REVIEW AND PREVIEW
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered a stern commitment Friday to halting inflation, warning that he expects the central bank to continue raising interest rates in a way that will cause “some pain” to the U.S. economy. – Jeff Cox, “Powell Warns of ‘Some Pain’ Ahead as the Fed Fights to Bring Down Inflation,” www.cnbc.com , August 26, 2022.
The Fed spoke and the markets broke.
After forming a half-primary cycle crest the prior week as the Sun made a T-square with Saturn and Uranus, followed by the Venus/Jupiter trine, stocks sold off into the Uranus retrograde of Wednesday, August 24.They then staged a 2-day rally into Friday August 26, as Venus moved into its T-square with Saturn and Uranus (August 26-29).
And then the Fed spoke. Uranus awoke. And then stock markets broke. By the end of the day (August 26), the DJIA closed down over 1000 points, and its lowest level this month. Just two weeks ago it was at its highest level since April. This is the volatility and sudden reversals to be expected from the unexpected nature of multiple Uranus signatures in effect at once. This is the lightning bolt and pain that Uranus can afflict. First you are up, then you are upside down. There’s a whole lotta’ shakin’ goin’ on as August comes to an end, just as we suspected.
This series of powerful geocosmic signatures ends as the pre-market opens Sunday evening with Venus in opposition to Saturn. And what do we know about hard aspects between Venus and Saturn? Any market declining into this aspect is a candidate for a low and a rally to follow. In short, a buy candidate, assuming your intraday indicators support a reversal.
That’s it for this week. Enjoy the week ahead, be careful with the new Moon square Mars Friday night, early Saturday, and be prepared to be inspired under the innovative, inspirational, but disruptive nature Uranus changing directions near the Moon’s North Node.
NOTE 1: FORECAST 2023 SPECIAL OFFERS ARE NOW UNDERWAY! Written by Raymond Merriman, the preliminary outlook is that 2023 will be another very important year, with Pluto starting its 20-year transit through Aquarius. Although 2022 is not yet over, several forecasts made in the 2022 book have already unfolded. For a review of the Forecast 2022 Book so far, please visit our Scorecard. It is impressive!
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NOTE 3: IT’S OUT! The new MMA ETF Monthly Cycles Report was just launched on August 17! Written by MMTA director Gianni Di Poce, this report will cover SPY (S&P stock market), GDX (Gold), BITO (Bitcoin), TLT (Treasuries), USO Crude Oil ETF), XLV (Health groups), XLK (Technology), and XHB (home builders, real estate). Now you can get our cycles and geocosmic outlooks for the most popular and traded ETFs, which trade like stocks on the major exchanges. A great compliment to the monthly MMA Cycles Report. The response so far has been excellent!
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NOTE 5: ONLY 2 MORE WEEKS! THE MMA 2022 TRADING AND INVESTMENT RETREAT in Troy, Michigan. Hosted at the Michigan State University Education Center, this event will take place both in-person and virtually September 9-11, 2022. MARK THE DATE! This special 3-day event will feature a long-term, intermediate-term, and short-term analysis of several financial markets, including the U.S. stock market, Gold, Bitcoin, Euro, T-Notes, and Crude Oil, plus others to be determined. It will also go into depth with the MMA trading plan – how to use the daily and weekly report data points – and how we assess each market and determine the trading strategy for each day based on MMA’s cycles analysis, geocosmic studies, solar/lunar studies, combined with chart patterns, price targets, and technical studies. Raymond Merriman and Gianni di Poce will be leading these discussions and presentations. Pouyan Zolfagarnia will also give a special presentation on the outlook for Silver, and other MMTA graduates will also make special presentations on certain markets that are setting up for a favorable long-term investment.
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September 9-11, 2022: THE MMA TRADING AND INVESTMENT RETREAT, Troy, Michigan. Hosted at the Michigan State University Education Center, this event will take place both in-person and virtually September 9-11. This special 3-day event will feature long-term, intermediate-term, and short-term analysis of several financial markets, including the U.S. stock market, Gold, Silver, Bitcoin, Euro, T-Notes, and Crude Oil, plus others to be determined. Led by Raymond Merriman, MMA President, and Gianni Di Poce, MMTA Education Director, this retreat will also go into depth with the MMA trading plan – how to use the daily and weekly report data points – and how we assess each market and determine the trading strategy for each day/week based on MMA’s market timing methods. If you are a short-term trader, or an investor interested in the longer- and intermediate-term outlook, this is a special event you will not want to miss! For information and registration, click here. Or drop us an email at email@example.com.
Disclaimer and statement of purpose: The purpose of this column is not to forecast 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 often cite 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 may affect human activity in the times to come. The author (Merriman) will do this from the perspective of a cycles’ 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 the psychological dynamics that underlie (or coincide with) the news events and their potential effect on financial markets.
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