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The best market timing for Silver

July 21 - 2014
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

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Just like that. I mean, "Just like that !" That is how fast the investment community changed from bullish to bearish on Gold last week - and then some jumped right back to bullish again.

Last week's column started off with the report that market analysts of major banks and brokerage firms were just starting to turn bullish on Gold after being bearish all year. They missed the bottom on December 31, 2013, which may be attributed to their lack of market timing tools and/or skills, the very tools that led us to issue our first and - before last week - our only Special Update Report on Gold the very next day (New Year's Day), advising clients to buy Gold now (the first trading day possible after New Year's Day). Gold bottomed on December 31 at 1181.40, and just prior to last week's column, it had risen to 1346.80. And finally, after a move of over $150 per ounce, the banks and brokerage houses began advising clients to buy.

But then a funny thing happened on the way to the bank. Gold fell out of bed last Monday, July 14. Well, it fell over $30.00 right at the start of the new week, which - for those who had suddenly become bulls - was like falling out of the top bunk of a bed. Immediately, many switched back to bearish and reiterated their former bearish stances. You know, to someone who studies Financial Astrology, that sounds like an environment where planets suddenly change directions or signs. When planets change directions or signs, investors change their outlooks and strategies.

By Tuesday, July 15, Gold was back down to 1292.60, right where we wanted it. Thus, our second Special Report and Alert on Gold went out to subscribers that afternoon, when Gold was trading around 1293.50, advising them that now was a favorable time (risk-reward ratio looked great) to buy (more) Gold. In the case of aggressive traders, who had taken profits the week before, we advised getting back in - now! After all, Jupiter would be entering Leo the next day, and Leo rules Gold. Well, actually that is not why we advised getting in Gold that day. It had more to do with Mars, the Moon, cycles and their patterns, and a couple of technical indicators all lining up just right - and at the right time.

Did I mention that we are market timers ? Yes, that's what we do, and that's why our clients subscribe to our services. They want that extra edge that market timing provides, an edge that is not within the tool kit of most technical or fundamentals analysts. They can tell you what price range looks good (affordable, or too expensive), and they can tell you what the supply and demand ratios look like and whether they portend higher or lower prices in the future - assuming there are no UFOs (Unexpected Fundamental Occurrences). However, they can't tell you "when" the market will shift until well after the reversal has started, which is the kind of information a trader needs to be ahead of the crowd. The only other way to be "ahead of the crowd" is through High Frequency Trading (HFT) or "dark pools". But that type of "ahead of the crowd" trader is only interested in capturing a fraction of a penny on a move for tens of thousands of shares of a stock. That's not our market. And chances are that those of you who read this column are not in that part of the market either. Market timing isn't important to you if you are. Front running for pennies (which quickly add up), is. But that would lead us into a discussion on ethics, integrity, and honor, something you don't want to get into with a Capricorn Sun-Mars, because you can't win. We always begin a fight by first claiming the high moral ground. And it works - until we fall out of bed. But then that would leads us into a discussion as to why and who we were in bed with… something you don't want to do with someone who has Venus and Jupiter in Scorpio, unless you are a far right radical nut case, in which case you want to know why and with whom anyone is in bed with anyone else.

Hey, wait a minute! Let's get back to the subject of financial market timing. After all, July is one of the most important geocosmic periods of the year. Jupiter began its one-year trek into Leo last week, while Venus and Mercury both left Gemini for Cancer. And next week, Saturn and Uranus turn directions, while the Sun moves into Leo and Mars into Scorpio. And that's just part of the cosmic drama going on of planets changing signs and directions.

Speaking of which… did anyone notice that Mars is now approaching 27 degrees of Libra, the same degree at which it started its retrograde motion on March 1 ? The time in which Russia boldly annexed Crimea ? A time that we stated, whoever is the aggressor will likely end up the loser ? That theme is back in play as a commercial airliner (Malaysia Airlines) was shot down on July 17 by a surface-to-air missile killing all 295 people aboard. Where did that missile come from ? I don't know, but fingers are pointing towards Russia, and if true, the ramifications of the April 20-25 grand cardinal cross on Vladimir Putin's natal Sun are beginning to manifest. This would be a disaster for both Russia and Putin, at least economically, according to a Bloomberg BusinessWeek article on July 17.

However, the Russian press reports that Ukrainian troops had shot down the airliner. Either way, it's a disaster, and the kind of event one might associate with a Saturn-Uranus combination being highlighted now. As this column stated last week, "Along with these psychological changes will likely come reversals in the trend of many financial markets, especially within 1-2 weeks of July 20-22, when both Uranus and Saturn go stationary. That is, Saturn will end its retrograde motion and go direct, while Uranus ends its direct motion and will turn retrograde. This will highlight the principles of those two planets, perhaps dramatically. Saturn represents limits, like support and resistance. Uranus represents "breakouts". It has no respect for any limits. It is wild, radical, and independent, often coinciding with periods of collective shock, panic, and/or excitement as new frontiers explode upon the scene for the world to cope with. As if the world hasn't had enough to cope with already, given the three-year transit of Uranus and Pluto now in play. Here comes another cosmic storm". Saturn and Uranus = collective shock, cosmic storm.

Best Trades of the Past Week :

The best trade of the week was in the July 15 Special Report on Gold sent out to subscribers of all MMA reports (daily, weekly, and monthly), at 12:30 PM when Gold was trading around 1293.50, which stated, "Today, July 15, Gold fell to a low of 1292.60 as of this writing (that low was around 11:00 AM). This is now in the normal corrective price target range given in our weekly and daily reports (1293.60 +/- 12.60). Furthermore, we are in a three-star critical reversal zone now (July 17-18, +/- 3 trading days). And, Mars is now in the zodiac sector where we wanted to see a major cycle trough …. Therefore, all traders are advised to either get long, or prepare to get long shortly, as our time and price objectives are being met". The 1292.60 low held. Two days later, Gold was up to 1325.90.

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 :  

The big cosmic deal this week will be… well, there are a lot of big deals. First, the Sun is in square aspect to Mars on Saturday, July 19. Mars and the Sun are both fiery, and with Mars also warlike, you can see yet another geocosmic factor related to the warlike events in Russia-Ukraine and Israel-Palestine that suddenly exploded late last week. These war-like themes are likely to escalate into late August when Mars and Saturn join together in Scorpio. No one wants to budge, and no one accepts responsibility as everyone grinds their teeth and curses under their breath - or lets it leak out in the media somehow. This is a cosmic tension more akin to blame and getting even, with pressure applied in very painful ways, especially psychological and financial, but possibly militarily too. Expect more economic sanctions and threats of retaliation. The behavior is far from the needed win-win compromise ideal. There is likely a loser... or two.

The next day, (Sunday, July20) finds Saturn ending its retrograde motion and turning direct. Everyone is somber and serious. Getting anything done is like pulling teeth, but since everyone is grinding their teeth, there is just resistance and more blame.

The day after that, July 21. Uranus changes direction, turning from direct to retrograde. Now the teeth are getting pulled after all - by force, not by choice. Sudden and surprising actions are being readied. In financial markets, this entire period (July 20-21 +/- one week) can witness sharp price reversals, and maybe more than once. This is what they call a "whipsaw" signature.

The day after that, July 22, the Sun leaves the emotional and patriotic sign of Cancer for ever-so-confident and sometimes arrogant but creative sign of Leo."I have a plan that everyone will love" (or at least pretend they love), boasts Leo with much fanfare. And for the next two days, as the Sun moves towards a conjunction to the even bolder and more confident (and sometime more arrogant) planet of Jupiter on July 24. Now that would normally be a great time for wonderful announcements from world leaders, for Sun-Jupiter conjunctions in Leo are like a visit from Santa Clause. And it might be this time too. But it is happening in the middle of the Saturn-Uranus stations (July 20-21) and then the Venus translation to the Uranus-Pluto square (July 28-31), forming another cardinal T-square. And all of that while Mars is starting its journey through Scorpio (July 25-September 13), on its way to Saturn, and it just makes you wonder… when will I quit falling out of bed and sleep peacefully through the night without wondering if NSA and my government is spying on me, or the Senate is going to allow taxes to be levied on my use of the internet starting November 1 ("Taxman, Won't You Please Spare the Internet ?" John Thune and Ajit Pal, Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2014).

Longer-Term Thoughts :


To be continued (next week).

Announcements :

             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...

             The seventh and final Course in the 2-year the MMTA (Merriman Market Timing Academy) training program will take place August 25-28, 2014, at the Michigan State University's Management Educational Center (MEC) in Troy, Michigan. The title of this course is "Strategies : Putting It All Together". This course will go over each part of the various investment and trading plans using the market timing, technical, price objective, and trend indicator tools studied in these courses. Special attention will be given to the various buy and sell strategies for both position and aggressive traders, once the market enters the time band for a geocosmic critical reversal zone or solar-lunar reversal date. The cost of this course is $3600, and it is available on line or via live attendance. For further information, please visit,, call 1-248-626-3034, or email The course will be open to all subscribers to join.

             The first year of MMTA (the Merriman Market Timing Academy) is now completed! The courses (all 4 together, or separately) are available via our LMS website-uploadable venue (no postage), or in DVD, to those who wish to become students of MMA's methodology. Each course comes with a full workbook (90-130 pages each). For a complete description of these courses - and those yet to come - please visit, or call 1-248-626-3034.

             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.
Two-issue trial subscriptions are available for this service for $50.00, which includes the current issue and the next month's as well.
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 :

             August 25-28, 2014 : MMTA Course 7 : "Combining Technical Studies, Cycles, and Critical Reversal Dates for Traders". The final course of the 2-year academy.

             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

            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 !.

             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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