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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
July 15 - 2013
Raymond A. Merriman©
Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.
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The Market Week in Review :
The big news last week was exactly what we described in this column. That is, last week's column stated, "If you listen to the TV market commentators, they will tell you that this means the FED will end or taper off on its quantitative easing programs by September or October. Obviously, (to them) this means that rates will go up, and who wants to own a non-interest bearing investment vehicle like Gold and Silver when rates are going up ? But think about it... Once Mercury retrograde wears off, investor sentiment may dramatically change on this issue - especially if (or when) Bernanke reaffirms he is not changing his accommodative stance. He may modestly reduce the FED's monthly treasury purchases temporarily, but he is not likely to end it altogether at this time, or any time before his term ends. And he is not going to end zero or near-zero short-term rates either. If rates rise, he knows stocks will fall. He is not going out as the FED chair whose policies led to a stock market crash, even though the truth would be that it wasn't FED policies that tanked the stock market, but government fiscal policies that did the trick.... One more note : Mars enters Cancer on July 13. This is pertinent to the Federal Reserve Board chart (born December 23, 2013). Don't be surprised to hear some unexpected news from the FED. Oftentimes it reverses the trend in Treasuries".
On Wednesday, July 10, after the markets closed, Bernanke did indeed re-affirm the FED's easy money policy, back peddling from comments made two weeks ago that investors mistakenly interpreted as a signal that he would end quantitative easing altogether and allow rates to rise. But now - still under Mercury retrograde -he made it very clear (a Mercury retrograde oxymoron, to be sure) that short-term rates will not rise and quantitative easing activity will not end altogether, even if unemployment drops to 6.5%. Immediately after his comments on Wednesday evening, stocks, treasury, and precious metals' markets soared around the world. Treasuries reversed their sharp down trend of the previous four weeks, based upon this "unexpected news from the FED", which was announced less than three days before Mars changes signs and enters Cancer.
Best Trades of the Past Week :
Once again, the weekly report did not enter any new trades (Mercury is retrograde), but it did take profits on two currencies. On the Dollar-Yen weekly, aggressive traders were advised, "Let's cover all (long) positions now for profit, and then wait and see how this Mercury retrograde plays out. We will probably buy back on a corrective decline the following week". Euro-Yen aggressive traders were also long and advised, "Let's take profits now, say 130.00 +/- .25 if possible, and stand aside". The open in the Dollar-Yen was 101.17, the high was 101.55, and by the end of the week, it had tested 98.00. The high in the Euro-Yen was 130.55. By Friday, it was well below 130.
There were no new trades initiated in the daily reports either. However, healthy profits were taken late in the week on 1/3 of recent longs taken in Gold, GLD, and SLV at the end of the prior week (July 5), as described in last week's report.
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 :
As discussed last week, Mars enters Cancer on Saturday, July 13. This is pertinent to the Federal Reserve Board chart (born December 23, 1913). With Mercury retrograde, there are bound to be more 'clarifications' as to what the FED really means this week, especially on July 19 when the Humphrey-Hawkins testimony takes place. This is the semi-annual Bernanke appearance before Senate/House Banking Committee.
This week will also witness the very rare and powerful Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune grand trine, July 17-19. This was discussed in great detail in prior columns, as well over the course of several pages in the Forecast 2013 book. Of interest to Financial Astrologers may be the fact that Jupiter and Neptune have rulership over Crude Oil, which is currently rising to its highest level in two years. We will also cover this topic in the next section under Longer-Term Thoughts.
Longer Term Thoughts :
There are two major geocosmic configurations going on now that merit attention. The first is the Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune grand trine, taking place this week, July 17-19. The last time this pattern unfolded was in February 1967. Prior to that, it unfolded in January 1929.
The second important geocosmic configuration starting to unfold now is the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square, which will be in orb July 2013 through May 2014. The last time Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto were in hard aspect to one another was 1931-1934. You might begin to see the picture here that has many Financial Astrologers very concerned.
Now, let's review a couple of news stories this past week that speak to these rare and unusual configurations. For the grand trine of Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto, we note the following good news item :
"The U.S. government posted a budget surplus in June, the latest sign of rapidly improving public finances that could reduce the urgency in Congress to strike a deal to raise the nation's limit on borrowing. Rising tax revenues, public spending cuts and big payments to the Treasury from state-backed mortgage firms helped the government take in $117 billion more last month than it paid out, the U.S. Treasury said on Thursday. June's surplus was the largest for that month on record". CNBC, from Reuters news service, July 14, 2013, " Surprise! Huge US Budget Surplus Shatters Record".
This was almost exactly the forecast made for this configuration in the Forecast 2013 Book, written in November 2012, when everyone was more concerned about an economic crash to be caused by the impending "Fiscal Cliff" at the time. However, Jupiter in this grand trine falls right on the natal USA Venus-Jupiter conjunction in early Cancer, which is a sign of great wealth and income appreciation, and hence the call that this would coincide with record tax revenues for the USA.
And now the news pertaining to the symbolism of the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square :
"You can only conclude that highly accommodative monetary policy for the foreseeable future is what's needed in the U.S. economy", he (Bernanke) said Wednesday.. citing the high unemployment rate, low inflation, and "quite restrictive" fiscal policy. Wall Street Journal, July 11, 2013, "Fed Affirms Easy Money Tilt".
Once again, Bernanke gently but clearly lets everyone know that the Fiscal policy of the U.S. government is a real drag on the economy. He is running out of tools to continue the great bull market run. For those who are still unclear, the current bull market in stocks around the world has nothing to do with the USA government's economic and fiscal policies. It has everything to do with Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve Board's accommodative monetary policies to counteract the fiscal drag of USA government policies. Unfortunately, everyone (or so it seems) in banking and government have become addicted to the Fed's accommodative policies to the point that they refuse to deal with "the problem". They can't stand the thought of withdrawing from the fix or addressing the source of the problem. It throws world markets into convulsions when the drug is threatened to stop.
The hard aspects between Jupiter to either Uranus or Pluto are classical bankruptcy signatures. In this case, the world has not one, but two of these present at the same time. It is a time when leaders are tempted to spend far more than they bring in. Yes, they are making more money than ever via taxes. But the problem is that they still spend more than they bring in, and hence the result is greater debt.
Why is this so dangerous for the USA based on Financial Astrology ? Because the USA has its natal Sun (President) and Saturn (government) at 13-14 degrees of Cancer-Libra. That just happens to be where the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square will be transiting in hard aspect to over the next year.
For the USA, there are many lines in the sand being drawn - and even crossed - now, and many deadlines for action that are fast approaching in a multitude of areas. Something big is about to take place (that's Jupiter) that will affect the future of its national character, and hence its destiny.
To be continued (next week).
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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 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.