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The best market timing for Silver

July 1 - 2013
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

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The Market Week in Review :

The USA celebrates Independence Day this week, on July 4. Therefore it will be a holiday week, and financial markets will be closed then. That means trading volume may be low. That, combined with Mercury retrograde, means that technical signals may be very unreliable this week. It will be a good week to take a vacation, which is exactly what I will be doing.

This past week was quite important on many levels, especially in the United States where the Supreme Court and Congress made some rather surprising decisions and announcements involving same sex marriages (allowable according to states) and the 1965 Voting Rights Act (they decided it was unconstitutional). The Senate, meanwhile, passed a bipartisan immigration bill, but the House announced that it will not bring it to a vote until the borders are first secured via verifiable accountability actions.

So this is what the grand trine of Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune are corresponding to. At the beginning of the year, it appeared it would be the "Grand Bargain" to reduce the USA debt and deficit problem. A couple months ago, it became apparent (to me) that wasn't going to happen. Then I thought it would be immigration reform. After all, Jupiter in Cancer trine Saturn and Neptune. that would fit. Now it looks like that will not get through the House due to the lack of wording that assures verifiable border security measures. Instead, the landmark decisions suggested by the Jupiter-Saturn trine are "Same Sex Marriage", left for states to decide, and the repeal of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It appears that in the end, only the Neptune in Pisces part of the grand trine triumphed. There are to be no barriers in race or gender discrimination at the polls or in the bedroom (everyone has equal rights - in some states - and everyone must prove they are who they claim to be when they go to vote in all states), although the repeal of the Voting Rights Act will surely be looked upon as racially discriminating by many Americans. Are we confused enough yet ?.

Speaking of which... the markets were and probably still are very confused too. You may remember a couple columns ago, as Neptune turned retrograde on June 6 and the financial community freaked out that the FED implied they would soon begin "tapering off" the quantitative easing programs ? Stocks and Bonds nosedived (so did precious metals). At the time, I commented that the investment community most likely misunderstood Bernanke and the FED. They weren't going to change anything. Now the front page of Friday's Wall Street Journal writes, "Fed officials added to the drumbeat of assurances that Bernanke's remarks last week about winding down bond buying were misunderstood". That helped stocks to rebound smartly after Monday's low, but it didn't help Gold and Silver which continued their steep decline, despite heliocentric Mercury in Sagittarius, until Friday. Still there are now a slew of synchronistic time and price overlaps coming up, which we described in a special report sent out on Friday morning to all MMA subscribers outlining where and when we expect this bottom in precious metals to occur, as broadly forecasted on our You Tube video taken from MMA's first MMTA course April 6-8, at . Now we can be more specific as to time and price.

Best Trades of the Past Week :

The weekly report got traders short in all of the stock indices and crude oil near the high of week at the end of the week, but it is too early to tell if they will become "best trades". They are "in the money" so far.

The best trades of the week in the daily reports were in Gold and T-Notes. Thursday's report advised Gold traders, " You may buy . at 1200 +/- 5, with a stop-loss on a close below 1180". It fell to 1176 on the overnight market, but never closed below 1200. It closed the week on Friday at 1234.50. On Tuesday, June 25, the daily MMA report advised T-Note traders: "Let's buy support (125/06-125/09) with a stop-loss on a close below 125/16. A primary cycle trough is due". The low was 125/00, and it never closed below 125/16. It closed the week at 126/18.

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 :  

Mercury retrograde began last week (June 26-July 20) and is already coinciding with its usual whip-saw pattern in many financial markets. As stated in last week's column, "During that time, both Uranus and Saturn will change directions too, on July 7 and 17 respectively. The grand trine of Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune July 17-19 is favorable and promising in regards to long-term decisions that may be made, such as the immigration bill (well, it is favorable in the minds of many people, but a big concern to others). However, with these other signatures present (especially Uranus-Pluto square and Uranus retrograde), it is also likely to be a very wild time for financial markets". It was wild last week. The Dow Jones, for example, fell to a low of 14,551 on June 24, which was nearly 1000 points off its all-time high of 15,542 on May 22, just two days after the Uranus-Pluto square of May 20, and two days before our May 24 three-star critical reversal date (we allow three trading days). But the decline in the DJIA was pale compared to others, like in Europe, Japan, and China, which fell even further percentage-wise. But then most of the indices reversed suddenly and sharply, with the DJIA up triple digits the next three days, before dropping triple digits on Friday. At the same time, Gold dropped to 1179 and Silver tested 1800 intraday Friday (overnight). But then they too sharply reversed Friday, right after we sent out our Special Alert on Gold early Friday morning before the U.S. markets opened. Gold rallied $55.00 off that low and Silver nearly 150 points. That is a lot in one day!.

This will be another important week for other geocosmic reasons too. The Sun will form a T-square to the Uranus-Pluto square on July 1 and 4, followed by Saturn changing directions on July 7. These are each powerful Level 1 reversal (or breakout) signatures for all financial markets. With Uranus involved, plus Mercury retrograde, no support or resistance level is safe. They can be easily penetrated, thus frustrating technical traders who depend on these levels to offer reliable points of entry, or for buy or sell signals if they break. With Mercury retrograde, they can be broken, and then reverse, and thus become "fake outs". This is a time for short-term traders, not intermediate-term position traders, who will likely find themselves stopped out frequently now.

Longer Term Thoughts :

Happy birthday USA ! But, exactly when is your birthdate ? Is it July 2, 1776, when you voted to become independent ? Or was it July 4, when George Washington received orders to start the Revolutionary War ?. As many of you know, I prefer the July 2 date, which gives the country's Moon in late Capricorn conjunct Pluto, and both in opposition to Mercury in Cancer, instead of mid-Aquarius. I think Mercury in opposition to Moon-Pluto more accurately describes what is going on during the past month regarding the government's intrusion into private communications of individual citizens, especially now, given that Pluto is currently transiting through Capricorn until 2024.

The difference is important because July 2 and July 4 will yield different solar return charts - the chart of the year, calculated on the one day every year that the Sun-Earth relationship is exactly the same as it was at the time of birth (founding of the nation). If we use July 2, the Moon is in Taurus, with Mercury retrograde in Cancer, which suggests back peddling on communications, particularly related to finances and banking.
On July 4, the Moon is in Gemini, ruled by Mercury, which is retrograde, and square to Neptune. In this case it represents back peddling on almost everything said. This should be an interesting year regarding communications for the president who is known as the "Great Communicator". But beyond that, the year either emphasizes finances and banks (July 2, Moon in Taurus), or newspapers, the media, and words that don't stand the test of verification (July 4, Moon in Gemini). There are apt to be a lot of misunderstandings and miscommunications, and it will be difficult for the public to know what to believe. This is an environment where rumors and false assumptions may be rampant. Leaks may be common, such as already witnessed in the case of Edward Snowden, regarding U.S. classified security information. In both charts, Venus squares Saturn and Uranus squares Pluto. But also in both charts, the grand trine is present between Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune. It's not all negative. But information and news is all questionable regarding its accuracy, as well as sincerity, motive, and authenticity of the person delivering the message.

To be continued (next week). 

Announcements :

             We also issued a Special Alert on Gold on Friday, June 28. If you are a subscriber to MMA Cycles Report, MMA Weekly Report, MMA Weekly Gold and Silver Report, or the MMA Daily Report and did not receive this special alert, let us know at once. If you wish a copy of this report, you may subscribe to any of those reports listed above (even trail subscriptions) and we will send it out to you by Monday. It contains the time band and price level for the long-term cycle low in Gold that we are expecting to arrive shortly.

             The next course (Course 3) of MMA's Market Timing Academy will take place August 10-12, 2013, at the Management Education Center (MEC) in Troy, Michigan. The title of this course is "Geocosmic Correlations to Trading Cycles. " It will define trading cycles - their length and patterns - and show which geocosmic signatures coincide with primary, half-primary, major, and shorter-term trading cycles in several financial markets, i.e. gold, silver, stock indices, currencies, grains. It will discuss the historical correlation of Mars in Scorpio and heliocentric Mercury on Sagittarius to sharp swings in gold and silver, and how to trade them. This is a course you will not want to miss! The cost is $2750 for non-MMTA students and Apprentices (slightly less if you are). For information and registration, please go to here or there, or call us at 1-248-626-3034.

             Course 2 of MMTA, titled".Geocosmic Correlations to Investment Cycles in Financial Market". has been completed!!! The raw footage of this course is now available, and the DVD will be available in six weeks. This course examined the correlation of Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, and the Moon's North Node to long-term trends and their cycle troughs and crests in many financial markets, including stock indices and precious metals, going back over 200 years. Special attention was be given to the Uranus-Pluto and Saturn-Neptune cycles in various financial and commodity markets, plus the transit of Jupiter through the signs of the zodiac and its correlation to long- and intermediate-term stock market and Silver cycles. The cost of this raw footage or DVD is $2750. For information and/or registration, please go to here or there, or call us at 1-248-626-3034.

             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 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 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.

             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 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 :

             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.

             January 17-18, 2014 : Zurich, Switzerland. Forecast 2014, sponsored by AstroData. For further information, please go to there, or contact ASTRODATA AG, Tel. 41 (0) 43 343 33 66, or email. This will be special, and a great opportunity to meet some very impressive market timers who will be present. Register now as seating is limited !.

             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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