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The best market timing for Silver

July 29 - 2013
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

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The Market Week in Review :

Equity markets around the world were relatively quiet last week, which is probably baffling to most Financial Astrologers given the intensity of planetary positions currently in force. In the USA, for example, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had a range of less than 200 points for the second consecutive week. That hasn't happened since last March. Astrologically that may be due to the station of Mercury, which went direct last weekend (July 20). I have observed that Mercury turning retrograde tends to be considerably more volatile than the stationary direct time. But even so, when hard aspects from Uranus are nearby, financial markets tend to be volatile. Not this time, it seems, so far. We still have another week to go with Uranus highlighted, as it will be squared by transiting Mars on July 31. Those two together usually (maybe 75% of the time) produce wild price swings in many financial markets.

Once again, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P futures made new all-time highs last week, at 15,604 and 1695.50 respectively. And once again no other major world equity markets followed their lead. The highs of May 20-23, under the third passage of the Uranus-Pluto square, still holds in most of the world. In fact, even the NASDAQ Composite fell short of its prior week's high and therefore intermarket bearish divergence still persists in world stock indices. It makes one wonder if Ben Bernanke and Federal Reserve Board's continued accommodative monetary policies can hold this market up. And what happens when his term ends early next year, as President Obama has made it clear that he won't serve another term ? Markets typically don't like these kind of changes.

In other markets, Gold and Silver enjoyed positive upswings, and the idea of a new bull market is gaining popularity. Last week Gold tested 1350. About a month ago it was down to 1179. We will have something to say about this in the MMA weekly subscription report. The next 1-3 weeks are expected to be critical to the longer-term trend direction for both Gold and Silver. For that matter, it will probably be critical also for the Euro currency against the U.S. Dollar.

One commodity sector that deserves special mention now is grains. Corn has been especially interesting. In the Forecast 2013 Book (written in November 2012), the case was made that the 2013 growing season would be very conductive for a fine harvest and thus lower prices, based on the grand trine of Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune in water signs. That rare configuration was concluded last week, July 17-19. Just two weeks ago, on July 12, the nearby Corn contract went off the board at $8.00/bushel. On Friday, July 26, the nearby Corn contract was down to $4.90/bu. Analysts are now projecting a bumper crop. It is nice to see these possibilities 8 months before they happen. Our agricultural clients are very happy.

Best Trades of the Past Week :

The best trade in the weekly report was in T-Notes, which advised, "Position traders are flat and may buy in weekly support (126/05-126/11) with a stop-loss on a close below 125/05. Aggressive traders are also flat and may follow the same strategy as position traders". The low of the week was 126/03 (Thursday, July 25) and it closed at 126/22.

The best trade in the daily report was in Gold again. Tuesday's daily report (July 23) for Gold advised, "Aggressive traders are flat and may sell short at 1350 +/- 5, with a stop-loss on a close above 1357". The high that day was 1348.70. Thursday's daily report (July 25) advised Gold traders, "Now let's cover (shorts) and return long again at 1305-1315 with a stop-loss on a close below 1300". The low that day was 1308.40 and the close for the week was 1333.40. Some readers were disappointed that we exited for healthy profits at 1290+ the prior week. It was too soon. But given that we made 30 points on the short and are up another 20 points on the rally, that 50 points. Had we stayed in, our paper profits would be less than that. And we are back in (bit that could change again early this week for aggressive traders). That's why they are listed as "aggressive trades".

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 :  

We are right in the middle of a powerful time band containing 15 important geocosmic signatures, from July 17 through August 7. The peak is now, as transiting Mars translates the Uranus-Pluto square July 27-31, creating what astrologers call a cardinal T-square. Normally this is a dangerous and explosive combination. It is a dangerous from a social point of view. It can incite violence due to either racial profiling or political/ideological differences. In terms of financial markets, there are oftentimes violent price reversals, such as we may see beginning in Japan's stock market as of the close last week.

However, many financial markets may be held in abeyance until Friday's payroll and unemployment reports in the USA (August 2), Given that the Moon is in the skittish and volatile sign of Gemini then, financial, markets may be in store for some fireworks.

Longer Term Thoughts :

In this corner, we have the double grand trine (Mars-Jupiter conjunct to Saturn and Neptune in water signs and then Moon, Venus and Pluto in earth signs). This is also known as the Grand Sextile, or the six-pointed Star of David. It holds the promise and the promise of "World Peace". Yes, that's right. New Middle East peace talks are set to resume, led by Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama.

In the other corner we have the T-square of the Mars-Jupiter conjunction in Cancer again, in opposition to Pluto in Capricorn and both square to Uranus in Aries. This is a return to "World-Wide Debt Explosion and World Bankruptcy". Yes, that's right too. Already we see Detroit going bankrupt, the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States. Never mind that President Obama, just a few short years ago, declared that we cannot let Detroit go bankrupt as he "saved" the auto industry from the greedy bond holders who had lent the auto companies money to keep it alive for so long before that rescue was commenced. Today there is no federal rescue of Detroit after all. But that's not what I want to talk about. Broken promises and hollow promises by politicians is nothing new to Detroit. It's a scrappy city and it will rebound purely on the basis of the good people who love it here and are committed to stay because they believe in the power of community, as opposed to local government that portrays itself as community. But that's not what I want to talk about either. Good gosh, you'd think the Moon was already in Gemini today with the way I ramble around to get to the point I want to make.

Here is the point. The grand trine is over. The summer of love is over. The sensible approach to wild debt escalation, which involves a combination of austerity and growth measures, is over. Countries (other than Germany) have agreed to give up on austerity measures completely as a way of returning to balanced economic policies, in favor of only "growing themselves" out of debt. Yes, that's right. The world will now focus on "growth!" Excuse me, but how is this any different than what led to the economic downfall of 2007-2009 ?.

It is not. Which is why one of the contenders for the heavyweight championship of the socio-political-economic world today is the debt-busting-defying trio of Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto. We, the world, are going to once again be convinced that we can spend ourselves out of debt and into prosperity. It is a fiscal policy that is sure to. win votes, but fail the people. On the surface, this all for the well-being of the middle class. But the results of such government pronouncements in the past, under these cardinal T-squares, has been just the opposite. For a review of what happened the last time Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto formed a cardinal T-square, just go back to its last instance: the early 1930's. Back then, we were going to spend ourselves out of debt and into prosperity by investing in the same government-led programs being pushed again today. It took a world war to being us out of that economic depression.

So this week we learn that Middle East peace talks with Israel and her neighbors will resume, We also learn that in the USA, Congress and the White House are headed to another showdown on the debt ceiling limit, due to arise in September. One side wants more austerity, and the other side wants only more spending. No one is backing down.

Last week I described the forthcoming period as "crazy". It's still crazy and it's going to get crazier. World Peace or World Bankruptcy? It's coming to a theatre near you. Very soon. It's titled "Grand Trine surrenders to Cardinal T-square". Or "The Elephant Meets the Ass". If only they could meet halfway. then we would have... oh, forget it. The Moon's not into Gemini until next week. To be resumed.

To be continued (next week). 

Announcements :

             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 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.

             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.
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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