Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview

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“The periods of decline from the crest of the 18-year cycle to its trough at the end, has ranged from 2 months (the 1987 case) to 8 years. Since the Great Depression of 1932, there have been no declines from crest to trough that have lasted more than two years. Even the 90% decline into the Great Depression low of 1932 lasted less than 3 years (two years, 8 months). Prior to that – prior to the...

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Stocks hit record intraday highs earlier in the (Friday) session, as investors shook off a widely unexpected result to the general election in the United Kingdom. Prime Minster Theresa May's Conservative party lost its parliamentary majority in the process, coming up with 318 of 650 seats. Conservatives held a 17-seat majority before the contest. Some pollsters expected May's party to retain the...

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NOTE: There is no regular column this week, as we prepare for Saturday’s Mid-Year Webinar on “The Great Reset” and Financial Markets update. The focus will be a review of the next three years, and then specifically the next 4 months, with emphasis upon the U.S. stock market, as well as Gold, Silver, the U.S. Dollar, Euro currency, Soybeans, and Crude Oil. The live webinar on Saturday is sold out (again),...

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NOTE: Markets in the USA will be closed on Monday, May 29, it observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Also, there will be no column next week as I will be preparing for the Saturday, June 3, mid-year webinar on financial markets. There are still openings left, but we expect them to sell out – as they always do – by the middle of next week. Go to our website at www.mmacycles.com, and click on the banner at the...

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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...

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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...