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The best market timing for Silver

November 18- 2013
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

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The Market Week in Review :

"QE may have been driving down the wholesale cost for banks to make loans, but Wall Street was pocketing most of the extra cash. the biggest ones (banks) have only become more of a cartel: 0.2% of them now control 70% of the U.S. bank assets... Amazingly, in a supposedly free market nation, QE has become the largest financial markets intervention by any government in world history".

•  Andrew Huszar, Manager of Federal Reserve's $1.25 trillion agency mortgage-backed security purchase program in 2009-2010, "Confessions of a Quantitative Easer", Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2013.

Now we know why the banks and Wall Street have profited so much since the Federal Reserve Board began its quantitative easing program in late 2008, and then unexpectedly renewed it in a decision made in August 2010, concurrent with the first peak of the 2008-2015 Cardinal Climax. That was when Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto formed a T-square, joined by Jupiter and Mars in late July, early August 2010. I remember clearly back then as many financial astrologers bemoaned the appearance that nothing big happened then. In fact, something really big happened then - " . the largest financial markets intervention by any government in world history".

We are now in the midst of the second peak of the Cardinal Climax, August 2013 through April 2014, when Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto form their T-square in the middle degrees of cardinal signs. In fact, on April 21, all three will be in 13 degrees of cardinal signs. Mars will join them forming a grand square from 13 degrees of Libra. Historically, this combination has coincided with stock market crashes. But it isn't happening this time - or hasn't happened so far - due to this policy orchestrating ". the largest financial markets intervention by any government in world history". You see, it's not a free market this time. And that may be a good thing for Wall Street and the banks "too big to fail", and also for those who have large stock portfolios. But it has been nothing less than an enablement of the government's deficit fiscal policy that has led to record worldwide debt. This in turn has led to a crash of a certain segment of society : the middle class of the world, and especially in the United States. Additionally, the numbers of those living in poverty have actually grown since QE began, which I am certain was not the intention. It is one of those unintentional consequences of actions committed now being realized.

However, it is not just in the world of banking and finances, or even society at large, that these unintentional consequences are now being realized, on the basis of actions initiated in the first part of the Cardinal Climax (2008-2012). Think IRS, Benghazi, NSA, and ACA. You see, the first part of the Cardinal Climax featured Pluto in Capricorn as the midpoint of the opposition between Saturn and Uranus. When Pluto is so prominent, events are not seen for what they really are at the time. It is more of an incubation period - a time when actions are taken and the consequences not realized. In fact, with Pluto, the actions taken are often hidden or covered up. It is only later that they become revealed, which is the next level of Pluto's dynamic. First, it hides and keeps matters secret. That was the first half of the Cardinal Climax. But now in the second half, with Uranus in exact waxing square to Pluto, those secrets and cover-ups are being revealed - exposed - and they are not pretty.

With Pluto still in Capricorn, and Uranus sitting with an angry attitude in Aries square to Pluto, all those cover-ups are coming out, and people want someone to pay. That's the other side of Pluto in Capricorn: someone has to take responsibility, be accountable, or else demands will increase rapidly - like a wildfire - that they be removed from positions of power. Of course those in positions of power will do everything they can to maintain their power, including acts of oppression against those who oppose (and reveal) them. Just take a look at what is happening in Venezuela, Argentina, Syria, and many other nations. Uranus square Pluto is a war between those who demand freedom and transparency versus those who demand control and wield acts of oppression. In a way, the banks also contribute to this dynamic, for now we live in an era of oppressive economics.

So, besides the fact that astrology is not wholly as causal as many would like to project, this is why the historical cycles of Financial Astrology are not working in terms of the USA stock market (or Germany's either, for that matter). Historically, bull markets in stocks have topped out when Jupiter transited between 23° Aries and 7° Taurus (May-July 2011, and then October 2011-March 2012), followed by at least 20% declines. In cases where Uranus and Pluto have been in hard aspects, the rallies continued until Jupiter reached the sector of 14-24° Gemini (August-October 2012, and then April-May 2013). If you look at the chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, you will see that the largest declines of the past three years did occur from peaks in those time bands. But none reached 20%, or even the 48% that would normally be expected, because of ". the largest financial markets intervention by any government in world history". That was the solution to the scheduled stock market crash. But it didn't solve the world debt crisis and still looming financial crisis. It isn't that astrology as a market-timing tool failed. It did accurately time the important tops of this period. It may be that I, and most other Financial Astrologers, failed to understand fully the impact on stocks of this ". largest financial markets intervention by any government in world history". The only Financial Astrologers I know who did predict this incredible bull run from 2009-2013 were either Vedic astrologers, or modern-day astrologers who did not use astrological factors in their analysis (they gave greater weight to fundamental analysis). In the case of Vedic Astrologers, I believe they were perhaps more lucky than skilled, for they credit Saturn's sidereal position in Libra, its sign of exaltation, trine to Jupiter (which is in effect now through next May) for this last run up. But if you ask most professional astrologers, "Which is stronger: a waning trine of Jupiter and Saturn, or a waxing square of Uranus and Pluto?" I think you would find the overwhelming majority would choose the latter.

The bottom line remains: "Don't fight the Fed". And I don't see the Fed ending their monetary easing until early 2016.

Best Trades of the Past Week :

It is too early to tell if any of the weekly trades will work out well. On the DJIA, traders bought the low the previous week at 15,521-15,523 (the low was 15,522). Last week's report advised , "Aggressive traders .are long and will now place our stop-loss at break-even (close below 15,522). However, cover 1/3 of those longs now, and then cover the rest and go short at 15,850-15,900, with a stop-loss on a close above 16,100". That got elected, and a nice profit was made on the longs, but the new shorts did not close in the money.

The best trades in the daily report were in T-Notes. Entering the week, traders were short from 127/20-127/22. On Tuesday-Wednesday, our reports advised, "You may cover another 1/3 today (now) and ..bring our stop-loss down to a close above 126/06 on the last 1/3". The low was 125/23 that day, and we then got stopped out of the last positions when T-Notes closed at 126/07.5 Wednesday. Then Friday's report advised, "Position (and aggressive) traders are flat and may buy at 126/20 with a stop-loss on a close below 125/20". The low was 126/18.5 on 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 :  

Last week's column stated, "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 question 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". We didn't really get the rumors part of Neptune-Mercury. Instead, we got the hysteria and mass confusion part of it as Obama Care just keeps progressing to new levels of transformative wonderment. Does anyone know what it is anymore? Does anyone know what is legal and what is not, regarding the numerous arbitrary changes that are being made, many without vote from Congress ? It is not over. The Sun will square Neptune on November 24.

Still, despite the immense conflicts within the government, the stock market keeps rolling along, largely due to the continuing intervention of the Federal Reserve Board. With the Sun entering the expansive sign of Sagittarius this Thursday, November 21, that's not likely to stop for a while. Furthermore, Jupiter, ruler of Sagittarius, is headed towards its next trine aspect to Saturn on December 12. It could continue rolling right into then or perhaps December 21, when Venus turns retrograde, which is just in time for our annual Forecast 2014 webinar, taking place on December 14 (see below for details to register).

Longer Term Thoughts :

... will resume after the Forecast 2014 Book is completed, in about three weeks.

To be continued (next week). 

Announcements :

             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

             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 or, 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 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 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 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.

             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

             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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