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March 23 - 2015
Raymond A. Merriman©
Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.
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The main body of the Cardinal Climax (2008-2015) ended last week with the 7 th and final passage of the Uranus/Pluto waxing square aspect (June 24, 2012-March 17- 2015). It coincided with the Federal Reserve Board finally giving guidance as to when they might raise their short-term interest rate. They made it clear that the increase would not happen in the first half of this year - as many predicted it would take place by June - but possibly later this year. For those who have been reading this column for the past two years, this new clarity on "when" is no surprise. As stated in our last two Forecasts Books, "In the study of astrology, transiting Saturn indicates a time when one is restrictive or restricted, while transiting Jupiter would suggest periods of greater generosity and ease. In 2014, there are no hard aspects to the FRB chart from transiting Saturn.... the preponderance of transits in 2014 involving Jupiter, which indicates easing - not tightening - will continue. In fact, there are no hard aspects from transiting Saturn (monetary tightening) until January 2016". That section (on U.S. Treasuries) then concluded, "These studies indicate that the Fed will likely continue its low interest rate and accommodative monetary policies through most of 2015, and quite possibly into 2016".
Thus, the Fed has now made it clear (well, more clear than before) that it will maintain low rates until sometime well after June. In reaction to that news on Wednesday afternoon, March 18, many stock markets around the world rallied sharply. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, for instance, was trading below 17,700 just before the decision was announced, down about 150 points on the day. Within the next 90 minutes, it was testing 18,100. Thursday saw the DJIA falling again, down 117 points on the day, as investors realized that even though the Fed will not raise rates in the first half of the year, it will probably raise them later in the year. But by Friday, that realization was tempered again with the reality that rates aren't going up that soon, and the DJIA shot up to test 18,200, close to its all-time high of 18,288 made on March 2, just one day before the powerful Level 1 geocosmic signature of Jupiter trine Uranus.
Several other world stock indices welcomed the Fed's news. In Europe, the Netherlands AEX touched 500 for the first time since January 2008. Zurich's SMI index soared to 9336 on Friday, nearing its all-time high of 9548 made in June 2007. London's FTSE raced to a new all-time high of 7024 on Friday's solar eclipse, its first time ever above 7000. The DAX has already made a new all-time on Monday, March 16 at 12,219 as the final Uranus/Pluto square unfolded.
In the Far East, Japan's Nikkei climbed to 19,560, its highest mark since April 2000. China's Shanghai Index topped 3600 for the first time since May 2008, while Australia's ASX index is once again testing 6000, a level not seen since May 2008. About the only index that did not do well was Russia's MICEX, which fell below 1600 for the first time since January 21. As recently as February 16, it was making a multi-year high of 1848.
Yet for all the action in the stock indices that occurred, the key was still the currency markets. They were wild on the day of the announcement. On Monday, for instance, the Euro currency was down to 1.0456. After Wednesday's Fed announcement, the Euro exploded up to 1.1031. For currencies, 5% moves are very rare in the same week. It then closed the week around 1.0820. In sympathy with the currencies, Gold and Silver also had interesting weeks. Gold fell to 1141.60 on Tuesday, March 17, testing its multi-year low of 1130.40 made on November 7, 2014. On the same day, Silver dropped to 15.36, which was above the low of the prior week at 15.26, thus kicking in our buy signal (intermarket bullish divergence) for a primary cycle trough. The next day the Fed made their rate announcement (to stay put), which plunged the Dollar and set fire to Gold and Silver, thus prompting us to put out a special update for subscribers to get long Gold and Silver, if not already long. Gold closed the week up at 1184.60 and Silver at 16.88.
Overall, it was a wild week, and a very good week for the end of Uranus square Pluto aspect, and the unfolding of the solar eclipse on the spring equinox. It sure seemed like the end of a long burdensome cycle and the start of new one that is more uplifting, which fits the script of the cosmic opera.
Best Trades of the Past Week :
Our best new trades of last week in the weekly report were in precious metals. Gold traders were advised, "Position traders are flat and may buy again if either Gold or Silver take out last week's low, but not both. Aggressive traders are also flat and may adopt the same strategy as position traders. " That happened on Tuesday, March 17, when Gold fell to 1141.60, taking out the prior week's low of 1146.50. Silver's low was 1536, above its prior week's low of 1526. The same strategy was employed on Silver and SLV. Gold closed the week at 1184.69 and Silver at 1688 (CME close).
The best new trades in the daily reports were also in precious metals (Gold especially). Tuesday's (March 17) report for aggressive traders advised, " Aggressive traders (in Gold) are short with a stop-loss on a close above 1165. Exit and go long if there is a case of intermarket bullish divergence to Silver, where one breaks the low of last week and the other does not". That happened that day (March 17), so Gold traders made a nice profit on shots and went long as the low was 1141.60 (and Silver stayed above 1526). Gold closed the week at 1184.60.
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Short-Term Geocosmics and Longer-Term Thoughts :
"In 2012 the 500 highest-paid executives names in proxy statements of US public companies received, on average, $30.3 million each; 42% of the compensation came from stock options and 41% from stock awards... . As a result, the very people we rely on to make investments in the productive capabilities that will increase our shared prosperity are instead devoting most of their companies' profits to uses that will increase their own prosperity". William Lazonick in the Harvard Business Review, www.hbr.org. Another example of the abuses and manipulation of narrative that occurred under Uranus square Pluto, June 2012-March 2015, without the public's awareness or understanding.
Long-term geocosmic signatures are a lot like earthquakes. Even after they end, there is still danger of secondary reactions. In the study of Financial Astrology, these secondary reactions show up when a faster moving planet moves into a hard aspect with the slower moving planets that are moving out of their exact aspect. As Uranus starts to separate from Pluto in mid-Aries and mid-Capricorn respectively, the Sun will enter mid-Aries, conjunct Uranus and square Pluto, on April 5-6. Thus, reminders of the gruesome-twosome (Uranus and Pluto) are likely to be re-enacted in world affairs and financial markets around that time too, +/- one week. For financial markets, that becomes yet another reversal period, which just happens to correspond to the next USA payroll and unemployment report of Friday, April 3 (unless it is delayed a week due to Good Friday holiday). More wildness can be anticipated. Given that this is still the middle of the tax season and funding of individual retirement plans, it is not surprising to see stock prices rallying, just as discussed the past two weeks in this column.
But overall, I am happy. We survived a 4-month cosmic storm, which was probably at its most intense during these past two passages of Uranus square Pluto, November 2014 through last week. ISIS did not conquer the world (and chop off my head), Israel was not wiped off the face of the earth, Iran did not gain world approval to create a nuclear bomb (yet), the stock market did not crash, and I am still in business.
I am sure many people went through major changes in their lives during the last seven years, and even the last 4 months. I hear personal stories, and of course, I go through my own personal experiences like everyone else, even though I am a Capricorn. I know... Capricorns are not supposed to have personal experiences. We are made of rocks, or mud that has not yet dried. However, that is just a symbol of our ability to sculpture life, to make life's experiences like a work of art, a book that is always becoming an epic novel.
I will share a couple of personal experiences that occurred in my life under these intense cosmic aspects since November, to illustrate both the good and the bad side of Uranus/Pluto. Uranus rules computers and Pluto in Capricorn can symbolize loss. Our company (MMA) suffered a great loss when over 12% of our database (customer's contact information) got wiped out of our hard drive and the company that controls our back up couldn't recover it on their back up (don't ask me why). Hence, some of you who were on that database haven't heard from us since that time. That was the dark side of the aspect for us, for me.
On the other hand, Pluto in Capricorn can indicate opportunities to take on new tasks that can have an influential effect in certain areas of life. In February, the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR, Inc.) - one the world's most respected professional and non-profit astrological organizations - elected yours truly to its board of directors. At the first board meeting this month, the board then elected me to serve as their president for the next 2 years.
However, the most interesting experience I had over the past four months was a personal astrological consultation with Charkrapani Ullal, a legend in astrology from India, who now resides in Los Angeles. As you may gather, I just don't go to astrologers for consultations, as I am quite comfortable with my own knowledge of the subject and interpreting my own chart (and those of others). But after that loss in business, I decided I wanted to see the legend, whom I had never met. So, I made an appointment and flew out to LA for a couple of days.
After spending 30 minutes or so on my health, ("You will not die in your sleep. You will die working" ), relationships ("You will not die alone. People love you and will always be around you, and even so, you love your own company and will never be lonely") Chakrapani finally got around to my work.
He asked, "What do you do?" I said, "I am a market analyst, specifically a market timer. And I use astrology in my work as a market timer and find it very valuable".
"You mean you analyze stock markets using astrology?" he asked. "Yes", I replied, "And Gold, Silver, Currencies, Crude Oil, Bonds, and Grain prices".
"Ah! Very good!" he said. "I know nothing about that topic. But do you know there is a famous financial astrologer ? His name is. ah. Merrim. wait a minute. Are you..? " And his eyes opened wide, and together we both laughed out loud.
It was a great reading by a great man. Here I was, in the company of legend. And he was asking me if I knew. me. Now that was a positive and humorous side to the Uranus (discovery) square Pluto in Capricorn (recovery). I discovered Chakrapani, a well-known Vedic Astrologer (Uranus), and he revealed (Pluto) things to me that set my mind at ease ("You will not retire, as you love work; you will die happy while working; you will not be alone or lonely at death; your business will recover its loss; you will enjoy several successful years ahead; you will never be poor"). All good Plutonian things for a Capricorn, with Venus conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio in the second house of money, to know.Now, if we could all just be like a Pisces and have faith ....
Longer-Term Thoughts :
To be continued (next week).
Once again, for the second consecutive year, MMA has won the "Gold Award for Best Market Timer of the Year", by Market Timing Digest of Amsterdam, Netherlands (www.markettiming.nl). According to the results, there were 13 instances of 2.5% or greater reversals in the DJIA in 2014, and MMA correctly identified 12 of them long before they happened.
The 2015 world wide Webinar on "The State of Financial Markets" given last week is now available as an easily downloadable audio-visual recording (MP4). It was a 2-hour discussion on the outlook for the U.S. stock market, Gold, Silver, Interest Rates, and the U.S. Dollar, with a focus on the period between now and April 15, presented by Raymond Merriman. Amongst other things, it demonstrated a correlation between the USA presidential election and the value of the U.S. Dollar, with a forecast on the 2016 election based on this correlation. It was a lively and very informative presentation with an excellent Q&A session afterwards. The cost is for this easy to download MP4 recording is $45.00. You may purchase your copy by calling MMA offices at 1-248-626-3034, or email Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to our website at www.mmacycles.com, or click. This is a presentation you will not want to miss!
What's Next ??? Now that the 2008-2015 Cardinal Climax will wind down in early 2015, what is the next great challenge awaiting humanity ?.
Copies of MMA's 2015 Forecast Book are still available (less than 100 left)!!! And the early reviews are very positive. It is available in both paper and electronic formats. The cost is $55.00 plus postage. There is no postage for the electronic book format. 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! In the words of Michael St. Clair, Gold expert and author of "Light Seeds", who was sent a pre-publication draft, "What an achievement, I was always impressed how you wrap it up. Yours is a really advanced master arts craft. For some reason, I feel this is your most important book ever. Your speech about America is very spot on. And I even agree with most of it". Financial analyst Garrett Jones of "Observations" Financial Report also commented, " I just received your Forecast for 2015. What a masterpiece!".
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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...
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- The MMA Japanese Markets Cycles report covers the Nikkei, JGB Bonds, and the Dollar-Yen.
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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,
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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.
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Upcoming Events :
June 20, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT : Webinar by Raymond Merriman on "Mid-Year Outlook on Financial Markets and World Economics". ome Time in June : By popular demand, a second Webinar by Raymond Merriman on "Update of Financial Markets and the World Economic and Political Situation for the Last Half of 2015". With another Q&A session at the end. Cost is $45.00. Attendance is limited again to 100 people. The last one sold out, so sign up ASAP to reserve your place in this presentation.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details or to sign up.
September 4-7, 2015 : Tuscany (near Florence, Italy) : "Identifying the Next Long-Term Investment Opportunities". A special MMA retreat for independent investors and traders. Raymond Merriman, and graduates of MMTA will present their newest studies on various financial and commodity markets that are entering new long-term cycles (trends), which we believe offer long-term investment opportunities. The last day will be discussing trading plans for the next week for those who are traders. Cost is $3000-4000, depending on cut-off dates for applicants. Contact MMA at 1-248-626-3034 or email@example.com for details, or to sign up.
The MMA Catalogue of products and services for 2015 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or 1-(303) 545-5837. For those looking for a professional trader of commodity and futures contract might consider Ted Lee Fisher at email@example.com. 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.
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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.Valeur des terres Robert Loquet - Conseiller général