MMA FREE WEEKLY COLUMN FOR 2017-04-24

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on April 22, 2017 . 11 Comments.

 

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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 AND 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.

MMA Current Announcements

Stay tuned for a special MMA “Black Friday” book sale, to be announced on Wednesday, November 22, and lasting only six days, until Tuesday, November 28. It won’t involve the Forecast Book or any subscription reports, but it will be special, and just in time for the holidays. You will receive an announcement of this special sale shortly if you are on our email distribution list. If not, you go to our website at www.mmacycles.com, and ask to “join” it.

 

You may still order the Forecast 2018 Book at the current price of $55.00 plus postage (or E-book with no postage). Keep in mind that there is only one printing each year, and the number of printed copies we order is 20% above the amount of printed copies pre-ordered by December 1. When they sell out, they are gone. In the last five years, the Forecast Book has sold out of all printed copies three times, including the past two years. Therefore, if you wish a copy of the Forecast 2018 printed edition, it is advisable to order soon.

 

MMA's annual Forecasts Book, written by Raymond A. Merriman since 1976, is one of the most unique, affordable, and accurate glimpses into the coming year. Utilizing the study of cycles and geocosmic factors, this annual Forecast book outlines forthcoming trends pertaining to political, economic, and financial markets throughout the world. Specific markets analyzed for the next year(s) include: T-Notes and interest rates, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Gold, Silver, Currencies (U.S. Dollar, Euro, Yen, Swiss Franc, and British Pound), Crude Oil, Grains and Weather. Each market contains the important geocosmic three-star critical reversal dates for 2018. Special sections also include the USA and world economy, the USA and world politics, the USA and its President. A 2018 ephemeris and calendar (one month per page) with geocosmic signatures is included, as well as descriptions of the Mercury, Venus, and Mars retrograde periods for 2018. This is a book with an impressive background for insightful accuracy into world economic and financial market conditions that you will not want to miss! For further information, go to www.mmacycles.com and click the banner.

 

This year’s printed version of Forecast 2018 will also available in three other languages, as follows:

 

Dutch: at www.markettiming.nl

German: at http://www.mma-europe.ch/

Japanese: at http://merriman.jp

 

The monthly edition of the International Cycles Report (ICR) will be issued this week. Each issue of ICR contains an in-depth analysis of: the XAU index (Gold and Silver Mining stocks), the U.S. Dollar (DXY), British Pound (GBP), Australian Dollar (AUD), the Australian stock index (ASX), the London FTSE stock index, the Russell 2000 U.S. stock index (RUT), Corn (C) and Wheat (W). The analysis of these markets is written by four of the top graduates of the Merriman Market Timing Academy (MMTA), including Mark Shtayerman (San Diego), Izabella Suleymanova (San Diego), Ulric Aspegren (Switzerland now), and Paul Davison (Australia). These reports are excellent. If you do not subscribe to this report and would like to, please go to www.mmacycles.com, and select SERVICES or SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES and look up the MMTA International Cycles report.

 

The third edition of The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Volume 1: Cycles and Patterns in the Indexes is now out! I am finding this book to be so valuable now as I write the annual Forecast Book. It is easy to reference with the summaries of each cycle and its pattern and the end of each section. This is the most comprehensive book ever published on the cycles of the stock market (DJIA and Nikkei), with analysis going back to the British stock markets of the 17th century. This is a must-have book if you are a serious investor, trader, or student of cycles. There is no other book like this available today. The cost of this book is $125. There is also a special $25 discount for those who also pre-order the Forecast 2018 Book. Call us to get this rate. The new material and tables on long-and intermediate-term cycles in the U.S. and Japanese stock markets are worth the cost of the book alone. For information, visit http://new.mmacycles.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=64_59&product_id=66 or www.mmacycles.com, and check it out. You can also order now by e-mail to ordersmma@msn.com 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 weekly and daily subscription reports are hot again! 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 will be interested in MMA’s Weekly or Daily Market reports. The weekly reports give an 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, Soybeans, Gold and Silver, and Crude Oil, and now, the British Pound! The daily reports cover all stock indices listed above, as well as the Euro Currency, Japanese Yen, 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 and shorter-term aggressive traders. Subscription to the daily report also includes the weekly report. For further information, call 1-248-626-3034, or 1-800-MMA-3349. Or visit http://new.mmacycles.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=65_62.

 

EVENTS:

 

January 20, 2018: Phoenix, AZ. “FORECAST 2018 AND THE GREAT RESET.” 1:00 - 4:30, at the Granite Reef Senior Center in Scottsdale, AZ. 602-625-4721

 

February 17, 2018: Miami, Florida, “Forecasts 2018 and the Great Reset.” A three to four-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.” TBD. 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. Details as soon as we work them out.

 

May 23-29, 2018: The UAC (United Astrology Congress), Chicago, IL. The largest and most exciting conference for astrologers in the world takes place then. 15 tracks, over 200 of the world’s top astrologers making presentations. For more information, go to www.uacastrology.com.

 

June 21-24, 2018: AAGB (Astrological Association of Great Britain’s) 60th anniversary conference. Details to be announced soon, but I will be there conducting a special post-conference workshop on Financial Market Timing.

 

July 12-15, 2018: 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. For more info, contact glac@greatlakesastrology.com, or call 734-434-0804.

 

September 15-18, 2018: 3RD MMA INVESTMENT RETREAT, Location to be announced shortly, probably somewhere in Europe. Tentatively being planned. Any great ideas?

 

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