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The best market timing for Silver

June 26 - 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.

Note : have an article on the 18-year stock market cycle in this quarter's issue of Traders World magazine (issue #66) A free promo copy is available at for our readers.

Review :

The Citi Economic Surprise Index hit a multiyear low Thursday…. The index is a widely followed indicator of how economic data are matching up to expectations, and the fact that it hit its lowest level since August 2011 has Chad Morganlander of Washington Crossing Advisors urging investors to start protecting their portfolios in light of a "deceleration of growth". "What we believe will be happening over the course of the next six months is you're going to start to see financial conditions tightening a bit", he said Thursday on CNBC's "Trading Nation". "It doesn't mean [it will result in] a scare or a recession, but rather just a deceleration". - Annie Pei, "Surprise! This Index Shows the Economy Is In Trouble",

There wasn't much activity in the cosmos last week, and likewise there wasn't much change in world equity markets either from the preceding week. As an example, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the prior week at 21,384. On Friday it closed at 21,394 (up only 10 points on the week) after posting a new all-time high of 21,535 on Tuesday, June 20 the start of the summer solstice. The German DAX ended the prior week at 12,752. It ended last week, June 23 at 12,733. On Tuesday, June 20, it made a new all-time high at 12,951. China's Shanghai Index moved up slightly from 3123 the prior week, to close at 3157. In between, it reached 3186 on June 22, its highest level in 2 months. One interesting exception was the NASDAQ Composite, which climbed modestly all week, but did not make a new all-time (the DJIA and S&P did make a new all-time high early last week). The Japanese Nikkei soared to its highest level in nearly two years, hitting 20,318 on the summer solstice, but then prices drifted modestly lower into Friday.

Overall, it was consistent with our thoughts expressed in last week's column, stating, " There are no major geocosmic signature unfolding this week… However, June 20 is the summer solstice when the Sun enters the sign of Cancer. The next day, Mercury does the same, joining Mars, who entered Cancer the prior week, on June 4. We may have enjoyed the euphoria of stock indices marking new highs during this period (June 2-16), but can they sustain their upward momentum with all this Cancer energy from the cosmos over the next several weeks (starting June 20)? There is reason to be concerned, for Cancer has an innate sense of wanting to be safe, protected, and hence locking in profits, due to fear of something getting out of control". The high of the week for most markets was in by June 20.

Furthermore, nothing got out of control last week. But that could start to change as both the Sun and Mars move through Cancer, forming wide cardinal grand squares with transiting Jupiter (Libra), Pluto (Capricorn), and Uranus (Aries), June 25-July 20. And that is just a prelude to the Sun/Mars conjunction of July 26, followed by Mars with the solar eclipse, August 21. Will all that Mars energy propel equities to further new highs ? Or will its transits with other planets through Cancer, first cause investors to take profits and pull back ? Maybe both.

Short-Term Geocosmics & longer-term THOUGHTS :

"While politics in the West reels from a decade of economic crisis and stagnation, asset prices continue to surge on the back of continued rapid growth in G3 QE. In an age of "radical uncertainty" how long will it be before angry citizens tire of blaming an impotent political system for their ills and turn on the main culprits for their poverty - unelected and virtually unaccountable central bankers ? I expect central bank independence will be (and should be) the next casualty of the current political turmoil". - Albert Edwards, Societe Generale, Global Strategy market letter, Singapore.

Well, Mr. Edwards (an excellent analyst), I think your outlook may not take very long at all to unfold. As discussed in Forecast 2017 and our recent mid-year webinar, this is a very important part (the third part) of "The Great Reset", which is scheduled to begin when the Sun and Saturn both ingress into 0 ° Capricorn on December 20-21, 2017. This idea of putting the Federal Reserve Bank on the hot seat, demanding an accounting of its recent decisions and actions, could commence then, and last through 2020.

That Sun/Saturn ingress on the Winter Solstice will conjunct the Fed's own natal Sun/Pluto opposition at 0-1 ° Cancer/Capricorn (the Fed was "born" December 23, 1913, the same year the income tax act went into effect). When Saturn crosses a natal Sun, it denotes a time when the success of one's future depends greatly upon
1) how well one can account for what he/she/it has done in the past, and
2) how patient one is in planting the foundation for a successful 5-year plan. It can work out really well if one has vision, is patient, and willing to invest the time and energy necessary to construct the foundation correctly. It can turn out really badly if one is impatient and not willing to invest the time or resources in a realistic five-year plan, or if one is not able to account for his/her/its past behavior and decisions. And since Saturn is the transit, the one demanding the accounting is often the government.

Given that the August 21 solar eclipse at 28 ° Leo falls on President Trump's natal Mars and Ascendant at 26-29 ° Leo, and also that the eclipse falls opposite Ms. Yellen's natal Moon around 29 ° Aquarius, I think there is a cosmic argument that Trump and team will soon go after the Fed and its leadership. It won't be hard to get the public's support for this potential assault, just as the insightful Mr. Edwards points out. The great benefactor from this scenario could be Gold, for in this scenario, the next step will be to demand that the U.S. currency (maybe not the Federal Reserve Note) be backed in Gold and/or Silver. I suspect the U.S. Dollar would swoon at first, thus elevating the value of Gold. However, if the idea ever gets passed, the Dollar would then reverse strongly, which might have the opposite effect upon Gold. But that's a story for some years down the road when the 22.5-year cycle low in Gold comes due (after 2020).

For now, our eyes are on the six-week period surrounding either side of the Sun/Mars conjunction of July 26. There is considerable history to support the idea of a double digit decline in the DJIA from a high that forms in that period. Additionally, there are at least three important cycle trough time bands coming up after that aspect. We have entered that Sun/Mars time band now. We are just waiting for the charting and/or technical signals that will indicate the decline to the convergence of these market cycles is underway. They are starting to develop now, but could take anywhere between now and August to be completed (see last week's monthly MMA Cycles Report, or view the recent webinar on the MMA Mid-Year Outlook).

Equally interesting to watch will be the situation of President Donald Trump, who is being smacked squarely by the Mars and solar eclipse transits (plus Saturn, plus Uranus…. he must feel like a human piñata trying to march across a line of hot coals). As Trump goes, so go the markets these next months. America had a choice between Venus and Mars in the November elections. The majority of people chose Venus, but the majority of Electoral College votes went the route of Mars. Now we will get to see what that means these next two-four months in terms of political thrusts. For those who study the correlation between cycles in the cosmos and cycles in human activity, this second phase of "The Great Reset" (May-October) is mostly about Mars, the god of war, and the cosmic source of inspiration for pioneers.



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.
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.

             ONE MORE WEEK FOR THE SPECIAL OFFER! the writing of the third edition of The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Volume 1 : Cycles and Patterns in the Indexes is moving right along. This is the most comprehensive book ever published on the cycles of the stock market (DJIA, S&P and Nikkei), with analysis going back to the British stock markets of the 17 th century. A lot has happened since this book was first written in 1997, twenty years ago, including the long-term cycle low of March 2009 in the recent "Great Recession". All longer-term cycles have been updated, as well as intermediate and shorter-term cycles and their phases. This is a must-have book if you are a serious investor, trader, or student of cycles, which is one of the most important tools used in market timing. There is nothing else like this book available today. The expected release date is this August, and we are now offering a pre-publication special rate of $95.00 (plus postage) to those who pre-order it before June 30. After that, the cost will be $125. There is a further discount for those also ordering the MP4 recording of the June 3 webinar on the Mid-Year Outlook for Financial Markets. The new material on long-and intermediate-term cycles in the U.S. and Japanese stock markets is worth the cost of the book alone. For more information, please visit the MMA website at For a direct link to pre-order the new version of this book, go there and check it out. You can also pre-order now by e-mail to or calling 1-800-662-3349, or 248-626-3034. "The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing : Cycles and Patterns in the Index" is literally the ultimate book on the analysis of the stock market. We are especially impressed with various waves of long-term cycles for more than 200 years, which we have never seen".  - T. Kaburagi, Toshi Nippou Ltd (Japan's major commodity newspaper).

             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…

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.
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 :


             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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