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The best market timing for Silver

November 12 - 2018
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

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Note : The purpose of this column is to provide educational insights into the tenets of geocosmic studies as they correspond to economic, political, and socio-psychological matters, as one of several tools that in turn may assist in the practice of financial market timing. This column is not intended, nor should it be used, as an advisory service for trading financial markets, without use of other financial market analysis tools. MMA subscription reports provide that type of advisory service, with specific recommendations for trading.

It will be a short column this week, and the next two weeks, due to the approaching deadline to finish the Forecast 2019 Book .

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The Hulbert Financial Digest found that since 1900, the two quarters before the midterms only gained 1.4%.  But the six months following the election, the markets grew at an annualized rate of 21.8%... If the Republicans keep control of the House and Senate plus the Presidency, historic returns are 9.8%.  But if the Democrats get the House and the Republicans keep the Senate, a divided congress only returns 0.2%. - Nicholas Bertell, "What Midterms Mean to the Market", https:/, October 14, 2018. We got the latter last week.

U.S. crude prices fell Friday for a 10th consecutive session, sinking deeper into bear market territory and wiping out the benchmark's gains for the year. The 10-day decline is the longest losing streak for U.S. crude since mid-1984, according to Refinitiv data. - Tom DiChristopher, "Crude Oil Posts Longest Losing Streak in Over 34 Years, Falling For 10 th Day",, November 9, 2018.

Due to the retrograde motion of Venus, the month of November is bookended with Venus and Uranus in opposition, first on October 30 and then again on November 30. Although this month has just begun, financial markets are behaving very erratically, typical of a strong Uranus presence. Of course, it might just be due to the fact that Venus is about to change direction on November 16, too, or that Uranus, Jupiter, and the Moon's Nodes also changed signs last week, November 6-8, right during the U.S.A. mid-term elections. It is very rare to see three celestial cycles, each with an orbit of 12 years or greater around the Sun, changing signs within two days of one another.

Stock markets around the world continued their sharp advance into Thursday of last week, November 8, following their primary cycle lows October 26-29, which coincided with the midpoint of Venus retrograde. Equity indices started pulling back Thursday and by Friday, several had declined rather hard. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, for instance, closed down over 200 points on Friday, after being up 545 points on Wednesday, November 7, the day after the election. The NASDAQ took an even greater hit, percentage-wise. What changed ?.

The mid-term election results appeared to be a welcomed surprise to investors, who perhaps wanted to see a split Congress. But two days later, maybe they didn't. The same fears of a slowing global economy were present on Wednesday, just as they were on Friday. But then again, two outer planets and the 18.6-year Moon's Node cycle had all changed signs between Tuesday and Thursday, November 6 and 8. When planets change signs, people change their sentiments. When planets change direction, make retrograde and direct stations, people change their sentiments too. We are going to get another taste of that this Friday, November 16, when Venus ends its six-week retrograde motion, and Mercury begins its three-week retrograde motion.

We also saw an example of "changing sentiments" at the Executive branch in the USA government, where the day after the election, President Trump forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. This is probably just the first of several resignations or forced exits that will take place in the next year. Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn will form a 150° quincunx to President Trump's natal Sun. A quincunx is an aspect of adjustments. At first, one is usually not happy with the way things are going and feels a need to make a change - any kind of change is better than no change. But initially, the idea of a change creates some stress. Eventually, once the change is made ands one adjusts to the new conditions or circumstances, it often works out better than it was before the change. Still, the necessity for change can be unnerving as it happens.

I think it was also interesting last week that President Trump actually voiced his regrets for his harsh tone during his first two years in office. In an interview with the Sinclair Broadcast Group on Monday, November 5, he stated "I would love to have a much softer tone. I would love to get along". This is interesting from a geocosmic perspective, because he is about to enter a 4-year period where transiting Neptune will make a T-square to his natal Sun/Uranus, which is in opposition to his natal Moon (he was born under a lunar eclipse). Transiting Neptune indicates the urge for peace, and the need to avoid stress as much as possible. To not create a gentler, less stressful, atmosphere can have negative health (physical or mental) consequences, which are described in this year's Forecast 2019 Book , to be released next month. There can be many benefits if he is able to actually have a much softer tone and be able to get along. At the same time, there are many more problems that are likely to be experienced if he doesn't, or if he is not able to reduce stress. In my opinion, based on my experiences with these types of cosmic cycles occurring in one's life, it's not so much a case of "I would love to have a much softer tone. I would love to get along", as much as it becomes a case of "I need these things in order to protect my own well-being".

In other markets last week, crude oil declined to its lowest level since February 14. It is in the process of falling to both its 17-month and three-year cycle lows, which will probably be realized by September 2019 as Jupiter will form a waning square three times to Neptune. Jupiter and Neptune co-rule crude oil. Interestingly enough Jupiter will be in its ruling sign of Sagittarius, and Neptune in its ruling sign of Pisces for the next year, something we haven't seen since 1852. Sagittarius and Pisces are the signs ruling crude oil. Thus, we anticipate a long-term cycle low will happen during this period, which will also be covered in next year's Forecast Book.

For now, our attention is on November 16, when Venus and Mercury change directions, and November 30, when Venus will be in opposition to Uranus. Don't expect markets to go sideways during these periods. Don't expect people - especially heads of states or banks - to be calm either. However, your love life may be rather exciting, although not necessarily under control. It might be better in the long run if it was under control, but short-term that might not be as much fun. With Jupiter also moving into Sagittarius last week, and Mars entering Pisces this week, on November 15, being in control may be a foreign concept to many people. Everything seems to be exaggerated into mid-December. Boundaries may be an issue, so think twice before venturing over any red lines that others place on your path. For traders, carelessness may be costly, so be attentive and focused. Opportunities dly edit and have a great week! are there.

Short-Term Geocosmics and longer-term mundane thoughts :


Longer-Term thoughts and Mundane astrology :


To be continued (next week).

Announcements :

             Note 1 : Maria Schoeppel has just come out with a fascinating new book titled "The Dragon's Debt : China's Financial Crisis 2019-2020". Maria is a Financial Astrologer with a degree in Mathematics from UCLA. She was a guest speaker at the last MMA Investment Conference in March 2017, where she showed the geocosmic correlations between China's chart in 2019-2020, compared to prior transits to its chart during other financial crises. Now she has put all of her research into a book format and it is fascinating, especially if you know the language of astrology (but it is interesting even if you don't). The book is now available through and costs $22.95. It is interesting that our next investment conference will be more of a traders' conference and it will take place in Beijing in June 2019.

             Note 2 : Last year's Forecast 2018 Book rocked !. Check out the scorecard for financial markets asas of July 19 on our website at under NEWS AND EVENTS. Some of the calls by our MMTA graduates were phenomenal, including Kat Powell on Soybeans, Nitin Bhandari on Crude Oil, Ulric Aspegren on the British Pound, as well as Mark Shtayerman and Izabella Suleymanova on Wheat, not to mention Merriman's own calls on other markets and the world/national political and economic arenas.

             Note 3 : The best way to start your learning of cycles and geocosmic correlations to market cycles is with the MP4 recording on "Cosmic Cycles Are Forever". This workshop by Raymond Merriman features valuable tools for understanding market cycles, identifying trends, and timing changes of trends in financial markets using cycle studies and geocosmic studies along with technical tools and charting analysis. In this masterclass, the historical correlation of stock markets, currencies, precious metals and bitcoin to certain planetary and solar/lunar cycles present in today's cosmos are examined, with an eye on what to anticipate between 2018 and 2020, both in terms of world politics and financial markets, as well as shorter-term forecasting projections. The cost of the recording of this MP4 recording is $125. To order, please visit and click the banner on the opening page. Or, you may email, or call 1-248-626-3034. .

             Our monthly MMA Cycles : The monthly edition of the MMA Cycles Report (ICR) and its companion MMA Japanese Cycles and MMA European Cycles reports will be issued this week, Monday and Tuesday, via posting on our web site, or attachment via direct emails, for subscribers.

- 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 MMA Forecast 2019 Book is nearing completion, and expected delivery remains on track for December 15. For more information on this annual best seller, go to and click the opening banner of the website. You may also email MMA at, or call 1-248-626-3034, 1-800-662-3349.

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 2019 ephemeris and calendar (one month per page) with geocosmic signatures is included, as well as descriptions of the Mercury retrograde periods for 2019. 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 and click the banner.

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

This year's printed version of Forecast 2019 will also available in these languages :
Dutch : at
German : at
Japanese : at
Chinese :

             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.
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Upcoming Events :

             January 11-12, 2019 : "Trends for 2019", sponsored by Astrodata, Zurich, Switzerland. There will also be a workshop taught by Raymond Merriman on "Forecast 2019" the following day, January 12, with an outlook on several financial markets. For further information, contact and ask about pricing and location.
Saturday workshop : "Forecasts for Financial Markets in 2019".Based on the Forecast 2019 Book , Ray will present his outlook for the world geopolitical and financial landscape in 2019. He will discuss various cycles - both rhythmic and geocosmic - to support his outlook. In this workshop, he will also share his forecast for several financial markets, including Gold, the USA and German/Swiss stock markets, crude oil, and the Euro/U.S. Dollar. If you are an investor or trader, or just interested in the correlation between cycles in human activity and the cosmos, this is a workshop you will not want to miss !.

             January 19, 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands, "Forecasts 2019", sponsored by Schogt Market Timing. Details and contact information coming soon via

             February 9, 2019 : MMA'S 2019 WORLDWIDE "FORECAST 2018" LIVE WEBINAR, will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019, 11:00 AM (MST). This is 1:00 PM EST, 6:00 PM GMT. In the comfort of your own home or office, you can tune into Raymond Merriman's annual worldwide webinar on "Forecast 2018." This broadcast will address subjects from this year's Forecast 2019 Book, with updates on financial markets since the book was written in November 2018. Outlooks for the U.S. stock market, Gold and Silver, crude oil, and currencies will be discussed. Cost is $45.00, and includes the slides of the presentation, plus a downloadable MP4 recording of the event, within 72 hours afterwards. To reserve your spot in this live webinar broadcast, contact us directly at 1-248-626-3034, 800-MMA-3349, or email us at , or register via our website at https:// > Products > Webinars. If unable to attend, you can pre-order MP4 recordings, which will be delivered as soon as they are available - within 72 hours after the live webinar.

             March 9, 2019 : 10:30 AM - 4 PM. Nova Southwestern University, 3301 College Ave, Carl DeSantis Bldg, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. An all-day workshop on "Forecast 2019", by Raymond Merriman. Contact 954-296-1211. $50.

             June 8-16, 2019 : "Geocosmic Correlations to Trading Cycles", Beijing, China. A two-weekend intensive Market Trading workshop/retreat with Raymond Merriman. This 32-hour class intensive workshop will focus on the primary cycle and its phases - the half-primary, major, and trading cycles - and how to determine when they are due. Then, we will identify geocosmic signatures - Levels 1, 2, and 3 - as the basis for calculating CRDs (Critical Reversal Dates), to narrow the time band down for an important cycle reversal. Within that time, we will identify and discuss specific technical and charting tools that will further enhance the timing of a major market reversal, and the price target range to look for. In this analysis, we will also explore the use of 60- 30-, and 5-minutes charts for even more accurate entry and exit points. With these tools, we will then construct a daily and/or weekly trading plan, as used in MMA Daily and Weekly Reports, using current market situations. The workshop will take place on the weekends of June 8-9 and June 15-16. During the week, participants will have the option of taking tours with other MMA students to exciting areas of China. The cost for this unique and valuable trading retreat is $4000 (discounts will be available to subscribers of MMA Reports). For further information, please contact MMA at or call 1-248-626-3034 or 1-800-MMA-3349.

             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, or 1-(303) 545-5837. For those looking for a professional trader of commodity and futures contract might consider Ted Lee Fisher at 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

             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 ( 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 and place your pre-order now. It is also now available for purchase on the MMA web site at 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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