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The best market timing for Silver

September 09- 2013
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

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The Market Week in Review :

In the holiday shortened week (in the USA), stock and crude oil markets rallied and precious metals fell after Friday's USA Payroll reports came out. Then chaos broke out after the reports were released. Only 169,000 new jobs were created, when 200,000 were expected. Not only that, but the new jobs in June and July were revised down significantly. Here is how CNBC reported it : "July's number got knocked down to 172,000 from 188,000, and June's tumbled all the way from 162,000 to 104,000... The labor force participation rate slumped to 63.2 percent, its worst reading in 35 years". On this note, stocks sold off sharply and both precious metals and crude oil rallied. It suddenly becomes questionable if the Federal Reserve Board will taper their monthly quantitative easing purchases, as universally expected.

The economy is not showing the kind of strength it was in May when Chairman Bernanke hinted the FRB might wind down its monthly Treasury purchases. But then again, wasn't this to be expected via the study of Financial Astrology ? At least it was expected here. We abruptly left the era of the grand water trine of Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune in July, and immediately shifted into the cardinal T-square of Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto a few weeks later in August, which will last through spring of 2014. It is like going from summer to winter, day to night. Or, in monetary lingo, it's like going from optimism and prosperity to anxiety and the threat of bankruptcy.

Yet in spite of the new economic and monetary policy worries, investors came right back into the stock market after the initial sell off. By the end of the week, most of the world equity markets were reaching their highest levels since the recent cycle low on August 28. Gold and Silver's decline ended (at least temporarily) on Friday morning and started back up after the payroll reports. During the prior week, Gold fell from a high of 1434 on August 28 to a low of 1358 on the morning of September 6. Silver fell from 2512 on August 28 to a low of 2300 on September 5. Crude Oil was all over the place as President Obama flip flopped back and forth from wanting to intervene in Syria, to deciding he would rather have the support of the U.S. Congress first, to the idea that it was the world (and not him), who drew the "line in the sand", regarding a response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons. Was that really our collective "line in the sand" ?. In any event, Crude Oil fell hard to a low of 104.21 early last week, from a high of over 112 the week before when it was announced that his "line in the sand" was breeched, and then back up to over 110 on Friday when it became clear that it was "our line in the sand" that was breached. He's just carrying out the will of the world... well, the will of all the world except Russian Prime Minister Putin, who vowed to support Syria's Assad no matter what the rest of the world does. It is all so typical of Mars in Leo square Saturn in Scorpio, the test to see who has the highest testosterone count. Perhaps they are just having trouble accepting the reality that the one world leader that most people on the planet really trust is a woman : Angela Merkel.

Best Trades of the Past Week :

The best trade of the week in the weekly subscription report was in Gold, which advised, "Position traders are long after covering 1/3 for healthy profits earlier, with a stop-loss now on a close below xxxx. For now, look to buy that 1/3 position back on a drop to 1340-1375". The low of the week was 1358.60 and it closed over 1390.

The best trade in the daily report was also in Gold, given for Monday-Tuesday, September 2-3, which stated, "Aggressive traders are short with a stop-loss on a close above 1430 or 1420, depending on your risk allowance (we use the higher). You may cover at 1375 +/- 5 and go long with a stop-loss on a close below 1340". The low that day was 1373.60. It went lower, to 1358.60 early Friday, but closed the week over 1390.

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 :  

Monday, September 9, starts a 24-day period in which nine important geocosmic signatures will unfold. The first aspect to take place will be Mars in Leo, square Saturn in Scorpio, on September 9. This aspect is usually not that much fun. In fact, it is far too serious in most cases. It can be downright depressive, repressive, and suppressive. You need to cancel all of your appointments that day, avoid situations that can result in injury or disputes, and catch up on the work you now find overwhelms you because you procrastinated in completing it for far too long. This is "catch up" time. It is not the time to advance some new and brilliant thought. No one cares. No one has sympathy for you, now that you waited so long - too long, in their view, for now they are critical of you - to do that which was necessary to have done long ago. Still, it is a Saturn aspect, and our rule is that any market declining into a Saturn aspect (+/- 1 day) is a candidate to buy.

On Wednesday, September 11, Venus will leave the favorable confines of Libra (its home sign) and move into Scorpio, its detriment sign. That is supposed to also signify a shift from a favorable to an unfavorable climate, but having been born with Venus in Scorpio, I can tell you that I think the ancients had it all wrong. I like having Venus in Scorpio (but then, what Capricorn Sun would not ?). Nevertheless, the subjects of credit and debt come front and center again, when Venus (money and credit) is in Scorpio (debt), September 11-October 7.

Next Saturday, September 14 finds Mars trine Uranus and Venus trine Neptune. Trines are generally considered favorable in the study of astrology, so maybe equities (Venus) can continue their rally into this time, +/- 3 trading days. Let's hope so, because the following week finds Venus conjunct Saturn, and Pluto going stationary direct. That becomes a little more serious, highlighting those aforementioned "detrimental" qualities of Venus in Scorpio (Pluto rules Scorpio).

Longer Term Thoughts :

"Ambition robs you of your childhood". John Irving

We start the new week with a Mars-Saturn square, from Leo to Scorpio. Mars-Saturn hard aspects are more than just a little stubborn when in fixed signs like Leo and Scorpio (think Bill and Hillary). They are entrenched, and even if you clearly show how one's position is counter-productive, they exhibit classical qualities of deafness. They don't hear. They don't want to hear anything that causes them to veer off their already-made-up mind, even if it is shown to be troublesome. It is almost as if they welcome a fight. They draw "lines in the sand", and if you cross them, you pay. With Mars in Leo present, the fight is usually to show who is in control. However, more often than not, the battle that they fight and win usually turns the tide of the larger war against them.

This is not a favorable time to be the aggressor or to attempt to intimidate others with your strength and power. Mars in Leo - actually, anything in Leo - is the eternal quest to be young and innocent, to be the "hero" in the eyes of an adoring public. But in hard aspect to Saturn, especially in Scorpio, blind ambition for power and control can result in a major conflict, a struggle to achieve the ends that one thought possible, but now discovers is not so easily attainable because the support expected just isn't there. You can't force others to get behind your ideals if they sense your ambition is tied to motives they don't share or understand, or even see. It is a classical aspect for a political disappointment if one acts in haste or without listening to others who might disagree with the means to your end, or even the purpose itself.

Loss of innocence and youth through ambition is in the heavens all month. On September 25, Saturn and the Moon's North Node will be in conjunction in Scorpio. This is another signature of ambition to control, with a large dose of vengeance possibly tied into one's actions. With so much Scorpio and Saturn involved this month, it will be a challenge to come up with win-win decisions. This is more of a case of "winner take all..." and then work like hell to hold onto it as others try to undo you. Someone loses. That's the usual outcome with Saturn in Scorpio. It was easier when Saturn was in Libra just a couple of years ago, because at least everyone shared in the pain and the gain, or at least they believed they did at the time (think Arab Spring then ; think Egypt and Syria today).

The Saturn-Lunar South Node conjunction is approximately an 11-year cycle. The last time in happened was June 6, 2002. World stock markets were falling into their 4-year cycle troughs, in October 2002 in the USA and in March 2003 for the rest of the world. It was also the time the United States was trying to build an international coalition to bring down Saddam Hussein. The allegation then was that Hussein and Iraq were stockpiling chemical weapons of mass destruction. You see these themes repeating over and over again in Mundane Astrology and you wonder : why "they" don't see this. Probably because ambition robs you of your childhood. Unfortunately, that ambition of some people robs a lot of people - innocent people - of their childhoods, too.

There is more to come shortly, and astrologers need to be thinking about this. Comet Ison is becoming visible in the skies. Ison is being touted as the "Comet of the Century", and it is just passing Mars now. It will come closest to Earth (but not as close as it came to Mars recently) in late November. Comets, to astrologers, are messengers of the cosmos, or gods, if you will. They indicate the fall of leaders and a shift of power. It is noteworthy that Ison comes into view as it passes Mars. This means it will probably have a Mars-like impact upon the world in 2014.

Thank God, Neptune is in Pisces. Not everything has to be war-like. There is a way out. John Lennon sang a song about it 40 years ago. "Give Peace a Chance". And hope that our leaders find the right balance between their ambition and childhood, one that takes into account the needs of those they were elected to serve, and not solely their own.

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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