MMTA3 Course One: Cycles and Chart Patterns in Financial Markets (Recordings)



This is Course One of the two-year program, MMTA3, 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 live classes, lasting 2-3 hours each on Saturday afternoons.

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

Full Description

All six live classes took place between March – April 2023. Purchase of MMTA3 Course One includes access to seven Class video recordings, Course One workbook, 12 Lesson Presentations, and chat transcripts from live Classes.


Course One:

This is the first of eight courses which make up MMTA3, 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 6-7 class sessions live via Zoom. The classes last 2.5 hours each and  contain 1-3 lessons each live class. Each class will take place on Saturday afternoons, starting at 12:00 PM, EST. The classes are 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 Program Director.

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 $2500.

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:

• March 18, 2023
• March 25, 2023
• April 1, 2023
• April 15, 2023
• April 22, 2023
• April 29, 2023

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 – Introduction

Who will benefit from this training:

The MMTA program is a two-year program comprised of eight courses covering 112 Lessons. 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 MMTA 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 previous MMTA programs are now paid analysts for various 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 MMTA program is most beneficial for those who wish to become excellent analysts and/or market timers. A certificate of completion will be granted to those students who complete all Research Projects and pass all Exams. wish to be recognized as 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 MMTA3 Program Schedule HERE