, or bottom of the debt crisis ? Or is it the point where the consequence of not resolving the debt results in a collapse of the financial system, and the need
to completely rebuild it ? And what might that look like if that is the case ?
2°) January 7 workshop on " Financial Astrology and Perspectives for 2012 " : This workshop will be in three parts. The first will give an overview of the correlation of cycle studies to geocosmic signatures (Financial Astrology). The second will discuss the projection of these studies onto today's financial, markets, including precious metals, equity markets, and currency prices - where are we in the cycle and where are we headed. The third part will be question, answer and discussion. Each participant will be allowed to ask one question. Mr. Merriman will give his answer to it, and then facilitate a limited group discussion on the question, as time allows. The intent will be to make sure everyone has a clear outlook on the prospects for each market in 2012.
Workshop on Financial Astrology: Looking at Gold, Silver, Currencies, and Equity Markets for 2012. Details to be announced shortly at www.mma-europe.ch, or contact ASTRODATA AG, Chilenholzstr. 8, 8907 Wettswil, Switzerland, Tel. 41 (0) 43 343 33 66, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 21, 2012 : Amsterdam, Netherlands "Forecast 2012". The date is not yet finalized, but will be shortly, and it will be around this date.
March 1 and 3, 2012 : Hong Kong, China".Forecast 2012" on Thursday, March 1 and a full day intensive on "Financial Market Timing" on Saturday, March 3, with emphasis on Gold, Silver, Currencies, and Equity Markets for 2012. Organized by Earlthorn.Com at the Excelsior Hotel, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Contact Teresa Wong at 852-2529 1211 (phone), or by e-mail at email@example.com. A special 90-minute private meeting with MMA Subscribers will follow the workshop on March 3 .
March 9-11, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 24-29, 2012 : UAC !!! The world's largest astrological conference. Taking place at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel. Go to www.uacastrology.com. There will be an awesome Financial Track, featuring some of the top Financial Astrologers and researchers in the world.
Summer 2012 : San Diego, CA. Topics and date To Be Determined.
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.
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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.
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