Long-Term Investment Strategies for 2017-2018

Kona Kai Resort
Kona Kai Resort

MMA will be presenting its second special retreat for independent investors and traders who wish to learn about forthcoming investment opportunities in financial and commodity markets for 2017-2018. This unique retreat will present the latest research results on the correlation between cyclical and geocosmic studies to financial markets that are on the cusp of new long-term trends. It will take place in one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world: San Diego, California, where the sun shines every day! Our location -- the Kona Kai Resort and Spa -- is located right on the Pacific Ocean.

The program is designed for independent investors and position traders who are seeking that "extra edge" in identifying long-term opportunities in financial and commodity markets that are on the verge of starting new long-term trends. Once you know what the longer-term picture looks like, you also know the type of investment or trading strategies to implement. You know whether to buy and trade from the long side, or to sell and trade from the short side. This retreat will enlighten you as to which markets represent the best opportunities for investing, based on the original and current studies that will be presented. Each morning and afternoon will end with interactive round-table discussions with all presenters. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and make comments at these round table discussions.

The MMA Long-Term Investment Retreat will take place over five days: March 9-13, 2017. The last day (Monday, March 13) will offer a "trading plan" for more active traders in financial and commodity markets.

The Presenters and the Markets

The MMA Retreat will be headed by Raymond Merriman, President of the Merriman Market Analyst, Inc, (MMA) and the Merriman Market Timing Academy (MMTA).

In addition to Merriman’s latest long-term studies on gold, stock indices, and the U.S. dollar, other long-term research studies will be presented by special guests and selected graduates of the 2-year Merriman Market Timing Academy. These presentations may include a long-term analysis on crude oil, grains and foods, interest rates, currencies, and other world stock indices to be determined -- especially those on the verge of new long-term trends.

The research presentations will be given by special guests Ted Lee Fisher of Phuket, Thailand; Egon von Greyerz of Zurich, Switzerland; Robert Corre of New York City, NY, USA; Marie Schoeppel of Los Angeles, CA, USA; as well as Raymond Merriman (President of MMA), and graduates of the Merriman Market Timing Academy (MMTA), including Ulric Aspegren of Malmo, Sweden; Nitin Bhandari of Mumbai, India; Anant Kasture of Peoria, IL, USA; Ken Laio of Beijing, China; Kat Powell of Scottsdale, AZ, USA; and Mark Shtayerman of San Diego, CA, USA. Most of the research will be based upon cyclical analysis and geocosmic studies.

The full list of markets to be covered, and the presenters of these reports, can be found on our schedule page.

Each presentation will last 25-45 minutes. After each day's presentations will be questions and discussions involving each presenter, Merriman, and one of the four special guest speakers. The discussions will focus on what types of investment or trading vehicles could benefit most from applying conclusions and strategies of the research presented, such as ETFs (exchange-traded funds), mutual funds, commodity and financial futures, etc.

Round-Table Discussions

These will be held at the end of each morning and afternoon session. These discussions will focus on the topics of discussion during the day (markets), as well as a different region of the globe and the unique political and economic conditions that currently exist in each region, and how these conditions may affect future investment opportunities.

The faculty listed above will be involved in round-table discussions that involved their regions, plus other MMTA graduates may be included. For instance, Phillip Beyer (MMTA graduate and head of a major law firm in Germany) will be included in the round-table discussion on the European Union. So will Egon von Greyerz and Ulric Aspegren. Ken Laio, Ted Lee Fisher, and Nitin Bhandari will be included in the round-table discussion on Asia.

The emcees for these round-table discussions will be MMTA graduate and U.S.A. governmental lobbyist Hank Canciglia, and Raymond Merriman.


The location of the retreat will be the Kona Kai Resort and Spa on Shelter Island, San Diego, California, where the sun shines every day.

This tropical resort overlooks San Diego Bay, and is located just 3.7 miles from San Diego International Airport and 5.7 miles from Cabrillo National Monument. All rooms are airy and colorful, with patios, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers. There is also a private beach, outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Powerboats, kayaks and bikes are available for rent.

Special rates for MMA attendees are $229/night (single or double occupancy), plus taxes and an $18/day resort fee. The resort fee includes guestroom high-speed internet access, daily newspaper, fitness center access, local phone calls, long distance calls within the continental US and Canada, private beach access inclusive of beach chairs and towel service.

To get this special rate, you must register under "Merriman Market Analyst" using the code MMA2017. Our room allotment is limited to 20 rooms, so register early to secure your reservation. Call 800-566-2524, or visit the Kona Kai website to make your reservation. MMA Rates will apply three days on either side of the March 10-13 event, if you wish to expand your stay.


The meetings will take place Friday through Monday (4 days), starting March 10. The complete retreat schedule can be found here. However, you may wish to arrive earlier and stay later to take advantage of all the splendid activities available in San Diego, such as Sea World, Old Town Gaslamp District, LaJolla, Belmont Park, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, Seal Tours, San Diego Harbor, and an abundance of sea and beach activities.

Tuition and Registration

Tuition cost if registered before October 31, 2016: $3,600
Tuition cost if registered after October 31, 2016: $4,000

Subscribers of any MMA Subscription Reports of $350 or more are entitled to an additional 10% discount off the price in effect at time of registration.

Price includes a workbook and a free copy of Merriman on Market Cycles: The Basics, and Basic Principles of Geocosmic Signatures for Financial Market Timing, which will be sent out prior to the retreat to those who register prior to February 1, 2017. Price does not include room or board, or the opening banquet on Thursday, March 9, which is $75. The closing banquet on Monday, March 13, is included for attendees, staff, and teachers. It is not included for guests of attendees, staff, or teachers. Price for guests to attend is $75. Banquet prices are all inclusive, no additional tax or service charge.

For an unforgettable experience in one of the most perfect climates in the world, with like-minded investors and traders interested in the correlation of cycles and geocosmic studies to financial markets, this is an opportunity not to be missed! Come and join us for invaluable investment ideas, and a few spectacular days of fun in the sun!

Register now online, call us at 1-248-626-3034, or email us at ordersmma@msn.com.

Optional Activities

For those who arrive early, we are offering an optional outdoor San Diego Harbor excursion/tour on Thursday, March 9. San Diego is a beautiful and historic southern California city where the sun shines almost every day. It is located right on the Pacific Ocean and is home to an important U.S. naval station. There will be a small fee ($29) for this boating activity.

On the last day of the retreat, we will also offer optional astrology classes of 30-45 minutes each, led by MMTA graduates Darri Murphy, Richard Smoot, and Izabella Suleymanova, as well as Robert Corre. The charge for these optional classes will be $50.00 total.

If you would like to come a few days early to the retreat, or stay for a few days afterwards, San Diego has a wealth of activities to offer you. We have listed a few of the most popular, with links to more information about each of them. Remember that the Kona Kai Resort is offering the special MMA retreat rate for the full period from March 7-16 -- three days on either side of the retreat itself.

Online registration is now open for this event.