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The best market timing for Silver

February 26 - 2024
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

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Note 1 : The purpose of this column is to provide educational insights into the tenets of geocosmic studies as they correspond to economic, political, and socio-psychological matters, as one of several tools that in turn may assist in the practice of financial market timing. This column is not intended, nor should it be used, as an advisory service for trading financial markets, without use of other financial market analysis tools. MMA subscription reports provide that type of advisory service, with specific recommendations for trading.

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"A whole new industry is being formed, and that's driving our growth", he (Nvidia's CEO Jensen Huang)said on the company's earnings call. Nvidia on Wednesday reported quarterly sales of $22.1 billion and forecast another $24 billion for its current quarter, each more than triple what was posted a year earlier and ahead of Wall Street's bullish expectations. Asa Fitch, "Nvidia Hits $2 Trillion Valuation on Insatiable AI Chip Demand", Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2024.

It was a very stunning week for global stock markets as the powerful conjunction between Venus, Mars, and Pluto (February 13-22) ended with the Venus/Mars conjunction on Thursday, February 22. The day before, the tech-heavy NASDAQ index had just put in its lowest price in three weeks and it looked like many global indices were in the midst of their sharpest decline of this new year. But then Nvidia announced earnings that surprised everyone to the upside. By Friday, all major U.S. indices were making new all-time highs. Such is the correspondence of geocosmics to market reversals.

This is all a prelude to the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction of April 21 that was the crux of our trading strategies given in last weekend webinar, suggesting the potential for explosive and huge rallies to new all-time highs in many markets. It doesn't mean there will be no corrective declines to buy into before then, for the primary cycles in many markets are getting quite mature. But it does illustrate the appetite for risk that many traders and stock market players are willing to take on any decline as we heads into this 14-year planetary cycle that has a rather high correlation to explosive rallies. Jupiter exaggerates and Uranus is the disrupter that breaks boundaries such as yearly support (lows) and/or resistance (high)s. The combination can be wildly bullish or bearish, depending on whether it is support or resistance that is nearby begging to be violated.

In addition to the major U.S. indices, all-time highs were also posted in the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, and India. In Choina, the Shanghai Composite continued its torrid 14% rally to over 3000, when just a few trading sessions ago it was slumped in the lowest price in five years, trading at 2635. The whole world is infused with the excitement of Jupiter approaching its union to Uranus, following the mating dance of the lovers (Venus and Mars) last Thursday. Spring is in the air.

Speaking of lovers, Gold had a decent week, continuing its rally off its multi-week low on Valentine's Day, February 14. Silver, however, proved why it is Gold's' less fortunate sister as it bucked Gold's trend and declined all week. It is better for the outlook of precious metals if Gold is rising rather than Silver. Silver will catch up. But if Silver is leading, Gold will usually resist being the follower.

Bitcoin saw a new yearly high of 52,989 attained on February 20, but then it stalled and drifted back to the 50,000 area on Friday. Ethereum made a new yearly high on Thursday, but also gave back some on Friday. Crude Poil continued its inconsistency. On Thursday it rallied to 78.92, close to its cycle high of 79.29 recorded on January 29. But by Friday, it ell over $2.00/barrel. It needs to make a new cycle high to confirm it is a bullish cycle. Can it do? Yes, it's still possible heading into Jupiter conjunct Uranus, Jupiter is a co-ruler of Cruise Oil.

Short-Term Geocosmics and longer-term thoughts :

The ECB published an anti-Bitcoin blog, describing it as having "zero intrinsic value". This is true, but perhaps not the point. Gen Z, with no prospect of buying a house, may abandon low risk investing in favor of gambling. That would explain crypto, NFTs, and meme stocks. The question is what happens if housing becomes affordable again. " Dr. Paul Donovan, "Reasons to Rush Rate Cuts", UBS Morning Audio Comment, February 23, 2024.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it", we are often reminded by people who like to quote George Santayana. The truth is that those who never learned history are prey to all sorts of mad ideas that serve someone else's political agenda. Usually that agenda involves forfeiting one's independent judgment. Peter W. Wood, "History, From Ukraine to Utah", Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2024.

"Don't dig up the past! Dwell on the past and you'll lose an eye. Forget the past and you'll lose both eyes". Natan Sharansky quote from Gary Soul Marson, "Dissident Wisdom From Alexei Navalny and Natan Sharansky", Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2024.

The Mars/Venus/Pluto conjunction of February 13-22 had a sordid correlation last week to the disturbing death (murder?) of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny. Each of these planets have recently left Capricorn (the past) and crossed over the super-charged 0° Aquarius (the future) point. This was outlined in our annual Forecast webinar last week, explaining how Pluto moving over the first degree of Aquarius can be turbulent, violent, and coercive It is a step in the challenging process by which Pluto in Aquarius finds the courage and resistance to oppose this type of bullying behavior in its pathway to greater freedom and independence. In other words, we are in a cycle of violence, destruction, and war now (along with innovation and invention), and it might last until the Aries Vortex of 2025-2027 finally reaches its nadir. This too was covered at length in the webinar, and will be discussed more fully in my next presentation on that unique cosmic pattern on March 9 (see Events below).

In terms of the stock market and geocosmic signatures, we continue to plow through many reversals signatures into March 9. This week, on February 28, we find the stellium of the Sun, Mercury, and Saturn all conjoining in 9° Pisces, just one day after a powerful Mars (combative or pioneering) transits into square aspect to Jupiter. Perhaps there will be some new scientific breakthrough announced, or a delay in much needed rescue mission to people who are suffering (Saturn and the other planets in Pisces). Mars and Jupiter in a square aspect can also suggest extreme anger being displayed, so hold back any temptation to start a war, personally or collectively. This is not a signature of good judgement. It can indicate errors and misjudgment due to overconfidence, arrogance.

Market-wise, Saturn's presence this week can portend yet another pullback or stalled rally. Once it passes, however, another rally can commence, and that rally will become another major concern because this primary cycle is getting so mature (old). The older it gets, the more vulnerable it is to a steeper pullback. "Old", in market cycles, can be defined as 18-23 weeks. It is also an interval that is known as "exhaustion". It is highly unusual to see markets make new cycles highs in weeks 18-23, and when they do happen, sharp declines usually follow. Thus, we cannot rule out another strong reversal zone this week or next (and ideally March 3-9) +/- 3 trading days, when Jupiter semi-squares Neptune (irrational exuberance or panic), taking place between Mars and Venus squaring Uranus (dramatic price moves).

So, as the next two weeks signify the possibility of "irrational exuberance" and also the potential for a "mini-panic", it will be necessary to manage your risk and not fall to the temptation of abandoning your trading plan, which is precisely what Jupiter and Neptune in conflict tend to do. This is not the best of times to go rogue on discipline protocol. To do so may result in loss financially or embarrassment socially. Truth is in short supply in the days of heavy propaganda and misdirection (Saturn in Pisces), so just remember to at least be true to your (higher) self. That truth will always serve one well in life.

Longer-Term thoughts:


To be continued (next week).

Announcements :

            THE MMA's Annual Forecast 2024 Webinar Recording is now available.!!! This broadcast addressed themes from this year's Forecast 2024 book , with updates on the U.S. stock market, Bitcoin, Gold, Silver, Crude Oil and Natural Gas. It covered strategies of each market based on the possibility of big moves related to the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction of April 21 and afterwards. Recording of this excellent presentation is available for $55.00 at Forecast 2024 Webinar.

Here are a couple of comments on last week's webinar :

"That was a spectacular webinar you put on! I watched it from beginning to end. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! The webinar covered every possible question I could come up with, and you gave succinct and direct advice. This webinar is the best performance I've ever seen you give". - D.G., Astro-Researcher

"I think that was your best webinar yet. I have a feeling we are entering a time we won't soon forget. A lot of your comments and information resonated very strongly with what I feel is approaching.

Really nice job! " Garrett Jones., market analyst, editor of "Obsevations".

             Note 1 : FORECAST 2024 BOOK IS now OUT in all formats - Print - ebook and audio. Order the now for instant access to Forecast 2024 by clicking here.

This will be the 48 th year of publishing this popular annual astrological almanac by Raymond Merriman. This book is 200 pages and provides projections of major social, political, mundane, and economic issues of the next year as seen through the lens of rhythmic and planetary cycle studies. This is critical at this time because
1) we are approaching the Aries Vortex in 2025-2026, which itself is the middle of the New Aira period of 2020-2032, and
2) the U.S. presidential election is taking place in 2024. This year's book gives an in-depth view of this election. In addition to analysis of mundane cycles, this book also provides our outlook on the Stock Market, Gold, Silver, Copper, Bitcoin, Currencies, Crude Oil, Treasuries and Interest rates, and Grain markets. The back section contains an ephemeris and geocosmic calendar outlining planetary aspects and lunar ingresses in effect every day of every month from January 2024 through March 2025.

The retail price of the Forecast 2024 printed edition is $66 (while supplies last), and the eBook is $55. The print edition is limited based on the number of pre-orders received by December 8. When they sell out, they are gone. There are no reprints. This book has sold out in six of the last eight years, so order now and make sure you receive your copy of Forecast 2024 !

MMA will also offer a special bundle discount rate for those who wish to order both the eBook and printed editions of Forecast 2024. The eBook usually comes out 1-2 weeks before the print edition, and avoids delays caused by the postal system, especially if overseas. Yet many readers prefer the print edition, so ordering both via The Forecast 2024 Bundle makes sense. You will receive the eBook on December 15 th, and your Print copy will be mailed mid-December.

This year's printed and eBook versions will also be available in these languages :

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For more information on this year's Forecast Book, please view our recent YouTube Video Interview with Ray and Alie at the Merriman Market Analyst YouTube channel , or by clicking here.

We created an updated list of our most common Forecast FAQs to help this Forecast season.

The Forecast 2023 Scorecard of the Forecast 2023 Book can now be viewed by clicking here.

             Note 2 : Each foreign translation of Forecast 2024 has a section on that nation's stock market that is not in the English or other nations' Forecast Book. Yet we are aware that some readers and investors may be interested in the stock markets of these other nations, but do not wish those editions in the other nation's language. Therefore, we make those stock market outlooks available in English as a separate service for $35.00 each. The overseas market reports for 2024 that are available separately in English include: Japan's Nikkei, China's Shanghai Composite, and the German DAX plus Zurich SMI indices. Each is available in PDF format. Each report contains their monthly charts as of December 13 2023, and a list of their critical reversal dates for 2023.

             Note 3 : Special Offer this season !!! MMA's newest monthly report, MMA Monthly Grains Report by Grains Analyst Wyatt Fellows. The cost of this subscription is normally $325, but on sale now for only $300 for a 1-Year subscription. If ordered together with the Forecast 2024 Book , there will be two further 10% discounts making the cost of the report only $270 for a 1-Year Subscription! This is an exceptional report by a top MMTA graduate who is also the owner of a large family farm operation. Wyatt knows the farming business and grain markets from both a cyclical and fundamental point of view. This report is an in-depth look at long-and short-term cycles in Corn, Wheat, Soybeans. The MMA Monthly Grain Report just started in January 2023 and has been extremely accurate. If you trade grains or are in the farming business and need an accurate timing and understanding of when to hedge your crop, this report is not to be missed! To order, click here.

MMA offers discounts to our Forecast Fan Club Members and our Active Subscriber Club members. Check out our page on Forecast Club Levels to learn more about these discounts.

             Note 4 : THE MMA WEEKLY YouTube show Geocosmic Week in Review and Look Ahead, with Gianni Di Poce, is now conducted on Wednesday evenings !. Each 5-15 minute FREE episode reviews the market activity of the past week and offers a preview of the geocosmic signatures in effect for the next week and beyond. You may subscribe to MMA's YouTube Channel today at no cost and get alerted when a new weekly episode is released! Tune in on Wednesday evenings to hear Gianni and his guests update financial markets on YouTube!

             Note 5 : THE February ISSUE OF THE  MMA Monthly Cycles Report Plus+ , edited by Pouyan Zolfagharnia, will be issued this week. This market letter has become a very popular addition to the MMA Cycles Report (less technical, more visual with horoscopes of current importance, high-quality analysis and update on MMA Cycles Report markets). The mid-month addendum to the MMA Cycles report has stunning graphics and charts (people love it!) and is very readable. It contains more illustrations and references to geocosmics than most MMA Cycles reports and is only available for subscription to those who also subscribe to the MMA Monthly Cycles Report. If you wish to try this month's addendum, along with the latest issue of the MMA Monthly Cycles Report, sign up online at the link above. The cost for a monthly copy of both reports is $55. That will give you both the most recent June copy of the MMA Cycles Report and the June MMA Cycles Report Plus+ addendum coming out this week. Please note that subscriptions rates for this report will increase as of January 1, 2024. Sign up now and save big bucks! For further information and ordering instructions, please click here.

             Note 6 : The MMA Monthly ETF Report by Gianni Di Poce was released last week.
Many have asked about a monthly report on Bitcoin, and the Monthly ETF Report does this via BITO, the ETF on Bitcoin. Written by MMA market analyst Gianni Di Poce, the ETF is a monthly newsletter that everyone trading ETFs is encouraged to read, especially those that seek less risky trading venues than futures. This report covers 8 ETFs on a monthly basis for readers. The ETFs include : SPY (S&P 500), GDX (gold miners), BITO (Bitcoin), TLT (+20-year Treasuries), USO (Crude Oil), XLV (healthcare), XLK (technology), and XHB (homebuilders). This is a report that was requested by popular demand and Gianni's insights and strategies are excellent. For further information, click here.

             Note 7 : The MMA Grain Cycles report by MMTA Graduate Wyatt Fellows will also be issued this week. This is an exceptional report by a top MMTA graduate who is also the owner of a large family farm operation. Wyatt knows the farming business and grain markets from both a cyclical and fundamental point of view. This report is an in-depth look at long-and short-term cycles in Corn, Wheat, Soybeans, and Cotton. The MMA Cycles Grain Report has been extremely accurate in its first editions that began in January. If you trade grains or are in the farming business and wish for accurate timing and understanding of when to hedge your crop, this report is not to be missed! To order, click here.

             Note 8 : MMA'S FREE WEEKLY COLUMN IS NOW ON SPOTIFY, APPLE, AND AMAZON PODCAST! Now you can listen to a podcast of this weekly column by Thomas Miller on Saturdays ! Just follow Merriman Market Analyst on Spotify or Apple to listen to all our episodes. New Podcast episodes will be released every weekend. This is a FREE service and is available to everyone. Checkout out our Podcasts on Apple, Spotify, and Apple Music. It makes for great listening!.

             Note 9 : MMA'S Daily and Weekly Subscription services have been very hot, especially with stock indices, metals, and Bitcoin over the past several weeks. For instance, these reports have been long Gold since the lows of October 6 (below $1840), stocks since right after their low of October 27, and Bitcoin for several weeks as well. To order any of these subscription reports, please click here.

             Our monthly MMA Cycles Report : The monthly edition of the MMA Montly Cycles Report (ICR) and its companion MMA Japanese Cycles and MMA European Cycles reports was released 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 : see above

Upcoming Events :

                March 9, 2024 : The Aries Vortex : Third Phase of the "New Aira" with Raymond Merriman. Hosted by The Astrology University. This is a 90-120-minute webinar presentation that explores the hope for humanity as shown by the unusual planetary arrangement of 2025-2027 involving the Saturn/Neptune conjunction on 0° Aries, the Vernal equinox point that marks the start of the spring season in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also the midpoint of the Uranus/Pluto trine, creating a funnel, or vortex, at 0° Aries. This has huge symbolic importance to the world and aligns with other important economic and socio-cultural time cycles. Cost is $30.00 if registered before March 7. For further information, click here.

             March 16, 2024, 1:00 PM EDT: OPTIONS STRATEGIES FOR FINANCIAL MARKETS Webinar with Derak Panaia and hosted by Raymond Merriman. Cost to attend is $95, and participant should have basic understanding of options before attending this presentation. To register, click here.

             April 20, 2024 : FORECASTS 2024 AND THE APPROCHING ARIES VORTEX, Nova Southwestern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, with Ray Merriman. An in-person event and workshop, 10 :30 AM - 5 :00 PM with a 90-minute lunch break. We will also update financial markets that are likely to be at critical stages in their cycles then, as it takes place under the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction that day. Cost is $95.00. This is one of the few live in-person events to be given by Ray Merriman this year. This event will not be broadcast via Zoom, but recordings will be made available for sale a few days afterwards. For further information and registration, please click here.

             September 19-22, 2024 : SAVE THE DATES!!! This will be the next MMA Investment Retreat! Negotiations are currently underway to bring this exciting gathering to a destination location in Europe for the first time since 2015. Once the agreement with the hotel is finalized, we will make a formal announcement, but for now. SAVE THE DATES! You won't want to miss this chance to meet with the top MMA Analysts (and others to be invited) live and hear their strategies for long-term investments and wealth building ideas using MMA market timing methods. There is nothing quite like a life altering MMA Investment Retreat!

             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 G...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 whento 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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