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The best market timing for Silver

December 5 - 2016
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

This year's printed version of Forecast 2017 will also available in these other languages, as follows :

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The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said, with the unemployment rate falling to 4.6 percent. Economists polled by Reuters expected a gain of 175,000 with the unemployment rate holding steady at 4.9 percent. Wages, however, slumped to 2.5 percent . "The report reaffirms the conditions of the employment market of the past several years," said Bill Lawrence, chief investment officer for traditional assets at SEI. "There are jobs out there, but the quality is not great." - Anmar Frangoul, "US Treasury Prices Hold Higher After Jobs Report Beat", CNBC, Friday, December 2, 2016.

Friday's USA employment report confirms what most analysts had thought all along. The jobs are out there, more people are going to work, but they are not full-time quality types of jobs. On that news, stocks around the world pulled back and treasuries started a modest rally.

Nevertheless, the world equity markets remain a case of two tales - maybe three if we expand our horizon from the world to the solar system. Some parts of the world are doing great, following the Donald Trump victory in November, and other parts of the world are not doing so great. In either case, most financial and commodity markets reversed in synch with the geocosmic line up that pointed to a major reversal within three trading days of November 25. Several markets reversed their trends exactly on that date, while others waited until the end of the Venus translation of November 29, or the new moon in Sagittarius square Neptune, November 30-December 1.

In the USA, the major stock indices all topped out on November 29-30, although the NASDAQ futures contract still failed to make a new high (the cash market did). However, the DJIA and S&P did not fall hard (yet), whereas the NASDAQ did fall hard into Thursday and Friday, to its lowest level in three weeks. It was different story in South America, however, where the Brazilian Bovespa had a modest rally into Monday, November 28, but by the end of the week,fell to its lowest level in two months.

In Asia and the Pacific Rim, the performance was much better. Japan and China continued their strong rallies to their highest levels since early January. The Nikkei soared to 18,746 on December 1 and the Shanghai Index to 3301 on November 29. Russia's MICEX index made a new all-time high on December 2. India's Nifty index staged a modest rally into December 1, but it is still reeling from its plunge on November 21, to its lowest level in 6 months.

The equity markets of Europe did not perform too well last week. Each of the ones we track fell to new multi-week lows on Friday, with the London FTSE declining to its lowest level since September 15. Yet, as the FTSE fell, the British Pound rallied to its highest mark since October 6. It still looks like a bear market pattern, however.

In fact, all currencies began to rally last week against the U.S. Dollar, which remained below its 13-year high of 102.05 recorded on November 24, one day before our November 25 three-star critical reversal date (CRD). Against the Japanese Yen, the Dollar continued to a new 9-month high as it reached 114.82 on December 1. The Euro currency, on the other hand fell to 1.0515 on November 24, its lowest level since March 16, 2015, when the last passage of Uranus square Pluto took place.

December 1 was not only the high in the Dollar/Yen, but it was also a new 9-month low in Gold, which fell to 1162. This is significant because that was the day Mars made a trine to Jupiter, and as stated many times in this column, Gold doesn't like Jupiter. The Dollar does. December 1 may also be significant because Silver did not even make a new weekly low then. Its cycle low remains exactly on our November 25 three-star CTD at 16.15, for a potential case of intermarket bullish divergence on a geocosmic critical reversal date. Let's see if that signal gets validated this week with a close above resistance.

Short-Term Geocosmics & longer-term THOUGHTS :

The major geocosmic signatures are now exiting an important time band that was in force November 19-December 1, as described in the last two issues of this column. The next important three-star CRD will not unfold until Mercury turns retrograde on December 19, which begins a heavily populated period lasting through January 12. There are 11 major geocosmic signatures unfolding then, including the first passage of the long-term waning trine between Saturn and Uranus (December 24, 2016 through November 11, 2017), which has a nice track record of corresponding to long-term cycle highs in U.S. stocks, as described at length in the forthcoming Forecast 2017 Book, due out in less than 2 weeks. This time band also includes the first of three powerful intermediate-term geocosmic signatures of Jupiter in opposition to Uranus on December 26, followed by Uranus turning direct on December 29. It looks like the holiday season will be explosive, instead of its normally quiet period for financial markets and world politics.

Shorter-term there may some interesting market activity December 9-16 when transiting Mars will make important aspects to the NYSE "Buttonwood" chart (May 17, 1792). Normally that would end a brief, but sharp, decline in U.S. stocks.


As I completed the Forecast 2017 Book , I was impressed by how connected the next year is to Donald Trump's own horoscope. It appears that 2017 will be a year dominated by Trump. What happens to him affects the entire world, and vice-versa, for better or worse, and probably both, for nothing is ever "normal" or "average" about him or the year 2017. All attempts by the press and others to "normalize" him will fail. His Sun-Uranus conjunction, which is part of his natal lunar eclipse in Gemini/Sagittarius, is a signature of brilliant insights, but also erratic, unexpected, unpredictable, and even disruptive behaviors. Remember, Uranus doesn't like boundaries or rules. They exist only to be broken, again for better or worse, and oftentimes both. The same may be true with promises made on the campaign trail, which may begin to morph into newer ideas that will appear to contradict those promises. In his mind, he will not breaking promises, but rather coming up with a "better idea". It is all about "better ideas" for a Gemini, that and being allowed to be flexible when a "better idea" is hatched.

The reason 2017 is very much like Donald Trump is because there is a cardinal T-square between Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto, November 2016 through August 2017. It is Uranus again. There are three peaks with this T-square and two will happen very soon: December 19-January 12 and February 22-April 21. The world may get a real dose of how the new president will work during those times. More important to many of us, the world's financial markets may react accordingly and in a similar erratic and/or explosive action at those times, with powerful breakouts to new highs or severe declines in equity markets that rattle the world financial system.

On a side note, I have been inundated with notes from astrologers around the world who called the election in favor of Trump. There were two people who called the Trump surge correctly, the earliest to my knowledge. They were Aleksandar Imsiragic, well-known astrologer of Belgrade, Serbia, who called Trump's rise right after he announced his candidacy in 2015. Another was Michael St. Clair, a mystic from Girona, Spain, who also studies astrology and brought together a group of market people (including me) in May 2015 for a financial meeting, wherein he predicted the rise of Trump as the next USA president. Congratulations to both men. You got it right early on. The only astrologer I know who forecasted that Hillary would win "the vote, but would not be inaugurated", was Christeen Skinner, financial astrologer from the UK, who made this bold statement on the Presidential Panel at the ISAR 2016 Symposium on October 13, in Costa Mesa, California, just weeks before the election when Hillary was far ahead in the polls. You may remember that this column pointed out that whoever was ahead in the polls 2-5 weeks before the election would likely lose, based on studies of prior elections. In any event, congratulations to Christeen Skinner for the most accurate prediction of anyone.

Now, let's see who can predict what Trump will do tomorrow.

To be continued (next week).

Announcements :

             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.
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             MMA's annual Forecast Book.

The Forecast 2017 Book is done! And what a year it going to be! The book is on schedule for printing completion and delivery by December 15, as planned. Written by Raymond A. Merriman since 1976, this annual Forecast Book is one of the most unique, affordable ($55.00), and accurate glimpses into the coming year. Utilizing the study of cycles and geocosmic factors, the annual Forecast book outlines forthcoming trends pertaining to political, economic, and financial markets throughout the world. This book has an impressive history of insightful accuracy into world economic and financial market conditions that you will not want to miss! Last year's printed edition sold out within three weeks of its release, and this one might too, since we have a new president, and no one knows what to expect (but astrology and cycle studies yield most interesting insights). For further information, go to and click the banner (or click Products - Books). ORDER NOW AND MAKE SURE YOU RESERVE YOUR COPY BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!!!

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This year's printed version of Forecast 2017 will also available in these languages:
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You can view MMA's Forecast for 2016 Scorecard at Click on NEWS AND EVENTS. Scroll down to the "Scorecard". As you will see, it was indeed a very good year.

             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...

Over the years, MMA/Seek-It Publications, have had books returned from customers that were damaged or scuffed from the mail delivery, or that had 1-10 pages missing from the printing process. The vast majority of these books are in good condition, and will be useful to those who wish the information, but at a greatly reduced price (50% or more off the listed retail price). Some of these include our more expensive financial market timing books, such as The Sun, the Moon, and the Silver Market: Secrets of a Silver Trader , and various volumes from The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing series. There are also many astrology books that Seek-It has published, including both the hard cover and soft cover versions of Evolutionary Astrology: The Journey of the Sul Through States of Consciousness , and The Solar Return Book of Prediction , both by Raymond Merriman, The Power of Pluto (Arlene Robertson), Astrology: Key to Holistic Health (Marcia Stark), Spiritual Astrology (the original book by Jan Spiller, who recently passed away), and many others. To see the entire list available at these greatly reduced prices, please go there, or to our web site at, under Products, and then Discounted Books . Or, for a description of particular book's description, call Lisa at 1-800-MMA-3349 or 248-626-3034. These make wonderful gift as well

             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 :

             January 13, 2017 : "Trends for 2017 !" Astrodata, Zurich, Switzerland. This will be part of a congress on Forecasts for 2017, including Claude Weiss, Monica Kissling. Alexandra Klingenhammer, Verena Bachmann, and Christoph-Schubert-Weller. For further information on this exciting event, please go to, or call AstroData at 41 (0) 43 343 33 66, or email at

             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.

             June 3-4, 2017 : It is on! Trinity College at Oxford University ! Two-day workshop on MMA Financial Market Timing in Oxford, England. Cost is 995 £. More details will be coming soon! .

             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

             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 ( 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 and place your pre-order now. It is also now available for purchase on the MMA web site at 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.

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