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November 18 - 2019
Raymond A. Merriman©
Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.
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The Wall Street Journal first reported the roadblock in the trade talks, adding China is hesitant to commit to a specific amount of agricultural products in the context of a potential deal. China has agreed to buy up to $50 billion in U.S. farm goods as part of the so-called phase one trade deal, President Donald Trump claimed last month. Stocks rapidly pared gains following the news. - Yun Li, "US-China Trade Talks are Getting Held Up Because of Disagreements on a Number of Issues", https://www.cnbc.com, November 13, 2019.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to record levels on Friday, reaching 28,000 for the first time ever, after White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said China and the U.S. were getting close to reaching a trade deal. - Fred Imbert, "Dow Jumps More than 200 Points to 28,000, Posts 4-Week Winning Streak", https://www.cnbc.com, November 15, 2019.
It works like a charm - every time the Trump administration touts positive development on trade with China, stocks spike. - Yun Li, "Talk About Trade-War Progress Moves the Market - Even When There is no Progress", https://www.cnbc.com, November 15, 2019.
It was that kind of a week, where "Mercury the Trickster" was in his full retrograde glory.
Most stock markets around the world halted their furious rallies, November 7-8, as Mercury entered the midpoint of its retrograde cycle last weekend, November 9-10. However, that was not the case in the U.S. , where the major indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ Composite continued their "melt up" to new record highs on Friday, following yet another reversal in the trade dispute talks between China and the U.S. First it is on, then it is delayed as new issues arise, then the word is put out that progress is being made again - even when it isn't - and the U.S. market bites the bait. The game doesn't work so well in China, however, where the Shanghai Composite fell back to its lowest level in 10 weeks on Friday. Then again, when the U.S. announced that progress was being made, China's market was closed and the DJIA spiked up over 200 points. Aside from the Australian All Ords, no other world equity markets made new multi-week highs last week. Zurich's SMI came close, but fell short of its all-time high made on November 7.
Crude Oil had another good week as it tested 58.00 on Friday, its highest level in 7 weeks, and a new high for this current primary cycle. Gold and Silver, on the other hand, dropped to new multi-week lows early last week, then staged a decent comeback, before pulling back again on Friday. Bitcoin was down all week to its lowest level in three weeks, but still holding above 8000. The bigger comeback was in U.S. Treasuries, which rebounded sharply after posting their 3-month lows on November 7, even though Fed Chair Jerome Powell indicated that there will be no further reductions in Fed rates for the time being. Usually an announcement like that would bring T-Notes down and cause rates to rise.
But this is Mercury retrograde, in Scorpio, the sign of debt no less, and the rules are reversed. It's like Alice in Wonderland's travels through the Looking Glass. What was up is now down, and what was down is now up. But the "Trickster" is due to return to his more normal patterns when he turns direct this week, on November 20. He will still be in the land of Scorpio, though, so he will still have to deal with his overloaded debt issues. Or, in the political realm, he is still going to face - and start - endless investigations. Mercury in Scorpio can be relentless in his pursuit to get to the bottom of the mystery, or create new mysteries and unusual theories for others to have to solve and possibly debunk. When it's all over, the cost to taxpayers will be prohibitive, and not a good return on investment. It's just the cost in the quest to maintain or gather power, another Scorpio obsession.
and longer term thoughts :
The federal deficit reached $134 billion in October, the first month of fiscal 2020, according to data the Treasury Department released Wednesday. That figure is about 34 percent higher than last October, a sign of a steadily increasing gap between federal spending and revenue. - Niv Elis, "Federal Deficit Hits $134 Billion in One Month", https://www.the hill.com, November 13, 2019.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned lawmakers Wednesday that the ballooning federal debt could hamper Congress' ability to support the economy in a downturn, urging them to put the budget "on a sustainable path". - Paul Davidson, "Powell : U.S. Debt is on Unsustainable Path", Crimping Ability to Respond to Recession", USA Today, November 13, 2019.
The continued rise in U.S. equity markets is implied in the transit of Mars and Jupiter. As described in last week's column, "... there are other geocosmic correlations that support this recent surge in U.S. equity markets. One involves the transit of Jupiter, in Sagittarius, in a very harmonious aspect to Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn, and Neptune in the "Buttonwood" chart of the founding of the New York Stock Exchange (May 17, 1792). That transiting bonanza began its orb of influence on October 11 and remains in effect through November 25. During this same period, Mars conjoins the NYSE Jupiter/Neptune conjunction in 22-27° Libra, November 7-16. With Mars (heat) and Jupiter (expansion) so pronounced, the concept of a "melt up" is not surprising".
Mars will leave Libra this week on November 19 and join Mercury in the deep, dark, mysterious sign of Scorpio. Normally that would coincide with disturbing news about debt and deficits (and it already is). But the Sun will also enter Sagittarius next week, November 22, and that is the time when the annual "Santa Claus" rally often gets underway as shoppers purchase gifts for the approaching holiday season. Thus, even though personal and national debt levels may very well soar in the next month, nobody seems to have any sense of urgency. That may change abruptly shortly after the New Year begins, however, for the huge 32-37 year Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn will take place on January 12, 2020.
As many readers know, I am immersed in the writing of the Forecast 2020 Book . It will be MMA's largest annual Forecast book ever written, due to the beginning (and end) of three of the 10 longest planetary cycles talking place in 2020. These include not only the 32-37 year Saturn/Pluto synodic (conjunction) cycle, but also the 20-year Jupiter/Saturn cycle, which will additionally coincide with a change of elements that only happens approximately every 200 years. The third planetary conjunction will be the 13-year synodic cycle of Jupiter and Pluto ("Extreme Measures").
We haven't seen a year when three of the ten longest synodic cycles occur in such a short span of time in many years. Furthermore, taking place within this cosmic drama will be the U.S. 2020 Presidential Election. It is the research into the history of these synodic cycles, and the uncovering of their correlation to themes unfolding today, that requires so much attention and is so fascinating.
The part that has taken up the greatest effort so far has been the studies involving past presidential elections under the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction. The "Great Chronocrator", as this 20-year cycle is often called, happens nearby to every fifth U.S. Presidential Election. For instance, 2000, 1980, 1960, etc. And every one of those 11 instances coincided with something unusual in those elections. For instance, in 7 of those cases, the president-elect did not finish his last term in office. This may be important when one considers that of the five leading candidates running for the office so far in 2020, four will be over the age of 70 at the time of the election. Thank you to MMA editor and trader Dan McCamman for pointing that out after he had edited that part of the book. Yet, that is only one of several interesting correlations between the U.S. Presidential Election and the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction.
I think readers of the 2020 Forecast Book will find this "preview" of the 2020 Election to be one of the most insightful analyses offered to date. Now I know that sounds like I have an overactive Jupiter transit going on. But when one looks closely at the charts of the candidates, the chart of the U.S., and the transits to each of these charts on Election Day, and then compares both cyclical and geocosmic studies to past election periods, you will see that the 2020 election is not likely to be any ordinary election. It never is when the 20-year Jupiter/Saturn synodic cycle is also taking place.
Longer-Term thoughts and opinions :
To be continued (next week).
Note 1 : Pre-Order for the Forecast 2020 book is now underway! The cost is $55 and must be ordered prior to December 6 th for December 16 th shipment. Order both an eBook and print book (Forecast 2020 Bundle) for only $75! This year's Forecast Book will cover: The Global Reset continues, and is due for yet another reset, The USA and the 2020 Presidential Election, the potential for the next financial crisis, outlook for financial markets in 2020, forecasts for the year for each sign. and much more! .
Note 2 : MMA's 2019 Scorecard (from Forecast 2019 Book) as of August 10, 2019, is now available for viewing! See how we did HERE on our Website.
For a copy of last year's Forecast 2019 outlook on "The U.S.A. and Its President", please go to our website at https://www.mmacyckes.com > Home > Articles. It will give an idea of what to expect with the Forecast 2020 Book . Likewise, you may also click and follow this link directly to the article : https://www.mmacycles.com/articles/the-united-states-and-its-president-in-2019-chapter-from-forecast-2019/
Note 3 : The ICR (International Cycles Reports) from MMA will be issued this week November 19-20. The ICR Financials includes analysis on ASX (Australian Stock Index), RUT (Russell 2000), SSE (Chinese Shanghai Stock Composite), HSI (Hang Seng Index), AUD (Australian Dollar), DXY (US Dollar), and GBP (British Pound). The new ICR Commodities Report includes analysis on LC (Live Cattle), MJ (Cannabis), XAU (Gold and Silver), KT (Coffee), KA (Sugar), C (Corn), and W (Wheat). These reports are written by MMA Analyst and editor Mark Shyterman (metals, stock indices, and soft commodities), MMA Analyst Raymond Merriman (China markets), MMA Analyst Ulric Aspegren (Currencies), Isabella Suleymanov (Grains), and Massimo Moras (Live Cattle and Hang Seng).
Note 4 : The MMA CYCLES 2020 VISION WEBINAR SERIES is over, but the MP4 recordings are now available. This live 2-hour webinar, sub-titled", RE-FOCUS YOUR INVESTMENT STRATEGIES : ALL CYCLES LEAD TO 2020" was led by MMA Analyst Kat Powell. It featured an in-depth look at longer-term cycles, trend patterns, and price targets for Silver and Soybeans, with additional insights provided on the U.S. stock market and Federal Reserve Board chart. Cost for the MP4 recording is $45.00 and includes PDF charts. Order now while it is fresh!.
Our monthly MMA Cycles : The monthly edition of the MMA Cycles Report (ICR) and its companion MMA Japanese Cycles and MMA European Cycles reports was issued 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 month's issue included a special report on the U.S. stock market as it is making new all-time highs as we near the end of the Jupiter-in-Sagittarius cycle. This month's issue included a special report on the U.S. stock market as it is making new all-time highs as we near the end of the Jupiter-in-Sagittarius cycle.
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- 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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MMA's annual Forecast Book : The Forecast 2019 Book is done and nearly sold out. The orders received as of January 4 have been shipped out. As of the close of business that day, less than 25 books remain. When those remaining copies are sold out, they are gone. There will be no second printing. At that point, the only way to read Forecast 2019 will be through the eBook, which is available now for delivery to your inbox! ORDER NOW, if you have not done so already, and make sure you receive your copy of Forecast 2019 before they sell out. For more information on this annual best seller, go to https://mmacycles.com => Products => Forecast 2019.You may also email MMA at email@example.com, or call 1-248-626-3034, 1-800-662-3349.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or 1-(303) 545-5837. For those looking for a professional trader of commodity and futures contract might consider Ted Lee Fisher at email@example.com. 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.
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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!
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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.
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