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The best market timing for Silver

May 20 - 2024
Raymond A. Merriman©

Financial Market Analyst & Market Timer.

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Note 1 : 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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Inflation eased slightly in April, providing at least a bit of relief for consumers while still holding above levels that would suggest a cut in interest rates is imminent. The consumer price index increased 0.3% from March, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. That was slightly below the Dow Jones estimate for 0.4%.

- Jeff Cox, "CPI Report Shows Inflation Easing in April",, May 15, 2024.

Argentina's monthly inflation rate eased sharply to a single-digit rate in April for the first time in half a year. Data released Tuesday showed an indicator that boosts Javier Milei's austerity program aimed at fixing the economy. Annual inflation is at 289%.

-Associated Press, "First Single-Digit Inflation in Months", May 15, 2024.

The "translations" of the Sun and Venus to the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Taurus (the sign of finances) last week lifted the U.S. and several global stock indices to new all-time highs and also propelled significant rallies in Gold, Silver, and Bitcoin. It fits, as any transiting planet touching off the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction can have a powerful bullish effect when prices are near their all-time or yearly highs. With Jupiter remaining prominent into the first week of June, this euphoria may continue.

The question is: How long can this euphoria and bullish behavior last ? With the emphasis in Taurus, traders and investors are prone to be complacent. That may be an unwise choice of activity, as the convergence of all the planetary benefics in Taurus is coming to an end. The next month will probably not be a favorable time for traders and investors to adopt the lifestyle of a "couch potato".

Short-Term Geocosmics and longer-term thoughts :

Well, come over, baby, we got chicken in the barn
Whose barn, what barn, my barn
Come on over, baby, better got your bull by the horn
We ain't fakin', whole lot of shakin' goin' on
-Jerry Lee Lewis, "Whole Lotta Shakin Going On", 1958

Having the Sun and Jupiter in the stable and grounded sign of Taurus has been good for both the economy and the stock market over the past month. Inflation has stabilized, and many of the global stock indices of the world bottomed April 17-19, just as the Sun left Aries and entered Taurus, the sign of the bull. Now, they are making new all-time highs.

All that stability may suddenly change as both the Sun and Jupiter leave the pleasant pastures of Taurus the Bull for the more disruptive and chaotic sign of Gemini this week. Yes, there is going to be a whole lot of shakin' goin' on in the next month-and probably the next year, as Jupiter will be in Gemini from May 25, 2024, through June 9, 2025. In Gemini, it will be more challenging to grab your bull by the horns . Gemini is a mutable "dual" sign, symbolized by twins going in different directions, which means sudden reversals to long- or intermediate-term cycles are more likely than usual. New highs can be followed by sudden downturns and vice-versa. Governmental and banking policies are also vulnerable to sudden changes, and investors may feel whipsawed by the reaction of markets to these surprising course changes.

Chaos (Jupiter in Gemini) is going to be on the rise, which may favor the fortunes of Gemini Donald Trump (known for his "chaotic" leadership style) in the upcoming presidential election. On Election Day, transiting Jupiter (planet of luck and good fortune) will be conjunct with his natal Sun (symbol of one's leadership). And yet, we have the twin parties of U.S. politics (Republicans and Democrats) headed in opposite directions. This will likely create an opportunity for a third-party candidate, such as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., adding yet another element of possible surprise. Interestingly, leaders of both the Republican and Democrat parties are claiming the mantle of democracy, yet both are trying to prevent RFK Jr. from participating in the debates. But Jupiter in Gemini will want to hear all sides in a debate, not just a brawl that has mostly entertainment drawing power. Additionally, Gemini is an air sign, and air signs value choice and fairness. This effort to censor RFK Jr. may backfire.

The powerful stellium of the Sun, Venus, Jupiter, and Uranus May 13-23 is following the upside breakout course for stocks suggested last week. This is the first "translation" of the powerful 14-year Jupiter/Uranus conjunction of April 20-21 by faster-moving planets (including the Sun), which means the air of excitement suggested by Jupiter and Uranus is back. This pertains to the field of technology and especially AI, as part of the technological renaissance. New innovations and applications may be announced during the next month, which can further elevate stock markets. However, traders and investors must also be prepared for over-reaction, as in a bubble, while Jupiter (exaggeration and over-optimism) is in the volatile sign of Gemini. Gemini is an excellent astrological symbol of the concept of "what goes up, must come down". Or, "the higher they go, the harder they fall".

Given that several intermediate- and even longer-term cycles are due by the end of this year, I expect wild times ahead for traders and investors, with larger and more frequent price swings in both stocks and metals and probably cryptos, too. As to the timing of these highs (and lows), that will be the focus of Saturday's Mid-Year Financial Markets Webinar. Looking forward to seeing many of you there !.

Longer-Term Geocosmics Thoughts :


To be continued (next week).

Announcements :

             Note 1 : FORECAST 2024 BOOK IS now OUT in all formats - Print - ebook and audio. Order the now for instant access to Forecast 2024 by clicking here.

This will be the 48 th year of publishing this popular annual astrological almanac by Raymond Merriman. This book is 200 pages and provides projections of major social, political, mundane, and economic issues of the next year as seen through the lens of rhythmic and planetary cycle studies. This is critical at this time because
1) we are approaching the Aries Vortex in 2025-2026, which itself is the middle of the New Aira period of 2020-2032, and
2) the U.S. presidential election is taking place in 2024. This year's book gives an in-depth view of this election. In addition to analysis of mundane cycles, this book also provides our outlook on the Stock Market, Gold, Silver, Copper, Bitcoin, Currencies, Crude Oil, Treasuries and Interest rates, and Grain markets. The back section contains an ephemeris and geocosmic calendar outlining planetary aspects and lunar ingresses in effect every day of every month from January 2024 through March 2025.

The retail price of the Forecast 2024 printed edition is $66 (while supplies last), and the eBook is $55. The print edition is limited based on the number of pre-orders received by December 8. When they sell out, they are gone. There are no reprints. This book has sold out in six of the last eight years, so order now and make sure you receive your copy of Forecast 2024 !

MMA will also offer a special bundle discount rate for those who wish to order both the eBook and printed editions of Forecast 2024. The eBook usually comes out 1-2 weeks before the print edition, and avoids delays caused by the postal system, especially if overseas. Yet many readers prefer the print edition, so ordering both via The Forecast 2024 Bundle makes sense. You will receive the eBook on December 15 th, and your Print copy will be mailed mid-December.

This year's printed and eBook versions will also be available in these languages :

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For more information on this year's Forecast Book, please view our recent YouTube Video Interview with Ray and Alie at the Merriman Market Analyst YouTube channel , or by clicking here.

We created an updated list of our most common Forecast FAQs to help this Forecast season.

The Forecast 2023 Scorecard of the Forecast 2023 Book can now be viewed by clicking here.

             Note 2 : Each foreign translation of Forecast 2024 has a section on that nation's stock market that is not in the English or other nations' Forecast Book. Yet we are aware that some readers and investors may be interested in the stock markets of these other nations, but do not wish those editions in the other nation's language. Therefore, we make those stock market outlooks available in English as a separate service for $35.00 each. The overseas market reports for 2024 that are available separately in English include: Japan's Nikkei, China's Shanghai Composite, and the German DAX plus Zurich SMI indices. Each is available in PDF format. Each report contains their monthly charts as of December 13 2023, and a list of their critical reversal dates for 2023.

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             Note 4 : THE MMA WEEKLY YouTube show Geocosmic Week in Review and Look Ahead, with Gianni Di Poce, is now conducted on Wednesday evenings !. Each 5-15 minute FREE episode reviews the market activity of the past week and offers a preview of the geocosmic signatures in effect for the next week and beyond. You may subscribe to MMA's YouTube Channel today at no cost and get alerted when a new weekly episode is released! Tune in on Wednesday evenings to hear Gianni and his guests update financial markets on YouTube!

             Note 5 : THE March ISSUE OF THE  MMA Monthly Cycles Report Plus+ , edited by Pouyan Zolfagharnia, was released last week. This market letter has become a very popular addition to the MMA Cycles Report (less technical, more visual with horoscopes of current importance, high-quality analysis and update on MMA Cycles Report markets). The mid-month addendum to the MMA Cycles report has stunning graphics and charts (people love it!) and is very readable. It contains more illustrations and references to geocosmics than most MMA Cycles reports and is only available for subscription to those who also subscribe to the MMA Monthly Cycles Report. If you wish to try this month's addendum, along with the latest issue of the MMA Monthly Cycles Report, sign up online at the link above. The cost for a monthly copy of both reports is $55. That will give you both the most recent June copy of the MMA Cycles Report and the June MMA Cycles Report Plus+ addendum coming out this week. Please note that subscriptions rates for this report will increase as of January 1, 2024. Sign up now and save big bucks! For further information and ordering instructions, please click here.

             Note 6 : The MMA Monthly ETF Report by Gianni Di Poce was released last week.
Many have asked about a monthly report on Bitcoin, and the Monthly ETF Report does this via BITO, the ETF on Bitcoin. Written by MMA market analyst Gianni Di Poce, the ETF is a monthly newsletter that everyone trading ETFs is encouraged to read, especially those that seek less risky trading venues than futures. This report covers 8 ETFs on a monthly basis for readers. The ETFs include : SPY (S&P 500), GDX (gold miners), BITO (Bitcoin), TLT (+20-year Treasuries), USO (Crude Oil), XLV (healthcare), XLK (technology), and XHB (homebuilders). This is a report that was requested by popular demand and Gianni's insights and strategies are excellent. For further information, click here.

             Note 7 : THE MONTHLY MMA CHINESE SHANGHAI STOCK MARKET (SSE) REPORT was issued last week. It looks like the SSE has completed its 5.5-year cycle low earlier this year with its lowest price since January 2019. And as of last week, SSE has soared nearly 17% in the past month. For information on subscribing to this report and the ETF that follows it, click here . .

             Note 8 : MMA'S FREE WEEKLY COLUMN IS NOW ON SPOTIFY, APPLE, AND AMAZON PODCAST! Now you can listen to a podcast of this weekly column by Thomas Miller on Saturdays ! Just follow Merriman Market Analyst on Spotify or Apple to listen to all our episodes. New Podcast episodes will be released every weekend. This is a FREE service and is available to everyone. Checkout out our Podcasts on Apple, Spotify, and Apple Music. It makes for great listening!.

             Note 9 : Cominng SOON! THE MMA SOLAR/LUNAR APP FOR IPHONE USERS !. We've been working for several months on the first MMA app for short-term traders. Now, the beta-testing stage is nearly complete. This is the newest and ultimate market timing app for active traders! From MMA, "The Leader in Market Timing Services and Products!"

Here are bullet Points for MMA Solar/Lunar Reversal App

•  Solar/lunar reversal scores on each day for the DJIA, Gold, and Silver.
•  Values based on the daily price movements of the last 40+ years and their historical correlation to isolated highs or lows from which the market has reversed 3% or more (4% in Silver).
•  Shows historical frequency of reversals broken down into All, Only Highs and Only Lows.
•  Shows "Big Range Day" scores for short-term (day) traders
•  Shows daily weighted value reversal scores for the next two weeks
•  Provides notifications (optional) of the exact time the Moon and Sun change signs (new weighted values scores go into effect).
•  Informative FAQ and section on "How to Trade Markets using MMA's Solar/Lunar values - the Setup!".
•  Very attractive, easy-to-use, and convenient app for iPhone users

If you are a short-term trader or one looking for high-probability dates based on historical studies that identify isolated lows or highs for trading in the DJIA, Gold, or Silver markets, this is the app to have! Due out this month. Stay tuned for a special introductory announcement and offer !.

             Note 10 : The MMA Cycles Chinese Stock Market Report and MMA's monthly ETF report will be issued next week. For subscription information, please click here and scroll down to these reports.

             Our monthly MMA Cycles Report : The monthly edition of the MMA Montly Cycles Report (ICR) and its companion MMA Japanese Cycles and MMA European Cycles reports was released 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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Upcoming Events :

             May 18, 2024 : 3 PM EDT (noon PDT, 8 PM Greenwich), The Annual MMA Mid-Year Market Update webinar. In the comfort of your own home or office, you can tune in to MMA's annual Mid-Year Financial Markets Update Webinar. This broadcast will be hosted by Raymond Merriman and will include updates for the next several months with top MMA market analysts as follows: Stocks, Gold, and Bitcoin (Merriman), T-Notes and Yen (Gianni Di Poce), Euro and U.S. Dollar (Ulric Aspegren), Copper, (Matthieu Kaiser), Crude Oil and Silver (Pouyan Zolfagharnia), and Soybeans (Wyatt Fellows). This webinar will last approximately three hours (approximately 20 minutes per market plus Q&A). The cost is $55 and includes access to the live presentation via Zoom, the slides of the presentation, plus the video recording of the live event 24 hours after the presentation. Questions submitted one week before the event will be answered if they are deemed of interest to the overall audience. This is MMA's once-a-year midterm market update. If you cannot attend live, the video recording will be available the following day.  To register, click here.

             September 19-22, 2024 : THE MMA 2024 INVESTMENT RETREAT IS NOW OPEN TO REGISTRATION!!! This special event will take place at the Rikki Balance Hotel , located in the Julian Alps region of beautiful Lake Blad, Slovenia. This will be MMA's first Investment Retreat in Europe since 2015. You won't want to miss this chance to hear the outlooks and wealth-building strategies using MMA market timing methods by top MMA analysts Raymond Merriman (USA), Gianni Di Poce (USA), Ulric Aspegrén (Switzerland), Pouyan Zolfagharnia (UK), Irma Schogt (Netherlands), Matthieu Kaiser (France), Rita Perea (USA), Vincent Wang (Singapore), Wyatt Fellows (USA), plus special guest speakers Claude Weiss (Switzerland) and Aleksandar Imsiragic (Serbia). Special attention will be given to the stock markets of the USA, Germany, China, Japan, plus Gold, Silver, Bitcoin, Wheat, Crude Oil, Real Estate and interest rates, and Copper. There is nothing quite like a life-altering MMA Investment Retreat! The cost is $3500, but only $3000 if you registered before August 1, live, in person, or online. Sign up early if you wish to attend in person to secure one of the limited rooms reserved for our group at the fabulous Rikki Balance Hotel right on Lake Bled To register for those spectacular event, click here. To see the full brochure, schedule, topics, and speakers' bios, click here.

             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 whento 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.

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