MMTA2 Course 1 Recordings: Cycles and Chart Patterns in Financial Markets


This is video recordings of Course One of the two-year program, MMTA2, focusing on MMA Market Timing methodology of analyzing and trading financial markets as developed by Raymond A. Merriman, C.T.A. (registered Commodities Trading Advisor with the National Futures Association since 1982). Within Course One, there were 7 class times, lasting 2-3 hours each on Saturday afternoons.

The course was taught by Gianni Di Poce, MMTA graduate and apprentice of Raymond Merriman, with assistance from Raymond Merriman.

Full Description


All seven live classes took place between January – February 2021. Purchase of MMTA2 Course One Recordings includes seven class video recordings, 140+ page Course One workbook, 19 Lesson Presentations, chat transcripts from live classes, quiz answers from Lessons 1-19. 


In 2013-2014, Raymond Merriman launched MMTA – Merriman Market Timing Academy. It was a two-year program, conducted in seven courses. The first year contained four courses of 20-25 hours of instruction taught over a 3-day period for each course between March-October 2013. The second year consisted of three courses of 25-30 hours of instruction taught over a four-day period for each course, April-September 2014.

The cost of the entire two-year program was $20,000/person. The courses took place on site and in person. It started with 40 students from all over the world – Australia, India, China, Sweden, South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, Canada. and the U.S. There were 20 graduates, or MMTA apprentices. Several have gone on to become market analysts in their own right. Several are analysts of various markets for the MMA Cycles report and the MMTA International Cycles Reports. To all who graduated, it was a life-changing and personally rewarding experience.

In January 2021, the second version of the Merriman Market Timing Academy, MMTA2, will commence.

Course 1:

This is the first of eight courses which make up MMTA2, a two-year program in the MMA Market Timing methodology of analyzing and trading financial markets as developed by Raymond A. Merriman, C.T.A. (registered Commodities Trading Advisor with the National Futures Association). Each course was taught in 7 class sessions live via Zoom. The classes last 2-3 hours each and  contain 1-3 lessons each live class. Each class took place on Saturday afternoons, starting at 1:00 PM, EST. The classes were offered  live via Zoom and each class was be recorded and is available to access through the Website portal.


The course was be taught by both Raymond Merriman, president of MMA and Gianni Di Poce, MMTA graduate.

Raymond Merriman is the founder of Merriman Market Analyst, Inc (MMA) and the Merriman market Timing Academy (MMTA). He is a registered Commodities Trading Adviser (CTA) with the National Futures Association. Raymond is a financial market analyst and has been the editor of the MMA Cycles Report, a monthly market advisory newsletter, since 1982. He also writes daily and weekly reports for more active traders and has authored several books on Financial Market Timing, including the five volume series on The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Volumes 1-5, covering over 1600 pages of quantitative research studies.

Gianni Di Poce is an MMA analyst covering a span of different markets. Gianni reports on T-Notes for the MMA Monthly Cycles Report, as well as the Australian markets (index and currency), Cannabis, and Live Cattle for the International Cycles Reports. Gianni is also the editor for the MMA Crude Oil Report, which provides daily, weekly, and monthly updates for subscribers. Gianni joined MMA in 2019, but has been using MMA’s methods since 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and served as a financial adviser for 5 years.


Individual courses are $1800.

Books Recommended:

The New American Ephemeris: 2020-2030 and The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Volume 1: Cycles and Patterns in the Indexes

Live Class Dates:

January 16, 2021, January 23, 2021, January 30, 2021, February 6, 2021, February 13, 2021, February 20, 2021, and February 27, 2021

Lessons Covered:

Lesson 1: Glossary of Terms
Lesson 2: The Structure of Market Cycles: Patterns, Phases, and Sub-cycles
Lesson 3: Bull and Bear Market Patterns (Trend Analysis)
Lesson 4: Support and Resistance, Break outs and Fake Outs
Lesson 5: How to Find Cycles in a Financial Market
Lesson 6: The 18-Year Cycle in Stock Markets
Lesson 7: The Phases Within the 18-Year Cycle in U.S. Stock Indices
Lesson 8: Long-term Cycles in U.S. Stock Indices continued
Lesson 9: The Phases of the 4-Year Cycle in U.S. Stock Indices
Lesson 10: Intermediate and Shorter-term Cycles in the USA Stock Market
Lesson 11: The Primary Cycle in U.S. Stock Indices
Lesson 12: Cycles in Other Financial Markets – Silver
Lesson 13: Cycles in Currency Markets – Euro and Dollar-Yen
Lesson 14: Cycles in 10-Year T-Notes
Lesson 15: Cycles in Soybeans and Crude Oil
Lesson 16: Charting Studies to Enhance Cycle Labeling
Lesson 17: Technical Studies to Enhance Cycle Labeling
Lesson 18: Putting It All Together: Long-term Gold Market Cycles
Lesson 19: Putting It All Together Part 2: The Primary Cycle in Gold

Who will benefit from this training:

The MMTA2 program is a two-year course. The purpose is to teach one the methodology of analyzing financial markets, and to train students in market timing skills, according to the studies developed by Raymond Merriman since 1980. Graduates of the MMTA2 program will receive certificates of completion, which will be recognized by others in the field as a solid grounding as a market analyst specializing in the art of market timing. Several graduates of the first MMTA program are now paid analysts for various MMA and ICR reports published monthly by MMA. Others have gone on to start their own market letters or work as analysts for other financial firms. Several have simply used the learning to manage their own – or their family’s – trading and investment accounts.

The MMTA2 program is most beneficial for those who wish to become excellent analysts and/or market timers. A certificate of completion will be granted to all of those who wish to be recognized as MMTA graduates. Taking exams at the end of each course, plus a final exam at the completion of all courses, is required. Also required will be research studies conducted and presented, which may do solely or with one or two other fellow students wishing to become MMTA graduates.

However, one may take individual courses for his/her own benefit. It is not necessary to take exams or do research projects if one does not wish a certificate of completion.

Each class session was recorded. All students will have access to review the video recording of the classes at any time.

Please see a more detailed MMTA2 Program Schedule HERE