Raymond Merriman is a contemporary astrologer best known for his work in the astrology of the stock market. His formal education and training includes a bachelor's degree in psychology (Michigan State University, 1969); postgraduate studies in clinical psychology (Michigan State and University of Michigan, 1969-71); professional (certified) life member of the American Federation of Astrologers (PLMAFA since 1972); commodities trading advisor (CTA, 1982); and series 3 and 7 exams for commodities, financial futures, securities and investments (1986, 1989).
Currently, Merriman is president of the Merriman Market Analyst, Inc., an investment advisory firm specializing in market timing products and services. He is the editor of the MMA Cycles Report, an advisory newsletter issued 17 times a year,
An illustration of the great wizard Merlin with Vivien. Reproduced by permission of Fortean Picture Library.
and used by banks, financial institutions, investors, and traders throughout the world since 1982.
Merriman's contributions and awards in astrology are numerous and include: president of the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR; 1995-2001); recipient of the 1995 UAC Regulus Award for "Enhancing Astrology's Image as a Profession"; recipient of Aquarius Workshops Award for "Service to Astrology" (1994); recipient of Professional Astrologers Inc. (PAI) Award for "Outstanding Activities on Behalf of Furthering Goals of Astrology—Lectures." He has served on the steering committees of UAC in 1989 and 1992, and was a board member of UAC from 1995 to 1998. Merriman is an international lecturer on both financial market cycles and various aspects of astrology as it applies to cycles in human activity. He is the author of several books, including:
The Solar Return Book of Prediction (1977)
The Gold Book: Geocosmic Correlations to Gold Price Cycles (1982)
Evolutionary Astrology: The Journey of the Soul through States of Consciousness (1992)
The Sun, the Moon, and the Silver Market: Secrets of a Silver Trader (1992)
Merriman on Market Cycles: The Basics (1994)
Basic Principle of Geocosmic Studies for Financial Market Timing (1995)
The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Vol. 1: Cycles and Patterns in the Indexes (1997)
The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Vol. 2: Geocosmic Correlations to Investment Cycles (1999)
The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Vol. 3: Geocosmic Correlations to Trading Cycles (2001)
In conjunction with PAS, Inc. Merriman has also developed a financial astrological software system: The FAR (Financial Astrological Research) for the Galactic Trader program, which enable traders to identify potential turning points in various stocks and/or financial futures markets. He is also the text writer for the "Solar Return Report Writer" by Matrix, Inc, and has written the Annual Forecasts Book for MMA since 1976.
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