|MMA Comments for the Week Beginning May 23|
|Written by Raymond Merriman|
The Market Week in Review
Last week’s full moon was particularly noteworthy in world stock prices. Depending on where in the world you were, the full moon took place on either May 16 or 17. In Asian and Pacific Rim equity markets, the low of the week took place on May 16 or 17. In the Australian All Ordinaries index, the low was May 16 at 4718, which was considerably higher than the primary bottom of March 17 at 4559. The high of the week occurred on Thursday at 4834, which is considerably lower than the high of the year so far at 5069 on April 11. Both the Hang Seng and Japanese Nikkei bottomed on May 17, and again that low did not take out the primary cycle trough of March 15-17. Both then rallied to their weekly highs on May 19, and again that was considerably below their recent highs of April 18 in the Hang Seng and May 2 in the. Nikkei. So for each of these indices, prices are in congestion between the lows of mid-March and the highs of April 11-May 2. In Russia, however, the MICEX stock index to a new multi-month low last week at 1603. That was its lowest level since December 2, 2010, and was probably a result of falling crude oil prices over the past two weeks.
Only Jupiter and Uranus, the key components of the “Asset Inflation Express,” remain in the speculative and assertive sign of Aries. Indeed this ride has slowed down considerably since the new moon in Taurus on May 2-3 was followed by several other planets moving into the sign of the bull. The Sun is now leaving the conservative earth sign of Taurus for the wild and unpredictable sign of Gemini, May 21-June 21. Gemini is a mutable sign, and mutable signs are where trends often change. It gets volatile in mutable signs. Mercury will join the Sun in Gemini on June 2. Venus does the same one week later on June 9. Neptune is already in the mutable sign of Pisces through August 5. You can see the cosmic forces are shifting, because on June 4, Jupiter also leaves Aries. Only Uranus will remain there. In fact, Uranus remains there for about 7 years. But without the accompaniment of Jupiter alongside it, the “Asset Inflation Express” may become like a like a fast car without a driver, speeding along the autobahn without a map and lacking a clear idea of where it is headed. It’s in a big hurry to get somewhere, but it seems to have lost its way, and so it starts to take alternative routes, hoping that one leads it onto a path it recognizes. But instead it just seems to get further and further off course, and increasingly anxious about it. Did I mention that the USA hit its $14.3 trillion debt limit last week, on May 17?
The end of the line for the Asset Inflation Express relates to the historical correlation in stock prices of Jupiter moving from Aries to Taurus. In prior columns I have discussed the orb of time (7 degrees) in which this passage has correlated with long-term crests in the U.S. stock market. We are in that orb of time now that is centered on June 4, give or take about 7 weeks. And we discussed how it re-enters this astrological orb of space October 7, 2011-March 7, 2012 due to Jupiter’s retrograde motion. One (or possibly both with a double top pattern) of these times is scheduled to coincide with the crest of this current bull market that started in March 2009.
Due to the forthcoming Course 2 of MMA’s Market Timing Academy (MMTA) on June 15, and the vast amount of preparation needed to conduct this training, these free weekly columns of the next 3-4 weeks will be shorter than usual. I will need all the time I can muster in order to complete these preparations. Needless to say, I am very excited about the next course, which will instruct students and apprentices on the correlation of long-term geocosmic cycles to long-term financial market cycles, with an emphasis on stock indices, Gold, and Silver, but with material also related to Grains and Treasuries.
More of the research papers by students of MMTA from Course 1 (Cycles and Patterns in Financial Markets) will be posted on MMTA’s website this week at www.merrimanmta.com, under “Student Research.” I think you will be as impressed as I am of the quality of work these students are performing already.
The next MMTA course will take place June 15-17, 2013 at the Michigan Education Center (MEC) in Troy, Michigan. Once again, it will be available as a webinar to those who wish to attend but cannot be there physically. This course is titled “Geocosmic Correlation to Investment Cycles in Financial Markets.” It will examine the correlation of Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, and the Moon’s North Nodes to long-term trends and their cycle troughs and crests in many financial markets, including stock indices and precious metals, going back over 200 years. The cost of this webinar (for non-MMTA students and apprentices) is $2750. For further information and/or registration, please go to http://www.merrimanmta.com/course_two.shtml, or call MMA at 1-248-626-3034. Registration for this course will end June 12.
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If you are interested in a review of Course 1 of MMTA that took place April 6-8, please visit http://www.mmacycles.com/the-news/about-mma/a-review-of-the-mmta-course-1--by-henry-canciglia/. Or go to the www.mmacycles.com website and scroll down the first page. Henry Canciglia has an extensive background in the U.S. political and intelligence community. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. Henry is one of the 15 apprentices for the two-year MMTA course.
The April 6-8 webinar and live presentation on “Cycles and Chart Patterns in Financial Markets” has been completed. The DVD of this extraordinary event will be available in about one-two weeks. The LMS (Learning Management System) will also be available for uploading to new students who want to avail themselves of this training over the next two years. The LMS is expected to be available in about 5 weeks. You may now pre-order the DVD at http://www.mmacycles.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=421&Itemid=61. If you wish to place your order directly, please call Maureen Hogan or Amber Lundsten at 1-248-626-3034, or email to email@example.com. The cost of the DVD or the LMS will be $3000. It includes the very valuable 130+-page workbook, which follows right along with the DVD and LMS program.
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May 30-June 2, 2013: Great Lakes Astrology Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. Featuring internationally known astrologers, Michael Lutin, Chris McRae, Monica Dimino, Glenn Perry, Lea and Aleksandar Imsiragic, Sandra Leigh Serio, and Raymond Merriman. For further information, please contact Pamela Wenzel at email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at http://www. greatlakesastrology.com.
June 15-17, 2013: MMTA Course 2: “Geocosmic Correlations to Long-Term Cycles in Financial Markets” with Raymond Merriman. Location: MEC Technical Center of Michigan State University, Troy, Michigan. This will be available as a webinar to non-MMTA students and apprentices fro $2750.00.
August 10-12, 2013: MMTA Course 3: “Geocosmic Correlations to Primary and Trading Cycles in Financial Markets” with Raymond Merriman. Location: MEC Technical Center of Michigan State University, Troy, Michigan.
October 12-14, 2013: MMTA Course 4: “Solar-Lunar Correlations to Short-Term Reversals in Financial Markets” with Raymond Merriman. Location: MEC Technical Center of Michigan State University, Troy, Michigan.
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