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MMA COMMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING
January 15 - 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.

Review and Preview :

Jerome Powell (soon-to-be new Fed Chair, is) confronting some agonizing trade-offs in the next year or two. What if low inflation calls for low interest rates but those low interest rates make an eventual, destructive asset bust more likely ?. Should he lean against an incipient bubble by raising rates faster now, or plan to mop up the mess if assets collapse later ? - Greg Ip, "For Fed, Stock Boom Brings Bubble Déjà Vu", Wall Street Journal, January 11, 2018.

December 20 should go down in political history as a day or infamy or absurdity, probably both. After passing a massive tax bill without a single Democratic vote - something highly unusual in itself - congressional Republicans gathered with President Trump on the White House steps to engage in an orgy of self-congratulations… It's not the biggest cut in American history, and it blows a large hole in the federal deficit. - Alan S. Binder, "Almost Everything is Wrong with the New Tax Law", Wall Street Journal, December 28, 2017.

The unemployment rate for black Americans fell to its lowest rate ever at 6.8% That's right. The jobless rate for African-Americans hasn't been lower since 1972, the earliest date we could find in the Bureau of Labor Statistics…the downward trend is as clear as the political and economic message : Get the economy growing faster, and everyone will benefit. - "Some Good Jobs News", Opinion page, Wall Street Journal, January 6, 2018.

Last week's rising tide of new all-time highs in many world stock indices - especially in the USA - appears to undermine former Fed Vice-Chairman Alan Binder's critical comments of the December 20 passage of the large tax reform bill. However, his reference to December 20, 2017 going down in "… political history as a day or infamy" does support comments made in the Forecast 2017 and Forecast 2018 Books that December 20-21, 2017 would be the central time point in "The Great Reset". That was the day that both the Sun and Saturn ingressed into Capricorn on the winter solstice, something that has not happened since 1870, leading up to the longest economic depression in USA history just two years later. But that is a discussion for another day, and if readers wish more cyclical and geocosmic analysis on that outlook, please refer to the first sections of the Forecast 2018 Book.

In the meantime, last week continued the torrid rally in U.S. (and other world) stock markets that has continued since the 4-year cycle low of August 2015 and its double bottom in February 2016, coincident with the Jupiter/Saturn/Neptune mutable T-square period.

Strong rallies were also witnessed last week in precious metals, crude oil, and the Euro currency. Gold, soared to 1340, its highest mark since mid-November, and not far from the high of 1377.50 on July 6, 2016, which was its highest mark since March 2014. This rally in Gold can be attributed to Mars-in-Scorpio, a planet/sign combination also described in depth as bullish in the Forecast 2018 Book. Incidentally, the 1377.50 high of July 6, 2016 occurred during the last passage of Mars in Scorpio. Crude oil traded above to $64.75/barrel late last week, its highest mark in over three years, and also consistent with our analysis given in Forecast 2018, related to the idea that the 9-year cycle bottomed in early 2016. It doesn't end there. The Euro is now testing 1.2200, something it hasn't done since late 2014. This also supports our view that the 16.5-year long-term cycle low in the Euro, and high in the US Dollar, occurred on January 3, 2017, as forecasted well before that time, again based on a combination of cycle studies and geocosmic signatures.

Short-Term Geocosmics and longer-term thoughts :

This week will be interesting because it will mark the exit of a long time band containing 13 important geocosmic signatures with correlations to a stock market reversals, with successive aspects in close proximity to one another (December 10-January 14). The last two aspects are the Sun and Venus forming a square to Uranus, this Saturday and Sunday, January 13 and 14. As written several times in this column, with Uranus, you never know if it will be a reversal or a breakout of nearby support or resistance. The stock market has been "breaking above" resistance so many times since September, that we cannot rule out the possibility that this will continue, even though historically, about 80% of these Uranus signals are reversals and only 20% correlate with breakouts.

Next week is notable for other geocosmic factors, known as ingresses, which is when planets leave one sign and enter another. These represent periods of change in the collective psychology, which can translate into changes in investor sentiment. For us, the most important ingress will be heliocentric Mercury entering Sagittarius, January 19-30, also coinciding with the end of geocentric Mars in Scorpio on January 26. Each of these planet/sign combinations have a strong historical association with large price moves in many markets, but especially with precious metals and currencies, and more often bullish than bearish. We have already witnessed the bullish impact in precious metals since Mars entered Scorpio on December 8. It will be interesting to see if Gold and Silver can continue rising after this month, after Mars leaves Scorpio and heliocentric Mercury leaves Sagittarius.

This week will also host a new moon in late Capricorn on January 16-17, the same day that Venus enters Aquarius, and just prior to the Sun ingressing into Aquarius two days later on January 19. Given that Uranus rules Aquarius, and the last two aspects involving Uranus end this weekend, and given that Uranus and Aquarius pertain to the non-conformist, original, independent, maverick, and rebellious nature in people, we might anticipate a week of off-color and politically incorrect behavior. Or, if we are lucky, we might instead (or also) experience two weeks of truly original and brilliant new thoughts and discoveries. But don't be surprised if markets become quite volatile through the end of this month, as we approach a powerful lunar eclipse on January 31. Likewise, individual leaders of the world might also act more volatile, erratic, or hopefully, inspired and friendly. The latter two qualities represent the more attractive qualities of Aquarius and its ruler, Uranus.

USA markets will be closed this Monday, January 15, in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.


Longer-term thoughts :

To be continued (next week).

Announcements :

             RAY MERRIMAN'S 2018 WORLDWIDE "FORECAST 2018" LIVE WEBINAR, will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018, 11:45 AM (MST). This is 1:45 PM EST, 6:45 PM GMT. This is a change from the prior announcement that it would take place on February 4, but that is Super Bowl Sunday, and I am a sports fan. 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 2018 Book, with updates on financial markets since the book was written in November 2017. Outlooks for the U.S. stock market, Gold and Silver, and Currencies will be discussed, plus questions from attendees. 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 the live broadcast, contact us directly at 1-248-626-3034, 800-MMA-3349, or email at mmacyclessstaff @gmail.com, or register via our website at www.mmacycles.com. Reserve early, as all previous webinars reserved for maximum 100 attendees have been sold out. 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.

One more day !. We are having a special offering on the "2018 Calendar Bundle" through January 15, containing the 2018 color-coded calendar (of planetary signatures plus post retrograde and direct time bands for highs and lows in Gold). This calendar and lists identify the Level 1, 2, and 3 signatures for both Gold and the DJIA in 2018. You can purchase both products for $195 during this special offering. These are the tools I use when writing the annual Forecast Book. It is a great way to start off the New Year with market timing tools that are very valuable. Go to there for information on this special New Year's offering.

             The EBook of Forecast 2018 and the print editions of Forecast 2018 are now completed and sent out to all who have pre-ordered! EBooks have been received, and print editions should be received in the next week - before Christmas. If not, call us. We have also received the printed copies on Friday, so we can now fill new orders with remaining copies. Order now and get your copy. It is relevant right now !.

             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.
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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 : 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 and click the banner.

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.
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Upcoming Events :

             January 20, 2018 : Phoenix, AZ. "FORECAST 2018 AND THE GREAT RESET". 1:00 - 4:30, at the Granite Reef Senior Center in Scottsdale, AZ . 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257.  The talk is from 1 - 4:30 . The cost for guests is $25.00.  It is first come, first serve (no advance reservations).  We will try to get a phone number and email for more information next week. In meantime, you can call : 602-625-4721

             February 3, 2018 : FORECAST WORLDWIDE LIVE WEBINAR. Starts at 11:45 AM MST, or 1:45 PM EST and 6:45 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 2018 Book , with updates on financial markets since the book was written in November 2017. Outlooks for the U.S. stock market, Gold and Silver, and Currencies will be discussed, plus questions from attendees. 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 the live broadcast, contact us directly at 1-248-626-3034, 800-MMA-3349, or email at customerservice@mmacycles.com, or register via our website at www.mmacycles.com. Reserve early, as all previous webinars reserved for maximum 100 attendees have been sold out. If unable to attend, you can pre-order the MP4 recordings, which will be delivered as soon as they are available - within 72 hours after the live webinar.

             February 17, 2018 : Miami, Florida, "Forecasts 2018 and the Great Reset". This lecture/workshop will outline the major geocosmic signatures in effect in 2018 (and beyond), and their correlation to the political and economic trends for the year, both globally and nationally. The cosmic patterns of 2018-2020 are especially relevant to the leadership of the USA and its Federal Reserve Board. The decisions to be made will likely have long-term consequences, for better or worse, to the US Dollar, interest rates, stocks, and precious metals. In turn, this could have a direct impact upon the financial condition of both businesses and individuals. Contact mysticmimi@gmail.com for more info.

             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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