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Raymond A. Merriman
Raymond A. Merriman is the President of The Merriman Market Analyst, Inc. He is a Commodities Trading Advisor (CTA), financial market analyst, and editor of the MMA Cycles Report, a monthly market advisory newsletter that specializes in stocks, interest rates, currencies, precious metals, crude oil and soybeans since 1982. He also writes a daily and weekly report for more-active traders. Between 1982-1986 he was a frequent guest contributor on the Financial News Network (FNN). He served as an Investment Executive with Prudential Securities (1986-87) and Shearson Lehman Hutton (1987-1990), before becoming an Accounts Vice-President of Retail Commodity Futures with Paine Webber (1990-1994). He is also the author of several books on Financial Market Timing, including the series, The Ultimate Book on Stock Market Timing, Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (1997-2012); The Gold Book: Geocosmic Correlations to Gold Price Cycles (1982); The Sun, Moon, and Silver Market (2006); Merriman on Market Cycles: The Basics (1994); and the annual Forecast Book (since 1976), which outlines his projections a year ahead of time for financial markets, the world economy, and political trends.
Merriman is also well-studied in the field of Astrology. He is a Professional (Certified) Life Member of the American Federation of Astrologers (PLMAFA since 1972), as well as through the International Society of Astrological Research, Inc. (2000). In 1995 he was the recipient of the Marion D. March Regulus Award for "Enhancing Astrology's Image as a Profession"; in 2012, he received the Marion D. March Regulus Lifetime Achievement Award, only the fourth person ever to receive this honor. He served as President of ISAR (International Society for Astrological Research) in 1995-2001 and 2003-2009. His works are currently published in German, Italian, Dutch, French, Russian, Japanese, and English.
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