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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
November 11- 2013
Raymond A. Merriman©
Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.
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The Market Week in Review :
Last week had all the dynamics of the current mundane and financial astrological signatures on full display.
First, the week started with the powerful "cover-up" signatures of the recent solar eclipse conjunct transiting Saturn in Scorpio, sign of secrecy and behind-the-scenes efforts to keep things hidden. However, with Mercury retrograde in Scorpio and Uranus square Pluto (ruler of Scorpio), that wasn't going to work, and so the other side of Scorpio took over. The relentless effort to keep digging and expose that which had been hidden or denied, went into full gear. In the United States, we saw this with the Affordable Care Act debacle, also known as Obama Care. First was the shock that the President's promise given at least 36 times that " If you like your health care insurance, you can keep it. Period..". was not actually true. Then came his qualification mid-week that, "I said you can keep it if your health insurance didn't change after the ACA was voted on (in 2010)". But that didn't work either, because :
1) that wasn't what he said, and
2) the terms of health insurance change every year.
Finally, on Thursday, after a hastily called meeting with several Democratic Senators "..who face particularly tough races next November. worries run deep in Democratic circles that persistent problems with the health law rollout could give a boost to Republican candidates." the President apologized (Wall Street Journal, November 8, 2013, "Worried Senators Press Obama"). It was a classical Mercury retrograde (change of strategies, mixed signals), but it was also classic Pluto and Scorpio dynamics (hide the facts, revelation of the facts, denial of facts, apologize when the truth can't be covered up any longer, etc.). The question now lingering is whether that apology will be enough to recover the loss of trust. With Neptune continuing to hang over the President's chart into early 2015, that is not a given. It is like all relationships : they work well as long as there is trust. But, once trust is violated, it is hard to recover. The relationship is never quite the same again. It's like that old Righteous Brothers hit : "You've lost that loving feeling, and now it's gone, gone, gone".
Mercury retrograde and the strong presence of Pluto and Scorpio were also on display in both the economy and art world. In economic news, the European Central Bank surprised everyone on Thursday by lowering its key interest rate a quarter point. The Euro currency (and precious metals) fell hard, and the Dollar rose. On Friday, as market commentators expected a small rise of perhaps 125,000 new jobs in the USA, the Labor Department announced a surprising increase of 204,000! Wasn't the market just recently upset because the Fed decided in September not to taper (eliminate or reduce their monthly Treasury purchases to hold long-term rates down), because the jobs market and economy was weak ? And wasn't everyone agreeing that the Fed wouldn't begin to taper until well into next year ? That discussion suddenly turned on Friday's surprisingly strong jobs number, and now there is again talk about the Fed tapering sooner rather than later.
But wait a minute! The Fed just released a study last week that advises that they - the Fed - keep interest rates near 0% until the unemployment rate falls to 6% or even 5.5%, and not the higher 6.5% level it set earlier this year. Talk about mixed signals and Mercury retrograde! Or, and let's bring a little Scorpio intrigue into this discussion following the strong jobs report, and also the surprising upward revisions in the prior two months reports. After the report, respected economist Mark Zandi of Moody's told CNBC, "I find this bizarre. I wouldn't be surprised if this gets revised to some degree...down". Now, who benefits the most from this startling positive jobs number ? It is nice to know the news cycle going into a weekend. It is even better if you can influence it. Oops! That's more Scorpio-Pluto stuff than we want to entertain.
Coincident with all this contradictory news, policies, politics, and economic reports, the equity markets had a fascinating week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P soared to a new all-time high on Thursday (but not the NASDAQ), with the DJIA almost touching 15,800. By the end of the day, it closed over 200 points lower. It continued lower early Friday before reversing from a daily low of 15,579 and then closing nearly 200 points higher. Episodes like that will keep chiropractors in great demand !.
Gold and Silver were not so fortunate. After failing to close above 1320 the first four days last week, on Friday Gold finally fell hard on the "good news" of jobs gains, down to 1280.50. It closed at 1289. Silver flirted with 2200 all week, only to settle at 2150. The Euro, which was trading well above 1.3800 the prior week, fell below the 1.3300 mark on Thursday. It closed the week around 1.3350. With Pluto sitting on the Sun of many countries who belong in the Euro Union, and with Uranus squaring there natal Suns from 10 degrees of Aries-Capricorn mark, such a sudden decline was overdue. Pluto rules debt and marriages by money (alliances with a common currency cause). Transiting Pluto on the Sun of all those countries may mean they have been - and are - going through a debt crisis that interrupts their path from the current to the future.
Best Trades of the Past Week :
The best trades of the week in the weekly report were in stocks again. Based on the DJIA, traders were advised, " You may go long in weekly support (15,521-15,525) with a stop-loss on a close below 15,235". The low was right there at 15,522. How did we do that ? We will explain in Course 5 of MMTA, next March.
The best trades in the daily report were also in stocks, via the DJIA. Tuesday's report stated, "Aggressive traders are still long with a stop-loss on a close below 15,450 after exiting 2/3 of these longs now for profits last week. Let's still exit the rest at 15,800 +/- 10 if offered. In the meantime, you can still buy back at 15,530-15,550". The low that day was 15,522. The high later that week was 15,797, where we ended up exiting only 1/3 of those longs at 15,800 +/- 10 on Thursday.
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 has started up on Wednesday, November 6 with a bang ! The Euro declined sharply, along with Gold and Silver, and the DJIA surged to a new high, sold off later that same day by 200 points, and then regained those lost points on Friday. As stated in last week's column, ". (November 6 is) 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".
This week, as this reversal time band is in effect, our attention will be on many financial astrological factors. First, Mercury ends its retrograde motion this weekend, November 10. On its own, that is a positive, although it usually takes a week for the recent technical distortions to work themselves back to state that is more normal. However, Neptune will also end its retrograde motion on November 13. Thus, it is going to continue being a Mercury (information) - Neptune (false and misleading) period. You must be careful about believing what you hear, and always questions the motivations behind what people disclose (and fail to disclose that you need to know in order to make correct decisions). This is apt to be a classical "Buy the rumor, sell the fact" kind of week, or the opposite. That is furthermore highlighted on November 14-15 when Venus in Capricorn will conjunct Pluto and square Uranus. This could coincide with more surprise announcements from the central banks of the world, which in turn means more surprise moves in financial markets. This is not a time to be complacent. It could be costly. And if you are up on matters and act quickly, it could be very profitable.
Longer Term Thoughts :
... will resume after the Forecast 2014 Book is completed, in about three weeks.
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 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.