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

ONLY TWO MORE WEEKS TO SIGN UP! We will host our 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 SIGN UP NOW to make sure you have a place reserved in this special live webinar event. For further information go to http://new.mmacycles.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=64_69 or call 1-248-626-3034, 1-800-662-3349, or email ordersmma@msn.com.

 

The monthly edition of the MMA International Cycles Report (ICR) will be released this week to all of its subscribers. 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 three of the top graduates of the Merriman Market Timing Academy (MMTA), including Mark Shtayerman (San Diego), Izabella Suleymanova (San Diego), Ulric Aspegren (Sweden), and yours truly, Ray Merriman, on the Australian stock and currency markets. The report of last month was exceptional, Mark Shtayerman forecasted the price target for a primary bottom in the XAU Gold and Silver Mining Index at 80.58,+/-5.11, and one of his targeted reversal dates was May 3. The XAU bottomed at 77.46 on May 4, creating a case of intermarket bullish divergence to Gold, which bottomed the following week on May 9. 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 monthly edition of the MMA Cycles Report was issued last week to all subscribers of that report. This month’s report featured a special update on Gold. If you did not receive it, let us know at once. In addition to Gold and Silver, the monthly MMA Cycles Report also covers the outlook for U.S. stocks (DJIA and S&P futures), Treasuries, Euro Currency, Crude Oil and Soybeans, plus MMA’s original geocosmic critical reversal dates (CRDs) and Solar/Lunar reversal dates over the next several weeks. The monthly MMA Japan Cycles report also came out last week, and covers the Nikkei, JGB Bonds, and the Dollar-Yen. The MMA European Cycles Report was also released, covering the German DAX, Swiss SMI, and Netherlands AEX. If you are not a subscriber to the MMA Cycles Report, interested in metals, and wish a copy of this month’s outlook for financial markets – which will also include the two recent special reports issued on Silver – consider taking out subscription NOW. This is an excellent way to get the MMA overview on financial markets! For further information on these reports, go to http://new.mmacycles.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=65_62.

 

Also, the writing of the third edition of The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Volume 1: Cycles and Patterns in the Indexes is well underway now. 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 17th 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 July-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. For more information, please visit the MMA website at www.mmacycles.com. For a direct link to pre-order the new version of this book, go to http://new.mmacycles.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=64_59&product_id=66 and check it out. You can also pre-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).

 

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EVENTS

 

June 3, 2017: DON’T MISS IT! The MMA Mid-Year 2017 Financial Markets Webinar! The subject of this webinar will be an update on “The Great Reset of 2017-2020,” where it stands now and what to expect this year. We will also update our most current analysis on 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, visit http://new.mmacycles.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=64_69&product_id=235 or call 1-248-626-3034 or email ordersmma@msn.com.

 

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 cycles’ 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 the 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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