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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
May 6 - 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 :

ChineseChinese        Dutch        Deutsch         Japanese       Russian                               Spanish       Italiano

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 :

Last week started out with a slew of bearish signatures for the U.S. stock market. On Tuesday, April 30, the S&P made a new all-time high and the NASDAQ Composite soared to its highest price since 2008, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average failed to exceed its all-time high of 14,887 recorded on the April 11 geocosmic critical date. The next day, May 1, the DJIA was down sharply - 138 points - and other world markets were down too, providing a clear case of what is commonly referred to as "intermarket bearish divergence". The rally to the new high on April 30 in the S&P and NASDAQ was near the end of the April 22-May 1 time band that consisted of three planetary oppositions to the "party crasher", known as Saturn (first Venus, then the Sun, then Mars). Now normally this convergence of geocosmic and technical signatures would signal that the start of a sell-off of at least 4% has begun.

However, these are not normal times and these are not normal markets.

By the end of May 1, the big sell day, Big Ben (Bernanke) pronounced once again, that short-term interest rates would remain near 0% for quite some time to come - at least until the USA unemployment rate fell to 6.5%. The market cheered this reassurance - as it almost always does when he repeats this mantra - and the DJIA gained back 130 of those 138 points it had lost the previous day. Yet that was nothing compared to the euphoria that overtook the market on Friday (today), when the announced unemployment rate fell to 7.5%, its lowest rate in several years. The payroll report was also larger than expected, and the prior months' reports were also upwardly revised. On the heels of these better than expected reports, the DJIA soared above 15,000 for the first time in its history. The S&P also traded above 1600 for the first time in its history. Last week was historical for stock markets in the USA, and some other world indices.

So what does this tell us about geocosmic and cyclical correlations to today's equity markets ? First of all, we note that the rush to new highs in the DJIA - and continued up moves in both the S&P and Composite - occurred immediately after the hard aspects to Saturn were completed. When Saturn leaves, the party resumes. Second, Uranus is headed full steam ahead towards it third rendezvous (of seven) waxing square aspects to Pluto, due on May 20.

Whenever hard aspects involving Uranus are nearby, records are broken. Long-term support or resistance levels are totally disregarded, for Uranus likes to "break out" of any imagined (or real) limitations. It doesn't care what direction those levels occupy. It just wants to break them down. But the other side of the coin is this ; whatever direction it breaks out in, it can just as suddenly reverse and go the opposition direction with even more vigor when you least expect it. Uranus is historically notorious for coinciding with huge up moves in some market sector, only to be followed by huge declines in that same market before it leaves that aspect or sign position.

Do you remember when Uranus was in Aquarius, 1995-2003 ? Aquarius rules technology. Do you remember what happened to technology stocks (i.e. the NASDAQ) in the first half of that period ? Nobody could get enough of the dot com stocks in their portfolio as the index soared to over 5000 by March 2000. By October 2002, before Uranus left Aquarius, the NASDAQ Composite was testing 1000, down over 80% from those lofty heights of early 2000. Do you remember when Uranus entered the next sign of Pisces, 2003-2010 ? Pisces rules Crude Oil. The black gold soared to an all-time high of over $147/barrel in May 2008. By December of that same year, it had plunged to test the $30.00/barrel mark, a collapse of nearly 80% while Uranus was still in Pisces.

Now Uranus is in Aries, 2010-2019, and forming a waxing square to Pluto (June 2012 through March 2015). Aries rules guns and weapons. Have you tried to buy any bullets or ammunition for guns lately ? Probably not, because you cannot get them. And if you can, you are probably paying 5 times as much as you would have prior to 2010. Pluto rules things like guns, explosives, and ammunition - or weapons that threaten human life and safety (or if you are a conservative, perhaps you think they protect human life).

Which brings us to Gold and Silver, the ultimate weapons of protection in a world overwhelmed by financial uncertainty and fears regarding personal safety. Well, Gold and Silver did very little last week. Yes, like stocks, they sold off sharply intraday on Wednesday, May 1. However, like stocks, they bounced back smartly (just not as smartly as stocks) into the end of the week. Gold barely took out its highs of the prior week, from April 26, which occurred right in the middle of all those Saturn aspects. Silver did not take out its recent high of April 26.

Best Trades of the Past Week :

There were no new trades initiated last week. Older trades remain in force, were stopped out for small losses, or were exited for profits.

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 :  

There are no major geocosmic signatures in effect next week. However, there is a total solar eclipse on May 9 (in the western hemisphere, May 10 in the Eastern Hemisphere). It will be interesting to see if a solar eclipse, unsupported by any other geocosmic signatures, can coincide with a reversal in the equity markets. Historically they don't usually have much affect at all, according to a study I published several years ago in the ISAR (International Society for Astrological Research) journal. However, you have to wonder if this time might be different for four reasons.

First, it is early May. For the past three years, significant crests have occurred in stock markets in April or May, followed by sharp declines lasting several weeks, and even months, Secondly, the big Uranus-Pluto square looms ahead on May 20. Now markets don't usually reverse exactly on the day of such a long-term planetary signature. But again, historically, long-term cycle highs or lows tend to form by the third passage of a 5-passage (or more) series of an aspect. This will be the third passage. Third, Jupiter will transit between 18-20 degrees of Gemini this week. As noted several times in this column over the past year, Jupiter transiting between 14-24 degrees of Gemini nearby to a hard Saturn-Uranus aspect has a precedent for coinciding with long-term cycle crests in U.S, equity markets. For reasons also discussed in this column, that zodiac time band may need to be expanded to 4 degrees of Cancer, which means anytime between now and the end of June. And fourth, we are still in the time band of the Sun-Mars conjunction orb, which lasts through the end of May. Also, as reported in this column, this signature has the highest correlation to 10% of greater reversal in U.S. stock indices than any other aspect we have studied, given a 10-degree orb. Oh, and there are more geocosmic factors to consider (such as the 11-trading day orb of both the Sun and Mars in opposition to Saturn correlating with big reversals), but you get the picture.

The picture right now seems bright. But, when you look behind those bright lights, there may be a cliff ahead with a very steep decline. Am I saying this because I know that "fear sells" (it always sells when Saturn and/or Pluto are prominent) ? But, no. That is not why I write about these things. My interest is not to frighten anyone. I just feel it is my duty to inform readers of geocosmic cycles in the past that are coming up in the future, and what their correlation has been in the past so readers can be aware of their possibilities in the present and future. Although I cite several geocosmic signatures that are present now that can correlate with a top, I also believe it is possible this rally could continue even into July when the grand trine between Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune occurs. It's like this : you see the weather patterns starting to gather that can create a severe storm. You don't know exactly when all of those patterns will collide together and the storm will strike. But you see the patterns that will soon form after the grand trine in July. After that, what's left ? The T-square between Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto, a classical bankruptcy aspect, which will carry well into 2014. And with Saturn still in Scorpio until 2015, it is the time of reckoning, of reaping the consequences of past behaviors involving the three D's: debt, deficits, and downgrades.

Longer Term Thoughts :

This comes from one of our Canadian subscribers that we gladly share with readers. "The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has just posted three insightful articles on its website about the wild printing of money the US Fed and other central banks are doing. You may be interested in reading these". It's nice to see mainstream media noticing themes we introduced in this column many moons ago, and still believe are important.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/04/26/f-rfa-macdonald-power-shift-savers.html.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/04/29/f-rfa-macdonald-power-shift-growth.html.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/04/30/f-rfa-macdonald-monarchs-money-secrecy.html.  

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 mhogan@merrimanmta.com. 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.

             Following the last MMTA workshop in April, MMA entered into an official affiliation with MetaStock. As most of our subscribers know, MetaStock has been my preferred analysis tool for several years now. I particularly appreciate the crispness of their graphics, excellent scanning capabilities, and wide range of technical indicators that I use in the analysis of our various reports. As part of our affiliation, MetaStock is offering special discount and free trial to all MMA readers and subscribers. If you would like to try a free trail of Metastock in order to view and evaluate their charting software, please go to www.metastock.com/merriman . Let us know what you think.

             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 ordersmma@msn.com 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 went out last week. If you are subscriber to any these monthly reports and did not receive it, let us know at once via our email.
- 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 www.mmacycles.com. 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 www.mmacycles.com (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 jcweipw@juno.com, 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 www.lecochonsideral.info/semana.html.

             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 dukeoneil1@gmail.com, or 1-(303) 545-5837. For those looking for a professional trader of commodity and futures contract might consider Ted Lee Fisher at ted.fisher@comcast.net. 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 www.brunnerinvest.ch.

             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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