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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
April 24 - 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LOEop2Hcr8three  and see what is coming up - like the cardinal T-square of November 2016 -April 2017.

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Review :

Most world stock indices ended their multi-week declines last week as Venus turned direct (April 15) and Venus completed its third and final waxing square to Saturn (April 21). These are powerful geocosmic signatures (especially Venus direct) that have a consistent historical correlation to reversals in many financial markets, especially stock indices. As stated in last week's column, "Venus direct has a very consistent correlation to the end and beginning of primary cycles in world equity and other financial markets, within an orb of 12 trading days. That is, Venus direct is one of the strongest geocosmic correlates to trend reversals in financial markets. Therefore, we need to be alert to the possibility that these lows in stocks, and highs in treasuries, crude oil, and precious metals, may be readying for a reversal". As stock markets made new cycle lows, both Gold and Silver made new cycle highs on April 17, followed by T-Notes doing the same one day later, April 18. It was a very good week for those trading via the geocosmic and cyclical market timing signals, per our daily and weekly subscription reports.

We also note that Pluto turned retrograde on Thursday, April 20. This is not a historically important geocosmic signature as far as stock market reversals are concerned. However, it does pertain to threats to human and organic (crop) life in the mundane world. Threats were a plenty last week, as North Korea continued to threaten annihilation of a major city in the United States and/or South Korea, while another terrorist attack took place in Paris, France. Yet these threats from North Korea are occurring during Mercury retrograde (April 9-May 3). It is not surprising that the North Korean attempt at another missile launch failed spectacularly last week, which only serves to make them more determined to succeed next time.

Short-Term Geocosmics & longer-term THOUGHTS :

"The world is agog at Donald Trump's head-snapping foreign policy reversal...the very swiftness of response carried a wider message to the world. Obama is gone. No more elaborate forensic investigations. No agonized presidential handwringing over the moral dilemmas of a fallen world. It took Obama 10 months to decide what to do in Afghanistan. It gook Trump 63 hours to make Assad pay for his chemical weapons duplicity... The world is on notice : Eight years of sleepwalking is over. America is back". - Charles Krauthammer, "Trump's Great Foreign Policy Reversal - the U.S. Has Returned", The Arizona Republic, April 18, 2017.

"To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness". - Eric Fromm, German-American Psychoanalyst and author, from the Arizona Republic, April 21, 2017.

Speaking of war, I expect to be writing about this possibility several times over the next several months, for the solar eclipse of August 21 will conjoin Mars in late Leo - and on USA President Donald Trump's natal Mars and Ascendant. For those who don't know the language of astrology, that is a powerful, forceful, and aggressive dynamic. If not contained, it could lead to disputes and an increase in hostilities throughout the world, involving the USA.

We have already seen signs of this dynamic arising over the past two weeks with the USA's bombing of Syrian airfields and the drop of the MOAB ("Mother Of All Bombs") on ISIS hideouts in Afghanistan. The idea, I think, was to deter aggression against the USA and its allies by exhibiting awesome firepower, and thereby expecting terrorist and other groups who wish to harm Americans and its allies to think twice. One of the problems with this calculation is that it fails to take into account a simple logic and its consequence : when you kill someone, you are killing the son (or daughter) of two parents, an average of 5-7 siblings of that person (in the case of Middle Eastern victims), possibly several children of that victim, and a possibly a slew of friends of that victim. Each of these relations are now likely to commit themselves to the fight against those who initiated the attack. Thus, instead of getting the wished-for-result of people abandoning the fight, the opposite happens. For every person killed, several more join the fight against the attacker. When Americans are attacked, its leaders want revenge. When American leaders initiate the attack, others want revenge on Americans. Neither leads to a safer, more peaceful world. Aggression and the senseless extinguishing of human lives through force doesn't deter future aggression. It just leads to more of the same, and the loss of more and more lives. Yet with Uranus still in Aries off and on until March 2019, and given that Uranus is not "logical" or "sensible" by nature (but rather "radical"), it will take extreme effort for world leaders to shift their mindset to more diplomatic and peaceful resolution efforts. Yet it is not impossible, for Neptune (peace) is in its ruling sign of Pisces (also indicating the wish for peace) into 2026.

As far as geocosmics and financial markets are concerned, we have just completed the "Mother of All Geocosmic Time Bands for 2017". This incredibly potent cosmic period extended from February 22 through April 21, and it lived up to its hype. Many world stock markets made all-time or multi-year highs then, including in the U.SA. and Japan on March 1-2, as the second passage of the Jupiter/Uranus opposition occurred. Many fell right into the end of this time band. During this period, Venus was also retrograde (March 4-April 15), which, as expected, covered almost the entire period of the countertrend move down in world equities. And, shortly, just as soon as our signal arises. We still expect to issue a special alert on Gold to all MMA subscribers.

According to this logic (and historical observation), those trends prior to early March are now due to resume. But for how long ? And will the next rally see new all-time highs in the USA and other world indices, like Germany and the UK ? After all, Saturn is still in its waning trine aspect to Uranus, December 2016-November 2017. In all four cases in the past, this 45-year cycle has coincided with long-term cycle crests. Was that it on March 1 ? Or will it yet happen before November 2017 ? These are the challenges that lie ahead for Financial Astrologers. With Mercury retrograde through May 3, don't expect these questions to be answered quickly, for this is when misunderstandings and misinformation - or lack of facts - may be rampant. It is a time in which world leaders would be wise to hold back on any impulses to initiate new aggressive activities.

LONGER-TERM THOUGHTS AND MUNDANE ASTROLOGY :

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To be continued (next week).

Announcements :

             WE AFE EXTENDING THE VENUS RETROGRADE SPECIAL OFFER ON MMA'S MONTHLY INTERNATIONAL CYCLES REPORT UNTIL THIS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26.!!! Use promotion code SALE17 when ordering. Sign up now through April 15 and receive a special 10% discount on any subscription schedule of the monthly MMA International Cycles Report (ICR). And now each issue includes a special analysis of the Australian stock market (ASX) and Australian Dollar (AUD) written by Raymond Merriman! In addition to Merriman's outlook on the Australian markets, each issue of ICR contains excellent in-depth analyses of the XAU index (Gold and Silver Mining stocks), the U.S. Dollar (DXY), British Pound (GBP), the London FTSE stock index, the Russell 2000 U.S. stock index (RUT), Corn (C) and Wheat (W). These markets are covered by three of the top graduates of the Merriman Market Timing Academy (MMTA), including Mark Shtayerman (San Diego), Izabella Suleymanova (San Diego), and Ulric Aspegren (Sweden). If you do not subscribe to this report now is an excellent time to do so. For more information, please go to www.mmacycles.com, and select SERVICES or SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES and then MMTA International Cycles report. Or follow this link, and make sure when checking out to put promo code SALE17.
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             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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LOEop2Hcr8three  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 www.mmacycles.com 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 www.mmacycles.com 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 www.markettiming.nl
German : at http://www.mma-europe.ch
Japanese : at http://merriman.jp
You can view MMA's Forecast for 2016 Scorecard at www.mmacycles.com. 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...

SPECIAL SALE ON DISTRESSED BOOKS FROM SEEK-IT PUBLICATIONS :
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 www.mmacycles.com, 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.
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 :

             June 3, 2017 : MMA Mid-Year 2017 Financial Markets Webinar on Saturday, June 3, at 3:00 PM, EDT. Participation to the live event will be limited, to 100 people, as always. This will be the second of three webinars we will host this year. The subject of this webinar will be an update on the outlook for the stock market, precious metals, US Dollar, crude oil, soybeans and possibly other markets and other economic and geopolitical matters of interest at this time, including 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 is $45.00. All webinars have sold out in the past, so register early to make sure you have a place reserved in this special live webinar event. For information or registration, call 1-248-626-3034, or go there, or email ordersmma@msn.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 dukeoneil1@gmail.com, or 1-(303) 545-5837. For those looking for a professional trader of commodity and futures contract might consider Ted Lee Fisher at ted.fisher@comcast.net. 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 ordersmma@gmail.com 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.


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