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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
September 30- 2013
Raymond A. Merriman©
Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.
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Note : Due to preparation for the October 12-14 workshop on "Solar-Lunar Correlations to Short-Tern Trading Reversals in Financial Markets", the columns of this week and next will be shorter than usual, and there will be no column on October 11 due to this workshop.
The Market Week in Review :
Another window of opportunity to come to agreements last week has passed. There was no agreement in the USA on the debt ceiling limit and the impending shutdown of the U.S. government. In fact, there was not any discussion at all, as the White House continued its mantra that it will not negotiate with Congress on raising the debt ceiling, and the Republican-controlled House passed a bill that will continue to let the government run, but without funding for ObamaCare. They want to shut the increasingly unpopular ObamaCare down, but they won't succeed. And thus a fine Venus-Jupiter trine on September 26 goes to waste as the two sides continue the never-ending squabble, and the USA budget crisis grows every day, once again.
In the meantime, Germans overwhelmingly re-elected Chancellor Angela Markel last week. According to the September 24 edition of the Wall Street Journal, "Her success in safeguarding Germany's prosperity in the face of the euro crisis... has won the chancellor Germany's respect, if not their adoration... With the heads of Europe's other governments facing intense domestic criticism over their economic fortunes and other issues, Ms. Merkel stands virtually alone as a national leader with a strong public mandate". Later on in the article, Merkel is quoted as saying, "Europe only works if everyone's voice is heard. Those who know me know that I'm someone who seeks compromise, who approaches things creatively, and who tries to understand the interests of others".
Now compare this to another story in Thursday's Journal, titled "France Raises Taxes In Its Latest Budget". The article begins, "The French Government unveiled a 2014 budget that relies on higher taxes, threatening to dent household spending and further erode President Francois Hollande's record low popularity... The measures add to a tax burden that is already among the highest in Europe... French companies and households have been hit hard by a steady increase in taxation since Mr. Hollande was elected 16 months ago... . So far his plans haven't delivered the expected results". It's a Tale of Two Cities, err. Two Countries, with two different philosophies on governance. It's a difference in trust, which is achieved by delivering on one's promises to voters, and providing a sense that you are sincerely looking after their interests. You do this by "... seeks compromise, who approaches things creatively, and who tries to understand the interests of others". Other beleaguered leaders of the world could learn a lesson here.
Given the threat of the shutdown showdown in the USA government, scheduled to happen by mid-October now, stock markets around the world declined last week. Just a few days ago, on September 19, most were making new all-time or multi-year highs. One exception to the decline was in Australia, where the All Ords raced to a new 5-year high at the end of last week. Gold and Silver were range-bound from the prior week, whereas Crude Oil declined to its lowest price since July 5.
Best Trades of the Past Week :
The best trade in the weekly subscription report may have been in the December S&P e-mini contract, which advised, "Position traders are still short (and may) exit if prices drop back to weekly support (1683-1684.50) and stand aside". Aggressive traders did the same. The low last week was 1680 and it closed at 1696.50.
The best trade in the daily report was in the December NASDAQ e-mini, which on Monday, September 18, advised, " Aggressive traders may go long at 3200-3210, with a stop-loss on a close below 3160". The low on Monday was 3198. It closed the week at 3223.
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 :
This will be an important week for many financial markets due to Friday's release of the Payroll and Unemployment numbers - unless they don't release due to shutting down parts of the government next week. If they are released, traders will be watching very carefully, for they may yield clues as to whether the Fed will begin tapering its QE program, or remain extremely accommodative in the hopes of getting inflation back up to 2% and employment higher.
Those reports are due to come out just before the new moon, which occurs later in the day on October 4. This will be an important new moon for many reasons. First, it is in Libra. The new moon in Libra has the highest historical correlation to sharp reversals in U.S. stocks of any lunar combinations with the Sun in Libra, according to our studies. Also, this new moon will form a T-square with the Uranus and Pluto square. That is, the Sun will form a waning square to Pluto on October 1, and an opposition to Uranus on October 3. The threat of a government shutdown becomes ever more real when the Uranus-Pluto square is touched off by another transit like the Sun. However, transiting Mars is also very important next week, for it will set off the Mercury-Pluto square in the stock exchange chart, known as the "Buttonwood" chart. Usually a sharp decline in stock prices ends nearby. Perhaps this means the employment reports are favorable. Perhaps it means Congress and White House do negotiate a debt-ceiling extension, but with the new moon in Libra in hard aspect to Uranus and Pluto, I wouldn't bet on that last outcome.
Longer Term Thoughts :
Longer-Term Thoughts will resume after the MMTA workshop on DJIA and Silver trading, which takes place in two weeks, October 12-14. In the meantime, I leave you with this quote from Joelle Hadley from the September 16 edition of The Arizona Republic, in an article titled "Emotional Skill is a Big Factor for Success" :"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care".
To be continued (next week).
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 www.mmacycles.com.
Course 4 of MMA's Market Timing Academy : This is the course that short-term traders have been waiting for !!! If you are a short-term trader, and want to know the best times to trade each month based on Sun-Moon signs and lunar phases, then this is the course you will not want to miss! There is nothing like this course taught anywhere else. It is Course 4 of MMA's Market Timing Academy (MMTA), and will be conducted at the Michigan State University Management Education Center (MEC) in Troy, Michigan. The title for this course is "Solar-Lunar Correlations to Short-Term Trading Cycles", and it will cover topics like: the General Flow of Moon Through the Signs and its Correspondence to Price Activity in U.S. Stock Market and Precious Metals ; Formal Research Studies that Measure the Correlation of Solar-Lunar Combinations to Short-Term Trading Reversals in Financial Markets (Tops and Bottoms) ; Important Sun-Moon Correlations for U.S. Stocks ; Important Sun-Moon Correlations for Silver; Understanding the Trade Set Up for Optimal Use of Solar-Lunar Reversals ; Enhancing timing using intraday charts (60-, 30- and 5-minute charts); and much more. The cost of this course is $2750.00. Registration ends October 10. All participants will have access to viewing the raw footage of the course for the following 30 days at no extra cost. You may attend in person, or via the live webinar. The course includes the Course 4 workbook, which is worth the price of the course itself. Short-term trading, as discussed in this course, pertains to positions lasting as short as a few hours (one day) to as long as three weeks. For information and registration, please go to www.mmacycles.com or www.merrimanmta.com, or call us at 1-248-626-3034. SIGN UP NOW TO ASSURE YOUR SEAT IN THIS SPECIAL EVENT, THE LAST ONE FOR 2013!!!
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 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 !.
March 10-13, 2014 : The second year of MMTA will begin with Course 5 : More later.
June 2-5, 2014 : MMTA Course 6
September 25-28, 2014 : The ISAR International Astrology Conference, Phoenix, AZ. This will be the "big one" next year with dozens of well-known international astrologers present ! Mark your calendars and plan to attend it. Information will soon be available at www.iasastrology.com.
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.