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

Welcome to the second course of the Merriman Market Timing Academy!

The title of this course is Geocosmic Correlations to Long-Term Cycles in

Financial Markets.


In Course 1, we covered all the long-, intermediate-, and short-term cycles in financial markets. We discussed in detail the concept that each of these cycles was a phase of a larger cycle, and that each cycle furthermore is comprised of smaller cycles, also known as phases or sub cycles. We also discussed at length the types of chart patterns that form within each cycle, based upon its various phases.

In this second course, we will explore and examine the correlation of the longer-term cycles in financial markets to planetary cycles. In this journey, you will see that the longest-term financial cycles tend to unfold when the longest-term planetary pair cycles also unfold. They correlate with one another.

By longer-term cycles, we are referring to those financial markets that have periodicities of 4 years or greater. In the USA stock market, for instance, this will include the 4-, 6-, 9-, 18-, 36-, and 72-year cycles.


Our use of long-term planetary cycles will be in two parts. The first will involve the studies of the slower-moving planets Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto through the signs. We will also study the Moon’s North Node through certain signs of the zodiac and its correlation to long-term crests and troughs in financial markets. The majority of this course, however, will focus on the major and minor aspects of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto to one another throughout history, and the type of long-term cycles that formed under each. In this manner, we will create a list of those planetary combinations that have the strongest and most consistent correlations to the longest cycles of all financial markets. This will help prepare us – and our clients – for those unique times when powerful trends begin and end in these markets, which in turn will help us develop the right investment strategy for the long-term. It helps us to see the bigger picture, which should also be kept in mind even as we develop shorter-term trading plans.


You may oftentimes hear me state that there is no financial market study that is as precise, specific, and consistently accurate in identifying short-term reversals in financial markets as the study of astrology. But what sometimes gets lost in this belief is the idea that geocosmic studies also proves valuable insight into forecasting the longer-term outlook – the long-term cycles’ picture – for financial markets too. In this sense, astrology serves a valuable function for understanding long-term trends, and an awareness when those long-term trends are due to reverse.

In the end, geocosmic studies, or financial astrology, provides a great value to humanity in understanding where it is in terms of short-, intermediate- or longer-term economic and financial cycles. And in this course, you will see that correlation come alive in providing a very valuable map in knowing where we are within the longer-term cycles’ picture.




Raymond A. Merriman

President: MMTA




  • Review of long-term market cycles and Course 1

  • Review structure of the universe and our solar system

  • Periodicities of outer planetary orbits and their correlation with long-term market trends according to their sign and degree range placement






The Moon’s North Node


  • Periodicities of planet-pair cycles and their aspects

  • The “phases” of planetary pair cycles

  • The correlation of planetary aspects to 4-year or greater cycles in financial markets

  • Listing geocosmic signatures in terms of their historical correlations to the longest-term market cycles (ranking order in USA stock market); also exploring intermediate-term cycle correlations

  • Identifying the time bands for long-term and intermediate-term market cycles using long-term geocosmic signatures

  • Combining geocosmics with long-term and intermediate-term chart patterns to identify and forecast long-term cycle troughs and crests

  • Integrating long-term planetary cycles with long-term market cycles to enhance long-term market timing




Many financial markets do not have long-term price data available. Many of those that do have are lacking in specific data beyond the year. Our most extensive long-term charting data for long-term analysis is available in the U.S. stock market. Here we have not only yearly data available, but also monthly data going back to the 1700’s, and weekly data beginning in the mid 1800’s. Therefore, the content of this course will focus mainly upon the USA stock market, since more specific data is available here than in other financial markets. Nevertheless, the principles for research into long-term market cycles and their correlation to long-term planetary cycles that are discussed with the USA stock market are also applicable to other financial markets.



The cost to register for the entire 8 classes together is $995. This includes access to the MP4 streaming recordings, as well as the PowerPoint slides (in English) and written text (in English) that go along with each of the 8 classes. There is a quiz (in English) at the end of each class, where the answers are discussed at the start of the class that follows. This will enable students to see if they are fully grasping the material presented in each class.

Classes may also be purchased individually at $145 each.


This course is taught by Kat Powell, MMTA graduate. It covers the following principles:


  • A review of the basics of market cycle structure in relation to the Silver market.

  • The 7-year market cycle in Silver and the 40-month and 20-month sub-cycles.

  • The correlation of outer planetary pair cycles to Silver market cycles.

  • Chart patterns and price levels for support and resistance in financial markets.

  • Recognizing double bottoms and double tops in patterns for support and resistance.

  • Calculating potential price targets using some standard Fibonacci formulas.

  • Introducing Moving Averages and the Commodity Channel Index CCI) for Silver

  • Long-term cycles in crude oil

  • 18- and 9-year cycles

  • Phases of these long-term cycles

  • Major planetary aspects involving Neptune and their correspondence to cycles

  • Applying a measurement of relative strength based on the type of cycle involved

  • Developing a formula to measure the consistency (rate of frequency) that a planetary aspect coincided with a long-term market cycle

  • Allowable orbs of time to be considered in the frequency of occurrence, i.e. “central time bands” versus orbs of time outside of the central time band

  • The C/S index, combining relative strength and consistency values to determine the level of correlation of a planetary aspect to a long-term market cycle

  • The ranking of long-term planetary aspects to 4-year or greater stock market cycles

  • How to apply the “trendline method” to identify long-term market cycles when the long-term chart has been bullish (higher lows of the same long-term cycle type)
  • How to identify long-term cycles using Multiplication and Division methods
  • How to design a study to measure the C/S value for planetary pair cycles correlated to long-term in the Chinese Shanghai Composite Index
  • Conduct a study demonstrating the correlation of Saturn/Uranus aspects to this index, using the C/S values method
  • Examine the possible horoscopes for the Chinese Shanghai Composite Index
  • Design a study to determine which of these three charts has the highest correlation between outer planet transits and long-term cycles

Long-term cycles in the British Pound currency market and their correlation to long-term planetary cycles.

  • A review of the basics of market cycle structure in relation to the Soybean market.
  • The 16-year market cycle in Soybeans and the potential sub-cycles.
  • The correlation of 2019-2020 outer planetary pair cycles to Soybean market cycles.
  • The relationship of Venus transits to outer planets and events in Soybean market cycles.

In this lesson we will examine the long-term cycles in Gold and Silver and discuss the following points:


·         The long-term cycles in Gold

·         Geocosmic correlations to long-term Gold cycles

·         Chart patterns and technical studies that help identify Gold’s long-term cycles

·         The long-term cycles in Silver

·         Geocosmic correlations to long-term Silver cycles

·         Chart patterns and technical studies that help identify Silver’s long-term cycles

Class 8 was given only in Chinese, on the Hang Seng Index. The class was not recorded, so there is no video. The PowerPoint slides are available here.

How to identify a U.S. Dollar Index long-term event with market cycles and major geocosmic factors.

In this lesson we will go over the assignment on the correlation of long-term cycles in Gold to Saturn/Uranus aspects, and the correlation of Silver cycles to Jupiter and the Moon’s North Node by signs. We will then introduce the subject of technical analysis studies for short-term trading in financial markets, along with geocosmic correlations to trading cycles.

In this class, we will discuss the following points:

  • The long-term cycles in Gold associated with Saturn/Uranus aspects
  • Review of major points learned in Course 2
    • The importance of learning long-term investment cycles before short-term trading cycles
    • The concepts of Courses 1 and 2 that will be applied in Courses 3 and 4
  • Introduction to Geocosmic Correlations to Trading Cycles
    • The importance of stationary planets – retrograde and direct motion in identifying potentially important reversals in trading cycles