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April 27 - 2015
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

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In the week that just ended, the S&P and NASDAQ Composite made new all-time highs, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell noticeably short. The DJIA closed at 18,084 last week. Its all-time high remains 18,288 as of March 2, one day before the second passage of the Jupiter/Uranus trine, and within the time window of the most potent geocosmic critical reversal date of the year. As discussed before, Jupiter/Uranus signatures are the strongest of all planetary pair cycles in their correlation to primary cycle tops and bottoms in the DJIA, according to the studies published in "The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Volume 3 : Geocosmic Correlations to Trading Cycles". There is one more to go this year, on June 22, one day after the summer solstice.

There were other noticeable divergences in world stock indices. For instance, Japan's Nikkei soared to 20,252 late last week, its highest mark in 15 years. China's Shanghai index and the Hang Seng of Hong Kong rallied to new 7-year highs. But in India and Germany it was a different story as both countries continue see falling stock prices after recent all-time highs.

Crude Oil continued its upswing from multi-year lows in January, but other commodities, like precious metals and grains are getting close to multi-year lows again.

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Short-Term Geocosmics :  

Just when you thought it was safe and over, along comes another long-term planetary signature involving Uranus. This one is a 225° separation (known as a waning sesquiquadrate aspect) between Saturn and Uranus. It is the second of three passages in which the first occurred on December 3, 2014, and the final will unfold on October 22, 2015. In between is the middle passage, which occurs on May 4. It is the first hard aspect since the 5-passage series of the Saturn/Uranus opposition of November 2008 and July 2010. You may remember that as the period when
1) the financial crisis hit, triggered by the collapse of Lehman Brothers Securities, and
2) the Greek default and bailout.
In the words of the Terminator,"I'm back". Exactly what is back has to do with sudden outlier events (and upsets) in the financial and political worlds. Saturn represents the hard rock of stability and tradition. Uranus represents the sudden shock of events that break down those walls. The status quo is upset.

Right now, as we look around the world, the financial system seems back on its feet. It seems like it is stabilizing. We have come a long ways since those disturbing shock waves of 2008. Yet, it is exactly in that type of climate where apathy and complacency have set in that a Saturn/Uranus outlier event takes place. It might be an earthquake or a Tsunami or some other act of nature, or even an oil spill that threatens the delicate balance of a nature in a great body of water. It might be sudden financial loss by a large bank, company, or government. It might be a large scale cyberattack, or the loss of critical computer data (and the finding of such critical data that was thought to be lost, but is recovered and found to be damaging).

With Uranus, it is sudden and unpredictable. But it seems to occur most often when everyone is least expecting anything of the sort. So this is what we are dealing with between December 2014 and October 2015. How do you prepare for it ? You can't. All you can do is get your mind around the idea that the sooner you adjust, the better it will be. The longer you resist to making a necessary change, the harder it will be. Can anything good come from this ? Of course! Something positive - changes for the better, lessons of great value - are always presented during times of crises.

Shorter-term, the May 4 period (+/- 1 day) is also important because there is a full moon that makes T-square to Jupiter. Now you would think with world stock markets moving higher, that they would continue higher into that aspect and maybe beyond. But with the Saturn/Uranus sesquiquadrate, it would be wiser to not assume anything. If the essence of that aspect strikes at that time, then the full moon T-squaring Jupiter might be a time of panic rather than jubilation. With Jupiter, it is an exaggeration of whatever mood prevails - wildly optimistic or wild hysteria and fear. Usually, one follows the other under this cosmic set up.

Longer-Term Thoughts :

"Levitation is probably the closest analogy to what I feel- when I realize I've hit the right tempo... I have no sense that my feet are touching the ground. I'm elevated to this other space. People say, 'Why don't you give it up?' I can't retire until I croak. I don't think they quite understand what I get out of this. I'm not doing it just for the money or for you. I'm doing it for me". - Keith Richards, "Life", Little Brown and Company, New York, NY 2010.

In the last few columns, I have touched on the importance of Saturn in Sagittarius (December 23, 2014-December 20, 2017) and Pluto in the middle of Capricorn (March 2015-December 2016). It is a combination indicating over-the-top seriousness and political correctness, even to the point of legislating how people ought to believe, as well as forceful reforms with serious penalties for those not abiding these new reforms. Everything is changing, as rule makers seek to control every aspect of life (Pluto in Capricorn), especially if it involves your money or your influence. Is there no way out ?.

Actually, there is. The way out is Neptune in Pisces, which is actually the way in. I know this is a financial column, but Neptune is quite a galaxy away from finances, and yet it is important to one's ultimate success in finances, and especially trading.

With Neptune in Pisces, the way out of these Saturn and Pluto vices comes in the form of caring for others, compassion, seeking to do that which helps others, even more than yourself - or at least, so it seems to be an act of self-sacrifice. In reality, it is not at all, because the very process of expressing the nature of Neptune creates such an inner sense of peace and satisfaction that it becomes its own reward. I am always amazed at how much better my own life and business become when I offer to help others for no personal financial gain, such as when I volunteer to work for non-profit organizations. It is one of the mysteries - magical mysteries - of life that few people ever 'get' until they do it.

Musicians know this. Artists know this too. Anyone who gets totally involved in a creative act, or a selfless act of sacrifice that elevates another person, knows this feeling, much like Keith Richards describes in his biography. When you get there, there is this incredible outpouring of compassion for... everyone... that elicits tears of joy that cannot be explained. It is just experienced. But not by everyone. Not by those who are primarily trapped by the boundaries of Saturn and Pluto, who believe that the ultimate life experiences are power and control over others, and simply are incapable of seeing the purpose of giving without a pre-defined material result, such as money.

How does this correspond with the field of financial markets ? For a trader, market timer, or financial astrologer, it is the experience of "intuiting" (Neptune) a market's direction and then reversal, or of seeing an indicator work out exactly as your studies indicated it would. You study the history of an indicator, you see one (or more) coming up, and you make a trading plan. You make that plan not for the money, although that is nice. You share that plan to help others prepare for the possibility, and there is gratification for that too. But you do it mostly for yourself, because that is what you do, that is what you love doing, and that is what gives you that sense of connectedness between the cosmos and human experience. It is when that all comes together and you are uplifted to another level of awareness of something greater than... science and politics. You can't retire until you croak. You do it for the magic of that process, of that experience.

This is Neptune. It's that moment when your knowledge, talent, and intuition all converge, in a moment of time that has its own unique and special quality that no other moment has. In this regard, traders, analysts, artists, and musicians share much in common. Generally speaking, there is a strong presence of Neptune in their charts. They share a way out, a way in, even in times of chaos and over-the-top seriousness by political and religious leaders and their minions.

Neptune is like a pause when time stands still, where the well of compassion and transcendence are limitless. And now Neptune is in Pisces, its ruling sign, through 2026, which makes these qualities even more accessible than ever to those who are receptive. And there are many who are, and many more who will become so. A whole generation of those born in the early 1990's, under the 171-year Uranus conjunct Neptune cycle, are coming of age. They are the ones to watch in the next 10 years.

If you can get out of your over-the-top seriousness, this is period where you can heal and be healed. It is a time when the entire world can heal. Seriously.

To be continued (next week).

Announcements :

             The 2015 world wide Webinar on "The State of Financial Markets" that took place in February 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, or go to our website at, 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!".

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

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- 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.
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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, (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.
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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". one 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.
MP4 recordings will be available three days afterwards for those unable to attend the live webinar. The speech will begin at 2:00 PM, EST. That is 11:00 AM in the Los Angeles and San Francisco, 7:00 PM in London, 8:00 PM in Zurich and Frankfort, and 6:00 AM in Australia (NSW). It will last about two hours with a 20-minute Question and Answer period at the end. The topics - forecasts - to be discussed include the world and national economy for the second half of 2015, based on cyclical and geocosmic studies. Markets to be discussed will include Gold, Silver, the USA stock market, Crude Oil, Treasuries, and the U.S. Dollar.

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.

             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 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, 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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