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July 25 - 2016
Raymond A. Merriman©
Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.
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Equity markets were mostly positive last week, with many topping out on Wednesday-Thursday, July 20-21. In the case of the USA, both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P made new all-time highs, but the NASDAQ Composite fell short, even though it too had a good week. In terms of Financial Astrology, it is worth noting that neither the Venus nor the Sun's transiting T-square to Uranus and Pluto, June 30-July 16, correlated with a correction. Instead, the "breakout" quality of aspects involving Uranus were in evidence. The DJIA, for instance, was up nine consecutive days until it turned down modestly on Thursday, July 21. By Friday, July 22, it was up again.
All of this reaffirms the outlook expressed in our recent YouTube interviews conducted in March and April. Specifically, our view was that the Federal Reserve Board would maintain accommodative monetary practices (no increase in interest rates) into the November election, which in turn would support a rising stock market, even new all-time highs. This, of course, has happened.
One thing that hasn't happened as expected (as of late), is this accommodative central bank policy leading to a falling U.S. Dollar. It did work that way at first, as the U.S. Dollar fell to 91.91 on May 3, its lowest level since January 2015. However, on Friday it recovered back to a high of 97.54. Usually an accommodative central bank policy leads to a decline in that nation's currency. In this case, such monetary easing policies have been adopted in other major economic regions, like Europe and Japan. It is not so much that the Dollar is strong, but rather that the currencies of other nations are so weak. And, with the systemic uncertainty of the recent Brexit vote in the UK, the US Dollar has become a "safe haven" for those vulnerable to currency risk.
Why is this important ? Because if the Dollar makes a new yearly high (back to or above the 100.51 high of December 2, 2015), it fits a 16-year cycle pattern whereby the Republicans win the White House. Do I think this will happen ? No. I think the Federal Reserve is doing everything in its power to prevent that. They are orchestrating a scenario where the stock market continues to soar and people will feel a "wealth effect" from new stock market highs, thereby diminishing the Republican (and Donald Trump's) argument that the economy is lousy. The Fed is getting everything it wants in this regard, and will continue to do so. The only problem is that the Dollar is not cooperating and falling from these policies, thereby supporting the bottom line of USA multi-national corporations.
The rising Dollar was not helpful to the precious metals and other commodities last week. Gold fell to a low of 1310.70 on Thursday, well down from its two-year high of 1377.50 made on July 6 (an MMA geocosmic critical reversal date - CRD - time band). Silver fell to 19.27 the same day, well off its two-year high of 21.22 made on July 5. Crude Oil sold off to the 43.70 area on July 20 and 22, its lowest level in 2 months.
Short-Term Geocosmics :
As discussed in the prior two weeks, July is a month that highlights the principles of Uranus. This means that markets either reverse sharply or breakout to new highs or lows beyond what most people expected. In the stock market, it is evident that prices are breaking to new all-time highs in the USA, and multi-month highs in other regions.
The strongest of all these transits involving Uranus will take place late this week, July 29, when the planet of the unexpected will turn retrograde. Two days later, Venus will make a trine aspect to Uranus. The following week, on August 2, Mars will begin an 8-week sojourn through Sagittarius, which acts a lot like Uranus. This implies there will be more records broken, in sports and financial markets. In most cases observed in the past (but not in all cases), Mars in Sagittarius is favorable for stocks, but not so favorable for precious metals, at least not while in the early degrees. A rising stock market and falling precious metals market would seem to suggest a rising US Dollar.
But, our attention will be mostly on Uranus turning retrograde at 24° Aries on July 29. In the studies reported in The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Volume 3 : Geocosmic Correlations to Trading Cycles, this signature had a 77% correlation to primary or greater cycles within 11 trading days. It is too early for a primary cycle trough, but it is not too early for a primary cycle crest. Therefore, we have to also consider the possibility that Mars in Sagittarius may not be bullish for stocks this time, if stocks are making new cycle highs late this week or the next. Perhaps more than correlating with rising equity prices, Mars in Sagittarius will pertain to sharply falling equity prices. Mars means action. Sagittarius means exaggeration. With Uranus also highlighted, it could be a case of sharply rising or sharply falling prices, or both, one right after the other. Thus, the next two weeks look action-packed, with sharp price movements.
This combination is a combustible symbol for world politics too. Mars in Sagittarius is not likely to lessen the threat of terrorism, and with Uranus also highlighted, the next two-five weeks will be the cosmic equivalent of a color code "Red" for travelers. Watch the grain markets too, for these aspects can correlate with hotter than expected temperatures, given all the emphasis on first signs involving fire-like planets (i.e. Sun in Leo, and Mars in Sagittarius).
LONGER-TERM THOUGHTS AND MUNDANE ASTROLOGY :
"Never trust a man when he's in love, drunk, or running for office". Shirley Maclaine.
A worldwide survey was conducted by the UN. The only question asked was : "Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world ?" The survey was a huge failure. In Africa they didn't know what "food" meant. In Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant. In Western Europe they didn't know what "shortage" meant. In China they didn't know what "opinion" meant. In the Middle East they didn't know what "solution" meant. In South America they didn't know what "please" meant. And in the USA they didn't know what "the rest of the world" meant. http://www.laughfactory.com/jokes/political-jokes.
Politics have been in the news in the world the last two weeks. Donald Trump, a Gemini, born June 14, 1946, was formally voted to be the Republican candidate for the USA Presidency. His choice for Vice-President was Michael Pence, Governor of Indiana, and another Gemini, born June 7, 1959. Both will be going through transiting Saturn in opposition to their natal Sun in the next 6 months. Many astrologers think of Saturn as a planet that denies or withholds victory or success. However, I have found that is not the case with an opposition. Saturn in opposition to the Sun is oftentimes a period in life where one does ascend to a pinnacle in his/her career. The only problem is that this pinnacle is not exactly what they expected. The demands are much greater than they envisioned. The criticism is much harsher than they are used to. In the end, they get what they wanted, but they lose something more valuable : freedom to do what they want. The question now is whether just getting the nomination is the pinnacle of their careers, or does it mean they actually get to the top of the mountain, which in this case means the keys to the White House ? The way I see it, the Central Bank is more powerful than Donald Trump or the GOP, and they are getting exactly what they want headed into this election : a rising stock market and an improving economy, and yet they do not need to raise interest rates because of the dismal jobs report of May, which has been upended already by the stellar jobs report of June, one month later.
Even though I am an American, I find the political events in Europe even more interesting than in the USA as of late. As I think about it, I get a larger picture vision of the importance of Regulus, the star of the "King", recently moving from the patriarchal sign of Leo, where it has been for the last 2160 years, into Virgo, the sign of the feminine, where it will be for the next 2160 years. The symbology is not lost on what is happening in the world of politics today. Angela Merkel is widely considered one of the most stable and respected leaders in the world today. Theresa May has just assumed the role of Prime Minister in the UK following the Brexit vote, and is already making her presence known to leaders in Europe. She too will be greatly respected. And Hillary Clinton is currently on track to becoming the first female president of the USA. These are three very strong and anchored women. They could form a powerful trio that might transform the way the world has operated in the last two millennia. It may not be a "man's world" for much longer.
With Pluto in Capricorn, it is "Power to the People". With Regulus moving into Virgo, it is a time of "Girl Power". The people of the world just might be choosing a major change in the type of leadership, one that would become the new template for the future leadership the world, from a paternal-dominated ruling class to a more feminine form of rulership. It is fascinating to think of all the possibilities this will create for investment opportunities, not to mention the affect this might have on world peace.
As former USA President Jimmy Carter once stated, "The only impediment to world peace is the leaders of the world". One wonder if that changes when the leaders are the gatherers instead of the hunters ?.
To be continued (next week).
The MMA Mid-Year Update webinar with Raymond Merriman took place Sunday, June 5. The recording of this event is now available for download. It was a very good presentation, chock full of timely and valuable information. The webinar lasted about two hours, and covered the outlook for Gold, Silver, the USA stock market, Crude Oil, Grains (Soybeans) and the U.S. Dollar. It also analyzed the charts of the German DAX index, the Australian Dollar, Apple, and CGW (the water ETF) charts. There was an interesting Q and A at end. The cost this recording is $45.00 and includes the 88 power point slides. You may order the downloadable recording by going there, or email email@example.com or call 1-248-626-3034 or 1-800-662-3349.
Our fourth interview on "The Incredible Spring Lineup of Geocosmic Signatures", has now been posted on our YouTube station at https://youtu.be/XoWP_ku6Pus. This latest video focuses on the importance of the current Mercury retrograde and contains a special section on the recent explosion upwards in Silver prices. All four interviews are available for viewing. Part 1 can be seen at : https://youtu.be/KmaySvng0dk, and Part 2 at https://youtu.be/JTCO9JlCnB8. Part 3 may also be viewed now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7YGVkmlSew. These videos are getting great reviews and are very relevant right now. Hosted by German Journalist and Astrologer Antonia Langsdorf, interviewing Raymond Merriman, these YouTube videos describe the incredible spring geocosmic lineup now in force, and its association with financial markets and world affairs. You will not be disappointed. You will be surprised. .
SPECIAL SUMMER SALE ON GOLD AND SILVER BOOKS !!! MMA is offering a 25%-off sale on two of our most popular books for the remainder of July: "The Sun, Moon, and Silver Market: Secrets of a Silver Trader", and our newest book, "Solar/Lunar Keys to Gold Price Reversals : Secrets of a Gold Trader". The normal price is $125 for the Silver Book and $144 for the Gold Book, plus postage (not available in eBook format). You may order one or both books. Order both and save $67.00! This offer is good until August 1. To apply, please use coupon code 25GOLD when ordering at www.mmcycles.com, under PRODUCTS and then FINANCIAL BOOKS. Or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-248-626-3034, or 1-800-MMA-3349.
Our monthly MMA Cycles : The monthly edition of the MMA International Cycles Report (ICR) 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 $55.00, 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 $55.00.
MMA's annual Forecast Book, written by Raymond A. Merriman since 1976, is now completed and HAS SOLD OUT! There will not be a second printing. However, eBook copies may still be purchased. That is the beauty of this new electronic age and books. You never sell out of eBooks.
This year's printed version of Forecast 2016 will also available in four other languages, as follows :
Dutch : at www.markettiming.nl
German : at http://www.mma-europe.ch
Japanese : at http://merriman.jp
Russian : at http://www.mmafinance.ru
Then year is now 5 months complete, and we will now drop the price for copies of the Forecast 2016 e-book from $55.00 to $35.00. MMA will also offer a one-month special of a free copy of the Forecast 2016 e-book with any order exceeding $250.00 (offer ends June 30). The Forecast 2016 Book is still very valuable. The first 50 pages cover the outlook not only for 2016, but the year's role in the greater outlook for the next ten years, when Saturn and Neptune will start a new conjunction cycle on February 20, 2026, as both cross over into 0° Aries. It describes the correlation of this planetary pair cycle to the political situation in Russia as well as its correspondence to long-term USA interest rates. Equally valuable are the 7 months of geocosmic three-star critical reversal dates (CRDs) still remaining in the year for USA stocks, Gold and Silver, Treasuries, Currencies, Crude Oil and Grain prices. Order now at the discounted rate and get your copy of the Forecast 2016 Book while it is still current and of great value.
MMA's weekly and daily reports have been extremely accurate and profitable lately, catching the lows in metals, stocks, crude oil, soybeans, and currencies. 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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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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Raymond Merriman will be traveling to Paris, Cologne, and Amsterdam in the second half of July to meet with subscribers. If you are interested in attending or hosting any of these meetings with other MMA subscribers, please drop a line to email@example.com.
October 13-17, 2016 : ISAR 2016 - "The Power of Forecasting Meets the Consequence of Choice". Costa Mesa, California (near LA). There will be two panels on the USA 2016 presidential election (one of foreign and one of USA astrologers with excellent track records for predicting election winners). The symposium itself will feature six tracks on various forecasting technicals and applications, including a financial track for market timers, with forecasts of various financial markets (including yours truly, Raymond Merriman). I will give a presentation on the correlation of the US Dollar to the USA presidential election, as well as my outlook on precious metals and stock markets. Expected attendance is approximately 500-600, including presentations by over 60 of the world's top forecasting astrologers. 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.
March 9-13, 2017 : The second MMA Investment Retreat will take place at the beautiful Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island in San Diego, California, March 9-13, 2017, located right on the Pacific Ocean. You will be hearing more about this spectacular retreat soon, but save the dates now. One of our guest speakers will be Ted Lee Fisher, money manager, retired member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and a legend in Commodity Futures for his pioneering work on creating Treasury futures. He is one of the most profound thinkers I have met on the current situation in world financial markets - a brilliant man and savvy trader. Egon von Greyerz of Matterhorn Asset Management in Zurich, Switzerland, an asset management company based on wealth preservation principles, will also be a guest speaker. Matterhorn has clients in over 40 countries and Gold vaults in Zurich, the Swiss Alps, Singapore and Hong Kong. Egon was one of the individuals behind the "Save Our Swiss Gold" referendum in Switzerland in 2015. Also present will be some of the brightest minds from the MMTA (Merriman Market Timing Academy) who will present their latest research on the best investment ideas of 2017-2018. Go there for early-bird registration (before June 21, 2015), and do not miss this powerfully enlightening event !. Save the dates! It will be special. Cost is $4000 ($3300 if reserved by July 1, 2016, $3600 if reserved by October 15). Details now available on the MMA website (www.mmacycles.com).
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.
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.
The new book titled Solar-Lunar Keys to Gold Prices : Secrets of a Gold Trader , is now out. The long awaited sequel to the Secrets of a Silver Trader is due out in late October (maybe before)!!!
Now, GOLD as you have never seen it by night or day. The studies for the soon-to-be-released book are now completed and the results are now being used in the weekly and daily MMA subscription reports for short-term trading strategies in Gold. That's right... historically tested Solar-Lunar Correlations to trading reversals in the Gold Market - as only available from Raymond Merriman. The studies cover over 40 years of daily Gold, starting from December 31, 1974 through April 2015. The book will change how you approach trading Gold using these leading solar-lunar indicators, with very clear instructions as to "when" to expect 3%, 4%, or greater reversals in Gold prices and how to trade them. It will be a valuable guide for short-term traders of Gold, GLD, and other ETF's involving Gold prices. You may call 1-248-626-3034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and place your pre-order now. It is also now available for purchase on the MMA web site at www.mmacycles.com. Order now and get the first printing of this new book on trading Gold!
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