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The best market timing for Silver

August 26- 2013
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

(Man Mohanna )

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The Market Week in Review :

Stock markets around the world were down much of last week, but then many rallied on Thursday-Friday. For the USA, the decline lasted nearly 3 weeks, from the all-time high of August 2, just three trading days before Jupiter made its opposition to Pluto, until the low of August 21, just one day after Jupiter formed its waxing square to Uranus. During that time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell from an all-time high of 15,658 to a low of 14,880. However, it closed the week back above 15,000.

As discussed in the previous columns, we are right in the midst of the first passage of the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square, a powerful geocosmic configuration that last occurred during the Great Depression. This is a classical bankruptcy signature (for the world), and indeed many regions of the world are now going into even greater debt than previously thought. Wednesday's (August 21, 2013) Financial Times had a major article titled "Spectre of 1990's Crisis Looms Large as Debt Grows". by Josh Noble. In this report, Noble quotes Kevin Lee, chief regional economist at Daiwa Securities, "All this QE money has led to a massive credit inflation bubble in Asia... The crime has been committed, we just have to deal with the aftermath. During this process there will be a lot of damage... Households will need to sell their assets. There will be a lot of wealth destruction". This is precisely what the dynamics of Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto in a Cardinal T-square symbolize, just as it did in the 1930's. In this case, the worldwide damage to wealth begins in Asia. However, it could soon spread to other regions and other markets aside from Asian real estate. This week's Gallop poll, for instance, issued an eye-opening statistic : "Widely followed pollster Gallup puts the nation's unemployment rate at an ugly 8.6 percent in August, a startling jump from the 7.8 percent the organization recorded for July. When counting the underemployed, the rate zooms to 17.7 percent, off its 2013 high of 18.2 percent". Wow!

Pursuant to this awareness was also a speech by Germany's Finance minister last week that Greece will indeed need another bailout. This came somewhat as a surprise (but everyone thought it), because it wasn't that long ago that German leaders stated emphatically that the last bailout would be... the last bailout. It turns out that there will indeed be another bailout necessary, lest Greece goes bankrupt - again. Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto in T-square raises its head.

And with all this suddenly changing geocosmic dynamics, from the Grand Trine of July to the Grand Square of this week, Gold and Silver continued their upward surge. Gold is now testing 1400 and Silver is above 2400. Less than two months ago, Gold was below 1180 and Silver was testing 1800. Their long-term cycle lows were right on time, as reported in our recent MMA Cycles' reports.

Best Trades of the Past Week :

The best trade in the weekly report was in the DJIA, which offered two good trades as it covered short positions, stating, "Aggressive traders are short with a stop-loss on a close above 15,400. Cover 1/3 on a drop below 15,020, and cover another 1/3 if prices drop into weekly support (14,856-14,923). Then on a close back above weekly support, cover all shorts and go long with a stop-loss on a close below 14,640". The low of the week was 14,880 on Wednesday, August 21, right in the middle of our weekly support zone, so we are now long from near the low of the week after exiting shorts for decent profits. This may be a very short-term position.

The best trade in the daily report was in T-Notes, given for Friday, Aug 23, which stated, " Aggressive traders ... could buy daily support (124/00-124/01) with a stop-loss on a close below 123/26". The low on Friday was exactly 124/00 and it closed at 124/27.5. Great profits were taken on several (but not all) positions in Gold and Silver again (as well as GLD and SLV), and new positions will be taken shortly.

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 force of the current Jupiter-Pluto-Uranus T-square is still being activated as we start next week. Venus will now enter early Libra, thus making it a grand square, August 24-27. There also happens to be another Grand Sextile unfolding August 26, making this another very rare and bizarre planetary pattern in the heavens. After Monday, August 26, it's back to the cosmic reality of the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square, which will dominate the collective psychology and affairs of the world through next April, and probably beyond.

Mars enters Leo on Tuesday, August 27, lasting through October 15. This combines the Martian principles of impatience, aggressiveness/assertiveness, and confrontation, with the pride and egoism of Leo. Yes, Leo can also be very creative and attractive, and it would be great if that were the dominant expressions this time around. But since it takes place within the Cardinal T-square involving Jupiter with Uranus and Pluto, I am more concerned about the potential of the negative expressions of Mars in Leo, and what consequences that may lead to in terms of world affairs and decisions by world leaders. Chest thumping and denial of any responsibility for things gone wrong will only exasperate discord. This will be a time that requires humility, holding back on the urge to falsely blame others (it's the Sun in opposition to Neptune, too), and willingness to work together as part of a team, for matters can spiral out of control very quickly otherwise. In other words, we may hear a lot of rhetoric revolving around the theme, "I'm OK and you are not OK". That just won't make things better, since the speaker is really also "not OK".

Longer Term Thoughts :

"Two (Israeli Central Bank) nominees publically withdrew amid gossip about shoplifting in Hong Kong (and) whispers about astrologists... Two days later, Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Lapid nominated Leonardo Leiderman, a Tel Aviv University professor and top economist at Bank Hapoalim Ltd. But within days, Mr. Leiderman backed out without explanation. A columnist for the Maariv daily newspaper wrote that Mr. Leiderman had a 'penchant' for 'consulting with astrologists and other mystics'". Wall Street Journal, "Wanted : Israel Bank Chief, Preferably Scandal Free". August 17, 2013.

"A new study finds that sexually active people make more money. And if you do it more than four times a week, you earn even more, the study shows. 'There is a monotonic relationship between the frequency of sexual activity and wage returns,' Nick Drydakis, a senior economics lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University in England wrote in a paper for the International Journal of Manpower... Conversely, a sexless marriage appears to be detrimental to a person's earning power. 'Married men having no sex receive lower wages by 1.3 percent,' Drydakis wrote, calling the amount "statistically significant." Martha White, NBC News, "Earn More Money When You Have More Sex". August 19, 2013.

There is a connection between these two articles, but I will let you, dear reader, figure it out. It has to do with people in societies around the world who have nothing better to do than equate consulting an astrologer for insight as a scandal. akin to shoplifting. From personal experience, I can assure you (as can millions of other professional people) that consulting a highly trained and certified astrologer for insight into a situation or future course of action is a lot more desirable than taking the advice of someone who thinks astrology is a scandal or analogous to shoplifting. Nothing could be further from reality, as those who understand astrology and the value it can provide to society, know. The days of astrology as entertainment and a parlor game have long passed, much like the idea that women and minority groups are not qualified or knowledgeable enough to vote, or even dress as they wish.

But let's relate this to modern time and current planetary aspects. Uranus is making a 3-year square to Pluto. It is the first quarter phase of the 112-142-year Uranus-Pluto cycle, which in this case, started with the conjunction in 1965-1967. The nature of Uranus is to liberate, to break free or rebel, from obsolete and old-fashion norms. One of the areas of life that Pluto has an association with is sex, as it is the ruler of Scorpio, the sign of sex and regeneration. It also rules debt, which is the subject of Pluto usually discussed in this column. However, since I have Venus and Jupiter together in Scorpio, I know the value of discussing sex whenever I get the chance in this column. Readers will read when the subject involves sex, probably more than when the subject is money. When you can combine the two together, it's a bonanza for a columnist.

But I digress - which is one of the downfalls of Venus in Scorpio. We always digress too willingly. The point I am trying to make is that the mid-1960's was a sexually liberating period in Western history. It was also a liberating time for women's rights, civil rights, and Modern-day Astrology. Now we are at the quarter-phase of that cycle, and the themes of 1965-1967 are returning - a similar quest for personal and collective liberation from archaic attitudes that repress the pursuit of happiness and/or freedom.

The idea that consulting an astrologer should be reason to reject someone being considered for a position of responsibility is . shortsighted, ignorant, archaic, and discriminatory. This is especially true when consulting a well-trained and certified professional astrologer. Instead, that person seeking astrological insight should be elevated, for obviously (s)he understands the unique value this practice can provide. Now granted, we are not suggesting that one should consult an astrologer and follow that advice blindly. That could be irresponsible and disastrous. However, using astrological insight as one of several factors in decision-making is not a bad thing. It can be of value, even great value, as many people in positions of responsibility and power throughout history would be willing testify if it weren't for articles like the one above that continually purports this unsubstantiated opinion that astrology is akin to .shoplifting. Maybe such obsolete attitudes and 'spiessig' behavior (German word for "uncool".) could be transcended if there was a little more love and sex in life, especially for those who are in a position to shape public opinion. Maybe the world needs a little more Venus to counteract this Pluto in Capricorn, square Uranus in Aries. After all, doesn't Venus rule love and money ? And isn't she in a grand square involving Uranus and Pluto this week ?.

"Listen, millionaires don't use Astrology. Billionaires do". J.P. Morgan, famous banker, from the San Jose Mercury News (CA), May 3, 1988.

To be continued (next week). 

Announcements :

             MMA is also pleased to announce that the pre-orders for Forecast 2014 Book will begin now. A special $45.00 rate (plus postage) is now available to those who order next year's book prior to October 31, 2013. You may also qualify for a 10% discount on any yearly MMA subscription reports (MMA Cycles Report - monthly, MMA Weekly Financial Markets reports, or MMA Daily reports) if ordering the Forecast 2014 Book as well. The rate after October 31 will be $55.00 plus postage. The Forecast 2014 Book will cover the second Cardinal Climax period, which is in effect now and will peak in April 2014. It will discuss the world and national outlook for the economy and politics, the collective psychology, "hot" times during the year to watch, as well as our long-term and yearly outlook for U.S. stock indices, Gold, Silver, Treasuries and interest rates, Currencies, Crude Oil, weather, and Grain markets. The book will be printed and delivered on or before December 15. It is available is paper edition or e-book format. For a review of last year's forecasts, and/or more information on ordering Forecast 2014, please go to

             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.
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 :

             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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