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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
October 28- 2013
Raymond A. Merriman©
Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.
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The Market Week in Review :
Global stock indices were mostly up last week, following the USA's temporary debt agreement from the prior week. However, by the end of the week some indices were exhibiting weakness, especially in the Far East.
In Asia and the Pacific Rim, it was a very uneven week. The Japanese Nikkei tested the 14,800 mark again (its double top high in September) on Wednesday, October 23. However, it sold off sharply to close the week on its lows at 14,088. It is well off its yearly high of 15,942 recorded on May 23. The markets were much stronger in Australia and India. The Australian All Ords reached 5400 on October 23, its highest mark since July 2008. India's Sensex rallied to 21,039 on October 24, its highest level since November 2010. However, the Hang Seng of Hong Kong could not exceed its high of September 19, and China's Shanghai Index last week fell to its lowest level since September 6.
In Europe, equities were a little more balanced and bullish, especially in Germany, where the DAX index crossed 9000 for its first time ever on Friday, October 25. This fits with our analysis made in last week's MMA European Cycles report. However, the other European indices did not fare quite so well. The Netherlands AEX made a new 5-year high on October 22 when it hit 391. But it could not hold it as the week wore on. England's FTSE index rallied to 6729 on Friday, October 25, but that is still short of its yearly high at 6875 made on May 22 with the third passage of Uranus square Pluto. The same was true in Zurich, where the SMI rallied to 8274 on Friday, but still short of its yearly high at 8411 posted on May 22. Russia's Micex index soared to 1538, its highest level since February 2013. But then it sold off to close the week near its weekly low.
The America's were a pleasing picture of bullishness. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed on its weekly high at 15,570, not far from its all-time high of 15,709 on September 19. The S&P did make an all-time high last week, and the NASDAQ Composite was at its highest level since 2000. In Argentina, the Merval index also made a new all-time high last week, while Brazil's BOVESPA rallied smartly to 56,720, but is still well off its yearly highs, and even below the 56,747 high of October 16.
Now that a couple of major banks have been alleged (and thus revealed) to have manipulated the Gold market, as suggested in this column a couple of weeks ago, Gold and Silver both rallied. Gold soared to 1356 on Friday, well off its low of 1251 just 10 days ago. Silver got as high as 2291 on Thursday, October 25, well off its low of 2049 on October 15. Crude Oil has fallen hard since its yearly high of 112.24. Last week it was down as low as 95.95 on Thursday, October 25, before rebounding slightly into Friday.
Best Trades of the Past Week :
Mercury is retrograde, so there will be very few new position trades opened before November 10. But there will be a few aggressive trades. Last week, the only new position opened was in the Euro currency, which stated, "Aggressive traders ... may sell short again in weekly resistance (1.3767-1.3800) with a stop-loss on a close above 140.00". That got filled as the high was 1.3825.
The best trade in the daily report was in Crude Oil. Wednesday's report advised, "Aggressive traders may look to buy into daily support (97.23-97.53) with a stop loss on close below 96.50". The low after that was 95.95, but it never closed below 96.50. The close of the week was 97.85. New positions for aggressive traders were also taken late in the week on the Euro, NASDAQ, Gold, and GLD, but all ended the week near our entry points of Thursday-Friday.
For more information on the daily or weekly market reports, please follow this link, or call our offices at 1-248-626-3034.
Short-Term Geocosmics :
The next ten days could be interesting based solely on geocosmic signatures. First, Mercury continues retrograde for another two weeks (October 21-November 10). The middle of the retrograde will be on Thursday, October 31. Any market that has not made a cycle turn around the retrograde date of October 21 is likely to do so within 1-2 days of the center of the retrograde zone, which is October 31, this Thursday.
On November 1, the fourth of the seven Uranus-Pluto square passages will take place. Since this is the middle one, it could be huge in terms of its mundane ramifications. We note that the most recent one - the third passage - occurred on May 20. Within three trading days, many stock indices made their yearly highs. Others made primary cycle crests from which one of the year's sharpest declines followed into June 24. Important reversals from highs also happened within 3 trading days of the first two passages.
On November 3, the Scorpio solar eclipse takes place. This eclipse falls close to the natal Moon of the Federal Reserve Board chart (December 23, 1913), and it conjuncts the Moon-Mercury of the Federal Reserve Note chart (the current USA dollar bill, which was founded on November 16, 1914... thanks to subscriber Ken McGhee for that). Since solar eclipses have an orb of approximately 3 months before the eclipse through 12-18 months afterwards, and since the Moon represents women, it is not surprising that during the orb of influence of this eclipse, the first female ever will assume the chair of the Federal Reserve Board. Good luck on the timing of that one, folks, as eclipses are like a conjunction of Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto all in one. In other words, women are not likely to have a smooth ride with unfettered support on the Federal Reserve Board in the next year. And best wishes for a healthy year for the U.S. Dollar, er, Federal Reserve Note as the currency of preference for business transactions, since Mercury represents commerce and business transactions. We might see calls for an adjustment in the role of the Federal Reserve Note next year.
Longer Term Thoughts :
"Bluntly, Mr. Obama's partners are concluding that they cannot do business with him. They don't trust him. Whether it's the Saudis, the Syrian rebels, the French, the Iraqis, the unpivoted Asians or the congressional Republicans, they have all had their fill of coming up on the short end with so mercurial a U.S. president... the fear (is) that Mr. Obama will urge the process (of tax overhaul and spending plans) forward in public and then blow up any Ryan-Murray agreement at the 11th hour with deal-killing demands for greater tax revenues". The Wall Street Journal, October 24, 2013, "Obama's Credibility is Melting," Daniel Henninger.
"Who are you going to believe? Me or your own eyes?" - Marx Brothers, from Wall Street Journal, October 19-20, editorial titled "Sebelius on the Run".
So what is to be the result of this solar eclipse, nearby to the middle passage of the Uranus-Pluto square, under Mercury retrograde ? My guess is that there will be a lot of attention on the world's and the nation's debt, deficits, and taxes, with a lot of bravado about a tax overhaul. But they are just words, and in this case, the words will not matter. New taxes is a non-starter for the Republicans, and lack of any new taxes is a non-starter for the White House and Democrats. And of course, Scorpio and Pluto also pertains to the USA health insurance fiasco, whose policing will fall upon the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - the tax-collecting agency at the moment under a cloud of its own scandal. Perhaps this is a case where the thinking is that by merging two scandals (IRS and the Obama Care launch) together, it will come out a positive for each.
Speaking of which... President Obama's own chart continues besieged by the transit of Neptune in square aspect to his natal Moon in Gemini (it is any wonder he is considered "so mercurial" ?), and in opposition to his natal Pluto (is it any wonder that he is so obsessed with raising taxes to the point that he can no longer get any legislation passed involving new taxes ?). As written before in this column, this aspect ended his "favorable time" in February 2013, and will likely be followed by one scandal and/or failure of plans after another until it leaves him in 2015. This is not a signature conducive to getting anything meaningful accomplished unless there is trust with him and about him. Neptune is all about trust, and with Pluto involved, it can be the self-destructive urge to do things (oftentimes behind the scenes) that betray that trust, or the wish to cast oneself as a victim to others who break the trust. When it comes out that you - the person undergoing the hard Neptune transits to natal Moon - have betrayed the trust of others, you may as well just own up to it, take responsibility, and plead for forgiveness. To avoid, evade, deny or blame others will only make matters worse, and will ultimately lead to embarrassment at best, humiliation and scandal at almost the worst. It can get worse, but we won't venture there.
The only salvation through Neptune is restoration of trust. If you secure that, you can have anything and everything.
To be continued (next week).
This is it! The last week 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 www.mmacycles.com.
Mark your calendars for December 14. That will be the date when we conduct a webinar (and live speech) on Forecasts 2014. This two-hour presentation will begin at 7:00 PM, EST, and will be telecast worldwide. The cost will be $45.00. It will cover the Cardinal Climax, the Uranus-Pluto square: where we've been, where we are, and where we are going in 2014, as it pertains to global and national politics, economics, and collective psychology. It will also give our outlook for the U.S. stock market, Gold, and Silver for 2014. The announcement will be posted on MMA's website shortly. In the meantime, you may reserve your spot in this webinar by calling Amber at 1-248-626-3034 or email her.
The first year of MMTA (the Merriman Market Timing Academy) is now completed!!! Course 4 was the course that short-term traders had been waiting for!!! And in about 3-4 weeks, it will be available on DVD or as an LMS on-line video. 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. The title for this course is "Solar-Lunar Correlations to Short-Term Trading Cycles", and it covered 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, plus postage if ordering DVD, or no postage if uploading from our website. 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.
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.
Next year's second year of MMTA courses will begin in March 2014. Please visit www.merrimanmta.com for more information, and research papers on market timing findings conducted by apprentices, which are posted as they are received. Many of these are extremely well done and valuable.
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.
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.
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 :
December 14, 2013, 7:00 PM, EST : Forecast 2014 speech to the world!!! This will be presented live in Troy, MI and telecasted as a webinar as well. Two-hours, focusing on the Cardinal Climax, the Uranus-Pluto waxing square, world and national politics, as well as Gold, Silver, and the USA stock market. Not to be missed, as 2014 may the most important year of all the seven years of the Cardinal Climax (2008-2015)! Cost is $45.00, and registration ends December 12. Limited seating for those who wish to attend in person. Call 1-248-626-3034 Michigan.
January 17, 2014 : Zurich, Switzerland. "Lessons from the Uranus/Pluto-Square and Second Peak of the Cardinal Climax April 2014". This will part of a congress on Forecasts 2014.
January 18, 2014 : Zurich, Switzerland : sponsored by AstroData. A special 5-hour workshop on "The Current Cyclical State of Financial Markets : Where Do We Go from Here ? " 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Location will be the Congress House in Zurich. Sponsored by AstroData and MMA-Europe.
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 24-27, 2014 : Scottsdale, AZ or Troy, MI. MMTA Course 5: "Price Targets and Chart Patterns in Financial Markets". Special Guest contributor will be Noboru Takesaka.
June 2-5, 2014 : MMTA Course 6 : "Advanced Support-Resistance Calculations for Trading".
August 25-28, 2014 : MMTA Course 7 : "Combining Technical Studies, Cycles, and Critical Reversal Dates for Traders".
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 email@example.com, or 1-(303) 545-5837. For those looking for a professional trader of commodity and futures contract might consider Ted Lee Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.