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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
June 10 - 2013
Raymond A. Merriman©
Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.
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Please note that there will be no weekly column next week due to the Course Two training of MMA's Market Timing Academy (MMTA). See note below in announcements.
The Market Week in Review :
Many stock markets around the world suffered their sharpest declines of the year into late last week. And then the USA payroll reports came out Friday morning and everything changed. What was bearish turned bullish (stocks). What was bullish turned bearish (precious metals).
Last week was also a classic example of Neptune turning stationary retrograde, which occurred on June 6. Investors and traders were confused about what the European and USA central bankers were thinking and would do after last week. They thought interest rates would start to rise again, that the Fed was weaning off its quantitative easing programs. In the end, the central bankers did nothing, contrary to much speculation the prior week that they were changing directions. It was all a gross misinterpretation. Nothing changed, which is often the case when leaders are uncertain about what to do or how to do what they have to eventually do.
That decline and reversal in stocks and precious metals... . was big. Take the Japanese Nikkei stock index for instance. On May 23, right after the third passage of the Uranus-Pluto waxing square (May 20), the Nikkei was at a 5-year high, trading up to 15,942. By Friday, June 7 - just two weeks later - it was down to 12,548, a loss of over 21%! In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had topped out at 15,542 on May 22. Yes, the Nikkei was actually higher than the DJIA for the first time in many years. But by Thursday, June 6, the DJIA plummeted to 14,844 and everyone was getting a little panicky, as Neptune was turning retrograde. It closed the week at 15,248 and suddenly everyone became giddy. Never mind that the unemployment rate went up a notch to 7.6%. Despite that fact that more people were unemployed, 175,000 new people entered the work force. Or so it is reported for now. Last month's employment numbers - and the month before that too - were revised down. As Neptune turned stationary, and the Moon entered Gemini (on Friday), contradictions, misinterpretations, and revisions were all part of the plot of the drama that has no closure or end in sight.
But never fear : they will soon resume that game of "Kick that can down the road one more time". Yet with Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn, the "Day of Reckoning" with worldwide debt just gets closer and closer. At least Bernanke's discussion of the past two weeks has made the investors aware that the Fed is thinking about how to withdraw us from our spending addiction gradually and gracefully. But as Financial Astrologers, do you believe that will be possible with Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto soon to enter a T-square pattern (August 2013-May 2014) ? Uranus has never been known for its precision in timing. It is almost always too late or too early, too little or too much - and with Jupiter involved, probably too much.
Best Trades of the Past Week :
The best weekly trade last week was in the Euro-Yen currency, which advised : " Position traders may still buy on a drop to 126.50 +/- .50.. Aggressive traders may (also) continue with the idea to buy at 126.50 +/- .50, with a stop-loss on a close below 123 to start with". The weekly low was 126.11 and close was 129.01.
The best trade in the daily reports of last week was in the S&P index, which had been short from the of 1680 area on May 22. The daily report for Thursday, June 6, stated, " Aggressive traders are short with a stop-loss on a close above 1645. Traders were advised, 'You may cover 1/3 of these for profit at 1620 +/- .75 if offered.' That happened. You may now cover another 1/3 today .". The market opened at 1608.50 on Thursday, so 2/3 of shorts were covered for 60 points and 70+ points respectively on Wednesday and Thursday.
And concerning Friday's step drop in Silver ? This is what the daily report to subscribers stated every day this week, beginning on Monday, June 3: "My major concern now is that the second of three air-air combinations in the sun sign of Gemini unfolds Friday of this week, which has about a 30% correlation to very sharp declines. Friday is a "big range" day too. It didn't fall on the first air-air combo of last week (Wed-Thurs) ; in fact, it made a high then. If we can get through that time band without falling 'out of bed,' Silver will be OK and bullish". Silver and Gold both fell out of bed on Friday, and we will cover our outlook for both in this week's weekly report, as well as with stocks and other financial and commodity markets.
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 :
Our attention now shifts to the Saturn-Neptune waning trine, one of the most powerful and consistent correlations to the culmination of long-term stock market cycles, as reported in "The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing Volume 2 : Geocosmic Correlations to Investment Cycles". That will also be the subject for next weekend's webinar at the MMA Market Timing Academy. Due to the retrograde of Neptune last week, and the forthcoming end to Saturn's retrograde motion on July 8, these two planets will complete the last two (of three) passages of their waning trine on June 11 and July 19. Therefore, this entire period (June 11-July 19) will be highlighted by the principles of this aspect. Jupiter actually makes a grand trine to this duo on July 17. The grand trine is considered perhaps the most favorable or harmonious of all planetary configurations, and it falls right on the USA's natal Venus-Jupiter conjunction in early Cancer. To make a long story short, this is possibly the last chance to get it right, before the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square (bankruptcy or banking crisis aspect) takes over through next May. That too falls right on the sensitive Sun-Saturn square in the natal USA chart.
Even after May, the Uranus-Pluto square continues into March 2015. Saturn is in Scorpio through most of this time. Did I mention the "Time of Reckoning" is drawing closer and closer ?.
What is the crisis suggested by these transits ? And what can we do about it as individuals ? Well, the crisis will probably manifest in the realm of the political, governmental, banking, and/or economic arena. A lot can be done to avert the intensity of it by making the proper decisions now, as the cosmos approaches the grand trine of Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus in mid-July. The same holds true with each of us as individuals. Each one of us can make decisions now in terms of our business, work, relationships, and finances, leading up to mid-July. For instance, if you want to form a new business, then create it (incorporate it) before then. If you wish to borrow money to buy a house or business, or sell a house or business, plan on doing it now, because after mid-July, it all changes. That is the way I see it as a Financial Astrologer. And Financial Astrologers are those who are trained to read the writing on the walls of the heavens. Sometimes we get it right when no one else does.
One final note for those who are planning to move into a new home soon : on July 2-3, the Sun will be in Cancer, and the Moon (ruler of Cancer) will be exalted in Taurus. This is a very favorable time to actually move into that new location. The Moon and Cancer rule the home.
Longer Term Thoughts :
There will be no longer-term thoughts for the next three weeks due to the time required to prepare for Course 2 of MMA's Market Timing Academy (MMTA), taking place June 15-17.
To be continued (next week).
More of the research papers by students of MMTA from Course 1 (Cycles and Patterns in Financial Markets) will be posted on MMTA's website at www.merrimanmta.com, under "Student Research". The latest involve papers on the long-, intermediate-, and short-term cycles (and future projections) in Sugar. Yet to come are studies on Platinum, Soybeans and Corn. I think you will be as impressed as I am with the quality of work these students are performing already. .
The April 6-8 webinar and live presentation on Cycles and Chart Patterns in Financial Markets is now available. You may now pre-order the DVD or LMS upload of this extraordinary event here or there. If you wish to place your order directly, please call Amber Lundsten at 1-248-626-3034, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the DVD or the LMS is $3000. It includes the very valuable 130+-page workbook, which follows right along with the DVD and LMS programs.
If you are interested in a review of Course 1 of MMTA that took place April 6-8, please visit here. Or go to the www.mmacycles.com website and scroll down the first page. Henry Canciglia has an extensive background in the U.S. political and intelligence community. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Henry is one of the 15 apprentices for the two-year MMTA course.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, or 1-(303) 545-5837. For those looking for a professional trader of commodity and futures contract might consider Ted Lee Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.