Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview

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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...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on March 24, 2017 .

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Typical of Venus retrograde (March 4-April 15), the repeal and reform of the Affordable Care Act stalled last week as Republicans were unable to muster enough support to bring it to a successful vote as of this writing. In response, equity markets trended lower every day this past week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 200 points on Tuesday alone, for its largest one-day...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on March 18, 2017 .

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The Federal Reserve Board said Wednesday it would raise short-term interest rates and keep lifting them this year, moving the central bank into a new, more aggressive phase of draining easy money from the financial system as the economy improves. “The simple message is the economy’s doing well,” said Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen following the Fed’s two-day policy meeting. “We have...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on March 04, 2017 .

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Please note there will no weekly column issued for the week of March 13, as I will be conducting our MMA Investment Retreat in San Diego March 9-13.

 

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"Indeed, at our meeting later this month, the committee will evaluate whether employment and inflation are continuing to evolve in line with our expectations, in which case a further adjustment of the federal funds rate would likely be...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on February 25, 2017 .

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It was another week of new all-time highs in the USA and Argentine indices, as well as yearly highs in the Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, India, and Brazil. China and Hong Kong also posited multi-month highs.  Notably missing...