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(Podcast, New Episode) Financial Markets in August 2015: Which Movie as a Metaphor?
Pop Trends, Price Culture is our new, free, weekly podcast about the intersection of psychology and markets

By Editorial Staff
8/28/2015 4:45:00 PM

The new episode of our Pop Trends Price Culture podcast (free on iTunes and other players) lives up to its name by exploring a certain classic movie as a metaphor for the dark August of 2015. Listen for yourself.

Filed Under: Bear market, bull market, cultural trends, Elliott wave, social mood, volatility

Category: Stocks

Stocks: What a “3rd Wave” Looks Like
Two years' worth of rally -- gone “poof!” in less than a week. Why? Here’s the real answer.

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/26/2015 2:00:00 PM

Bear markets are faster than bull markets. Why? Because bear markets are driven by fear. Greed is a “slower” emotion. That’s why it took the DJIA less than a week to erase the entire rally that took two years. But wait...

Filed Under: Bear market, bull market, buy and hold, central banks, Chinese markets, Elliott wave, fundamental analysis, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, Janet Yellen, market forecasts, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: Stocks

(Video, 4:05 min.) Investors Furiously Flee U.S. Stocks
Investors conform to the law of patterned herding

By Bob Stokes
8/24/2015 3:15:00 PM

The investor stampede out of stocks has produced some of the most furious selling since the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Learn why ill-prepared money managers are contributing to the stunning downtrend.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, herding, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - FRUP

Category: Stocks

When Markets Go Nuts, "Emotions Are Not Your Friend"
Elliott Wave International’s U.S. Stocks Intraday Pro Service editor gives you his take on the wild week

By Alexandra Lienhard
8/21/2015 6:00:00 PM

Read this new interview with Tom Prindaville, editor of Elliott Wave International’s U.S. Stocks Intraday Pro Service, to get his take on the latest price action -- and new key price levels he’s looking at.

Filed Under: Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), interview, U.S. STOCK MARKET

Category: Stocks

Global Stocks Slide
Markets are moving! Here's how not to be left in the dust

By Editorial Staff
8/21/2015 3:00:00 PM

The Dow's 1000-point slide this week put it solidly in the red for 2015. The S&P 500, too. Even the white-hot NASDAQ was down 6% for the week. Is this a "normal correction" -- or are the "bubble days" really over?

Filed Under: Bear market, bull market, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, Nasdaq Composite, QE2, quantitative easing, Robert Prechter, S&P 500, Shanghai Composite Index, Swiss franc, technical analysis, U.S. dollar, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), U.S. STOCK MARKET, U.S. Treasuries, volatility, yuan

Category: Stocks

(Video, 3:11 min.) U.S. Stocks: End of the Complacent Era?
Stock market bears have been conspicuously absent

By Bob Stokes
8/20/2015 4:15:00 PM

Financial markets tend to turn when most investors least expect it. Deep complacency toward stocks suggests that more triple-digit Dow declines may be just ahead.

Filed Under: Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, sentiment, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - FRUP

Category: Stocks

(Video, 3:19 min.) All Stock Market Tops Have This in Common (Happening Now)
Dow Industrials: longest losing streak since summer of 2011

By Bob Stokes
8/10/2015 4:15:00 PM

An investigation of past stock market tops reveals that they were all preceded by this phenomenon. See the chart which depicts it unfolding right now.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, momentum, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - FRUP

Category: Stocks

(Video, 3:52 min.) U.S. GDP Gets Revised Higher: Time to Buy Stocks?
There IS a connection between stocks and economy -- but it’s NOT what almost everyone thinks

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/3/2015 4:30:00 PM

The U.S. GDP growth has just been revised upward. That, many experts say, sets the stage for a stock market rally -- because the economy leads and the stock market follows. Right? At least, that’s what almost everyone believes. But even a brief glance at recent history proves otherwise. 

But even a brief glance at recent history proves otherwise.

Filed Under: Bear market, bull market, Elliott wave, gross domestic product (GDP), investment decisions, investment strategy, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks

(Video, 3:31 min.) “Third Triple Extreme” -- the Biggest in 150 Years
The U.S. stock market is over 90% above trend for just the second time ever

By Bob Stokes
7/29/2015 4:00:00 PM

Even as the market forms the biggest triple extreme in 150 years, market fear is historically low. See a chart that shows just how far above the trend the inflation-adjusted S&P 500 Composite has risen.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, mania, S&P 500, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks

(Video, 3:03 min.) Another Extreme: IPOs' Lack of Accounting Standards
by Steve Hochberg, Elliott Wave International's Chief Market Analyst

By Editorial Staff
7/28/2015 4:45:00 PM

When have we seen a similar optimism towards IPOs before -- the kind of optimism that's willing to overlook even "accounting irregularities"? You may be surprised to find out.

Filed Under: bull market, Elliott wave, Nasdaq Composite, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), sentiment, steve hochberg, U.S. STOCK MARKET

Category: Stocks

(Video, 2:59 min.) “One of the Most Useful Reports About Markets You Will Ever Read”
Would foreknowledge of the news put you ahead of the investment crowd?

By Bob Stokes
7/24/2015 3:45:00 PM

Many investors monitor the news for hints on how to position their portfolios. Learn why this is a BIG mistake.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, social mood, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks

(Video, 4:01 min.) Technology Giants Stumble: Is the Big Fall Just Ahead?
Professional investors say ‘this time is different’

By Bob Stokes
7/22/2015 3:15:00 PM

The share price of Apple, Inc. has risen more than 14,500% during the past 12 years. But this Wall Street favorite is now getting the cold shoulder. We’re following indicators which suggest greater volatility ahead.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, Nasdaq Composite, technology, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured, volatility

Category: Stocks

8 Unprecedented Extremes Indicate a Stock Market Bubble in Trouble (slideshow)
An excerpt from our new, 3-part, free report, "A bubble in Trouble." You'll find details on how to read the full report below.

By Robert Prechter, CMT
7/21/2015 2:45:00 PM

It is amazing to read assertions from the Fed and others that the stock market is nowhere near being in a bubble. Several aspects of the financial environment are actually so extreme as to be unprecedented. Here are 8 indicators we are watching closely.

Filed Under: debt, investor psychology, sentiment, U.S. STOCK MARKET, volume

Category: Stocks

(Video, 3:38 min.) This U.S. Stock Indicator Just Broke Its 2000 and 2007 Extremes
78% of IPOS had negative incomes for the past six months

By Bob Stokes
7/21/2015 2:30:00 PM

Many private companies want to go public during a bull market trend. Even companies that are losing money get listed on major stock exchanges when optimism reaches an extreme. See a chart that tells a story that investors need to know now.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, sentiment, U.S. STOCK MARKET

Category: Stocks

U.S. Stocks: Will the Volatility Continue?
New insights from the editor of Elliott Wave International’s U.S. Intraday Stocks Pro Service

By Alexandra Lienhard
7/21/2015 2:15:00 PM

What should you make of the recent big sell-off, a rally -- and now, another sell-off in U.S. stocks? Here are some tips from Tom Prindaville, editor of our U.S. Intraday Stocks Pro Service.

Filed Under: Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), interview, Nasdaq Composite, S&P 500, stock indexes, U.S. STOCK MARKET

Category: Stocks

(Video, 3:01 min.) Technology Can Be Perilous When Markets Move Fast
Investors may face utter chaos down the road

By Bob Stokes
7/13/2015 3:15:00 PM

Computers are a double-edged sword in financial markets. They help ensure that small and institutional investors are on a “level playing field.” On the other hand, don’t be surprised if the next major glitch occurs during a fast-moving bear market.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, risk management, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - FRUP, volume

Category: Stocks

(Video, 3:04 min.) Why Investors Should Beware of This Low-Volatility Stock Market
The last time the market had a single session move greater than 2% was on December 18

By Bob Stokes
6/24/2015 3:45:00 PM

Big volatility has been conspicuously absent from the stock market. We view this as a warning sign instead of a reason for complacency. Market history backs up our view. Take a look at this chart.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, S&P 500, video, Video - Featured, volatility, volume

Category: Stocks

(Video, 3:02 min.) Stocks: Like Sitting on a “Bomb No One Can See”
With more companies “adjusting” their profits upward, can you really trust this market?

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
6/16/2015 3:45:00 PM

With all the bullish talk on Wall Street these days, it’s easy to overlook some important facts. For example, since January, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is actually almost flat. And that's not all.

Filed Under: bull market, buy and hold, Conquer the Crash, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, video, Video - Featured, Wall Street

Category: Stocks

(Video, 3:33 min.) U.S. Stocks and the Question of High Risk
Investors flee from high-yield bond funds

By Bob Stokes
6/12/2015 3:00:00 PM

Just weeks before the 2007 stock market top, a big clue appeared in the bond market. Today, similar developments are occurring in the bond market. See two charts: one from 2007 and the other from today.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, junk bonds, Treasury bonds, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks

(Video, 3:46 min.) Will “Sideline Cash” Rescue This Market?
The Dow Jones Composite Average breaks below a previous low

By Bob Stokes
6/9/2015 3:15:00 PM

Will piles of “sideline cash” send the stock market higher? Learn the answer to that question, plus find out why the stock market may not remain “boring” for long.

Filed Under: cash, Elliott wave, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks

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