Social Mood

Changes in social mood precede changes in the markets, the economy, politics and more. Understanding this insight equips you to anticipate major shifts in trends and capitalize on lucrative opportunities before most people see them coming. View the items below to learn more. 

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A Stunning Reversal in the 500-Year Trend Toward Globalization

Socionomist Alan Hall saw the de-globalization trend coming -- before the New York Times began to report on the stagnation of globalization in more recent news. Read more on Alan Hall's 500-year view of globalization, and how it's impacting trade today. 

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The High Risk of China's South China Sea Ambitions

Recently, China has been doing something that's caught the attention of the U.S. intelligence services. In the South China Sea, in the Spratly Islands chain, China has been developing airfields, ports, and other facilities across the face of many of its man-made islands. Is there trouble brewing in one of the world's most contested regions?

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  • "Honeymoon"? Sorry Dear, I'm Not in the Mood Jan 20

    We're in uncharted territory. Donald Trump has defied political history at every turn. But, does history become irrelevant just because you're in uncharted territory? Water is still wet in uncharted territory, and if you cut yourself you'll probably ...

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  • The Russia Putin Trump Train Wreck, vs. News of Unnoticed Risk Jan 17

    Whenever one news story dominates the headlines long enough, other important news can go unnoticed. Like right now: The Russia-Putin-Trump train wreck is a compelling story, but when it comes to a U.S. military confrontation, the risks posed by...

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History's Hidden Engine

This documentary uses pop songs, news footage and cultural images to explore how social mood drives trends in movies, music, fashion, economics, politics, the media and even the stock market.

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Socionomics Explained

Robert Prechter discusses the socionomic insight and explains how he developed the theory in this engaging interview.

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What Could Make "Globalization" A Global Crash & Burn

What does "globalization" even mean? Is it something you can measure? Yes, you can. In fact, standard measures of globalization show that in the past 150 years, the globalization trend may be history's largest manifestation of positive social mood.

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The High Risk of China's South China Sea Ambitions

Recently, China has been doing something that's caught the attention of the U.S. intelligence services. In the South China Sea, in the Spratly Islands chain, China has been developing airfields, ports, and other facilities across the face of many of its man-made islands. Is there trouble brewing in one of the world's most contested regions?

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Social Mood Influences the Tenor of Popular Slang

In his new book, The Socionomic Theory of Finance, Robert Prechter says socionomists have observed correlations between stock market trends and more than 50 social behaviors. Social mood's broad influence appears in everything from clothing styles to election outcomes to nuclear testing to epidemic disease, and more. It even affects how we speak.

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Eurosceptic Parties Are on the Move in Italy and France

Negative social mood leads people to forsake the political center and gravitate toward extremes -- a trend that is currently under way in Europe. The Socionomics Institute's Chuck Thompson shows negative mood at work in the politics of two of Europe's most populous countries: Italy and France.

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Populist Politics: What's in Store for Europe?

Brian Whitmer discusses the social mood landscape across Europe and explains how social mood will impact the upcoming European elections.

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What's Next for the Russian Bear?

The Socionomics Institute's Matt Lampert and Alan Hall discuss the recent Cold War rhetoric that surrounded the U.S. presidential election. Learn what it -- and the Elliott wave position of Russia's stock market -- say about the likelihood of more Russian aggression.

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Anticipate major social changes. Make informed decisions. Gain an edge in your marketplace.

The Socionomist is the only monthly publication that offers you practical insights on the relationship between social mood, cultural trends and the markets. Each issue warns you about big societal changes before they can harm you and reveals breakthrough opportunities emerging from trends in society.