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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
August 21 - 2017
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

This year's printed version of Forecast 2017 will also available in these other languages, as follows :

        Dutch        Deutsch         Japanese      

Each of these will also offer the English version of Forecast 2017, 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.

The Forecast 2017 Book is out. Written by Raymond A. Merriman since 1976, it is one of the most unique, affordable ($95.00) plus postage, and accurate glimpses into the coming year. The Forecast 2017 Book will be available in both paper and electronic editions ($55). There is no postage for the electronic book format.
And what a year it going to be! For more information, please visit our YouTube video on the book and the important geocosmic patterns in effect in early part of the year - now! at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LOEop2Hcr8three  and see what is coming up - like the cardinal T-square of November 2016 -April 2017.

Go to the sheet for Downloading the video for the Ultimate book on stock market timing.

Review :

I am in Cuba today, as one of three stops on a five-day cruise I am on, as part of a Strategic Planning week for the ISAR Board of Directors. ISAR stands for the International Society for Astrological Research, a non-profit organization with VP's and astrological schools representing over 25 countries in the world who seek to upgrade the profession of astrology, and its value to societies everywhere, especially through quality research (www.isarastrology.com). I have had the honor of being elected president of this wonderful organization for eight terms over the past 24 years (each term lasts two years).

As a result of my duties here at these meetings, I am unable to write the usual weekly column. However, I think the events of last week (and the week before) illustrate how astrology adds great value to understanding the times we live in and the markets we trade. As you know, via this column, we are in a powerful eclipse cycle, from the lunar eclipse of August 7 through the total solar eclipse of August 21. And, as stated before, this solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, falls right on President's Trump's natal Mars and Ascendant - hence the forecast for quite some time now that this period would be very dramatic sensational, war-like, threatening, and involve him at the epicenter of all this activity. It has proven to be the case.

Below are just two examples that occurred last week, before Friday's firing of Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

Three executives have quit Donald Trump's business advisory panel, throwing it into chaos, in the wake of the president's failure to immediately denounce white supremacists over a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one dead and several others injured. - Sabrina Siddiqui and Dominic Rushe, "CEOs Quit Trump Council Over Response to Violence", The Guardian, Aug 15, 2017. The index started falling earlier on fears that Gary Cohn, a business-friendly advisor to the president, could resign his role as director of National Economic Council because of Trump's remarks following the violent protests in Charlottesville, VA. The concern remains that members of Congress and others in the business community would not want to work with the President following the backlash that led Trump to dissolve two CEO advisory forums. - Fred Imbert, "Dow Posts Biggest One-Day Fall in 3 Months ; Concerns Over Trump Agenda Grows", www.cnbc.com, August 17, 2017.

Short-Term Geocosmics & longer-term THOUGHTS :

The cosmic drama continues this week. In fact, it is now peaking - last week and this week. The solar eclipse is this Monday, August 21. The midpoint of the Mercury retrograde cycle takes place August 24. Saturn ends its retrograde motion and turns direct on August 25. Each of these are powerful geocosmic indicators of a reversal and/or major breakout of support/ resistance zones. But with Mercury retrograde, breakouts can quickly turn into fake outs.

From last week's column :
Last week's market activity proved once again the point made several times lately in this column : the greatest risk to the stock market is the political risk - and it involves President Trump, because he is the one whose natal Ascendant and Mars are being scorched by the solar eclipse. This is not to say he is right or wrong in his actions in regards to North Korea (or Iran). He is just being Mars-like - which means he is angry and willing to fight for what he believes is right, which I assume means the protection of the citizens of the U.S.A. I think he sees that as his highest duty at this time. So, whether you like it or not, the world is currently under Mars - a war zone theme - for this month.

Of course, there is more going on in the cosmos than just Mars' highlights. In fact, the next two weeks are jam-packed with cosmic activity. First, our old friend Mercury turns retrograde this weekend, August 12, lasting through September 5. It is turning retrograde in Virgo, in opposition to Neptune in Pisces, which means this cycle will probably be one of the most confusing of all the Trickster's acts. Mercury retrograde is typically a period when information given and received is contradictory, and hence confusing - like central banks saying one thing but political leaders saying something completely opposite. But Neptune is the planet that rules confusion - and illusion, delusion, and subterfuge (there should be a word called "subterfusion", for the sake of alliteration). So, when the Trickster partners up with the god of diversion and distraction, what do you think happens? I don't know, either. All I know is that I am not believing it. And there was the rumor of Gary Cohn's resignation that started the avalanche down in US stocks on Thursday.

This opposition is followed by a series of irrational contacts between transiting Venus, which forms a cardinal grand square with Jupiter, Pluto, and Uranus. In addition to being a deadly combination for meeting up with someone who has "fatal attraction" written all over their arms, legs, and most other body parts (it's just art and ink), it also portends a time of whipsaws in financial markets. First, they go up sharply, and you think, "Aha! The next leg up is underway". But then it suddenly reverses, and you think, "Oh, this is going to be a pounding down". And in the end, you get whiplash from being whipsawed by both Venus in a grand square, and Mercury the Tricksters being retrograde and in opposition with Neptune, the illusionist. It's magic!.

But the real magic comes on August 21, right in the middle of all this craziness, when the Moon intersects the plane of the Sun-Earth connection, and day turns into night.

That's it for this week. We will resume next week, following the greatest solar eclipse in the United States in nearly 40 years, and possibly 99. As promised, this is already an amazing and critical time for the world, the United States, and its President.

LONGER-TERM THOUGHTS AND MUNDANE ASTROLOGY :

To be continued (next week).

Announcements :

             Get ready! The annual pre-publication sale for the Forecast 2018 Book will begin in three weeks. In the meantime, check out our Scorecard for the Forecast 2017 as of August 1, at our website, www.mmacycles.com under NEWS AND EVENTS. Or, just click this link.

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             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.

The Forecast 2017 Book is out ! And what a year it going to be !. For more information, please visit our YouTube video on the book and the important geocosmic patterns in effect in early part of the year at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LOEop2Hcr8three  and see what is coming up - like the cardinal T-square now in force.

Written by Raymond A. Merriman since 1976, this annual Forecast Book is one of the most unique, affordable ($95.00), and accurate glimpses into the coming year. Utilizing the study of cycles and geocosmic factors, the annual Forecast book outlines forthcoming trends pertaining to political, economic, and financial markets throughout the world. This book has an impressive history of insightful accuracy into world economic and financial market conditions that you will not want to miss! Last year's printed edition sold out within three weeks of its release, and this one might too, since we have a new president, and no one knows what to expect (but astrology and cycle studies yield most interesting insights). For further information, go to www.mmacycles.com and click the banner (or click Products - Books). ORDER NOW AND MAKE SURE YOU RESERVE YOUR COPY BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!!!

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 2017 will also available in these languages:
Dutch : at www.markettiming.nl
German : at http://www.mma-europe.ch
Japanese : at http://merriman.jp
You can view MMA's Forecast for 2016 Scorecard at www.mmacycles.com. Click on NEWS AND EVENTS. Scroll down to the "Scorecard". As you will see, it was indeed a very good year.

             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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