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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
August 5 - 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 workshop and webinar on Course 3 of MMA's Market Timing Academy. The title of the three-day event is "Geocosmic Correlations to Trading Cycles in Financial Markets". It will focus on integrating cycles, technicals, and geocosmic studies to identify critical reversal dates for cycle tops and bottoms. The workshop will focus on the stock market, gold, silver, treasuries, soybeans, currencies, crude oil, and corn. You may still register for this event until Thursday evening, August 8, or email.
The Market Week in Review :
We started a new and wild geocosmic period last week. The craziness discussed in the past two columns is scheduled to escalate now as we leave the grand trine, the grand sextile, Star of David, hexagram, diamond, and all the other names assigned to the very rare and harmonious planetary configurations that transpired in July 2013. As we look back, we can see that equity markets around the world simply loved the past month. They were mostly very bullish, with some - like in the United States - registering new all-time highs. As we look forward, an entirely new and opposite set of geocosmic patterns are now emerging that will last through spring of 2014. The future is apt to be much more erratic for world equity markets, and we should get a good glimpse of what lies ahead in the next three weeks as Jupiter commences the first of its three T-squares involving Uranus and Pluto. It is another Cardinal Climax, the same type that brought us the start of Central Bank quantitative easing policies in the summer of 2010. We will be anxious to see what types of new monetary policies (and risks) this one will bring. The last one worked out much better than expected for world equity prices. Maybe this one will too. Maybe not.
Last week's stock market action saw new all-time highs in the United States and Netherlands. Several other world indices recorded positive gains, but most did not exceed their highs of May 20-23 when the third Uranus-Pluto waxing square took place, while Jupiter was in 22 degrees of Gemini, forming a grand trine to the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction, which trines Pluto, in the USA Stock Exchange chart (founded May 17, 1792). We expected a stock market high to form then and it did. We didn't expect those highs to be exceeded, but they have in the USA.
Some world stock markets actually saw their prices falling last week, such as in India, Switzerland, and South America. Europe was interesting. The AEX of Netherlands achieved its highest level since February 2011, whereas the SMI of Zurich fell to its lowest level in three weeks in a shortened trading week.
Gold and Silver were wild, even though the range did not seem significant on the surface. Gold was testing 1340 on Wednesday, July 31. By early Friday morning, it was down to 1283. But then after the disappointing payroll numbers came out Friday morning, it took off again, testing 1320. The pattern was similar in Silver, which traded down to 1918 early Friday then soared back up to 2026 after the employment reports. Crude Oil was even more wild, falling below 103 on Tuesday, July 30, and then above 108/barrel by Thursday.
But the bigger story in commodity markets was still the grains. The December Corn contract (new crop) fell to $4.64/bu, its lowest level since November 2010. The nearby July contract was up to $8.00 only three weeks ago. All those favorable planetary configurations created the ideal growing conditions as expected in July, per the Forecast 2013 book.
Yes, the wild days are coming back, as Uranus returns to the forefront. It will take center stage as the midpoint of the Jupiter-Pluto opposition in a potent cardinal T-square that will be in full force August 7-21.
Best Trades of the Past Week :
There were no new trades initiated in the weekly report. The only change was taking healthy profits on 1/3 of long Gold positions early in the week and on 1/3 of short Soybeans positions.
The best trades in the daily report were profits taken in the Euro currency above 1.3300 last week on three occasions.
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 mentioned in the introduction, we are now starting a very wild time band of new powerful geocosmic signatures. It is the onset of the second Cardinal T-square, following the one of mid-2010 through early 2011. This one involves Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto, but during the next 8 months, Venus, Mercury, Sun, and Mars will each enter Libra and create a grand square along the way.
That first leg of this new Cardinal Climax starts Wednesday, August 7. That is when the first of three Jupiter-Pluto oppositions occurs. On August 21, the first of three waxing squares between Jupiter and Uranus will take place. How wild will it be ? Well, with Uranus in Aries so prominent, it will be hard to predict. Nothing goes quite as expected when Uranus is highlighted, as witnessed last week when Mars squared Uranus (July 31). With Jupiter involved, whatever happens will be much larger than anyone is prepared for (except you). With Pluto involved, it may not be pretty. I am not talking only about financial markets and the trading climate. This signature extends well into the social and political fabric of life. Here is where liberties may either be hijacked by authoritarian world leaders, or the people take a stand to defend their rights and/or their nation's constitution. This is a time of massive groups organizing in protest. Think back to 2010 and 2011 (the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, and other movements throughout the world that disrupted normal governance). It's Deja vu all over again, only different players. Or maybe it is the same players with different complaints.
Thus last week (when Mars was in conjunction with Jupiter and formed a T-square with Uranus and Pluto), and the next two weeks (when Jupiter forms its first of three T-squares with Uranus and Pluto) are important to Financial and Mundane Astrologers. It will offer us a glimpse of the issues that trouble the masses, causes the collective to stir, to become restless, and demand change. If world leaders are truly open to having a conversation about these issues, great progress in understanding may emerge. If they are not, then the protests will mount and the outcome will be very unpredictable for many world leaders and their nations. As always, it is a choice. As always, I am the optimist in the end, as I believe the evolutionary future of humanity continues towards innovation and world peace, and not permanent destruction. But I also believe these challenges will not be easy, especially given that this aspect is also indicative of power grabs by authoritarian world leaders, and perhaps bankers too.
A few weeks ago I mentioned that I thought the world was on the brink of something major, something startling, perhaps involving currencies and world-wide debt. Well, here we are, and that dynamic is in force for the next 8 months. Jupiter is in opposition to Pluto this week (happens every 13-14 years). It is the peak of the cycle that began at the conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto in December 2007. You may remember that as the top of the stock market in October 2007, and the start of a crash and world-wide recession as a result of the sub-prime banking crisis, which in turn led to the current state of near-zero interest rates and quantitative easing policies by central bankers, notably the Federal Reserve Board. Those policies saved the world from financial collapse at the time (well, it saved the banks), but devastated the savers of the world. The cycle that started then is peaking in the next 8 months, starting this week. But the next two weeks will offer a strong clue as to what we are in for. It is not likely to be an easy trading or investment environment.
I suggest that if you want to maintain your sanity, take off the next two weeks and come study Course 3 with MMTA. Couldn't resist the plug. Have a great week!.
Longer Term Thoughts :
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).
You may attend live at the Michigan Education Center (MEC) in Troy, Michigan, or as a webinar participant in the comfort of your own home via computer. All you need is a speaker and internet access. The raw footage of the event will be available the following for weeks to those who enroll. All participants of this course will receive a 100+-page workbook AND the 2013 MMA Geocosmic Calendar Graph (retails for $125.00).
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or 1-(303) 545-5837. For those looking for a professional trader of commodity and futures contract might consider Ted Lee Fisher at email@example.com. 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.