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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
October 16- 2017
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

Only two weeks ! to take advantage of The annual pre-publication sale for the Forecast 2018 Book. The pre-order special rate is $45, a savings of nearly 20% from the $55.00 price (plus postage) that will go into effect on October 31. This year's 2018 Forecast Book will be available in both paper and electronic editions. There is no postage for the electronic book format. We have a special rate of $70.00 in effect until October 31 for those who wish to order both the print edition and digital edition of the 2018 book. Additionally, all pre-order purchases qualify for a 10% discount on any 1-year MMA financial markets subscription service!

This year's printed version of Forecast 2018 will also be available in these other languages, as follows :

        Dutch        Deutsch         Japanese      

Each of these will also offer the English version of Forecast 2018, as will our Chinese distributor : Your work is essential to anyone who is serious in this field. I can't thank you enough for it.

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"Free speech is the only effectual guardian of every other right", James Madison, USA fourth president, as quoted by Daniel Henninger, "The Free-Speech Wars", Wall Street Journal, October 12, 2017.

When the dollar was linked to gold during the 1950's and '60-'s - the central tenet of a rules-based international monetary system - middle class income gains were dramatic. The 2015 Economic Report of the President refers to that era of stable exchange rates as an "Age of Shared Growth", with rising labor productivity and falling income inequality… Given that central banks today are the world's biggest currency manipulators, it's imperative that the next (Fed) chairman prioritize the integrity of the dollar. Otherwise, it's just birds of a feather. - Judy Shelton (economist), "Woodpeckers for Sound Money", Wall Street Journal, October 12, 2017.

It is now clear that the third and final passage of the Jupiter/Uranus opposition on September 27, +/- 12 trading days, corresponded to an upside breakout in many world equity markets, and not a reversal (as was the case in other financial and commodity markets). Thus, many stock market indices soared to new multi-year or all-time highs last week, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ, and S&P indices in the USA.

It may have been Friday the 13 th , but stock markets were not spooked. To the contrary, they were "goosed" on reports that the economies of the world are strengthening and the future global economic outlook is better than originally forecasted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In Asia and the Pacific Rim, the Indian Nifty Index rallied to a new all-time high on Friday at 10,191. Japan's Nikkei index exploded to 21,211, its highest mark in over 20 years. The Hang Seng of Hong Kong rose to 28,625-28,626 on October 6 and 11, its highest level since January 2008. China's Shanghai Index got as high as 3410 last week, its highest mark since January 2016. Australia's ASX index rallied to 5894, for a new 5-month high. It is interesting to note that within 1-2 days of the Jupiter/Uranus opposition on September 27, the stock markets of Australia, China, and Japan were all making trading cycle lows. So, there was a reversal then, and it was followed by upside breakouts.

In Europe, Friday the 13th witnessed a new all-time high in the German DAX index. The Netherlands AEX soared to its highest level since November 2007. The Zurich SMI Index rallied to its highest price since August 15. Only the London FTSE failed to make a significant new high, falling slightly short of its all-time high of 7599 recoded on June 2. Moscow's MICEX index was up, but only to a new 7-month high.

All U.S. stock indices that we follow made new all-time highs on Friday, while the Argentina Merval index did the same on Wednesday, October 11, but Brazil's Bovespa all-time high of the prior week (October 5) was not taken out. All in all, it has been a good period for world stock indices since the Jupiter/Uranus opposition, with many in an upward breakout mode. There is nothing in the study of Financial Astrology to suggest it is over quite yet, and these soaring markets are a characteristic of the aftermath of Jupiter in a hard aspect with Uranus. However, the influence of that set up will start shifting shortly (see below).

It was also a good week for Gold and Silver. Gold rose above $1300/oz, and Silver is now testing $17.50/oz. Last week, Silver was touching 16.35 and Gold was near $1260. Crude Oil also did well last week. After posting a high of 53.86 on September 28, its highest price since Venus turned direct in mid-April (one day after the Jupiter/Uranus opposition), crude oil fell back to 49.10 a week ago. However, as of Friday the 13 th , it was back up to 51.72. In commodities, as well as equities, the week of Friday the 13 th proved to be very bullish. Only the U.S. Dollar took a hit, which is likely to become an increasingly greater concern as we approach 2020 when the Saturn/Pluto conjunction arrives.

Short-Term Geocosmics & longer-term THOUGHTS :

Last week witnessed Mars in a square aspect to Saturn (October 8), and the Sun in a square aspect to Pluto (October 9). This did not result in trend reversals in financial markets, but it did correspond to the deadly and damaging fires in the rich wine regions of California. Mars pertains to fires, and Pluto to losses of life and properties of value.

This tragic loss can also be associated with the second passage (of five) involving the 171-year Uranus/Neptune semi-square cycle that took place of October 6. Past columns have associated this aspect with hurricanes (Uranus) and floods (Neptune), but Uranus is in Aries, so it can also pertain to fires (Mars and its ruling sign of Aries both relate to fires and hot temperatures). Uranus also rules computers and technology, and in its negative manifestation, Neptune has correspondence with theft. You can put the two themes together and see why cyber espionage, hacking, and theft are such a pervasive problem today. In the field of finances, Neptune also corresponds to bubbles. We are seeing evidence of that too in world stock indices, but that can continue for a while because this aspect will be present into 2019. It also corresponds to hoaxes, con games, and psychotic breaks from one's past history.

Two other important geocosmic signatures are worth noting. First, Jupiter ingressed into Scorpio last week, October 10. It will remain in Scorpio for 13 months. Scorpio rules OPM - Other People's Monies, as in banks, investment banks, lending institutions, mortgage companies, brokerage houses, etc. With Uranus soon to enter Taurus, for seven years, on May 15, we anticipate that banks will start off in a bubble, which could last 2-5 years. But then, before Uranus leaves Taurus (storage of value, like banks), the bubble bursts. We will address this issue in greater detail in the Forecast 2018 Book.

The second long-term geocosmic signature to note is that the third and final Saturn/Uranus waning trine will take place in less than one month, on November 11. This is only the fifth time this aspect has occurred since the USA stock market has been in existence. In each case, an all-time high has occurred during the central time band. In this case, that would be December 2016 through November 2017. So far, the market hasn't reversed much at all during the past 20 months. Will it do so by the end of November and keep the Saturn/Uranus trine record intact ? These are the kinds of thoughts that keep me up at night. It is like everything appears so good right now and there is so much liquidity and opportunity to grow economically and financially, that you wonder what could take it down ? That thought also keeps me up at night.

I think I will invest in some melatonin.

ABOUT OUR MOVE :

Last week I mentioned how moving is a bitch, but the excitement of change and new beginnings makes it all worthwhile. It takes a lot of mind control to keep that attitude positive, especially when you now have to deal with phone and internet issues associated with moving across the country. Actually, the internet is working fine - maybe the only communications function that is working well. Telephones are a whole different matter. I must be having a hard, transiting aspect, to my Mercury/Uranus opposition (actually I did - Mars was T-square). I didn't hit anybody, however, and so far, no one has hit me.

If you have tried to call or fax MMA offices in the past three weeks, you may have encountered difficulties getting connected to anyone. I tried to call my office several times in the past three weeks and encountered problems, such as : "Please leave a message at the tone and someone will get back to you", only to find you can't leave a message. Or, on our end, we don't even hear the phone ring and don't know that someone tried to call in, until we go online and see that 15-20 calls were made that day, and were classified as "missed calls". It makes you want to hit someone, but it feels like someone has hit you.

So, MMA is experiencing issues with moving its phone and fax lines from Michigan to Arizona. We are told it might be in proper working order next week or the week after. Good thing I know the power of prayer, or I would hit someone - before they hit me (I am pro-active). In any event, you can always use our web site to order, or you can email us at mmacyclesstaff@gmail.com (for now). For the next 1-2 weeks, you can try calling our temporary numbers at 480-626-2447, 480-626-2433, or 480-626-2426. You can also try our basic numbers at 800-662-3349 or 248-626-3034. Calls to there are supposed to be forwarded to our cell phones while we go through this ordeal. Let's see… there is a new moon coming up on Thursday, October 19, conjunct Uranus. Maybe everything will be fine after that. Hopefully, that won't coincide with an earthquake, or some new and unforeseen computer problem. I am going to visualize that aspect as an indicator of an enlightenment. I am going to visualize it as an enlightenment for the phone company. Wish me well. I will also wish every one of you well, and a good trading week ahead.

To be continued (next week).

Announcements :

             The third edition of The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Volume 1: Cycles and Patterns in the Indexes is now out as of Friday, September 8! This is the most comprehensive book ever published on the cycles of the stock market (DJIA and Nikkei), with analysis going back to the British stock markets of the 17 th century. This is a must-have book if you are a serious investor, trader, or student of cycles. There is nothing else like this book available today. The cost of this book is $125. There is also a special $25 discount for those who also pre-order the Forecast 2018 Book . Call us to get this rate. The new material and tables on long-and intermediate-term cycles in the U.S. and Japanese stock markets are worth the cost of the book alone. For more information, go to visit the MMA website at www.mmacycles.com, or here and check it out. You can also 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).

             Our monthly MMA Cycles : The monthly edition of the MMA International Cycles Report (ICR) and its companion MMA Japanese Cycles and MMA European Cycles reports went out last week. If you are subscriber to any these monthly reports and did not receive it, let us know at once via our email.

- This report covers our long term analysis of the stock market (DJIA and S&P futures), Gold, Silver, T-Notes, Euro and Swiss Franc currencies, grains and crude oil. It also provides the list of geocosmic and solar-lunar reversal zones for the 1-2 months. This report comes out Monday night to subscribers.
- The MMA Japanese Markets Cycles report covers the Nikkei, JGB Bonds, and the Dollar-Yen.
- The new MMA Europe Cycles report covers the German DAX, Swiss SMI, and Netherlands AEX stock indices, each in english only and will be available on Wednesday.
Two-issue trial subscriptions are available for this service for $55.00, which includes the current issue and the next month's as well.
For subscription information, please go to our web site, or call us at 1-248-626-3034. If you are not a subscriber, you can check this service out on a 2-month trial basis for only $55.00.

             MMA's annual Forecast Book.

Only two more weeks to take advantage of The annual pre-publication sale for the Forecast 2018 Book will begin on September 5 - when Mercury retrograde ends! The pre-order special rate is $45, a savings of nearly 20% from the $55.00 price (plus postage) that will go into effect on October 31. This year's 2018 Forecast Book will be available in both paper and electronic editions. There is no postage for the electronic book format. We have a special rate of $70.00 in effect until October 31 for those who wish to order both the print edition and digital edition of the 2018 book. Additionally, all pre-order purchases qualify for a 10% discount on any 1-year MMA financial markets subscription service

MMA's annual Forecasts Book, written by Raymond A. Merriman since 1976, is one of the most unique, affordable, and accurate glimpses into the coming year. Utilizing the study of cycles and geocosmic factors, this annual Forecast book outlines forthcoming trends pertaining to political, economic, and financial markets throughout the world. Specific markets analyzed for the next year(s) include: T-Notes and interest rates, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Gold, Silver, Currencies (U.S. Dollar, Euro, Yen, Swiss Franc, and British Pound), Crude Oil, Grains and Weather. Each market contains the important geocosmic three-star critical reversal dates for 2018. Special sections also include the USA and world economy, the USA and world politics, the USA and its President. A 2018 ephemeris and calendar (one month per page) with geocosmic signatures is included, as well as descriptions of the Mercury, Venus, and Mars retrograde periods for 2018. This is a book with an impressive background for insightful accuracy into world economic and financial market conditions that you will not want to miss! For further information, go to www.mmacycles.com. ORDER NOW AND SAVE BIG BUCKS!!! !!!

For more information, visit www.mmacycles.com or call 1-800-662-3349 or 1-248-626-3034.

This year's printed version of Forecast 2018 will also available in these languages:
Dutch : at www.markettiming.nl
German : at http://www.mma-europe.ch
Japanese : at http://merriman.jp

             MMA's weekly and daily subscription reports have been extremely accurate and profitable lately, catching the lows in metals, stocks, crude oil, soybeans, and currencies. If you are an active short-term trader, or even if you are an investor who likes to keep up with our current thoughts on financial markets, you may be interested in our Weekly or Daily Market reports. It is the only way I keep in touch with traders on a daily or weekly basis. These weekly reports give in-depth analysis of the DJIA, S&P and NASDAQ futures, Euro currency (cash and futures), Dollar/Yen cash and Yen futures, Euro-Yen cash, T-Notes, Crude Oil, Soybeans, Gold and Silver. The daily reports cover all stock indices listed above, as well as futures in Euro, T-Notes, Gold and Silver, plus GLD and SLV (the Gold and Silver ETF's). Both reports provide trading strategies and recommendations for position traders as well as for shorter-term aggressive traders. Subscription to the daily report also includes the weekly report. For more information, or call our offices at 1-248-626-3034. These reports are extremely valuable to those who trade ETF's (Exchange Traded Funds). And since early December, these reports have been extremely profitable. As subscriber and trader R.B. of Albuquerque, NM writes",You have been on an incredible run for a while ; I have never seen anything like it". Well, when everything lines up just right…

             If you are an active short-term trader, or even if you are an investor who likes to keep up with our current thoughts on financial markets, you may be interested in our Weekly or even Daily Market reports with short-term trading recommendations, (see a sample there, of the weekly). It is the only way I keep in touch with traders on a daily or even weekly basis, as I no longer offer personal consultations. These reports give in-depth analysis of the DJIA, S&P and NASDAQ futures, Euro currency (cash and futures), Swiss Franc, Dollar/Yen cash and Yen futures, Euro-Yen cash, T-Notes, Soybeans, Crude Oil, Gold and Silver. The daily reports cover all stock indices listed above, as well as futures in Euro, T-Notes, Soybeans, Gold and Silver. Both reports provide trading strategies and recommendations for position traders as well as for shorter-term aggressive traders. Subscription to the daily report also includes the weekly report.
If you want more information call our offices at 1-248-626-3034.
These reports are extremely valuable to those who trade ETF's (Exchange Traded Funds). In the words of one of our subscribers : I am really pleased with your recommendations through the Daily and Weekly Trade Recommendations.  I have used them to trade gold and silver stocks in my IRA.  In the last eight years I increased my account from $60,000 to $712,000. Thanks for your excellent publications. - Bryden C., Small Business Owner, Illinois.  

Upcoming Events :

             January 20, 2018 : Phoenix, AZ. Workshop on Forecast 2018. Details to be announced soon.

            February 17, 2018 : Miami, Florida, "Forecasts 2018 and the Great Reset". A three-hour presentation on the world and national political scene for 2018, plus an analysis of the stock and Gold market, USA economy and housing market. Details soon.

            March 3, 2018 and/or February 13 : Atlanta, Georgia: "Forecasts 2018 and The Great Reset". Presentation on the world and national political scene for 2018, plus an analysis of the stock and Gold market, USA economy and housing market. May be followed by a workshop two weeks later. To be determined. Details soon.

             May 23-29, 2,018 : The UAC (United Astrology Congress), Chicago, IL. The largest and most exciting conference for astrologers in the world take place then. 15 tracks, over 200 of the world's top astrologers making presentations. For more information, go to www.uacastrology.com.

             June 21-24, 2018 : AAGB (Astrological Association of Great Britain's) 50 th anniversary conference. Details to be announced soon, but I will be there, conducting special post-conference workshop on Financial Market Timing.

             July 12-15, 2018 : GLAC (Great Lakes Astrology Conference), Ann Arbor, MI. I will be there, conducting a special pre-conference workshop on "Mundane Astrology and The Great Reset". Plus, the Keynote speech.

             September 15-18, 2018 : 3 RD MMA INVESTMENT RETREAT, Majorca, Spain. Tentatively being planned. Details to be announced soon.

             The MMA Catalogue of products and services for 2015 is now out!!! You can download it in PDF. The ordering page is the last page of the catalogue. This is especially useful for those outside of the USA, since we do not mail these out by mail unless requested.

             I am oftentimes asked for recommendations of a money manager who uses my methods, since I won't manage other people's money. The thing is, almost all money managers I know use their own systems. But many subscribe to my services and share my thoughts about the future of the economy, various financial markets, and how to position one's portfolio along these lines. One money manager who subscribes to our services that I would suggest for those looking to structure a longer-term portfolio, such as a retirement account, is Duke O'Neill of Boulder, Colorado. He can be reached at dukeoneil1@gmail.com, or 1-(303) 545-5837. For those looking for a professional trader of commodity and futures contract might consider Ted Lee Fisher at ted.fisher@comcast.net. Ted is a legend in financial futures and has a seat on the CME. Both are very knowledgeable of the tools I use, of the way I am looking at markets, and yet each makes their own decisions as to exactly when to enter and exit any market. They will be more than happy to assist you.

             To the above list, I would also like to recommend long-term MMA subscriber Erwin Brunner of Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Brunner is the founder of BrunnerInvest AG. One of his five funds was awarded theBest in-house fund of funds in the world recently. Mr. Brunner is a former director of the Swiss Banking Corporation (today it is known as UBS), and a general director of Rothschild Bank in Zurich. As an independent wealth manager for high net worth individuals and institutional clients only, he places his clients into the funds of the best performing fund managers in the world, via his own research and experience. For high net worth readers interested in Mr. Brunner's funds, please contact him through www.brunnerinvest.ch.

             It is with great pleasure that I announce the addition of Egon von Greyerz to MMA Investment Retreat faculty of presenters. I met Egon last week in Girona, Spain, at a special gathering attended by MMTA Graduates Nitin Bhandari (India), Philipp Beyer (Germany), Henry Canciglia (USA) and myself. Egon is an expert on Gold. He owns Matterhorn Asset Management, a Swiss Asset Management company specializing in wealth preservation, located in Zurich ( www.goldswitzerland.com). He was also the person who initiated the "Save Our Swiss Gold" Act in Switzerland late last year, which would have required the Swiss National Bank to back up their assets with 20% Gold holdings. The initiative failed, but his reasons for initiating this effort are still valid. Egon is very interested in MMA cycles' work, and will share his outlook on Gold and the world debt. This is a real treat!

             The newly revised The Sun, The Moon, and Silver Book :Secrets of a Silver Trader, is now out. This is a book that you will use as a reference guide for…many, many years. It identifies all the key Sun-Moon combinations that have a higher (and lower) than expected probability of correlating with 4% or greater reversals in COMEX Silver. It also identifiesBig Range Days - those days in which the range of Silver is most likely to be 3.5% or more of the price of Silver, which is a great tool for day traders. This book fulfills the dream of all traders : high probability winning trade possibilities, with minimal market exposure. It is thatextra edge. And Silver is a great market to trade now. The cost is $125.00. For ordering on line.

             The new book titled Solar-Lunar Keys to Gold Prices : Secrets of a Gold Trader , is now out. The long awaited sequel to the Secrets of a Silver Trader is due out in late October (maybe before)!!!
Now, GOLD as you have never seen it by night or day. The studies for the soon-to-be-released book are now completed and the results are now being used in the weekly and daily MMA subscription reports for short-term trading strategies in Gold. That's right… historically tested Solar-Lunar Correlations to trading reversals in the Gold Market - as only available from Raymond Merriman. The studies cover over 40 years of daily Gold, starting from December 31, 1974 through April 2015. The book will change how you approach trading Gold using these leading solar-lunar indicators, with very clear instructions as to "when" to expect 3%, 4%, or greater reversals in Gold prices and how to trade them. It will be a valuable guide for short-term traders of Gold, GLD, and other ETF's involving Gold prices. You may call 1-248-626-3034 or email ordersmma@gmail.com and place your pre-order now. It is also now available for purchase on the MMA web site at www.mmacycles.com. Order now and get the first printing of this new book on trading Gold!

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 cycle’s 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 these 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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