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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
December 9 - 2013
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

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The Market Week in Review :

"Nelson Mandela, who rose from militant antiapartheid activist to become the unifying president of a democratic South Africa and a global symbol of racial reconciliation, died . Thursday. He was 95".

•  Peter Wonacott, "Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013", Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2013.

The world lost a great man on Thursday, December 5 - a man who represents the highest qualities of the Uranus-Pluto cycle in that he was first a militant activist (Uranus), and then became one of the world's great unifying forces in the struggle for racial equality, civil rights, and really, human rights (also Uranus). He transformed these quests for freedom and basic rights into reality, which is the higher purpose of Pluto in Capricorn. Also in Pluto-in-Capricorn mode in its highest expression, his efforts created a legacy that will inspire great men and women for many, many generations. And he leaves us under one of the most fortunate of all planetary aspects : Jupiter trine Saturn. He will be sorely missed, but the heroic efforts of his life will live on, and for that, we can be thankful.

In economic news, the USA Labor Department reported an increase of 203,000 new jobs last month, while unemployment fell sharply from 7.3% to 7.0%. That was good news, and in reaction, the USA stock markets reversed a one-week slide and were up sharply on Friday. After posting an all-time high of 16,174 last Friday, November 29, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell to 15,791 on Wednesday, December 4. It languished below 15,900 until the payroll report on Friday, and then soared to 16,020, up nearly 200 points on that day alone. The S&P also rallied sharply, and the NASDAQ posted its highest mark since September 2009. They all look very positive right now. However, if the DJIA and S&P do not take out their all-time highs of November 29 very soon, then a case of intermarket bearish divergence will be set up. With both Uranus and Venus about to change directions (December 17-21), this could become a problem for stocks. But let's be positive : there is time this week, heading into that second Jupiter-Saturn trine, to break through to higher levels.

Gold and silver were most interesting last week, with both falling to their lowest levels since the yearly lows of June 28. However, they also exhibited somewhat strong rallies too. The metals are primed to make a big move. They just don't know which way they want that move to take yet. You would think with the Dollar falling and the Euro rallying, Gold would want to rally. But both Japan and Europe want their currencies to fall lower, which of course would strengthen the Dollar and not be a positive for Gold.... Unless investor attention suddenly shifted from the accommodative monetary policy of central banks everywhere to political upheaval and social chaos, which is also starting to rear its ugly head in deference to the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto cardinal T-cross that is in effect through April 2014. Jupiter says something big is going to happen, but Uranus says it is even bigger than that. Pluto says it's probably going to involve debt, health insurance, and currency values.

Best Trades of the Past Week :

The best of the weekly trades was in the stock market. In the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the weekly report advised, "Position traders are long with a stop-loss on a close below 15,340. You may take profits on 1/3 of those longs now, and re-buy it on a test of 15,850-15,900... Aggressive traders are also long with a stop-loss at 15,750. Also, cover 1/3 for profits here and buy back at 15,850-15,900". Last week opened at 16,087. It fell to a low of 15,791 on Wednesday and then closed the week at 16,020.

The best trades in the daily report were also in the stock market. On Wednesday, December 3, S&P futures traders were advised, "Position traders are long with a stop-loss on a close below 1765 after taking profits on 1/3 at the high of the move on Friday. You can buy those back now in daily support (1783.75-1784.50) if offered.... Aggressive traders are long with a stop-loss on a close below 1775 after covering 1/3 for profits last week. You may buy those positions back now in daily support if offered." The low of that day (and the week) was 1777.75 and it closed on Friday at 1805. For the NASDAQ futures (NQZ), the same day advised, "Position traders are long with a stop-loss on a close below 3420 after taking profits on 1/3 of that position last week. You may buy those positions back now at 3465 +/- 5.. Aggressive traders are also long with a stop loss on a close below 3450 after covering 2/3 for profits last week. You may buy those positions back now at 3465 +/- 5." The low of that day (and week) was 3453.25. It closed on Friday at 3504.

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 :  

This week will begin a series of 10 important geocosmic signatures that will last through January 8, 2014. The first is the second passage of the Jupiter-Saturn trine that unfolds Thursday, December 12. This is an important intermediate-term aspect, which correlates with agreements and accomplishments by government leaders. Note that on Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Senators Patty Murray (Democrat from Washington) and Paul Ryan (Republican from Wisconsin) are very close to a two-year budget agreement. This would be a welcomed relief of bipartisan compromises if they can close the deal by this aspect, which many think can be accomplished. However, the precepts of Financial Astrology indicate that if they don't complete this deal this week, then other parties will enter into the arena and likely derail it as Uranus turns stationary direct on December 17, followed by Venus stationary retrograde on December 21. That would be a dangerous turn of the tide, and another missed opportunity by this dysfunctional government, for the next deadline for a budget crisis arrives in mid-January. Failure to make this deal very soon - before those stations if Uranus and Venus - will probably lead to a stock market decline into year-end and beyond, and maybe a very serious decline. After all, the period between December 25 and January 8 will find both the Sun and Mars translating the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-cross. That is a signature of potentially very large price swings in many markets. Let's see if Congress and the White House can give Americans - and investors all over the world - a great holiday gift by coming to a budget agreement, and reinvigorating the public's trust in their ability to serve competently.

Longer Term Thoughts :

There are no longer-term thoughts for this week, as we prepare to share those ideas in next week's "Forecast 2014" webinar.

To be continued (next week). 

Announcements :

             Just one week away! Mark your calendars for December 14! And call us now to get in! That is 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 telecasted 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 is now posted on MMA's website ( www.mmacycles.com). In the meantime, you may reserve your spot in this webinar by calling Amber at 1-248-626-3034 or email her.

             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 dukeoneil1@gmail.com, or 1-(303) 545-5837. For those looking for a professional trader of commodity and futures contract might consider Ted Lee Fisher at ted.fisher@comcast.net. 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.


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