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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
November 4- 2013
Raymond A. Merriman©
Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.
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The Market Week in Review :
It was a peculiar week for global equity markets, right in line with Mercury retrograde and the fourth (of seven) passages of the waxing Uranus-Pluto square.
The most peculiar was in the Far East, where the Indian Sensex Index soared to a new All-time high at 21,293 on Friday, November 1, as the exact square of Uranus-Pluto took place. Australia's All Ords also soared to a new multi-year high. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was also up, but not near a new high. However, China's Shanghai and Japan's Nikkei were both comparatively flat.
In Europe, the German DAX marched to a new all-time high of 9070 on Wednesday, October 30. The Netherlands AEX also posted a new multi-year high on the same date. But rallies in both the London FTSE and Zurich SMI indices failed to exceed their highs of May 22, which was the last passage of the Uranus-Pluto waxing square.
North America was similar to Europe as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P Index made new all times on October 30. The NASDAQ Composite made a multi-year high last Wednesday, too. But after that, each index fell, following the revelation that President Obama's health care promise that "You can keep your existing health care plan if you like it. Period". was found to be not quite true. You can keep your health care plan if he likes it - if it fits with his administration's qualifications that are just now being understood. Otherwise, you will be steered into a plan that the Administration believes is better for you, never mind that your premiums may jump triple digits in many cases. The idea that the government is taking the position that it - not you or your insurance carrier - knows what is best for you, was one factor in the market's pullback after mid-week. At risk here is the President's credibility with the public. More on this later.
Gold and Silver started the week strong, with Gold topping 1360 and Silver 2300. However, when reports surfaced that deflation is back as a serious concern in Europe, the Euro sold off, and along with it, Gold and Silver did, too. What is Europe to do ? They have to get the Euro down or they will soon lose their world competitiveness. Did it help that the USA government went into lecture-mode, criticizing the economic policies of Germany, the most successful economy in the Euro zone and far stronger in combating its fiscal problems than the USA ? Well, Pluto is in Capricorn, It's "payback time". Germany was outraged with revelations in the past week that the NSA (USA security agency) tapped private conversations of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which became a major international embarrassment to the White House.
How does all this play out for the USA and its government in terms of world leadership ? Not very well. However, it is consistent with the Uranus-Pluto waxing square, coming up to form a grand square to the USA's natal Sun-Saturn square, all in middle cardinal signs, in 2014.
Best Trades of the Past Week :
The best trades of the week in the weekly report was in the S&P futures, which advised, " Aggressive traders may ... sell (short at) 1770-1775 with a stop-loss on a close above 1800". The high of the week was 1773.25 and it closed at 1754.75.
The best trades in the daily report were in the Euro and Gold. Traders were short the Euro from last week, above 1.3825, and Friday's report on the Euro advised, "Aggressive traders are short with a stop-loss on a close above 1.3805. You may cover 1/3 of these shorts for your cash profit position now, as this is that critical October 31-Nov 3 geocosmic time frame". On Friday, the Euro fell to 1.3480. In Gold, position traders had already covered several longs and aggressive traders were short from the prior week at 1350-1355. Friday's report advised, "Position traders are long with a stop-loss on a close below xxx after covering half of these earlier. You may buy them back at 1305 +/- 5 if offered at any time". The low on Friday, November 1, was 1305.60.
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 :
A new time band of several geocosmic signatures will start up on Wednesday, November 6, when the Sun conjuncts Saturn and Jupiter turns retrograde, just one day after Venus leaves the expansive and exaggerative sign of Sagittarius for the contracting and demanding-of-accountability sign of Capricorn. Between November 6 and November 15, there will be seven important geocosmic signatures unfolding, and at least three of them involve Jupiter and Neptune, which rules Crude Oil.
The end of this time band is also important because Venus in Capricorn will conjunct Pluto and square Uranus. You may remember that the financial crisis of January 22-26, 2008, began when Venus and Pluto both entered Capricorn together, as a conjunction. It is not just "payback time", it is also a revisit to similar financial concerns that existed then - namely, the potential for banking crises. This also fits with the theme of Sunday's (November 3) solar eclipse in Scorpio, sign of debt, taxes, and cover-ups. Yet it is also the sign of purging and revelations, so maybe in the next two weeks we finally find out some very interesting information on what really happened in regards to Benghazi, the IRS, NSA, and the launch of ACA.
This is the season for investigations (Scorpio). You cannot hide when Pluto and Scorpio are highlighted at the same time. You can try, but it usually results in great pain as discoveries are made. And with Venus and Pluto both in Capricorn, demands for accountability are apt to mount. It would be wise to be transparent now. Otherwise, the result could be damaging.
Longer Term Thoughts :
"If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period". - President Barack Obama, 2009, and several times in 2010, Wall Street Journal, "Canceled Policies Heat Up Health Fight", Louise Radnofsky and Timothy W. Martin, October 30, 2013.
"Obama promised the ACA would save families $2,500 a year. That was flimflam bait... Conservative pundits warned throughout the ACA debate many Americans would lose their health plans, adding 50 million to rolls would push up prices, and this journey into socialism would be much more expensive than advertised. Some things never change. There is no such thing as a free lunch, but voters wanted to believe differently. And the president exploited that". -By Peter Morici, CNBC, October 30, 2013. Peter Morici is an economist and professor at the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business, and a widely published columnist.
Things change quickly under Uranus square Pluto. Three weeks ago, Americans were angry at Republicans for unleashing a sure-to-lose strategy to defund Obama Care (the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) that took the nation to the brink of defaulting on its debt, and shut down the government for 16 days. Today, that anger has suddenly shifted to the Democrats and the White House where reality sinks in that - contrary to promises otherwise - Americans cannot "... keep your health care plan. Period". Not unless, it turns out, it conforms to the White House's health care plan. Not only that, but the rates are higher - much higher - in many instances than USA citizens were appraised. Not only that, but now the White House and its supporters say the plans that are being discontinued were phony plans - not really health insurance plans at all, which has already been proven to be inaccurate. Not only that, not only that, not only that, but also this and that... As the Affordable Health Care Act gets unleashed, a whole lot is being discovered that was not understood by those most affected by this monumental change. The outrage of Americans just keeps increasing as it searches for one object of its wrath after another to explain why their coverage is being discontinued and/or their rates are skyrocketing.
This is not a good time for President Obama, who is under the cloud (fog) of a heavy Neptune transit (it squares his natal Moon, and opposes his natal Pluto). This started in February 2013 and will not end until February 2015. We said it before and we will say it again : Neptune is all about trust. Under such a hard Neptune transit, you can have anything and everything, as long as others trust you. However, if that trust is broken or damaged, you risk losing everything you have dedicated your life to build. It comes crashing down like a house of cards. It becomes a series of scandals and failed efforts, one after another, as one's lack of credibility sinks lower and lower. People begin to doubt your sincerity and your competency, and you begin to doubt yourself as disillusionment becomes overwhelming in the face of reality. The next step is that those who once supported you, begin to jump ship.
There is a way out of this, as discussed last week. It involves owning up to the truth, accepting responsibility, being accountable, and asking for forgiveness and understanding. That is the path under which Neptune prospers most easily. Neptune is not about power and authority. It is about trust and compassion, forgiveness and care for others. It is interesting to note that Forbes magazine downgraded President Obama's status from the most powerful man in the world to number 2 last week. Vladimir Putin is now the world's most powerful man in the world, according to Forbes.
But back to responsibility and accountability... just saying you are responsible (Obama did that) or accountable (Secretary Sibelius said that) is nothing more than words. There has to be consequences for one's actions or lack of responsibility. There has to be something that follows when one is accountable and the effort fails. Elections have consequences for those who lose. Failure of efforts - especially gross failure of efforts - also have consequences. So far the only consequences are approval ratings, which show that President Obama, for the first time ever, finds over 50% of Americans disapprove of his job performance, a stark reversal from where he stood in February, when well over 50% approved of his leadership. Such is the fate of one when Neptune hits and your word and integrity are found to be wanting, especially when the rest of the world is going through the middle passage of a Uranus-Pluto waxing square. Uranus and Pluto can manifest as outrage, accompanied by the demand for change (Uranus in Aries) and accountability (Pluto in Capricorn). Neptune is the scapegoat, or object of that outrage due to a violation (perceived or real) of trust.
This is big. This is not a minor annoyance that will quickly disappear. Much is at risk for the President and even the entire progressive movement that he personifies. Three weeks ago, this column stated the Republican Party's suicide mission would fail and could eventually result in a new political party or two. Today we see the same threat with the Democrats. If the ACA fails, it will splinter the alliance between the liberals and the progressives, which is right in line with the Uranus-Pluto square forming a grand square to the USA's natal Sun-Saturn square now through early 2015. If the Sun-Saturn is the government acting paternally (i.e. "your health insurance is a sham and we are going to steer you into getting a better plan whether you like your plan or not"), then Uranus-Pluto is the populace reacting like rebellious teenagers, demanding to be treated like adults with rights they believe they deserve. Or is it the other way around ?.
This is the era of the Cardinal Climax (2008-2015). It's going to end with a bang as the most potent geocosmic signature of our lifetime unfolds : Uranus in waxing square to Pluto, 2012-2015. We are in the middle of it right now, November 2013. We are living in a time of historic social, political, and economic transformation. If you are a spiritual-minded person, then you might wish to contemplate : Why now and why us ? There is a reason why you are here now. And it is not to let the world be destroyed. We are responsible and we are accountable. And we need to reestablish trust in one another, which can be accomplished by our choice of leaders who earn our trust by their intentions, words, and correct actions on behalf of the greater whole.
To be continued (next week).
The Forecast 2014 Book is on schedule to be completed and delivered on December 15, 2013. The Forecast 2014 Book will cover the second Cardinal Climax peak period, which is in effect August 2013 through 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. It is available as a print edition or e-book. 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 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.