MMA Weekly Column for 2019-04-22©

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on April 20, 2019 . .


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NOTE: There will be no weekly column issued next week, as I will be speaking Friday evening in Boulder, CO. Looking forward to seeing many readers from the Denver area then. See Announcements at the end of this report for details and contact information.




“… the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian Government in its election interference activities.” ­Robert Mueller, Associated Press, “Responses Spin After Mueller’s Findings are Released,” April 19, 2019.


Mr. Mueller makes no “prosecutorial judgement” about obstruction, though he conspicuously says that “this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” -  Wall Street Journal Editorial Page, “Obstruction of Nothing,” April 19, 2019.


“No Collusion. No obstruction. For the haters and the radical left Democrats - Game Over.” – Donald Trump@realDonaldTrump.


Despite furious Republican demands to drop the subject altogether, Democrats, if anything, appear more alarmed about the president’s conduct as outlined in the report and more determined to pursue several lines of inquiry and hear from the special counsel, Robert Mueller III, himself. – Carl Hulse, “Mueller Findings Kick Off a Political Tug of War That’s Only Just Beginning,” The New York Times, April 19, 2019.


The long-awaited Mueller Report finally came out on Thursday, April 18, and the result was a big …. no surprise. However, the response was very big, and despite promises to the contrary upon release, no one changed their mind. Likewise, the stock markets of the world didn’t change their direction either. Most continued their torrid rally that started in late December. Some, like India’s Nifty and Zurich’s SMI, soared to new all-time highs. Others, like the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P, and NASDAQ Composite, are getting close.



The rallies to new cycle highs last week may still be related to the April 10-15 time band of containing three major Jupiter transits, including its stationary retrograde date of April 10. That was also the date of the new multi-month high in Bitcoin, which was tested, but not yet exceeded as of last week. But the fact that many stock indices closed the week on or near their highs for 2019 suggest that prices could go higher, which means one of the forthcoming geocosmic signatures could have a stronger correlation to a reversal in equities, while the April 10-15 signatures correlated to a reversal in other markets, like highs in Bitcoin, Crude Oil, and U.S. Treasuries.




We are about to begin a time band containing several important geocosmic signatures with historical correlations to reversals in many markets, April 22 through May 18. This time band will be bookended by the Sun/Uranus conjunction on April 22 and the Venus/Uranus conjunction May 18. Both are considered Level 1 (most powerful) in our studies of reversals in equity markets going back to the late 1920s. Both involve Uranus, which makes this a very challenging period for both investors and market analysts, since Uranus pertains to the unpredictable. In most cases, such periods coincide with reversals. But in a surprisingly large percentage of cases, such Uranus signatures also have coincided with sharp breakouts of well-defined resistance and support zones, leading to new highs in some markets and new lows in others. The stock market is nearing new highs. In fact, several global indexes are already making new highs for this year (2019), and this surge up to new highs can be associated with the Sun/Uranus conjunction in Taurus (money and stocks) this Monday, April 22, It is possible that these breakouts will continue, or resume, near the time when Venus conjoins Uranus on May 18, again in Taurus, the sign which is ruled by Venus.


The explosive breakout potential of Uranus, however may be repressed by the retrograde of Pluto and Saturn, which take place in the next week, on April 22 and 29 respectively. The latter (Saturn retrograde) is another important Level One geocosmic signature as published in “The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Volume 3: Geocosmic Correlations to Trading Cycles.”


When planets change direction, as in the case of Pluto and Saturn next week, it highlights the principles of that planet. Pluto pertains to the psychology of obsession and relentless attacks or efforts to remove someone from their current position. Hence, the calls for impeachment. It also pertains to danger and threats, whether related to nature (like fires and floods, storms and high winds) or human activity that puts others in danger (terrorism, assassination attempts, power plays). But it can also represent intense efforts to rebuild and reform that which has been damaged, or is in need of repair. Additionally, Pluto rules investigations and surveillance.


However, it is the April 29 Saturn station (going from direct to retrograde) that has a stronger correlation to reversals in financial markets. Saturn demands accountability, so the idea that the Mueller investigation has ended is probably not correct. It may instead just be the end of the first act, with more investigations about to be launched – and they may not pertain to only Donald Trump. Saturn has to do with the past. It may seem as if the whole 2016 election is returning, like an updated version of Bill Murray’s “Groundhog Day.” With Mars also square Neptune (April 27) right in the middle of these two retrogrades, we will once again be challenged to figure out the truth, because under Neptune, you can’t believe what you see, hear, or read. The truth is within your own inner being. It’s not coming from the outside.

MMA Current Announcements




NOTE 1: The monthly MMA and ICR Cycles Reports are both coming out this week!


THE MONTHLY MMA CYCLES REPORT contains our future outlook for U.S. stock indices (DJIA and S&P futures), Gold, Silver, Treasuries, Euro Currency, Crude Oil and Soybeans, plus MMA’s original geocosmic critical reversal dates (CRDs) and Solar/Lunar reversal dates over the next several weeks for DJIA, Gold, and Silver. This May issue will also have an analysis of Live Cattle by Massimo Moras, MMTA graduate and analyst and an updated report on Cannabis stocks. This will be the last MMA Cycles Report issue that will offer Live Cattle and Cannabis analysis. They will, now switch to be regular features in the new ICR International Commodities Cycles Report, starting on July 2. That report will also include analysis on Corn, Wheat, Coffee, and Sugar markets as well as the XAU Gold and Silver Mining Index. The monthly MMA Japan Cycles report will also be released this week, covering the Nikkei, JGB Bonds, and the Dollar-Yen. If you are not a subscriber to the monthly MMA Cycles Reports and wish a copy of this month’s outlook for financial markets, consider taking out a subscription NOW. Please visit > Services > Subscription Services for more information.


The Monthly MMTA International Cycles Report (ICR) will also be issued this week. This issue will include analysis on Coffee and Sugar, which will then be moved over to the new monthly ICR Commodities Report in the next issue. The monthly ICR report is probably the best kept secret for the timing and cyclical analysis of several international markets available today. It is an excellent report, written by several graduates and students of MMA’s classic market timing methodology, including Mark Shtayerman (San Diego), Izabella Suleymanova (San Diego), and Ulric Aspegren (Sweden). This issue of ICR contains an in-depth analysis of the XAU index (Gold and Silver Mining stocks), the U.S. Dollar (DXY), British Pound (GBP), Australian Dollar (AUD), the Australian stock index (ASX), the London FTSE stock index, the Russell 2000 U.S. stock index (RUT), Corn (C) and Wheat (W). And for now, it will also include Coffee and Sugar. Starting with the next issue, this will become the new ICR Financial Markets Report, less Corn, Wheat, and XAU, and will instead include the Chinese Shanghai Composite Stock Index and Hang Seng of Hong Kong Stock Index (see below). For more information, call us at 248-626-3034, or 1-800-662-3349. Or, please visit http:// > Subscription Services.


NOTE 2: The New ICR Cycles’ Reports from MMA are Coming!!! Starting on July 2nd, we are going to expand our International Cycles Report (ICR) into two reports... ICR Financials and ICR Commodities. Each report will be covering 7 markets, and will cost, as follows (but there will be a special introductory offer – see below):


ICR Financials:

Cost: $325/ Year or $66/ 2 Months

Markets Covered: ASX (Australian Stock Index), RUT (Russell 2000), SSE (Chinese Shanghai Stock Composite), HSI (Hang Seng Index), AUD (Australian Dollar), DXY (US Dollar), and GBP (British Pound)

Release Date: Tuesday July 2, 2019


ICR Commodities:

Cost: $325/ Year or $66/ 2 Months

Markets Covered: LC (Live Cattle), MJ (Cannabis), XAU (Gold and Silver), KT (Coffee), KA (Sugar), C (Corn), and W (Wheat)

Release Date: Wednesday July 3, 2019


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June 8-16, 2019: IT’S ON! June 8-16, 2019: “Geocosmic Correlations to Trading Cycles,” with Raymond Merriman in Beijing, China. This special 2-weekend workshop will take place at the Beijing Broadcasting Tower Hotel, No.14 Jianguomenwai Da Jie, Chaoyang, 100022 Beijing, China. This will be two intensive weekend Market Trading workshops focusing on the identifying the primary cycle and its phases used in trading several financial markets, with the emphasis on the U.S. and Chinese Shanghai stock indices and Gold (other markets will be included as well). The course will then take participants through the steps of narrowing the time band down for trading cycle highs and lows by applying geocosmic and solar/lunar studies. Once in the time band for a reversal, students will then learn how to apply various chart patterns and technical studies to identify the setup for optimal risk/reward opportunities. The workshop will take place on the weekends of June 8-9 and June 15-16 in Beijing. During the week, participants will have the option of taking tours with other MMA students to exciting areas of China. The cost for this unique and valuable 2-weekend trading course is $4000 (discounts will be available to subscribers of MMA Reports). For further information, please contact MMA at or call 1-248-626-3034 or 1-800-MMA-3349. Or, for a complete description of each course, go to:



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 a 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 hence potentially affect financial markets.

No guarantee as to the accuracy of this report is being made here. Any decisions in financial markets are solely the responsibility of the reader, and neither the author nor the publishers of this column assume any responsibility whatsoever for anyone’s trading or investment decisions. Readers of this report should understand that commodity futures and options trading are considered high risk.