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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
August 19- 2013
Raymond A. Merriman©
Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.
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The Market Week in Review :
The T-square of Jupiter's transit to Pluto and Uranus is underway, and world equity markets are not as euphoric as they usually are when Jupiter visits. When Jupiter transits are not euphoric, they start to border on hysteria and panic, which can lead to very sharp declines in financial markets and rallies in precious metals. That is what happened for much of last week, as many world stock indices have fallen rather sharply from the secondary highs around August 7, when Jupiter made its first opposition to Pluto. At the time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was above 15,550, near its all-time high of August 2. This past week the DJIA was below 15,100. On August 7 (the Jupiter-Pluto opposition date), Gold was down to 1271. On Friday, August 16 (just one week later), Gold is testing 1380. Something is going on, and this is not Jupiter's normal buoyant and inflationary self, except to traders of precious metals.
Several world stock markets followed the same course as the DJIA. In Europe, the AEX of Netherlands soared to a new multi-year high on August 15 at 380.15. However, no other European index that we track did the same. All started selling off as the week ended, for a case of intermarket bearish divergence. All the other European indices made new multi-year (and even all-time) highs on May 20-22, under the third (of seven) passage of the Uranus-Pluto square.
In Asia and the Pacific Rim, it was a little different story. Instead of making new highs, the stock markets of India are testing their lows for 2013 as last week ended. Other Asian and Pacific Rim markets rallied, but they are well below their lows of May and even before.
Thus, as we look around the world, we see that many equity markets topped out May 20-22, 2013, as expected from many sources related to Financial Astrology (Jupiter in 14-24 Gemini, Uranus square Pluto, Mars in 22-27 Gemini). However, only the U.S. indices and the Netherlands AEX soared to new highs in August, and now they too are starting to sell-off. And this sell-off is starting as Jupiter forms its first of three T-squares to Pluto and Uranus, August 7-21. Typically, this is not a positive sign for world equity markets, for when they start to fall under long Jupiter transits like this, they can build up momentum for the new direction. As stated before, Jupiter in a T-square to Uranus and Pluto is a classical bankruptcy aspect. If not contained, it can lead to hysteria, panic and large losses. Be careful.
Best Trades of the Past Week :
The best trade in the weekly report was in September NASDAQ (NCU), which stated, "Aggressive traders were long from the prior week's low around 3090, with a stop-loss on a close below 3070 and advised to : ".. now cover and sell short at 3130-3140 with a stop-loss on a close above 3177". The high of the week was 3147.50 and it closed at 3070, near the weekly lows. Some subscribers might say our long metals' trade of the past two weeks was the best, but that was two weeks ago (we didn't report this last week since there was no column, due to the MMTA Course 3, which was an excellent experience again. great students and apprentices..., see their work posted at : (www.merrimanmta.com).
The best trade in the daily report was in Gold. Tuesday's daily report (August 13) for Gold advised, "Aggressive traders are flat and may buy into the new bullish crossover zone ( 1319-1321) if offered, with a stop-loss on a close below 1290". The low was 1317.80 that day. By Friday, it was well above 1370. Traders also bought GLD that day near the low.
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 :
The next two weeks is a highly charged geocosmic time band. It starts with Jupiter square Uranus on Wednesday, August 21. Jupiter-Uranus aspects are the most significant of the geocosmic aspects, as we discussed in last week's MMTA Course 3. The reversal for a primary cycle trough or crest historically happens within 12 trading days, often much less. At this point, it may have correlated with the double top of August 8, or it may be a half or full primary cycle that is unfolding now, or both. We will keep subscribers up to date via our weekly and daily reports, as well as this month's MMA Cycles Report, which will come out Monday night.
This period is also important because Venus is now entering Libra, its home sign, August 19-September 13. One would expect a healthy equity rally to take effect during this period. We might also expect precious metals to make a pullback during this same time frame, as reported in Forecast 2013.
Longer Term Thoughts :
"The boom in corn prices that has helped propel the U.S. farming economy is fading amid expectations for a record high harvest". Wall Street Journal, "What's News. Business and Finance", front page, August 12, 2013.
" Jupiter will make a grand trine with Neptune and Saturn in water signs through the summer of 2013, which is expected to produce ideal growing conditions. Expect a great growing season for most grains, especially in June and July... Look for all grains to top out before May 1, 2013. Corn and Soybeans may have already topped out in August-September 2012. Look for all grains to decline into an intermediate-term cycle trough during the growing season of 2013, perhaps lasting into early 2014, before another deluge of difficult growing conditions arise in 2014 to drive all grain prices higher. Overall, weather and temperatures appear to be ideal for growing conditions in the spring and summer of 2013, and thus I expect a bumper crop. Farmers are advised to hedge, and lock in high prices for the 2013 harvest". Raymond Merriman, "Forecast 2013", written in November 2012, copyright December 2012, Seek-It Publications.
Sometimes it is very interesting how astrology and astrologers work out so well. Especially when it gives you the news in nearly the same spirit as it was forecasted - only 8-9 months earlier. There is value in this when accurate, which has been the case for grains and farmers for the past three consecutive years.
As we now proceed through this remarkable summer of geocosmic planetary patterns, we can look back and see how things have progressed, or stalled, or reversed.
First, look to the Middle East and see that Egypt is again going back to the roots of Arab Spring, which was in the first part of the 2008-2015 Cardinal Climax. With Jupiter now advancing from the conjunction of Uranus in 2010-2011, when both formed the first cardinal T-square with Saturn and Pluto, we now come to the waxing square of Jupiter to Uranus (90° forward, or a quarter phase of the Jupiter-Uranus 14-year cycle). Here we are, at the first quarter phase cycle of Jupiter and Uranus following that 2010-2011 conjunction phase, which started the entire planetary cycle of Jupiter and Uranus.
It is also remarkable that Jupiter is now in opposition to Pluto, August 7, 2013 through April 2014. That's the halfway point of the Jupiter-Pluto cycle, which started with its conjunction in December 2007. You may remember that was when the great recession officially was in force.
So we see that two important cycles of Jupiter to Pluto and Jupiter to Uranus are converging at the same time, between August 2013 and April 2014. And they relate very close in time to the beginning years of the Cardinal Climax. Briefly considered, that means the themes of late 2007 and also mid 2010- mid-2011, are returning, together this time. The month of August is very significant because
1) Jupiter is in T-square to Uranus and Pluto, and
2) Venus will make it a grand square by the end of August (August 24-27).
The Grand Trine is gone, the Grand Square is here... starting with Venus (this month) and ending with Mars on April 21-22, 2014. That's when it stands at 13 Libra, with Jupiter at 13 Cancer, Uranus at 13 Aries, and Pluto at 13 Capricorn.
Oh, and just in case anyone forgot, the USA Sun is around 13 Cancer, and its Saturn around 14 Libra. Astrologers know what that means, even if they are not certain as to how it will manifest in specifics. They certainly have interesting insights.
What a dramatic comic shift from the Grand Hexagon, Grand Sextile, Star of David and Grand Trine of Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune in July 2013 to this, the Grand Square and the next edition of the 7 Years of Tribulation, 2008-2015! It's like Corn and Soybean prices. It's like the weather and the atmosphere. It's a time worth paying close attention to for many reasons, not the least of which are cosmic and geocosmic alignments taking place. I don't know the last time these combinations all came together in such a short span of time. It's new to all of us, unless we can remember that far back in time.
To be continued (next week).
Course 3 of MMA's Market Timing Academy took 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 defined 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 discussed the historical correlation of Mars in Scorpio and heliocentric Mercury on Sagittarius to sharp swings in gold and silver, and how to trade them.
The DVD and LMS of this course will be available around mid-September. This is a course you will not want to miss! The cost is $2750 for each.
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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 will come out this week, Monday and Tuesday, via posting on our web site, or attachment via direct emails, for subscribers.
- 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 :
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.