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(Video, 3:45 min.) The Swiss Lower Interest Rates to -.25%. Will It Work?
The world's most conservative central bank wants YOU to pay THEM to hold your money

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
12/19/2014 5:15:00 PM

On December 18, the Dow had its best day of the year. Analysts said stocks rose due to the Fed's promise to "be patient" about raising U.S. interest rates. That the burst of optimism made it hard to notice important news about interest rates from Europe. Watch.

Filed Under: central banks, Elliott wave, euro, european central bank, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, forex, Swiss franc, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - Featured

Category: European Markets


"Ukraine: Riskier Than Cyprus"
As early as December 2013, our analysis flagged Ukraine as the potential new hotbed of geopolitical instability

By Editorial Staff
12/18/2014 3:15:00 PM

This is a reprint of an article that appeared exactly a year ago in our monthly Global Market Perspective. This article gives you hints as to what to look for before the world goes through another geopolitical crisis at some point in the future.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, europe, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, social mood, socionomics

Category: European Markets


Why Greece's Stock Market Fell 13% in ONE Day... No, the REAL Reason!
The worst one-day collapse ever was not triggered by the snap election decision

By Nico Isaac
12/11/2014 5:00:00 PM

On December 9, Greece's stock market plunged 13% -- its "worst collapse ever." Knowing why the market crashed, however, is not the story being told by the mainstream media.

Filed Under: bailouts, charts, Elliott wave, europe, european markets, eurozone, fundamental analysis, Greek debt, Keltner channels

Category: European Markets


(Interview, 5:14 min.) Asia and Europe: Are Markets Rolling Over?
Stocks in Greece and China experienced sharp sell-off recently -- get our take on what's going on

By Editorial Staff
12/10/2014 12:15:00 PM

Elliott Wave International's Asian-Pacific Short Term Update and European Short Term Update editor, Chris Carolan, talks about big market moves in China and Greece this week.

Filed Under: Asian-Pacific Short Term Update, Chris Carolan, european markets, interview, Shanghai Composite Index, video

Category: European Markets


(Interview, 1:19 min.) EWI's European Analyst Brian Whitmer on Sentiment
European trader sentiment went from about 3% bulls in October to about 92% bulls today

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
12/8/2014 4:30:00 PM

Germany's DAX stock index has just hit a new all-time high. Most European markets seem determined to end 2014 on a positive note. Do they have what it takes to keep rising? Watch.

Filed Under: DAX, Elliott wave, europe, sentiment, video, Video - Featured

Category: European Markets


What's Scarier Than DE-flation?
As early as 2011, our analysis warned that Europe's deflation was coming -- here's why

By Nico Isaac
11/14/2014 3:30:00 PM

At last count, EIGHT European nations are now in outright deflation. It's the "Titanic" shipwreck scenario "no one saw coming." Well, not exactly no one.

Filed Under: Brian Whitmer, central banks, charts, consumer price index, deflation, Elliott wave, europe, european central bank, European Union (EU), eurozone, financial forecast, forecasts, Greenspan, inflation, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: European Markets


(Interview, 6:08 min.) This is What "Spells Trouble for the Market"
EWI's European Financial Forecast editor explains why he's bearish on Europe

By Editorial Staff
11/10/2014 4:45:00 PM

Elliott Wave International's Brian Whitmer offers his take on the recent rally in European stocks: "We're starting to see some signs that a longer-term bearish stance is justified." Listen.
 

Filed Under: Brian Whitmer, deflation, european markets, European Union (EU), interview, video

Category: European Markets


Don't Blame Sanctions For Russia's Bear Market
The RTS Index and the ruble started falling long before the blacklists began

By Nico Isaac
10/28/2014 1:00:00 PM

The mounting sanctions against Russia are not the cause of the reversal in Russian shares and ruble. Why? Because the reversal began 3 years BEFORE the blacklists began.

Filed Under: banks, Bear market, Brian Whitmer, charts, currency, Elliott wave, europe, european markets, European Union (EU), financial forecast, market forecasts, recession

Category: European Markets


Start Making Sense of the Euro's Price Swings
See how at the euro's May 2014 high, an Elliott wave diagonal pattern warned of the coming collapse

By Nico Isaac
10/24/2014 8:30:00 AM

When the euro stood at a 2-and-1/2 year high against the U.S. dollar in May, the currency was said to have "priced in" an ECB interest rate cut into negative territory. But then, said cut came & the euro fell. Sound crazy? 

Filed Under: central banks, charts, currency, diagonal, Elliott wave, euro, europe, european central bank, european markets, eurozone, Interest Rates

Category: European Markets


Europe: The ONE Economic Comparison That Must Not Be Named... Was Just Named
The Continent is now teetering on the edge of a "Japan-style" deflation. Here's our take on it.

By Nico Isaac
9/29/2014 8:45:00 PM

The economic scenario that must not be named -- "Japan-style Deflation" has been uttered in reference to Europe. From the very beginning, Elliott Wave International foresaw that this day would come, despite the efforts of central banks.

Filed Under: bailouts, Bank of England, central banks, charts, consumer price index, deflation, Elliott wave, europe, european central bank, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, financial forecast, forecasts, inflation, Interest Rates, world central banks

Category: European Markets


(Interview, 5:40 min.) Scottish Vote, Euro -- and Europe: What's Next?
News and events impact the markets less than most people think. Watch.

By Editorial Staff
9/19/2014 11:00:00 AM

Yes or no: Would British stocks have crashed if Scotland had voted for independence? Many people would say, yes. Now watch how the editor of Elliott Wave International's monthly European Financial Forecast, Brian Whitmer, answers that (and more).

Filed Under: Brian Whitmer, DAX, Elliott wave, eu, euro, europe, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, interview, technical analysis, video, Video - FRUP

Category: European Markets


IPO? Uh Oh. Europe, It's Time to Kick the "Equity" Habit!
Step one: Admit there is a problem

By Nico Isaac
9/17/2014 7:15:00 PM

The European IPO frenzy is starting to shift into IPO "fatigue." Just look at the falling shares of King Digital Entertainment, maker of the highly addictive Candy Crush Saga mobile game. Unlike the game, though, you can't press "reset" to start the mania over.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, europe, european markets, financial forecast

Category: European Markets


What's the REAL Health of the DAX's "Stealth" Rally?
The answer is in this chart of trading momentum in German stocks

By Nico Isaac
9/10/2014 3:30:00 PM

Germany's DAX Index has nearly put its summer selloff behind it. And now, the mainstream experts say a new, "stealth rally" is upon us. Our chart of the DAX versus its 12-month RSI shows you how healthy this stealth rally really is.

Filed Under: charts, DAX, european markets, financial forecast, Relative Strength Index (RSI)

Category: European Markets


Picking the “Best” European ETF? That's Like Picking the “Best” Elvis Impersonator in Vegas
Trying to pick the right European ETF to invest in? One way to stop your head from spinning is to use Elliott wave analysis -- here's how

By Nico Isaac
8/29/2014 11:00:00 AM

The global ETF market is worth $2.3 trillion, and growing. The number of available ETFs is growing, too. Here's one way to pick the right European ETF to invest in -- without having your head spin from all the choices.

Filed Under: CAC40, charts, Chris Carolan, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, eu, europe, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, forecasts

Category: European Markets


(Interview) Europe and Asia: Why the Next Few Days Are Key for Long-Term Trends
What's next for European and Asian stocks? Our international opportunities expert explains

By Editorial Staff
8/28/2014 12:45:00 PM

Elliott Wave International's global opportunities expert tells you about several new short-term opportunities in Europe and Asia in this 8-minute interview. Listen.

Filed Under: Chinese markets, Elliott wave, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, Indian markets, Nikkei, Swiss Market Index (SMI), Taiwan index, technical analysis

Category: European Markets


How Bad News Can Cost You an Excellent Opportunity
Why did German stocks rally despite bad news from Russia and Ukraine?

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/27/2014 4:30:00 PM

By early August, news of sanctions against Russia and Germany's weak economic data sent German stocks 10% lower. And those who got scared by the bad news... missed out on a great opportunity. Here's what to look for next time.

Filed Under: bull market, DAX, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, eu, europe, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, technical analysis

Category: European Markets


(Video) Should You Start Believing In Europe's Financial Recovery?
An interview, a chart, and our analysis show you why Europe's junk bond market is critical to unlocking the larger trend in stocks

By Nico Isaac
8/15/2014 1:15:00 PM

European investors' lust for junk has officially gone off the charts. The million-dollar question is -- will confidence in Europe's riskiest assets buoy the stock market?

Filed Under: Brian Whitmer, charts, Elliott wave, european markets, eurozone, financial forecast, junk bonds, risk appetite, video

Category: European Markets


Germany's DAX Fell 10% -- And Led Europe Lower in July. Now What?
Our new European Financial Forecast shows you a key price level that, if crossed, would shift the odds in favor of the bears

By Nico Isaac
8/8/2014 4:30:00 PM

In late June, Germany's DAX stood above the 10,000 level for the first time in history. And despite a slew of concerns facing Europe's largest economy, the mainstream experts saw no immediate hitch to the DAX's rally. All that changed on June 20, though, when the DAX lost its footing in a 10% free fall... 

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

Category: European Markets


Would YOU Recognize an Overheated Market if You Saw One?
See how Europe's IPO bull market is a prime example of optimism that's gone off its hinges

By Nico Isaac
7/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

You've heard what the mainstream experts have to say about Europe's IPO boom: Come on in, the water's warm! But before you jump in, see this chart: It shows you whether IPOs in the UK and Germany are really putting on a bull-market performance.

Filed Under: banks, charts, Elliott wave, europe, european markets, investor psychology

Category: European Markets


(Video) For One Group of European Investors, the Future Looks... Stressful!
This incredible chart from the July European Finanical Forecast shows you the true relationship between systemic stress and stock market performance

By Nico Isaac
7/10/2014 10:00:00 AM

Mainstream economic wisdom says when investors are stressed out, stocks feel the pressue and fall; conversely, when investors are calm and confident, stock prices rally. It makes perfect sense. But here's also why this is absolutely NOT true.

Filed Under: charts, Elliott wave, euro stoxx 50, europe, european markets, eurozone, financial forecast, sentiment

Category: European Markets



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