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The best market timing for Silver

October 27 - 2014
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

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The lows of October 15-16 have held in most world stock indices. As reported previously, that was the midpoint of the current Mercury retrograde cycle, which ends this weekend, October 25.

This particular Mercury retrograde time band (October 4-25) was a wild one for many financial markets, with impressive reversals right in the middle. As stock prices collapsed into those lows only a week ago, many analysts became convinced that a new bear market was underway. This week, many of those same analysts are convinced the bull market has returned, or never left. This vacillation of position is very typical of Mercury retrograde. Do not be surprised if their opinions change again next week. Mercury may be ending its retrograde motion, but it will take a week before it gets back to its normal speed.

As stock markets around the world rebounded last week, precious metals and currencies started back down. Their lows of early October, when Mercury started its retrograde motion, are still holding. Crude Oil, on the other hand, continues to struggle holding above the 80.00 mark, its lowest level in three years.

Best Trades of the Past Week :

This section of the weekly column will resume after the Forecast 2015 Book is completed. I need all the time I can muster to finish this year's book, as we enter the "Post-Cardinal Climax Era". So many possibilities. so many opportunities. .

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 and Longer-Term Thoughts :  

The wild times have begun.

It is not just Mercury retrograde, or even the fact that this Mercury retrograde started in a water (emotional) sign, but ended in an air (mental) sign, the importance of which was discussed last week. We will next be moving into a period when both the retrograde and direct Mercury will be in an air sign, and start with the Earth also in an air sign (all in Aquarius, starting January 21, 2015). It seems these periods correlate to sharp declines in stock prices and pullbacks in the economy, as illustrated last week. It happens about every seven years (the last time was in 2008). One reader asked if this was the case during the stock market highs of 1929, and also 1835 or 1857. Indeed, it was in 1929 and 1857 (but not 1835).

The concept of "wild times", where markets undergo sharp reversals and even new bear trends, is a characteristic of Uranus. In the study of Financial Astrology (or modern day astrology), Uranus is considered the "higher octave" of Mercury. Both rule air signs (Mercury rules Gemini, an air sign, and Uranus rules Aquarius, an air sign). As air sign rulers, they also have a correspondence with mental activity. Mercury, Uranus, and air signs are considered planets and signs of the intellect. In the case of Uranus, the higher octave of Mercury, it can pertain to a very gifted and brilliant mind, but not necessarily a rational or practical intellect. Ideas come out of nowhere and may be viewed by others as truly original and unconventional, or completely impractical and even bizarre. If they work, the originator is a genius. If they fail, the person may be labeled as mentally deranged, incompetent, or worse. He/she is too "wild" in their speculative thoughts. People dismiss their ideas as "crazy". What happens next can be even crazier, wilder, and even dangerous if left unchecked.

I bring this up, because not only are we in the air signs part of the Mercury retrograde cycle for the next year, but also because we are about to enter a time band when Mars will transit from Capricorn to Aries, the signs that presently contain Pluto and Uranus respectively. That cosmic journey will take place November 11, 2014, through March 11, 2015. This is significant because that will also coincide with the last two passages of the powerful Uranus-Pluto waxing squares, which take place December 15 and March 16-17. As you can see, this will also overlap the start of the air-air-air cycle of Mercury retrograde/direct and the Sun starting on January 21. It has the potential to be a highly charged period around the world, not only in terms of financial markets and their volatility, but also in terms of mundane events that highlight the principles of Uranus as just described. These events can unnerve societies everywhere, if not monitored closely. In the past couple of weeks, we have witnessed events that already exhibit these principles, and illustrate these dangers (Ebola, terrorists in Canada, etc).

As Financial and Mundane Astrologers, we pay close attention to not only financial markets, but also socio-political-economic events that can roil markets as the geocosmic picture begins to take shape. We are about to enter one of these highly combustible cosmic windows of time starting November 11, but we are starting to observe events associated with these geocosmic patterns even now. The idea is that the financial markets will also react in ways that similarly reflect what is happening in society. As people began to act erratically and cause disruptions socially, so too do financial markets behave erratically. Watch especially the period nearby to November 10-13, when Mars conjuncts Pluto and squares Uranus, as the Sun and Jupiter square one another too. This signifies surprising events socially and politically (perhaps with military overtones), upsets at the polls and in sporting events, freakish natural activity, and large price swings in financial markets. Observe normal precautions where safety is concerned. If not careful, this can be a time of hysteria. If under control, it can be a time if brilliant thought and spectacular feats.

Mars will enter Capricorn on Sunday, October 26. This is a very important ingress because it will form a conjunction to the Sun, and opposition to Pluto, in the Federal Reserve Board chart (December 23, 1913). It starts out well enough because both the Sun and Venus will form a trine to Neptune on Monday-Tuesday, October 27-28. However, the combination of geocosmic signatures, along with Mercury turning direct on Saturday, October 25, can correlate with the end of any corrective price movements in financial markets. Thus, the week ahead is likely to tell us whether the stock market rally of the past week is just the end of a correction in a new bear market, or the start of a new bull market thrust upwards.

Finally, the following week will witness the USA mid-term elections (November 4). Will the Democrats retain control of the Senate ? Or will the Republicans gain control over both sectors of Congress ? Mercury retrograde has coincided with gains in the polls for more Republicans than Democrats. But that momentum could begin to reverse with Mercury changing directions and three planets (Sun, Venus, Mars) changing signs right now, October 23-26. Will there be enough time to alter the polls between now and then ? Not likely, unless there is some other dramatic revelation unveiled. You never know when Uranus is sitting at the head of the table, or in control of the levers.

Just like the financial markets, people are in a time of flux. They want change, and they themselves are changing their positions. If the cosmos says anything right now, change is coming. It is going to be a wild and exciting time for the next five months. And then all the experimentation of the last seven years ends. A semblance of normalcy begins to return. Common sense with a longer-term approach towards solving problems becomes vogue once again. People start working on creative solutions rather than courting destructive divisions. Polarization starts to give way to unification. It may take a while to sink in, but a new era is coming as the cosmic pattern of the 7-year Cardinal Climax begins to recede.

Longer-Term Thoughts :


To be continued (next week).

Announcements :

             The two talks I presented at the ISAR 2014 conference last week are now available for purchase in the CD or MP3 format. They include slides from the power point show. These are both very timely talks, with information that should be useful for several months. Each topic is $35.00, plus postage, if ordering via the CD format.

The first talk is titled "America at the Crossroads: Will It Survive, Perish, or Transform ?"  This presentation examines the charts of the United States, its transits and progressions, the USA president, his transits and progressions, and Congress. It explains the transformation taking place in the USA under the 2008-2015 Cardinal Climax, and where the nation is headed, pending choices taking place right now. "America is in trouble. It is in danger of losing its identity, perhaps many of its treasured liberties, based on over 200 years of being the most exceptional experiment in democracy and capitalism the world has ever known"...

The second talk now available on CD or MP3 is titled " A Cyclical and Geocosmic Analysis of Gold and the USA Stock Market". Both Gold and the USA stock market make historical tops and lows at rhythmic cyclical points now in force. These major turning points also coincide with long-term planetary aspects. This presentation reviews these studies, their historical correlations to one another, and what they say about the future direction of each market. Contact MMA at 1-248-626-3034 or for details or sign up.

             What's Next ??? Now that the 2008-2015 Cardinal Climax will wind down in early 2015, what is the next great challenge awaiting humanity ?.

It's that time of the year again! As in the past, MMA offers a special pre-publication discount rate for those who pre-order the next year's book before October 31, 2014. The price of the Forecast 2015 Book will remain at $55.00 plus postage. However, if pre-ordered before October 31, the cost is $45.00 plus postage. This year's 2015 Forecast Book will be available in both paper and electronic editions. There is no postage for the electronic book format.

Additionally, all pro-order purchases qualify for a 10% discount on any 1-year MMA financial markets subscription service! This includes the MMA Cycles Report, the MMA Weekly, and/or the MMA Daily reports, which provide specific analysis and recommendations to several financial markets, including the DJIA, S&P, NASDAQ, Gold, Silver, Treasuries, Currencies, Crude Oil, and Soybeans.

MMA's annual Forecasts Book , written by Raymond A. Merriman since 1976, is one of the most unique, affordable, and accurate glimpses into the coming year. Utilizing the study of cycles and geocosmic factors, this annual Forecasts book outlines forthcoming trends pertaining to political, economic, and financial markets throughout the world. No other book has informed and prepared readers for the Cardinal Climax period of 2008-2015 as precisely as Raymond Merriman's annual Forecast book. No other book has guided readers through this turbulent period since it began in 2008. In 2015, the saga of the Cardinal Climax reaches the conclusion of its central time band. This is a book, with an impressive background for insightful accuracy into world economic and financial market conditions that you will not want to miss! For further information, go to ORDER NOW AND SAVE BIG BUCKS.

             MMA's weekly and daily reports have been extremely accurate and profitable over the past several weeks, especially in equity indices, crude oil, and precious metals. 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 Daily Market reports. It is the only way I keep in touch with traders on a daily or weekly basis. These weekly reports give in-depth analysis of the DJIA, S&P and NASDAQ futures, Euro currency (cash and futures), Dollar/Yen cash and Yen futures, Euro-Yen cash, T-Notes, Crude Oil, Soybeans, Gold and Silver. The daily reports cover all stock indices listed above, as well as futures in Euro, T-Notes, Gold and Silver, plus GLD and SLV (the Gold and Silver ETF's). 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. For more information, or call our offices at 1-248-626-3034. These reports are extremely valuable to those who trade ETF's (Exchange Traded Funds). And since early December, these reports have been extremely profitable. As subscriber and trader R.B. of Albuquerque, NM writes",You have been on an incredible run for a while ; I have never seen anything like it". Well, when everything lines up just right...

             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.
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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 :

             January 16, 2015 : Zurich, Switzerland "Trends for 2015".  This will part of a congress on Forecasts for 2015, including Claude Weiss, Monica Kissling. Alexandra Klingenhammer, Verena Bachmann, and Christoph-Schubert-Weller.

             January 17, 2015 : Zurich, Switzerland. A special 5-hour workshop on "The Current Cyclical State of Financial Markets : Where Do We Go from Here ?"10:30 AM - 4:30 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 !.

             February 21, 2015 : Webinar by Raymond Merriman on "Preparing for the Post-Cardinal Climax - An Outlook of Financial Markets and World Economics". Cost is $45.00. Contact MMA at 1-248-626-3034 or for details or sign up.

             August 27-30, 2015 : "Preserving Wealth and Recognizing New Investment Opportunities". A special event and retreat for MMA subscribers only, at a destination to be revealed later. Attendance limited to 12 subscribers. Cost $4000. Contact MMA at 1-248-626-3034 or for details or to sign up.

             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

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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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