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The best market timing for Silver

July 17 - 2017
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 :

        Dutch        Deutsch         Japanese      

Each of these will also offer the English version of Forecast 2017, as will our Chinese distributor : Your work is essential to anyone who is serious in this field. I can't thank you enough for it.

The Forecast 2017 Book is out. Written by Raymond A. Merriman since 1976, it is one of the most unique, affordable ($95.00) plus postage, and accurate glimpses into the coming year. The Forecast 2017 Book will be available in both paper and electronic editions ($55). There is no postage for the electronic book format.
And what a year it going to be! For more information, please visit our YouTube video on the book and the important geocosmic patterns in effect in early part of the year - now! at  and see what is coming up - like the cardinal T-square of November 2016 -April 2017.

Go to the sheet for Downloading the video for the Ultimate book on stock market timing.

Review :

The dollar hit a nearly two-year low against the euro, after the European Central Bank signaled it could start discussing in the fall a plan to pare back its bond purchases. The dollar was also under pressure because of concerns the Russian investigation could slow down tax reform and other pro-growth policies of the Trump administration. - Patti Domm, "Bottom Falling Out of US Dollar : Drops to Near 2-Year Low vs the Euro, 2017 Loss Now 10%",, July 20, 2017.
"A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore". Yogi Berra

One of the common misunderstandings about Financial Astrology applied to financial markets is that when certain geocosmic reversal signatures occur (i.e. critical reversal dates, or CRD’s), it must always affect the stock market - as if that is the only market of importance where reversals and other behaviors associated price activity take place. That is just simply an incorrect assumption. Planetary cycles do correspond very well to cycles in human activities, such as the world of financial markets, but they don’t necessarily translate to movements solely in one market, such as the U.S. (or any world) stock index.

Take last week’s powerful Sun/Mars square to Uranus, July 17-20 for example. All astrologers - especially Financial Astrologers - know that this is a highly excitable and potentially dramatic combination that can correspond to a sense of alarm, panic, or hysteria. In terms of financial markets, this setup can coincide with sudden and very sharp price movements, where support and resistance zones are often violated. It is a signature of volatility, and a warning for investors to stand aside. It can also be a signal for short-term speculators (even day traders) to prepare for some fun, as in very short-term profit opportunities. Keep in mind that the goal of successful traders is to recognize and act upon times of "Maximum profit potential with minimal market exposure". Geocosmic setups like last week (involving the very hot and explosive planets of Mars, Uranus, and the Sun) are a short-term trader’s delight. In many cases, it can also correspond to a trend reversal, as well as an explosion - breakout - beyond any defined support/resistance zones.

The explosiveness of last week’s cosmic line up did not affect the U.S. stock market very much, but it may be noteworthy that the NASDAQ and the S&P made new all-time highs without the Dow Jones Industrial Average. This is known as "intermarket bearish divergence in a geocosmic CRD zone", and often portends a reversal in that sector of the financial markets universe. However, the wildness and explosiveness suggested by the Sun/Mars in a hard square aspect to Uranus was very evident in the currency markets, where the Euro broke out to a new 23-month high and the U.S. Dollar fell to a new two-year low. On that news, Gold and Silver rebounded smartly, as all commodities benefit from a lower dollar.

The point, however, that we question is this : If the U.S. Central Bank is underway raising its rates, and the European Central Bank is floating the idea that it may begin it tighten its monetary policy perhaps in October, then why should the Euro rally so strongly against the Dollar ? They will both be in a tightening process - if Draghi ever really gets off his "easy money" addiction. Can it be the frenzy surrounding Donald Trump and the FBI investigation (and so far, unproved allegation) of his family’s possible involvement with the Russian’s over fixing the USA election that causes the U.S. Dollar to fall ?.

For us, it is a much simpler (and perhaps more esoteric) reason, as presented in these columns many times in the past. The U.S. has a 16-year cycle crest and the Euro a 16-year cycle trough, corresponding to the USA election. Every 16 years a Republican is elected and the Dollar tops out within 6 months of January, when the new president is inaugurated (in this case, January 2017). Likewise, the Democrats win every alternate 16-year period when the US Dollar makes a low (in the last case, it was January 2009, and will be due again 16 years later in January 2025). The high in the U.S. Dollar and low in the Euro was right on time - January 3, 2017.

Short-Term Geocosmics & longer-term THOUGHTS :

After weeks of preparation, we are finally arriving at the Sun/Mars conjunction in Leo on July 26. As discussed before, this 28-month aspect has a strong history of corresponding to 8.5% or greater reversals in the Dow Jones Industrial Average from an important low or high that forms within 6 weeks. In this case, it will be from a high. It was also from a high on June 14, 2015 when it last happened, correlating with the all-time high (then) three weeks earlier on May 19, followed by the 16% decline into the 4- and 6.5-year cycle lows of August 24, 2015.

There are other important geocosmic signatures in effect now and continuing through this 6-week time band that can correlate with reversals too. In addition to the Sun/Mars square of Uranus last week, and the Sun conjunct Mars this week (July 26), we also find heliocentric Mercury entering Sagittarius July 26-August 7. This too is a highly excitable period (on top of the cosmic over-stimulation already in force with the Sun/Mars conjunction in fire sign Leo, square Uranus, now in late fire sign Aries).

That, of course, would be enough to generate a reversal or explosive price movement in one direction or another. All of the fire power can give rise to great confidence, even over-confidence and the exhibition of ill-advised bravado. Although this may be temporarily supportive of rising equity levels - for markets need the confidence of investors and traders to go up - it can also lead to a stampede to retreat and "get the hell out of Dodge" if things start to unravel and people start to lose control. This may be a signature of bravery and courage, but it is not a signature of forethought regarding consequences, or the presence of a plan if things do fall out of control. It is more about "hope" and even "greed", than it is about caution and preparation for alternate scenarios than one expects. Whatever happens and whatever way some - or all - markets go, is liable to become exaggerated (Sagittarius), overly inflamed, over-reactive. It is good for passion and competition. It is not so good for thoughtful/careful/well-balanced judgement. If not careful, one can look foolish in the end.

On Monday, July 24, Venus in Gemini will be in opposition to Saturn, another Level 1 (strongest) reversal signature that can have an impact on equity markets, or commodities like Soybeans, Copper, and Sugar. There is more serious cosmic business arising in the first four days of August, and of course the rare solar eclipse on August 21 that will cut a path of darkness over the USA for the first time since 1918 (thank you, Aleksandar Imsiragic of Belgrade, for that bit of research), but we will discuss that next week.

For now, try to enjoy the good times of the Sun/Mars conjoining in early Leo. This can be an excellent time for parties and sport. But be careful not to allow the flames of the bonfire to get so large that the whole neighborhood burns down.


To be continued (next week).

Announcements :

             The MP4 downloadable recording of the MMA Mid-Year 2017 Financial Markets Webinar, conducted on Saturday, June 3, is now available, and includes the 66 power point slides and graphs used in the webinar. The live presentation, limited to 100 persons, sold out again. It was another good presentation, lasting a little over 2 hours, with an interesting Q and A at the end. The subject of this webinar was an overview of where we stand in "The Great Reset" described in the Forecast 2017 Book. It also included a very in-depth look at the USA stock market, focused on the three main cycles that will be coming due between now and November (we narrow it down in the webinar), as a result of the latest research to be released in the new version of the Stock Market Timing book, "Cycles and Patterns in the Indexes". The webinar included an update on the outlook for the precious metals, US Dollar, Euro currency, crude oil, soybeans and T-Notes. It discussed in detail the forthcoming solar eclipse, conjunct Mars on August 21, that will fall on Donald Trump's natal Mars and Ascendant (and opposite Janet Yellen's natal Moon). The cost of this MP4 recording and power point slides is $45.00. For further information go there or call 1-248-626-3034, 1-800-662-3349, or email Ask about a discount if you also pre-order the Stock Market Timing Book, "Cycles and Patterns in the Indexes". due for release in August.

             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.
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             MMA's annual Forecast Book.

The Forecast 2017 Book is out ! And what a year it going to be !. For more information, please visit our YouTube video on the book and the important geocosmic patterns in effect in early part of the year at  and see what is coming up - like the cardinal T-square now in force.

Written by Raymond A. Merriman since 1976, this annual Forecast Book is one of the most unique, affordable ($95.00), 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!!!

For more information, visit or call 1-800-662-3349 or 1-248-626-3034.

This year's printed version of Forecast 2017 will also available in these languages:
Dutch : at
German : at
Japanese : at
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…

             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.
If you want more information call our offices at 1-248-626-3034.
These reports are extremely valuable to those who trade ETF's (Exchange Traded Funds). In the words of one of our subscribers : I am really pleased with your recommendations through the Daily and Weekly Trade Recommendations.  I have used them to trade gold and silver stocks in my IRA.  In the last eight years I increased my account from $60,000 to $712,000. Thanks for your excellent publications. - Bryden C., Small Business Owner, Illinois.  

Upcoming Events :

            February 17, 2018 : Miami, Florida, "Forecasts 2018 and the Great Reset". A three-hour presentation on the world and national political scene for 2018, plus an analysis of the stock and Gold market, USA economy and housing market. Details soon.

            March 3, 2018 and/or February 13 : Atlanta, Georgia: "Forecasts 2018 and The Great Reset". Presentation on the world and national political scene for 2018, plus an analysis of the stock and Gold market, USA economy and housing market. May be followed by a workshop two weeks later. To be determined. Details soon.

             May 23-29, 2,018 : The UAC (United Astrology Congress), Chicago, IL. The largest and most exciting conference for astrologers in the world take place then. 15 tracks, over 200 of the world's top astrologers making presentations. For more information, go to

             June 21-24, 2018 : AAGB (Astrological Association of Great Britain's) 50 th anniversary conference. Details to be announced soon, but I will be there, conducting special post-conference workshop on Financial Market Timing.

             July 12-15, 2017 : GLAC (Great Lakes Astrology Conference), Ann Arbor, MI. I will be there, conducting a special pre-conference workshop on "Mundane Astrology and The Great Reset". Plus, the Keynote speech.

             September 15-18, 2018 : 3 RD MMA INVESTMENT RETREAT, Majorca, Spain. Tentatively being planned. Details to be announced 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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