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August 31 - 2015
Raymond A. Merriman©
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Our August 26 three-star geocosmic critical reversal date was right on target last week, as several global indices bottomed at their lowest levels in months, and even years, Monday-Wednesday. By Friday, most had made very substantial rallies that also surprised traders almost as much as the decline did.
In Asia and the Pacific Rim, the biggest story continued to be in China, where the Shanghai Index dropped to a low of 2850 right on August 26, an incredible 45% decline from its high that was achieved just two months earlier on June 12 at 5178. The Japanese Nikkei also ended its major decline on August 26 at 17,714, well off its double top high of 20,948 on June 24 (highest mark since 1996). This recent high was just two days after the third and final Jupiter/Uranus trine occurred. Wednesday's low was the lowest mark for the Nikkei since February 10. By Friday, just two days later, the Nikkei was back above 19,000. New lows for this year (and beyond) were recorded on August 25 in Australia's All Ordinaries, India's CNX, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Indices. Each then rallied sharply into the end of the week.
The carnage in Europe was similar. The German DAX fell to 9338 last Monday, August 24, which was a 3000-point drop (nearly 25%) from its all-time high of 12,390, registered on April 10. By Thursday, it was back up to 10,382. The London FTSE plummeted to 5768 on Monday, August 24, down 19% from its all-time high of 7122 on April 22. The Zurich SMI fell to 8155 on the same day, down substantially from its double top (second) all-time high of 9537 on August 5. It was no different in the Netherlands where the AEX index fell to 401.87 on the same day, August 24, down 21.28% from its most recent yearly high of 510.55 on April 27. Once again, each of these recovered smartly (around 10%) into Fridays high. Only Russia's MICEX index bucked the trend. It only declined to 1603 last week, not even a monthly low. By Friday, it was back up to 1723, testing its highest mark since May 5.
In the America's it was no different from most other parts of the world. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was hammered on Monday, falling to a low of 15,370, its lowest level since February 2014, and down nearly 3000 points from its all-time high of 18,351 on May 19. It gained about 1300 of those points back by Friday. The NASDAQ Composite crashed to 4292 on August 24, down almost 18% from its all-time high of 5231 of July 20, just one month ago. Brazil's Bovespa suffered the worst, falling to a new 6-year low of 42,749. Argentina's Merval index dropped to 10,015 last week, but that was only back to its lows of March 2015. Still, that was 22% decline from its high of 12,865 back on May 6.
In the commodity markets, Silver had the most interesting week. It fell sharply to a 13.91 right on our August 26 reversal date (Sun conjunct Jupiter, and remember, Gold and Silver don't like Jupiter, as we have stated several times in this column). However, Jupiter is now in Virgo (August 2015 through September 2016), and this is a time we are looking for an important long-term cycle low to be completed, as discussed in the soon-to-be-released Solar/Lunar Keys to Gold Price Reversals , due out in October. It is finished, and the final editing is taking place now. While Silver fell to a new 6-year cycle low, Gold performed much better. Instead of falling last week, it rallied to its highest level since July 7. This is the kind of intermarket bullish divergence we want to see when the final lows come in, which could have happened last week, except that is a little too early in the primary cycle to be fit. Sometimes, however, markets distort.
Crude Oil also had an interesting week, falling to 37.75 on Monday, August 24. It hasn't visited prices this low since February 2009. By Friday, it was trading above 45.00/barrel again. There were noticeable reversals in currency prices too last week, with the Dollar falling to its lowest level since January 22. But this was as we projected in our special webinars of February 21 and June 20, and after all, the value of the Dollar is the key to all of these markets.
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Short-Term Geocosmics :
All in all, it continues to be an amazing Venus retrograde period this time around, July 25 through September 6. One more week to go. But don't celebrate just yet. Eleven days later Mercury turns retrograde on September 17, and on the same day, Jupiter will make its 14-year opposition to Neptune. If you thought the last month was wild and crazy, just consider the possibilities around September 17, +/- 2 weeks. If there are any geocosmic signatures corresponding to loss of control more than Jupiter in hard aspect to Neptune or Uranus, I am not sure what they are. Maybe Saturn to Uranus (November 2008 through July 2010)?.
Now, this doesn't mean that everything will fall apart, or even that the stock markets of the world will crash, although that is a possibility. Jupiter/Neptune aspects just as often correspond to periods of irrational exuberance when stock prices soar. And of course, the last two Mercury retrograde dates (May 19, Jan 22) corresponded to cycles crests too - and then prices fell hard. The combination of Mercury retrograde in air signs again for the third and last time this cycle (see the relevance of this in the Forecast 2015 Book for this three times this occurs - Jan 22, May 1, and September 17), combined with Jupiter in opposition to Neptune, has a correspondence to the dynamics of misunderstandings, miscommunications, and maybe even intentional misinformation. Rumors designed to harm the reputations of good people can occur. It can be highly clever and deceptive. It is a time when usually smart people fall prey to very devious con artists and it is even worse for those who are naïve. This is a time to carefully consider the sources and check out claims for accuracy before putting any of your money (or heart) on the line for someone else.
Last, but not least, Venus is turning direct September 6, which is also about money and especially love, since Venus is in Leo. It may be a favorable time to fall in love, experience the thrill of infatuation. Just don't buy or accept the ring yet until you check his/her recent cell phone logs, or the hacked records of Ashley Madison that have now been released.
Longer-Term Thoughts and mundane astrology :
For this section, all we are going to do is repeat the chart of the weekly DJIA, constructed by MMTA graduate Kat Powell, that was first presented LAST YEAR to subscribers of the MMA Cycles report. As you can see, this chart identifies the time bands when long-term planetary cycles overlap with long-term market cycles, clearly showing that the USA market was entering a dangerous period August-November 2015. As long as I have been studying the correlation of planetary cycles with cycles in human activity, I am still in awe whenever a correlation like this unfolds. The mystery of why this works, and the symmetry of how it works, is a challenge that I approach with great joy and reverence. To me, there is no study that comes even close to the idea of a Divine Intelligence permeating through the Universe, and connecting every one of us to the Infinite, as this study. It is truly humbling, because the handwriting on the wall of the heavens by this cosmic force is a never-ending challenge to discover and understand.
To be continued (next week).
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Upcoming Events :
September 4-7, 2015 : Tuscany (near Florence, Italy) : "Identifying the Next Long-Term Investment Opportunities". A special 4-day 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 discuss trading plans for the next week for those who are traders. Special Keynote Speaker will be Claude Weiss of Zurich, Switzerland, speaking on "The History of Capitalism and the Saturn/Uranus/Neptune Cycle - Implications for the Present Period". Special guest presenter is Egon von Greyerz of Matterhorn Asset Management in Zurich, Switzerland, His topic will be, Is Physical Gold the Best Insurance Against Unprecedented Economic & Geopolitical Risks ? Cost is $3600 for sign up by June 21, 2015 (it will increase to $4000 after June 21). Contact MMA at 1-248-626-3034 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details, or to sign up. Excursions to the Uffizi Art Museum and the Florence School of Wine are optional. A formal announcement is now available at www.merrimanmta.com/italy2015. A more formal brochure will be posted shortly. It's Tuscany! It's beautiful! Visit www.montegufoni.it for a description of the Castle di Montegufoni where this event will take place.
December 19-20 2015 : Istanbul, Turkey : "Forecasts for 2016", and "Financial Market Timing" workshop with Raymond Merriman. Details for registration will be announced soon.
October 13-17, 2016 : ISAR 2016 - "The Power of Forecasting Meets the Consequence of Choice". Costa Mesa, California (near LA). The climax will be a panel of expert Mundane Astrologers giving their Forecast of the USA 2016 Presidential Election. An "Application to Speak" process is currently underway. More details at www.isarastrology.com, and via the ISAR ezine that is sent out to all members of the organization. This event will include tracks on Mundane and Financial Astrology as Forecasting Tools, plus others on Psychological Shifts in Life, Timing of Spiritual Transformations, and Timing of Significant Relationships.
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 email@example.com, or 1-(303) 545-5837. For those looking for a professional trader of commodity and futures contract might consider Ted Lee Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the addition of Egon von Greyerz to MMA Investment Retreat faculty of presenters. I met Egon last week in Girona, Spain, at a special gathering attended by MMTA Graduates Nitin Bhandari (India), Philipp Beyer (Germany), Henry Canciglia (USA) and myself. Egon is an expert on Gold. He owns Matterhorn Asset Management, a Swiss Asset Management company specializing in wealth preservation, located in Zurich ( www.goldswitzerland.com). He was also the person who initiated the "Save Our Swiss Gold" Act in Switzerland late last year, which would have required the Swiss National Bank to back up their assets with 20% Gold holdings. The initiative failed, but his reasons for initiating this effort are still valid. Egon is very interested in MMA cycles' work, and will share his outlook on Gold and the world debt. This is a real treat!
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.Valeur des terres Robert Loquet - Conseiller général