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Eurozone's New Lending Habit: Say Cheese!
The area's unmitigated slide in bank lending is a key milestone on the march toward deflation

By Nico Isaac
2/8/2016 10:30:00 AM

Food for thought: "Fed up with banks' reluctance to lend," one of Italy's most prominent dairy co-ops has raised 6 million euros via bonds backed by cheese! It's a little funny at first read. But the larger issue here is actually quite serious.


Filed Under: Bob Prechter, charts, credit crisis, debt, deflation, Elliott wave, europe, European debt crisis, european markets, eurozone, financial forecast

Category: European Markets

(Interview, 4:32 min.) Europe: Why It's Going to Get a Lot Worse Before It Gets Better
New interview with our European markets expert

By Alexandra Lienhard
1/28/2016 5:45:00 PM

Brian Whitmer, the editor of our monthly European Financial Forecast, explains what indicators helped him anticipate market volatility -- and what he's expecting this year in European stocks.

Filed Under: Brian Whitmer, DAX, european markets, eurozone, interview, video, volatility

Category: European Markets

(Interview, 5:08 min.) "Markets Are Stronger Than Governments"
Our European markets expert explains why

By Alexandra Lienhard
12/21/2015 4:15:00 PM

In this new interview with Brian Whitmer, the editor of our monthly European Financial Forecast newsletter, you'll learn why "the markets are more powerful than governments."

Filed Under: Brian Whitmer, deflation, Elliott Wave Principle, europe, European debt crisis, european markets, Greek debt, interview, Swiss franc, video

Category: European Markets

Is Germany's Stock Market Bull Faking Its Own Death?
The 2015 selloff in German shares fits right in line with the Elliott wave script

By Nico Isaac
12/4/2015 2:45:00 PM

Here's a question: Has the bull market in German stocks faked its own death in order to force investors "home" for a major buying opportunity? Turns out, this idea isn't as crazy as it sounds...

Filed Under: Bear market, bull market, charts, DAX, Elliott wave, european markets, financial forecast, stock indexes

Category: European Markets

(Interview, 6:17 min.) The D-word: Deflation
Deflation is a rare environment -- and that's why it presents rare market opportunities

By Erin Hindes
11/13/2015 11:00:00 AM

Deflation is usually considered a "bad" word. Brian Whitmer, our European editor, addresses why the media and some economists go to such great lengths to avoid saying the D-word, and why deflation may also present rare market opportunities.

Filed Under: 1929 Stock Market Crash, Brian Whitmer, credit crisis, deflation, Elliott wave, europe, European debt crisis, european markets, interview

Category: European Markets

Currency Devaluation: Quick-Fix or Complete Fiasco?
Real world example: the euro/ U.S. dollar exchange rate

By Nico Isaac
11/12/2015 2:15:00 PM

The list of countries joining the currency devaluation bandwagon keeps growing. But how effective is this strategy really for restoring economic growth?

Filed Under: charts, Chinese markets, currency, Elliott wave, euro/USD exchange rate, europe, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, yuan

Category: European Markets

(Chart of the Day, 2:16 min.) Why You Should Pay Attention to Stock Market's Bull/Bear Ratio
Sentiment: the under-appreciated market indicator you can use

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
11/5/2015 3:45:00 PM

European stocks, just like stocks in the U.S., enjoyed a rebound over the past few weeks. You may have heard different reasons for the rally in Europe, but here’s one most analysts overlook -- and in our opinion, it’s one of the most important reasons.

Filed Under: Bear market, bull market, Elliott wave, eu, euro stoxx 50, europe, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, sentiment, video, Video - Featured

Category: European Markets

Europe in Deflation: Got (cheap) Milk?
Why falling food prices are not a boon for Europe's economy

By Nico Isaac
10/27/2015 5:45:00 PM

In the early 1990s, two simple words transformed the way the U.S. consumer saw it: "Got Milk?" Suddenly, the narrative changed from an obligatory drink you had to finish as a kid -- into a sexy, funny, and above all desirable treat for all ages. Until now.

Filed Under: consumer credit, consumer price index, consumer spending, deflation, Elliott wave, eu, europe, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, inflation, unemployment

Category: European Markets

What Really Drove VW's Stock Price Over a Cliff?
The obvious answer -- the VW emission's scandal -- is not the right one

By Nico Isaac
10/14/2015 4:30:00 PM

Volkswagen, the world's largest car maker, has been rocked by the biggest scandal in its 78-year history. But was the scandal the only factor that fueled the sell-off in VW's stock price? The answer might surprise you

Filed Under: charts, Elliott wave, europe, european markets, eurozone, financial forecast, forecasts, fundamental analysis

Category: European Markets

Germany's DAX Has Just Crossed a Critical Line... Again
The last time the DAX crossed a major trend line was in 2007, and prices plunged nearly 60% to a five-year low. What about this time?

By Nico Isaac
10/9/2015 1:30:00 PM

Back in late 2007, one simple technical tool -- trendlines -- was instrumental in enabling us to forecast a bearish reversal in Germany's DAX Index. The time to use this tool is upon us, again.

Filed Under: charts, DAX, Elliott wave, europe, european markets, eurozone, trendlines

Category: European Markets

Deflation Returns to Haunt the Eurozone
... Despite the quantitative easing "exorcism"

By Nico Isaac
10/1/2015 3:00:00 PM

When ECB president Mario Draghi launched the first-ever Euro-QE in March 2015, it was hailed as the "death of deflation." But now, after six months, deflation is back in the eurozone... 

Filed Under: central banks, charts, deflation, Elliott wave, euro, europe, european central bank, european markets, eurozone, financial forecast, Interest Rates, quantitative easing

Category: European Markets

(Video, 3:25 min.) Getting Precarious: The S&P European Leveraged Loan Index
The manager of the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund embraces risk anyway

By Bob Stokes
9/25/2015 2:15:00 PM

Despite recent volatility, European stock investors are using large doses of leverage. More than that, the head of the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund is embracing risk assets. Our analysis suggests that a day of reckoning is at hand.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, video, Video - FRUP

Category: European Markets

(Interview, 4:51 min.) Deflation: It's Been a Stealth Move
Elliott Wave International’s European Financial Forecast Editor discusses deflation

By Alexandra Lienhard
9/21/2015 11:30:00 AM

In this new interview, Elliott Wave International’s Brian Whitmer explains the indirect connection between Europe’s volatility and deflation.

Filed Under: CAC40, DAX, deflation, diversification, Elliott wave, europe, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, FTSE, inflation, interview, monetary policy, volatility

Category: European Markets

German Stocks: From Raging Bull to Rabid Bear
See what REALLY caused the DAX to lose its grip on the upside

By Nico Isaac
9/11/2015 10:45:00 AM

In late August, Germany's DAX index entered bear market territory, having plummeted 22% from its all-time record high in April 2015. But before you blame China for the rout, look closely...

Filed Under: Bear market, charts, DAX, Elliott wave, euro, europe, european central bank, european markets

Category: European Markets

(Interview, 4:47 min.) How Crazy Volatility Translates into CLEAR Wave Counts
Volatility scares a lot of investors. Here’s how to get over it.

By Alexandra Lienhard
8/25/2015 3:45:00 PM

In this new interview, editor of our monthly European Financial Forecast, Brian Whitmer, tells you how he approaches market volatility -- and whether we’ll see more of it in Europe.

Filed Under: europe, interview, video, volatility

Category: European Markets

(Interview, 6:42 min.) European Markets Are at RISK!
Don't wait until it's too late

By Erin Hindes
8/5/2015 2:30:00 PM

In this new interview, Elliott Wave International's European markets expert, Brian Whitmer, highlights the countries he is most concerned about in Europe -- and explains why you should be concerned, too.

Filed Under: Bear market, Brian Whitmer, eu, euro, europe, European debt crisis, european markets, interview, volatility

Category: European Markets

Where is the Next Greek-like Economic Crisis?
Chances are, it's not where you think

By Nico Isaac
8/5/2015 1:45:00 PM

On August 13, Greece's Athens Stock Exchange suffered its biggest single-day crash ever. But the experts say the country's economic woes are fully contained. We have good reason not to believe them.

Filed Under: bailouts, banks, charts, Elliott wave, euro, europe, financial forecast, Greek debt

Category: European Markets

(Interview, 5:10 min.) China & Greece: "Investors Can't Get Out"
The Greek and Chinese situations are "very different," but there is ONE thing that unites them

By Alexandra Lienhard
7/29/2015 2:30:00 PM

In this new interview, Elliott Wave International's Global Opportunities Expert, Chris Carolan, offers you his perspective on the recent market turmoil in China and Greece.

Filed Under: Asian-Pacific Short Term Update, Chinese markets, Chris Carolan, European debt crisis, european markets, interview, video

Category: European Markets

New Interview: "Is Europe going higher? -- Yes. For now."
Our European intraday stocks analyst tells you about market opportunities in the region

By Alexandra Lienhard
7/20/2015 4:00:00 PM

Elliott Wave International’s European Intraday Stocks Analyst, Murat Yilmaz, gives you an overview of where European markets find themselves today. In particular, Murat gives you his thoughts on the SMI and FTSE 100.

Filed Under: DAX, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, eu, europe, european markets, Fibonacci, FTSE, interview, Swiss Market Index (SMI), technical analysis, technical indicators, trade targets

Category: European Markets

(Video, 3:06 min.) Greece: Act One of a Global Debt Drama
Greek citizens vote “Yes” to kick the can down the road

By Bob Stokes
7/6/2015 3:45:00 PM

Greece’s government debt-to-GDP is higher now than it was during the sovereign debt crisis five years ago. The world may soon shift its attention from a Greek debt drama to one that plays out on the global stage.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, european markets, eurozone, Greek debt, video, Video - Featured

Category: European Markets

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