Merriman Market Timing Courses - Online training in market timing from Raymond Merriman

The main series of MMTA courses is the first and only in-depth online training course based on the principles of financial market timing as developed by Raymond A. Merriman, (CTA), as a result of over 30 years of research and professional trading experience.

Merriman taught these courses live to 21 students over a 2-year period (2013-2014). They consist of 7 courses and 99 classes, each described more fully below. After each course is an extensive test, by which the student can evaluate his/her understanding of the material. Each course also contains several quizzes to enhance comprehension. Each course comes with a workbook, and the student may view the online course as often as wished.

This course will begin with the terminology used in cycle studies, one of the market timing tools of the MMA methodology. The student will be instructed on the various types of chart patterns and "phases" that are present in all market cycles. Several examples will be used from different financial markets to demonstrate these patterns.

Various technical studies will be used to confirm the completion of the crests and troughs of these cycles. Students will be introduced to long-term, intermediate-term, and short-term cycles of several financial markets, such as stock indices, precious metals, currencies, treasuries, grains, and crude oil, for both investment and trading purposes. Students will be trained in the different periodicities of each market, and how to find the appropriate cycles for each market.

At the end of the course, students will be tested on these cycles -- what are they and how are they identified, confirmed, and used to forecast time bands for market reversals. Afterwards, students will be given an assignment to find the long-term, intermediate-term, and short-term cycles of a market of their choice not covered in this course, and then to project the next time band when each of the cycles in that market are next due.

Materials for this course:

The above required text books are written by Raymond Merriman and published by Seek-It Publications. You can purchase them at the MMA Cycles website by using the links above.

Recommended Software (but not required): *Metastock (or some comparable "end of day" -- EOD -- data with a financial markets charting program and a host of commonly-used technical studies, such as moving averages and stochastic oscillators).

The second course builds on the first with a review of long-term cycles in various financial markets and their phases. Within that framework,  the correlation of these cycles and phases with long-term planetary aspect signatures is discussed at length, with an approach towards long-term investing.

Special emphasis is given to those time bands containing aspects between Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, as well as their sign placements correlating with long-term cycle crests and troughs. The Moon's North Node is also covered, particularly with relations to long-term economic and stock market cycles.

Students are instructed in the percentage of price reversals that typically occur after the completion of these cycles. Within long-term cycles (those over 4-year durations) students also learn to identify the time bands of intermediate cycles (those lasting over 40 weeks). Special emphasis will be given to stock indices and precious metals for investors.

Materials for this course:

The above required text books are written by Raymond Merriman and published by Seek-It Publications.  You can purchase them at the MMA Cycles website by using the links above.

Recommended Book: Tables of Planetary Phenomena, by Neil F. Michelsen, published by Starcrafts LLC, Epping, NH.

Recommended Software (but not required): *Metastock (or some comparable "end of day" -- EOD -- data with a financial markets charting program and a host of commonly-used technical studies, such as moving averages and stochastic oscillators).

This course will review "trading cycles" in various financial markets. Specifically it will focus on the primary cycle and its phases, and the planetary signatures that correlate with each for market timing and position trading purposes.

It will instruct on how to calculate and use a critical reversal date to identify short-term time bands that have a high probability of correlating with a reversal in any market. This course will outline the basis for Level 1, 2 and 3 planetary signatures -- how they are determined and used in the MMTA methodology as powerful market timing tools.

Materials for this course:

The above required text books are written by Raymond Merriman and published by Seek-It Publications. You can add them to your order by using the links above.

Recommended Software (but not required):

  • *Metastock (or some comparable "end of day" -- EOD -- data with a financial markets charting program and a host of commonly-used technical studies, such as moving averages and stochastic oscillators)
  • FAR for the Galactic Trader software will be very useful for this and the next course.

This course will instruct on various solar-lunar combinations that have high correlations to 4% or greater reversals for 1-4 days in stock indices and the silver market. Students will be instructed on how to identify a proper setup for applying a buy or sell point when these solar-lunar cycles indicate a reversal is likely to occur. Instruction will also be given on identifying high-probability turn times within the trading days based on planetary movements over the horizon and meridian of the city in which the exchange for a particular market is being traded on.

Materials for this course:

The above required text books are written by Raymond Merriman and published by Seek–It Publications. You can purchase them by using the links above.

Recommended Software (but not required): FAR for the Galactic Trader software.

The above recommended software addition, Far for the Galactic Trader, is written by Raymond Merriman and published by Seek-It Publications. You can purchase it by using the link above.

Courses from the first year of study (Courses 1-4) were designed to assist the student with mastering the concepts of market timing studies (leading indicators or triggers), with special emphasis on Cycles and Geocosmics, including Solar-Lunar correlations to market reversals. In this first course of the second year, we add the idea of "price" to our understanding of "time." This course introduces students to price objective theories, support and resistance calculations, chart patterns and other technical studies. Students will be instructed in combining these coincident and confirming indicators with their market timing studies to better identify potential reversal zones and maximum trading opportunities in both short and long-term market cycles.

This course moves the student into an understanding of the different strategies required for shorter-term aggressive trading, including counter-trend trading setups. Building on the knowledge gained from the analysis of longer-term market cycles and phases, the student now focuses on market moves lasting less than three weeks and as little as one to four days. Special emphasis is given to techniques for calculating daily/weekly support and resistance zones, determining trend analysis, and understanding charting parameters for neutral, bullish, and bearsish market patterns. Students are instructed in the integration of these methodologies to begin to deelop market anaylsis and report writing skills.

This course integrates studies from all previous courses and prepares the student to develop market analysis reports and create trading plans for personal use as investors and traders. Students are instructed in the methodology of combining market timing factors, trend analysis, chart structures, price objective theories, and technical studies. Emphasis is given to developing a professional reporting style suitable to the needs of potential clients including investors, position traders, and aggressive short-term traders.