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March 02 - 2015
Raymond A. Merriman©
Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.
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"Money for nothing and chicks for free". - Dire Straits, "Money for Nothing".
Open them spigots ! So in Germany, Bonds got below zero. That's right. Germany now sells its five-year government debt at a negative yield for the first time in its history. And the irony is that the European Central Bank (ECB) is embarking upon its own quantitative easing program to purchase billions of new treasuries, and it may not be able to find enough bonds to buy (Wall Street Journal, "ECB's Test Is To Find Enough Bonds", February 26, 2015). So, Dire Straits, you are half-right. We now have a case of "Money for Nothing". Or, as the Wall Street Journal reports, "The negative yield means investors are effectively paying the German state for holding its debt". Did we say that bizarre and "things-never-seen-before" in the field of finances and debt is likely to happen during this last passage of Uranus square Pluto ?.
On this news, and a slew of other encouraging news for investors, many world stock indices soared to new all-time, or multi-year, highs in the past week. In Europe, the German DAX exploded to a new record high of 11,401 on Friday, February 27. The London FTSE did too, climbing to 6967. The Netherlands AEX rallied to 483.93, its highest mark since May 2008. The Zurich SMI was also up sharply all week, closing at 9014, but still below its multi-year high of 9292 on January 13, just before its central bank surprised the world by de-pegging the Swiss Franc from the Euro. The only market to fall last week was Moscow's MICEX index.
In Australia and the Far East, equity markets were also quite bullish. The Australian ASX index reached 5917 on Friday, its highest level since May 2008. In Tokyo, the Nikkei Index was even more impressive. On Friday, it touched 19,865, a level not seen since April 2000. China's Shanghai index, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index, and India's Sensex Index are not far from making new multi-month highs either.
In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P continued making new all-time highs on Wednesday, February 25, and the NASDAQ Composite got close close. But then a curious thing happened on Friday. As the other world indices soared, the DJIA and S&P started going soft. Could this be the start of a reversal ? In South America, both the Argentine Merval Index and Brazilian Bovespa, had a good week, but remain well below their yearly highs.
The thing is, when central banks want to bring back inflation, and they do so by flooding the markets with new monies, those monies have to find a place to park. Bonds at negative yields are not the preferred investment vehicle. Stocks are. And this surge up in world equity prices may not stop for the next couple of weeks, for individuals and corporations are about to pour another ton of dollars into their retirement accounts in order to legally defer taxes. And the beast of world equity markets will be well fed these next few sessions. And yet even as these tax-deferred monies get fed to please the world equities gods, the USA government will break another record for tax receipts this year - and politicians will figure out ways to spend even more than the record windfalls they bring in.
It all looks so... easy. But be careful. These world equity markets are developing parabolic chart patterns on this latest rally (at least in Europe and Japan, where the beast is being fed most generously), and you know what that means : when it reverses, it will fall with as much (if not more) force than it rallied. The only question is : when ?.
Which is where geocosmic factors come in. The most intense time band of geocosmics activity is right in front of us.
Best Trades of the Past Week :
Our best trade in our weekly report since our last column was in T-Notes the prior week, which advised, "Position traders are flat buy at 127/12-127/18 with a stop-loss on a close below 126/24. Aggressive traders . may buy at 127/12-127/18 with a stop-loss on a close below 127". That was in the March contract when then rose above 129. Traders moved to June contract late last week, as March closed at 128/13.
One of the best trades in MMA's daily report was in the March Japanese Yen. Wednesday's report advised, " Aggressive traders are flat and may look to sell short at 84.25-84.50 with a stop-loss on a close above 85.00". The high that day (that week) was 84.31 and by Friday, the Yen was testing 83.50.
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Short-Term Geocosmics :
" If justices rule that the subsidies (of Obamacare) are illegal through the federal exchange, they would largely unravel (the) health care law, which has helped millions of Americans get insured". www.politico.com, "Supreme Court Ruling Could Upend Obamacare Politics", February 26, 2015, David Nather and Jennifer Haberkorn.
"As a liberal democrat who twice campaigned for President Barack Obama, I am appalled that some Democratic members of Congress are planning to boycott the speech of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 3 to a joint session of Congress. Inviting a prime minister of an ally to educate Congress about a pressing foreign policy decision is in the highest tradition of our democratic system of separation of powers and checks and balances". Alan M. Dershowitz, "The Appalling Talk of Boycotting Netanyahu", Wall Street Journal, February 24, 2015.
What a loaded week this will be as we enter the "Eye of the Tiger" that this last Uranus/Pluto square (March 16-17) is turning out to be. It is an aspect of potential upsets, danger, and chaos. Yet the markets equity markets of the world continue to soar amidst the flood of capital being created by the central banks of the world.
In the geopolitical world, U.S. leaders will have their hands full this week. Many will be looking to overturn the new laws to regulate the internet ("Net neutrality" - Uranus rules the internet, Pluto the urge to regulate or overturn).
On Tuesday, March 3, Congress will meet in a joint session to listen to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But he will not be welcomed by either President Barack Obama or Vice-President Joe Biden. "What the president objects to is not that Mr. Netanyahu will speak to Congress, but the content of what he intends to say (he will speak about the danger of the accommodative US negotiations with Iran that he believes threatens the existence of Israel). This constitutes a direct intrusion on the power of Congress and on the constitutional separation of powers", according to Dershowitz. It sounds like more Uranus square Pluto - danger of a nuclear bomb that threatens the existence of millions of people, especially Israel. Uranus also rules one's allies and friends. Pluto represents the threat of rejection. Welcome to the end of the Cardinal Climax, Mr. Prime Minister.
On Wednesday March 4, the Supreme Court will hear a case that ". could end Obamacare subsidies in 34 states that use HealthCare.gov". That would produce chaos for millions of Americans who just were insured under Obamacare. They would be left uninsured, which sounds like more Uranus/Pluto upsets. Welcome to the end of the Cardinal Climax, Supreme Court justices, and the millions of Americans who will be shocked (Uranus) if you end Obamacare.
There is also the threat of defunding Homeland Security (more Uranus/Pluto), or postponing that decision for another three weeks, which is still in the orb of Uranus square Pluto. Welcome politicians (White House and Congress) to the end of the Cardinal Climax and the role you may be playing to make the country less safe in the midst of the greatest terrorist threat since 9-11.
And finally, on Friday, the U.S Labor Department will release its monthly payroll and unemployment numbers, a day that is always fraught with the possibility of wild price swings in financial markets. It could be especially volatile this time as it follows Thursday's mutable full moon.
Besides this week's volatile mutable full moon, we will find the second passage of the Jupiter-Uranus trine aspect. This is one of the most powerful and consistent geocosmic correlations of all to the completion of primary cycles in U.S, stock markets, give or take eight trading days. The last time it unfolded was on September 25. Three trading days earlier, the USA stock market made an all-time high, and then spent the next month in one of its sharpest declines all year. Could it happen again ? Sure. Since 1928, that is exactly what has happened in 11 of the 13 cases (85%) in which this signature has unfolded. That is, a primary cycle low or high has occurred, followed by a multi-week reversal. Two-thirds of the time it is from a crest when a three-passage series is involved, as is the case right now. ant to roll the dice to see which way it will go this time ?.
But maybe that is not enough, In between the Jupiter/Uranus trine of March 3 and the full moon of March 5 comes Wednesday, March 4. That is the day that Venus conjuncts Uranus, squares Pluto, and trines Jupiter. Talk about an avalanche of geocosmic energies this week! Not only can these signatures coincide with disruptions and upsets in the political arena, and reversals in the financial arena, but it can be disturbing enough to cause of an eruption in mother nature's digestive system. Nothing is stable, including terra firma. Watch out for tornadoes and high winds, and dangerous driving conditions, +/- one week.
Hey, it is wild out there in the cosmos. And I didn't even mention that heliocentric Mercury is starting its 12-day trek through Sagittarius on Saturday, February 28, which by itself is also a wild time in financial markets, coinciding with large price moves, especially in metals and currencies. This is not the time to take unnecessary risks. This time is better used to delve into your own creativity and see what kind of innovative and futuristic thoughts you can come with that would benefit humanity. It is a time of great originality. Let's strive for originality, not shock and awe with decisions that are impulsive, reactive, and immature and where the consequences are not well thought out.
Longer-Term Thoughts :
To be continued (next week).
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What's Next ??? Now that the 2008-2015 Cardinal Climax will wind down in early 2015, what is the next great challenge awaiting humanity ?.
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Some 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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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