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The best market timing for Silver

October 7- 2013
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

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The Market Week in Review :

Last week was as wild as one would expect with the New Moon forming a T-square to the Uranus-Pluto square. The USA government went into shutdown mode as the two branches of Congress and the White House could not come to an agreement to even sit down and discuss the budget impasse.

With the debt ceiling limit due to be broached on October 17 (the day before the lunar eclipse), the lack of leadership and cooperation between the branches of government is beginning to look dire, especially for Republicans. Against this narrative, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke below 15,000 late last week. Just two weeks ago it was making its all-time high of 15,709.

Yet, as wild as stock markets were last week, they paled to what happened in Gold and Silver. On Tuesday, October 1, about 2:00 AM Eastern Time, it was reported that someone put in an order to sell 8,000 contracts of Gold on the COMEX. This is 800,000 ounces of Gold, or about $1B (billion). With no liquidity in that market at that time, Gold plunged sharply, to 1276.90 within 24 hours, its lowest level since August 7.

Yes, this is the kind of thing that can happen when the Sun is translating into a T-square with Uranus and Pluto. But it begs the question : who would do this and why ? Who has $1B worth of Gold to sell ? As to why, well it is apparent that the intention was to drive the price down sharply. Otherwise, why sell it then, when the volume was so low ? If one wanted a high price, he/she/it would sell it when there was liquidity to hold up the price while selling. With the government so aggressively pursuing banks and others who they believe are manipulating market prices (think J.P. Morgan, whom the Justice Department wants to punish because of wrongdoings by Bear Stearns before the government pressured J.P. Morgan to buy Bear Stearns in late 2007-2008), why is it not looking into activities like this in Gold ? There is a reason, and it has to do with the desire (of someone) to keep Gold prices low.

The situation in Gold is especially unsettling for traders because there is an equal pressure to keep the Dollar low. And, as everyone knows, (or do they?) a falling dollar is bullish for Gold -. except, not right now, and not last week. As Gold fell to its lowest level in nearly two months, the Euro currency rallied to its highest level since February. This may be all about manipulation, which is all about Uranus square Pluto, where deals are taking place behind the scenes, and out of view of the public. This can be depressing to traders who long for a clean market environment and not one where large and invisible entities can move markets in the dark of night (Pluto in Capricorn) without any accountability or attention.

So let's talk about this for a moment. Uranus is coming to its fourth (of seven) passage of its three-year waxing square to Pluto (in Capricorn) on November 1. This is the middle of this most intense geocosmic signature of our lifetime. Everyone is feeling it. It feels like being stuck in a vice that keeps turning tighter and tighter. There is no relief, and there can be no relief if national leaders refuse to communicate and resolve differences with one other. But it is more than that.

It is also the middle of the Saturn transit through Scorpio, October 2012-September 2015. Saturn rules Capricorn and Pluto rules Scorpio, so they are in each other's ruling sign, known as a "mutual reception". That makes their dynamics doubly strong now. Both Saturn and Capricorn pertain to accountability. Both Pluto and Scorpio pertain to revelation - bringing to light that which has been hidden or done behind the scenes, often for purposes of control and power. Pluto rules debt, and hence right now - the middle of the three-year Uranus square Pluto aspect, and the middle of Saturn in Scorpio transit - is the "time of reckoning", as described in the past two Forecast books. It is not surprising that right now, the world financial system is at a critical precipice. It is not surprising that national leaders have dug their heels in and refuse to negotiate or compromise, especially in the USA, for their chart (July 2 or July 4, 1776) has the Sun-Saturn in a square, creating a grand square to the transiting Uranus-Pluto square that peaks in April 2014.

This is how revolutions and revolts start. Uranus square Pluto is symptomatic of governments that become dysfunctional, where opposing sides elected to govern refuse to negotiate with one another. Uranus (technology) square Pluto (spying) is also symbolic of governments that watch you, collect information on your private life without your consent (think NSA). There is so much going on behind the scenes (Pluto in Capricorn) involving money - huge sums of money - and currency itself. It may be one reason why the USA wants to negotiate with Iran, for Iran threatens to accept payment for oil only in Euros - and not U.S. Dollars - and the USA cannot let that happen lest it is prepared to fall. This is the world drama of Uranus square Pluto, and Saturn in Scorpio, 2012-2015.

And right now is the midpoint, when the Libra New Moon touches off that Uranus-Pluto square near its middle passage. And in two weeks, when the debt ceiling will be breached in the USA unless there is a breakthrough first, will be the lunar eclipse late Libra, making a grand square to the USA Mercury-Pluto opposition (censorship of news stories ?). And two weeks after that (November 3) is the solar eclipse, conjunct Saturn in Scorpio, all the while as Comet Ison - the so-called "Comet of the Century" - continues to barrel to its closest rendezvous with Earth in late November. This is "The Time of Reckoning".

It all sounds and looks so dire. But it doesn't have to be. The way through any impasse always involves the willingness to sit down and communicate with one another. You cannot move forward if there is no communication. Ultimately, the end result will be based on the decisions that people make, especially leaders. All astrology and cycles can do, is point out the times when difficult decisions need to be made, and the nature of those dynamics currently in force. It points out the times when the collective is at an emotional peak, such as now. This is why Financial Astrology is such a wonderful market timing tool, for markets reflect the emotional state of the collective. When it peaks, markets reverse, or break out to levels no one thought possible. We are there now, and we may stay at this peak for the next month. If markets were left alone to trade normally, without large and invisible entities with ulterior motives entering humongous orders in the dark of night, one would think this would be an ideal environment for Gold prices to rise. It may be anyway if that invisible, untraceable entity took on a naked short position and prices start to rise above 1350 and he/she/it has to cover those shorts.

Best Trades of the Past Week :

The best trade in the weekly subscription report was in the December NASDAQ e-mini contract, which advised, "Aggressive traders are still short and let's bring that stop-loss down to a close above 3250. In the meantime, let's cover all short positions if prices decline to 3185 +/- 10. If filled either Wednesday or Thursday, you can go long there too (at this exit point), with a stop-loss on a close below 3140". Bingo! The low was 3189.25 on Thursday, October 3, and it closed at 3235.50 on Friday. Or the best trade may have been in Crude Oil, which advised both position and aggressive traders to buy in weekly support. Here is what we advised for aggressive traders: "Aggressive traders (are still) short and advised to ...cover and reverse to the long side if prices drop to weekly support (101.41-101.66), with a stop-loss on a close below 99.00". These positions were short since the 110 area in late August. The low of the week was 101.05, and it closed at 103.84, so this was a very profitable short trade, and so far so good on the new longs.

The best trade in the daily report was in the December Gold, where aggressive traders were stopped out on Tuesday's big down day, but on Wednesday, October 2, advised, "Aggressive traders were stopped out of longs.... Go buy it back, with a stop-loss on a close below support". Gold opened at 1287 that day, and closed the week around 1310. That was just one day after we sent out a special update on Gold to subscribers to also buy as the market was trading around 1285.

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 :  


Longer Term Thoughts :


To be continued (next week). 

Announcements :

             Just three more weeks to get the special rate for pre-ordering the Forecast 2014 Book 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 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 or, 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 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

             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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