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The best market timing for Silver

April 22 - 2013
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

The printed version of Forecast 2014 will be translated into several different languages again this year as follows :

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Each of these will also offer the English version of Forecast 2014, as will our Chinese distributor : Your work is essential to anyone who is serious in this field. I can't thank you enough for it.

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The Market Week in Review :

No matter how well one analyzes a financial market, and no matter how accurate a market timing indicator acts, it is still a jolt when a market falls as hard as Gold and Silver did in the past week, especially from the high of 1590.10 on April 9 to that low of 1322.50 on April 16. Even though it managed to recover over 100 points - back as high as 1424.70 - on Friday, April 19, the amplitude of the decline was the feature that caught everyone's attention last week. What caused it?" Did geocosmic and cyclical studies anticipate it?" Did anyone call it?" I think MMA Weekly and Daily subscribers, as well as all students at the recent MMTA (Merriman Market Timing Academy), were very prepared for this decline, especially as the weekly report had advised traders to exit all longs and go short on any move above 1590 that week. The high was 1590.10, which is probably as much luck as skill.

But no, MMA was not the only market advisory service that anticipated this. Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and a host of major European banks all had reports out the week preceding this decline alerting their customers to the possibility. Their means of anticipating the decline were much different from MMAs, and yet the results were the same. They were all warning of a decline below 1400, and even down into the 1200's, while our market timing studies warned of a decline anywhere from 866-1367. Their analysis warned of a new bear market lasting perhaps years. Ours warned of a spike that would satisfy the criteria for the 4.25-year cycle low to be completed anytime this year and probably sooner than later, just as soon as some critical chart patterns within these cycles would be completed. We will outline what those parameters are in this week's special edition of the MMA Cycles Report. In the meantime, we are preparing a special You Tube video from the April 6-8, 2013 MMTA course that clearly outlined the case for Gold's decline - and rebound. Hopefully it will be ready next week for your viewing on our You Tube channel.

World equity markets also tumbled last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, for instance, peaked at 14,877 right on our April 11 critical reversal date - the day midway between several consecutive and close-to-one-another geocosmic signatures extending from March 17 through May 5. As stated last week in Tuesday's MMA daily report, Monday's (April 15) behavior was classical bearish. That is, the high of April 11 was right on a critical reversal date and the midpoint of the very long geocosmic cluster. It occurred with a bearish double looping formation in the stochastics, with the second loop lower than the first (bearish oscillator divergence). If it was a non-engineered market, I would easily state that was the 4-year cycle crest and a 20-30% decline is underway. If it does fall that much over the next 2-6 months, my belief in the government/central bank being honest brokers with public would be rekindled. Well, that is probably too technical for most readers to follow. But the gist is that if central banks would quit trying to steer savers into stocks by engineering these quantitative easing programs to keep a lid on interest rates, the normal cycle rhythm would lead to a 20-30% decline over the next few months in most world markets. It is possible they could decline that much in any event, but with banks pouring billions of dollars each month into these purchases, we live in a time when many financial markets are anything but natural - including Gold.

Yet as we experience these bizarre times as financial and Mundane Astrologers, we see that the events certainly fit in the mold of the longest lasting and most potent geocosmic signature of our lifetime : Uranus square Pluto, June 24, 2012 through March 17, 2015, with the third of seven passages coming up May 20, 2013. The explosive bombs that struck Boston at the end of its famous marathon race were another reminder of the explosive danger that coincides during this time, a danger outlined in great detail in the Forecast 2013 Book.

Best Trades of the Past Week :

The MMA Weekly Report (and Weekly Currency Report) advised the following on the Dollar-Yen market : Aggressive traders may now buy on a decline to 95.50-96.00 with a stop-loss on a close under 92.54. The low last week was 95.93 on Tuesday, April 16. By Friday, April 19, it was re-testing par (100.00).

The MMA daily report for Tuesday, April 16, advised on the NASDAQ : Position traders are flat and may sell short at 2810-2830 with a stop-loss on a close above 2860. The high that day was 2834. Within two days, it was down to 2724. Traders were then advised on Thursday, Let's cover 1/3 if prices drop into daily support (2738-2745) today and can't close below there". The low that day was 2724 and it closed at 2739, so that was covered too.

For more information on the daily or weekly market reports, please follow this link, or call our offices at 1-248-626-3034.

Short-Term Geocosmics :  

I am going to repeat a comment made in last week's report, because it is still relevant. But the biggest geocosmic factor arising next week is the Sun entering its 26-month conjunction to Mars on April 17. Several years ago, I presented a research study at the Astro-Economics Conference in Chicago, where I demonstrated that 10% or greater reversals in USA equities took place when these two planets were within 10 degrees of one another, more than any other geocosmic aspect. We have obviously rallied more than 10% as we come into this aspect. The idea is that sometime shortly, a top will form and a 10% or greater decline will commence. Although this orb of time is in effect through the end of May, it can certainly begin prior to the end of this time band. The closer to the conjunction date, the greater the probability of this reversal starting.

This week, at least two important geocosmic situations arise. The first is that we now commence a period of strong Saturn energies (principles), lasting April 22 through May 1. Venus will start this unusual period with its opposition to Saturn on April 22. On April 28, the Sun will also form an opposition to Saturn. Finally, on May 1, Mars will enter into an opposition with Saturn. That's a lot of oppositions in a short amount of time to Saturn, which seems to thrive on the idea of oppositions in life in any event. Market-wise, this brings into play our rule that any market declining into a hard Saturn aspect is candidate to be bought. So we will watch for any corrective declines in bullish markets, as a buying situation now.

Perhaps more important than financial markets, however, is the potential correlation of such Saturn oppositions to the state of unrest in the world. These are not signatures of peace and harmony, but instead of conflict and increased tensions, even to the point of military confrontations (or terrorist activity, or bombs, as we saw exploding in Boston last week - the danger zone is still in force until the end of the month). Fortunately, during this same period, the same three planets (Sun, Venus, and Mars) will form a harmonious trine aspect to Pluto. Something constructive can be born from this tension.

This week also finds a powerful lunar eclipse on April 25. That could be a heightened time of tensions. The bottom line for everyone personally is to try to avoid disputes and conflicts (even contact) with those who are prone to violence and outbursts of anger. Be careful of what you say to those you care for, as words can become very disturbing in an otherwise good relationship. Don't look for a fight. Look for ways to work constructively with others. Finally, give yourself enough time to complete your tasks, otherwise falling behind can create added tensions to both you and those who are depending on you to finish on time. Think of this as a time when many things are in a pressure cooker and about to boil over unless the pressure is released in a timely way. If not careful, people and conditions around you may suffer a meltdown.

Longer Term Thoughts :

If I seem unduly clear to you, you must have misunderstood what I have said. Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, once upon a time.

The only further thoughts I have for the week is the reminder that Jupiter is now at 15 degrees of Gemini. It touched 14 degrees on Saturday, April 13. The two times in the past 100 years, when Jupiter was between 14 and 24 degrees Gemini and Uranus and Pluto were in a hard aspect to one another, all-time highs were made in many world equity markets, and then powerful declines commenced that lasted until Jupiter moved into Leo. Although it is only two instances, this correlation is worth keeping in mind, especially since the DJIA has now made a new all-time high as of April 11, when Jupiter was less than one degree away from this zodiacal sector. With only two instances to draw from, it is possible this could become an important correlate, but it may require an expansion of up to ten additional degrees either way.  

To be continued (next week). 

Announcements :

             The April 6-8 webinar and live presentation on Cycles and Chart Patterns in Financial Markets has been completed. The DVD of this extraordinary event will be available in about one month. The LMS (Learning Management System) will also be available for uploading to new students who want to avail themselves of this training over the next two years. The LMS is expected to be available in about 6 weeks. You will be able to order the DVD through MMA and MMTA's website shortly. If you wish to place your order sooner, please call Maureen Hogan or Amber Lundsten at 1-248-626-3034, or email to The cost of the DVD or the LMS will be $3000. It includes the 130+-page workbook, which follows right along with the DVD and LMS program.

             Copies of the recent talk given in Phoenix, Arizona are now available in either a CD form at or MP3 audio version. Each order will also receive the power point presentation that goes along with the speech. It was good speech, titled, Outlook for Political, Economic, and Financial Trends for 2013. You may call 1-248-626-3034 to see, or you may email us at for an update. It should be available as well on our website by early next week.

             Our monthly MMA Cycles report and its companion MMA Japanese Cycles and MMA European Cycles reports will come out this week, Monday and Tuesday, and it will contain another special report on Gold and Silver's longer-term cycles outlook via posting on our web site, or attachment via direct emails, for subscribers.

- This report covers our long term analysis of 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.
- The MMA Japanese Markets Cycles report covers the Nikkei, JGB Bonds, and the Dollar-Yen.
- The new MMA Europe Cycles report covers the German DAX, Swiss SMI, and Netherlands AEX stock indices, each in english only and will be available on Wednesday.
For subscription information, please go to our web site, or call us at 1-248-626-3034. If you are not a subscriber, you can check this service out on a 2-month trial basis for only $50.00.

             Forecast 2013 Book : is out. And the E-Book will be out early next week (our apologies for the delay, but it is coming). In retrospect, this year's book was the most enjoyable to write in a long time. It was very pleasing to hear our editors in both the USA and abroad comment that it was also their most enjoyable read of all the ones they have edited. I think that may be due to the fact that I gave a wealth of advice on what to do now - a well-thought out investment plan for 2013 based on the implications of cycles and geocosmic studies as they apply to 2013. The book may still be pre-ordered at $55.00, plus postage prior to December 15. It will also be available in an e-book format at these same prices, and with no postage costs. The book is 160 pages, and as always, a limited number will be printed, based on pre-publications sales. So order now, save big bucks, and make sure you reserve your 2013 book before they sell out!!! Once they sell out, however, you can still buy the electronic book version.

To order, you may call MMA offices at 1-248-626-3034, or contact Amber. Or go to our website link. We have also posted a Scorecard of this year's forecasts.
By the way, 2013 should be very interesting as there will be a super-rare configuration in effect by the summer. We are doing our research on the frequency of this pattern now, along with its historical corresponding themes.

             We are pleased to announce the completion of The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Volume 2 : Geocosmic Correlations to Investment Cycles. We expect this book to be in print sometime in September - hopefully in time for the September 15-16 workshop. This means that the special $75.00 pre-order rate will end August 15. At that point, the normal rate of $125 (plus postage) will go into effect. To take advantage of the special pre-order discount price, please go to.

             Recently I announced that I will be starting a new direction in life over the next two years, involving a mentor-apprenticeship program on Financial Market Timing and Analysis, according to the unique methodology I have developed over the past 30+ years. I didn't expect any response yet, as we are still developing the format. But… there has been a huge response! We know we are behind the curve on getting out information on this rapidly developing project, but we are working out the details and more announcements will be made shortly. So far we have determined that the training will take place over eight weekends stretching from 2013-2014. The dates for 2013 have now been selected. They are : April 6-8, June 15-17, Aug 10-12, and Oct 12-14. The 2014 schedule will be determined in 2013 . These 8 sessions will be the only time that Raymond Merriman will give this entire training in person. Applications for the On Line Market Timing Academy (OLMTA) are being accepted now. There will be an introductory training session, September 15-16 in Troy, Michigan (see below). For more information, or an application form, please contact Amber Lundsten, call 1-248-626-3034, or go to or scroll down the opening page (next page) of Raymond Merriman's Market Timing Academy (MMTA) will offer a pre-training course on Beginning Principles of Financial Astrology for Financial Market Timing, September 15-16, in Troy, Michigan, at the Management Education Center of Michigan State University. This 10-12 hour course may be attended live, in person, or via webcast televised to your computer. An archive of this workshop will be available for 30 days afterwards to those who sign up. This workshop will basically train non-astrologers in the use of reading an ephemeris, the table of planetary positions for any given day. This is essential to anyone who wishes to understand how to find a geocosmic critical reversal date for financial markets. This course (or audit of it) is a pre-requisite for anyone entering the MMTA market training course, as developed and instructed by Raymond Merriman. The MMTA two-year training course will begin in April 2013, and will involve 8 weekends of study - 4 weekends each in 2013 and 2014. For more information and registration, please go to (front page, near bottom). We will make announcements as this training program unfolds. The cost for the September 15-16 pre-training workshop is $395.00 ($300 for MMA subscribers). This cost will be deducted from the fee of the two-year training course to those who apply and are accepted into MMTA by October 15, 2012.
The DVD of the MMTA pre-training workshop on How to Read an Ephemeris is now out! The cost of the 8-set, 10+ hour DVD packet, is $395.00 plus postage, and will include the workbook. If you are a trader, analyst, or student interested in enhancing your skills in market timing, or if you are considering applying for admittance to the MMA Market Timing Academy (MMTA), then this DVD is highly recommended.

             Speaking of our weekly subscription reports, we now offer a new one titled : MMA Weekly Treasuries, Soybeans, and Crude Oil Report. This will be a 3-5 page report offering comments, analysis, forecasts, and trading strategy for next week's market activity in the U.S. 10-Year T-Notes (Treasuries), Soybeans, and Crude Oil futures only. List of support/resistance areas, trend indicator points, geocosmic and lunar reversal points for the week, cycles phasing, and recommended buy and sell strategies. The cost is $750/yr or $250/3 months. We will offer a one-month trial subscription for $50.00, available only until August 15, as part of our introduction to this new service. Subscriptions are delivered by downloadable postings on the MMA Website, which is entered via your personal password. It is also delivered via an email attachment to all subscribers over the weekend before the market opens.

             The DVD of the Denver Workshop on Financial Market Timing is still available! This financial markets workshop offers a completely unique and original perspective, integrating :

1) Market Timing studies,

2) Price Objective calculations,

3) Technical Analysis,

4) Pattern Recognition studies, and

5) Trend Analysis.

The primary focus of this workshop is on Market Timing Studies, particularly Cycles Analysis and Geocosmic Studies, as leading indicators that identify when to anticipate a reversal in all financial markets. Gold and the U.S. stock market are studied in great detail, especially regarding their current status. There is a wealth of timely and valuable information in this DVD, especially pertaining to the forthcoming Uranus-Pluto square of June 24, 2012, lasting through March 2015, and the important Jupiter correlation to stock market cycles coming up August-November 2012 and March-May 2013. The cost for this 4-hour DVD is $180.00 plus postage. To order, or call Amber at 1-248-626-3034. If you are a trader or investor who appreciates the value of market timing - especially in the next few months - this is a presentation you will not want to miss.

             If you are an active short-term trader, or even if you are an investor who likes to keep up with our current thoughts on financial markets, 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, as I no longer offer personal consultations. 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, Euro-Yen cash, T-Notes, Soybeans, Crude Oil, Gold and Silver. The daily reports cover all stock indices listed above, as well as futures in Euro, T-Notes, Soybeans, Gold and Silver. Both reports provide trading strategies and recommendations for position traders as well as for shorter-term aggressive traders. Subscription to the daily report also includes the weekly report.
If you want more information call our offices at 1-248-626-3034.
These reports are extremely valuable to those who trade ETF's (Exchange Traded Funds). In the words of one of our subscribers :I am really pleased with your recommendations through the Daily and Weekly Trade Recommendations.  I have used them to trade gold and silver stocks in my IRA.  In the last eight years I increased my account from $60,000 to $712,000.  Thanks for your excellent publications. - Bryden C., Small Business Owner, Illinois.  

Upcoming Events :

             May 30 - June 2, 2013 : Great Lakes Astrology Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. Featuring internationally known astrologers, Michael Lutin, Chris McRae, Monica Dimino, Glenn Perry, Lea and Aleksandar Imsiragic, Sandra Leigh Serio, and Raymond Merriman. For further information, please contact Pamela Wenzel at, or visit their Facebook page.

             June 15-17, 2013 : MMTA Course 2 : Geocosmic Correlations to Long-Term Cycles in Financial Markets with Raymond Merriman. Location : MEC Technical Center of Michigan State University, Troy, Michigan.

             August 10-12, 2013 : MMTA Course 3 : Geocosmic Correlations to Primary and Trading Cycles in Financial Markets with Raymond Merriman. Location : MEC Technical Center of Michigan State University, Troy, Michigan.

             October 12-14, 2013 : MMTA Course 4 : Solar-Lunar Correlations to Short-Term Reversals in Financial Markets with Raymond Merriman. Location : MEC Technical Center of Michigan State University, Troy, Michigan.

             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

             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, or 1-(303) 545-5837. For those looking for a professional trader of commodity and futures contract might consider Ted Lee Fisher at 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 theBest 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

             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 identifiesBig 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 thatextra 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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