Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview

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“The bottom line is that the greatest risk to the US stock market (and hence all world equity markets) right now is the political risk. I think we will know if that risk is real or not in the next 100 days, based on the transit of Mars to President Trump’s natal chart this month, and the Solar Eclipse conjunct Mars of August 21 +/- one month.” Last week’s MMA Weekly Column for the Week...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on May 13, 2017 .

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It was quite a full Moon week for financial markets as well as world politics. France elected a new president, and this time it was the one the pollsters forecasted. U.S. President Donald Trump fired James Comey, the director of the FBI, and all hell has broken out between those who feel this was long overdue because of Comey’s activities during the presidential election, and those who feel the...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on May 05, 2017 .

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“Upper classes are a nation’s past; the middle class is its future.” Ayn Rand, author (1905-1982) from the Arizona Republic, April 30, 2017.

 

Ever since the second World War ended in explosions bright as the sun, we have feared the start of the third. Einstein said he didn’t know what weapons would be used to fight World War III, but World War IV would be settled with sticks and stones. – Rick...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on April 29, 2017 .

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The U.S economy grew at a rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said. Economists polled by Reuters expected growth of 1.2 percent. – CNBC, April 28, 2017.

 

The weak GDP report pushed USA equity prices lower on Friday. However, it was still an excellent week for USA stocks as the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 392 points, with most of the gains coming from...

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

 

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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,...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on April 14, 2017 .

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The U.S. military dropped one of the largest nonnuclear bombs in its arsenal Thursday on an Islamic State tunnel and cave complex in Eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said… Mr. Trump, when asked if the action served as a warning to North Korea, said, “I don’t know if this sends a message, it doesn’t make any difference if it does or not. North Korea is a problem, the problem will be taken...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on April 08, 2017 .

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The U.S. launched Tomahawk missiles against a Syrian air base Friday, targeting the Assad regime after a suspected chemical-weapons attack this week. Gordon Lubold and Dion Nissenbaum, “U.S. Launches Strike on Syria,” Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2017.

 

“Donald Trump was born under a full Moon, with the Sun at 22º 55’ Gemini and the Moon at 21º12’ of Sagittarius....

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on April 01, 2017 .

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“In Jersey, anything's legal as long as you don't get caught.” – The Traveling Wilburys (Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynn, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, George Harrison), “Tweeter and the Monkey Man,” 1988.

 

Last week, it was the failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act that troubled USA equity markets. This week, it was the increasing clouds of investigations into the Trump campaign’s potential...