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The best market timing for Silver

November 30 - 2020
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

This year's printed version of Forecast 2021 will also be available in these other languages, as follows :

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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.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average vaulted above 30,000 for the first time, a remarkable rally that lifted the stock market to records even in the midst of a devastating pandemic. Tuesday's advance came after President Trump said his administration would cooperate with President-elect Joe Biden's transition to the White House, giving investors hope that the country would have a smooth transition of power. More broadly, much of the market's rise has been powered by building hopes that scientists are on the brink of pushing out vaccines effective enough to fight the novel coronavirus. - Arkane Otani, "Dow Eclipses 30,000 for the First Time", Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2020.

It was a very nice Thanksgiving gift for investors. It also correlates with the movement of the Sun into Sagittarius last week, the sign that just loves to break records and give cause for celebration. With Sagittarius, everything is enlarged. And even if it's not, just the proclamation that "it is" will often suffice. It is the spirit of something that matters in Sagittarius, not the facts. However, facts that are supportive can certainly add to the spirit of optimism that is the trademark of Sagittarius. It also helps that Neptune is turning stationary direct this weekend. A little irrational exuberance is always good for the holiday spirit.

When Neptune is highlighted, especially when Jupiter or its rulings sign of Sagittarius are also highlighted, markets (and people) do not always make sense. Logic is not part of that package. An example of that was very evident last week as the U.S. Dollar fell on Friday, November 27, to 91.75, re-testing its low of September 1, 2020, which was its lowest price since April 2018. A falling dollar is supposed to be bullish for Gold, right ? But not last week, as Gold fell to 1770 intraday on Friday, November 27, its lowest price since July 2.

Bitcoin was another example of what can happen when irrational exuberance is present. The cryptocurrency soared to a record high of 19,512 on November 25. But when the irrational exuberance of Neptune and Sagittarius is being highlighted, and it is faced with reality, panic can set in quickly. Within 24 hours, Bitcoin sold off over $3000 to a 16,200 low on November 26.

Speaking of Neptune and Sagittarius, Crude Oil (ruled by Jupiter and Neptune and their ruling signs of Sagittarius and Pisces) also had a spectacular week. Crude rallied to 46.26 last week, its highest price since the pandemic crash of March. Other commodities turned in multi-year highs last week, such as Corn and Soybeans.

However, the world's attention was mostly on the stellar performances of equity markets around the globe. In addition to the DJIA, record highs were also posted in India, and post-crash highs (after March 2020) were noted in the Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong (not sure that makes sense either), and Brazil. The NASDAQ cash index made a new all-time high as well, but not its futures market. The S&P fell a little shy of its all-time high in both its cash and futures market. There is not a lack of intermarket bearish divergence signals in any region at the moment, which means a pullback is certainly possible to begin at any moment. I wonder what that would mean with Sagittarius and Neptune highlighted ? Better ask the Bitcoin market. Maybe it can all last until Capricorn starts on December 21, the same day the much anticipated 20-year Jupiter/Saturn conjunction occurs.

Short-Term Geocosmics and longer term thoughts :

"There are two different ways to living your life : cultivating differences and deepening communion". - Andre Malraux, from the same book as the next quote.

In the exploration of planetary cycles and their relationship with history, it seems to me that the brazen rejection of astrology is daringly audacious. It is true that "It's harder to crack a prejudice than an atom" (Einstein). - Andre Barbault, "Planetary Cycles : Mundane Astrology", The Astrological Association CIO, London, UK, 2016, from the French publication "Les Cycles Planetaires Astrologie Mondiale", 2014.

In a forceful and eloquent victory speech, President-elect Joe Biden vowed to usher in "a time to heal" in America. - Charlotte Alter, "President-Elect Joe Biden Vows to Usher in "A Time to Heal America",, November 7, 2020.

A time to heal.. that could also fall under the heading of a highlighted Neptune in Pisces this week. And as we approach the critical solar eclipse of December 14, it is the very date the Electoral College electors meet and vote, and thus confirm the next president of the United States. It is also the date that the solar eclipse at 24° Sagittarius falls on the natal Moon of Donald Trump, who was born on a lunar eclipse, which means this solar eclipse will also be in opposition to his natal Sun. This also happens to be the same degree as the natal descendant in the chart of Kamala Harris and her progressed Sun. A solar eclipse on such critical degrees of one's chart usually corresponds to a major change in one's life, whether via residence, career, relationships, or even health. The path one was on is disrupted, and a new path in life is born. But the new course comes with challenges one is not always prepared for. One is forced to learn new coping skills, new tools to enhance success, and sometimes even survival. The more one holds onto the past, the more difficult it becomes to benefit from starting the new path.

Last week's column generated a lot of responses from readers of all political preferences. I was struck by some readers who wanted to know if Donald Trump will be prosecuted or pardoned or if he will continue to control the Republican Party and run again in 2024. First off, I refer to Joe Biden's own words. He vowed to usher in "a time of healing". Do you accomplish that by pardoning the outgoing president from any legal consequences for perceived illegal actions ? Or does the nation heal from exacting a punishment - "justice" they call it - for these wrongdoings if they can be proved to be illegal ?.

Furthermore, as Trump supporters also allege, what about the potentially unlawful dealings of Joe Biden regarding financial favors to and from his son Hunter Biden while he was VP ? Or Hillary Clinton and her missing emails containing classified government information ? Or, for that matter, the role the President Obama, his administration, and Clinton played in approving the spying on the Trump campaign and the fabrication of the Russian Conspiracy theory via the discredited Steele dossier that resulted and put America through so much grief ? How is that much different legally than Nixon's Watergate wrongful intrusion into the election of 1972 ? Is Republican Senator Lindsay Graham's alleged attempt to have Georgia's election officials toss out thousands of mail-in votes to help Trump gain those Electoral College votes legal and "above the law ?".

The point is : are we serious about healing our country's division or not ? It seems to me that if we are, we must begin with another Neptunian theme : forgiveness. It would be great if we could apply the cure that Neptune demands in order to move forward : acknowledge the truth, see reality for what is, and get past the habit of denial, as if negotiating reality is actually possible.

As a nation, even as a global community, we have a lot of work ahead. This weekend finds the lunar eclipse taking place on Monday, November 30, following Venus in opposition to Uranus on Friday, November 27, and Neptune turning direct on Saturday, November 28. That's enough firepower (well, with Neptune and the full moon eclipse, it's more like vapor power) to start the next week with a change of investor sentiment. We saw that with Bitcoin late last week. It can happen with other markets this week, for with Uranus, trends can change suddenly, without much warning. And with Neptune passing out of influence, the allure of irrational exuberance could quickly give way to new bouts of alarm and even hysteria, especially as we move from the lunar to the solar eclipse over the next two weeks. In Sagittarius, everything is exaggerated. Try to keep it focused on charity and fun. Sagittarius likes that too.

Longer-Term geocosmics and thoughts :


To be continued (next week).

Announcements :

             Note 1 : The  Forecast 2021 Book  is on schedule to be released on December 15. The cost is $55.00 plus postage for the print edition (no postage, of course, for the e-Book edition). There is a discount for those who order both the print and e-Book editions together. Our outlook is that 2021 will be another very important year with the long-term Saturn/Uranus waning square aspect taking place. February through December 2021. Although 2020 is not yet over, several forecasts made in the 2020 book have already unfolded. For a review of the Forecast 2020 Book so far, please visit our  Scorecard.

In addition to this year's Forecast book, we are offering a separate publication for those who enjoy the yearly trends for the twelve individual signs. It is titled " Trends for the Twelve Signs 2021", and written by Antonia Langsdorf-Merriman and Ray Merriman. Antonia has written an annual Sun Sign book in German for the past several years, based on interviews conducted with Ray beforehand. We will follow that same format for the Trends for the Twelve Signs 2021 book. The cost of this book will be $25, with a further discount if ordered with the  Forecast 2021 Book .

This year's printed and/or e-Book versions of Forecast 2021 and Trends for 2021 will also be available in these languages :

German : or email at

Japanese :

Chinese :

             Note 2 : ONLY 2 MORE WEEKS FOR BEST PRICE! THE MERRIMAN MARKET TIMING ACADEMY (MMTA) will offer its next series of courses starting January 16, 2021 ! This is only the second time it has been offered since the first class graduated in 2014! And there will not be another offering for at least two years (we have to complete this one first). MMTA is a rigorous two-year program in the MMA Market Timing methodology of analyzing and trading financial markets developed by Raymond A. Merriman, C.T.A. (registered Commodities Trading Advisor with the National Futures Association since 1982). There will be 8 courses in all, each consisting of 6-7 classes, lasting 2-3 hours each, on Saturday afternoons, starting at 1:00 PM, EST. There will be a one-month break between each course, and a 3-month break between the first and second year of courses. The classes will be offered live online via Zoom. The course will be taught by Gianni Di Poce, MMTA graduate and apprentice, and Raymond Merriman . The cost for the two-year program is $12,000, with a 10% discount if registered by December 14, 2020, and a further discount if you a yearly subscriber to one of the MMA subscription reports. It is also possible to sign up for one year ($6600) or even one course ($1800) at a time. In fact, the first six-week course on Cycles and Their Patterns in the Financial Markets" are recommended for everyone. The emphasis will be on long-, intermediate-, and short-term cycles in stock indices plus Gold, but will also cover currencies, treasuries, Crude oil, and grain markets for investors and traders. It is the best way to learn the language of cycles as it pertains to financial markets, and with this course, you will understand where you are in any given cycle and the trading/investment strategy that goes with that phase of the cycle. For more information on registration and requirements for enrollment, please visit our MMTA page to learn more about this opportunity to learn market timing the MMA way.

SIGN UP NOW, BEFORE DECEMBER 15, 2020 AND SAVE BIG BUCKS!!! Don't miss your opportunity to get in on the ground floor of MMTA's educational and training models if you are truly interested in learning the principles and value of financial market timing. There is nothing else like this available today.

             Note 3 : MMA is pleased to announce that it will be publishing a new book titled The Grand Conjunctions Shifting Times, by one of the world's leading Mundane Astrologers - Chris McRae of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This a fascinating book on the history of Grand Conjunctions involving the outer planets. It is especially appropriate today because the grandest of all outer planet conjunctions - the Jupiter/Saturn synodic cycle - will take place on December 21, 2020. The insights that McRae provides on these rare but remarkable configurations will make this one of the most valuable additions to the field of Mundane Astrology. It is our intention to have this book in print by that time. In the next coupe of weeks, we will provide more information and details on how to order.

             Note 4 : MMA Active Subscriber Club : This week, all Active Subscriber Club (ASC) members received the recording of Ray's presentation from October 3 rd at Astrology University's virtual summit on "Super Charged degrees and Pandemics". If you want to know about Covid-19 and how Astrology has correlated with pandemics in the past, then you will want to see this Webinar. You can only gain access by becoming a subscriber . Our ASC members are also invited to this weekend's live virtual Q&A with Ray for free. Plus, this week all ASC members and Forecast Fan Club members were sent an early released Chapter from Forecast 2021 on the coronavirus. Even if you sign up for a one-month subscription, you're still part of the Active Subscriber Club for that month and enjoy all the added benefits. Unsure of which subscription to sign up for ? Read note 3 below!.

Forecast 2021 Early Released Chapter : All members of the Active Subscriber Club, Forecast Fan Club, and those who have pre-ordered Forecast 2021 received an early released Chapter from Forecast 2021 on the coronavirus. If you want access to this 20-page chapter where Ray describes how he sees Covid-19 playing out into 2021, pre-order Forecast 2021 today, or become a subscriber. This chapter covers the deadliest pandemics in world history and how the Tier One synodic cycles create "Super-Charged Degrees", and how they were activated at the onset of COVID-19. This chapter describes when this signature passes out of effect and when the next one is due to arrive.

We have THIRTEEN FREE REPORTS available now :  You know that now is the best time to sign up for a subscription because this is the only time of the year where you can get 10% off any subscription ($275+) with the purchase of the Forecast 2021 Book . If you are unsure of which subscription you want, start by viewing and downloading FREE sample reports from this summer to each of our thirteen subscriptions, through our website under each subscription's product description. We also have a Subscription Matrix available to compare which markets are covered in each report.

MMA offers reports ranging from Daily, Weekly, and Monthly subscriptions. Each report can be subscribed to in one-month, three-month, or one-year increments. We offer both one-time-payment and auto renewal options, so there is no long-term commitment. We also have a special write up from Gianni Di Poce on the Crude Oil report and why we feel that this commodity is more exciting than ever RIGHT NOW! Plus, Mark Shtayerman breaks down two ICR reports from this summer and shares what has unfolded since their publication. Normally, both of these write-ups are only shared with subscribers, but during our 10% off sale, we are making these special updates available to all readers of our Free Weekly Forecast. Enjoy!

             Note 5 : MMA is pleased to announce that it is publishing a new book titled Great Conjunctions : Shifting Times , by one of the world's leading Mundane Astrologers - Chris McRae of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This a fascinating book on the history of Great Conjunctions involving the outer planets throughout history. It is especially appropriate today because 2020 was such a year exhibiting Great Conjunctions. In fact, the grandest of all outer planet conjunctions - the Jupiter/Saturn synodic cycle - will take place on December 21, 2020, so this book is timely. The insights that McRae provides on these rare but remarkable configurations will make this one of the most valuable additions to the field of Mundane Astrology. The book is due to be released by January 2021. The cost will be $24.95, but you may pre-order it at the pre-publication price of $19.95, starting now.

             Our monthly MMA Cycles : The monthly edition of the MMA 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.
One month trial subscriptions are available for this service for $35.00, which includes the current issue.
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 one month trial basis for only $35.00.

             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 2022. Special sections also include the USA and world economy, the USA and world politics, the USA and its President. A 2021 ephemeris and calendar (one month per page) with geocosmic signatures is included, as well as descriptions of the Mercury retrograde periods for 2021. 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 2021 will also available in these languages :

Italiano : at

German : at or email :
Japanese : at

Chinese Chinese :

The English version will also available through or

             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".... 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 16 2021 : The first class of the 2-year program of the Merriman Market Timing Academy begins! For details, see the above announcement, or visit MMTA.

             February 14 2021 : The Annual MMA Forecast 2021 Webinar. More on this later, but Save the Date for now. It is a Sunday.

             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 G"...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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