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(Chart of the Day, 2:21 min.) Knocking on Deflation’s Door: Global CPI “Flatlines”
This chart of consumer price index (CPI) of the world’s 37 advanced economies tells quite a story

By Tyler Robert
11/10/2015 4:15:00 PM

This chart shows you the annual percentage change in the consumer price index -- or CPI -- of the world’s 37 advanced economies. CPI tracks prices that households pay for a basket of goods and services. And here's what’s relevant about this chart...

Filed Under: consumer price index, consumer spending, deflation, Elliott wave, inflation, video, Video - Featured

Category: Global Markets

(Interview, 6:10 min.) How to Mix Elliott Waves with Other Indicators (Australia's ASX 200)
There is a great Elliott wave lesson in the recent price action in Australian stocks

By Alexandra Lienhard
8/11/2015 1:15:00 PM

In this new interview, Elliott Wave International’s Global Opportunities Expert, Chris Carolan, discusses the recent price action in the ASX 200, Australia's main stock index.

Filed Under: Asian-Pacific Short Term Update, Chris Carolan, interview, video

Category: Global Markets

Shanghai Composite: Time for an "Intervention"
China, step one is admitting there's a problem

By Nico Isaac
7/27/2015 4:30:00 PM

With the Shanghai Composite index 30% below its June 12 peak, China's government has a clear, two-part damage control plan for future losses. Will it work?

Filed Under: central banks, charts, Chinese markets, Elliott wave, market manipulation, Shanghai Composite Index, yuan

Category: Global Markets

Brazil: Why the Huge Corruption Scandal Is a Strong Market Signal
A good example of how you can use social mood as a contrarian investment indicator

By Editorial Staff
5/7/2015 5:45:00 PM

At Elliott Wave International, we've long recognized that bear markets bring scandals to the forefront: corporate, social, financial; scandals of all kinds. Why? Because of the negative change in social mood. But scandals can be useful. Case in point: Brazil's Ibovespa stock index.

Filed Under: BRIC, bull market, buy and hold, diversification, Elliott wave, emerging markets

Category: Global Markets

Look to the Skies for Signs of a Financial Peak
The skyscraper indicator sends a signal in the United States and China

By Bob Stokes
8/30/2013 2:45:00 PM

Financial history shows that the world's tallest skyscrapers are often constructed near major financial peaks. With that in mind, consider one big construction project in New York City and another in China.

Filed Under: Chinese markets, commercial real estate, economic indicators, Elliott wave, long-term trend, sentiment, Shanghai Composite Index, U.S. STOCK MARKET

Category: Global Markets

Pop Quiz: Find the Earthquake on this Stock Chart
Market rationality versus irrationality

By Bob Stokes
8/12/2013 5:15:00 PM

Many investors believe that a devastating natural disaster would send a nation's stock market into a tailspin. But recent history shows that such a shock has only a short-term effect on equity prices. See if you can identify on a market chart when a major earthquake devastated a country in South America.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, history, long-term trend, market forecasts, stock indexes

Category: Global Markets

Major Contractions Coming to an Economy Near You
The IMF revises downward its global economic growth outlook – we’re not surprised

By Bob Stokes
7/10/2013 5:30:00 PM

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men – and all the financial stimulus by governments around the globe -- appear to be falling short of the hoped-for results, namely, robust economic growth. A recent International Monetary Fund downward revision of world economic growth is no surprise to Elliott Wave International. Learn why you can expect more downward revisions in the months ahead.

Filed Under: Bank of Japan, central banks, Chinese markets, deflation, economic indicators, Elliott wave, European debt crisis, european markets, International Monetary Fund (IMF), quantitative easing, Shanghai Composite Index, Sovereign Debt, U.S. STOCK MARKET

Category: Global Markets

Growing Debt Accelerates Worldwide Economic Contraction
Big asset manager calls for 60% chance of global recession in the next 3-5 years.

By Bob Stokes
6/12/2013 4:30:00 PM

A big asset management firm says recessions come about every six years, and global debt has increased since the recession that began in 2007. So the firm has raised its estimate of a worldwide recession to over 60% in the next 3-5 years. But much of the world already appears to be facing economic challenges. Robert Prechter argues that "recession" is not the right word to describe the state of the global economy.

Filed Under: Bank of Japan, BRIC, CNBC, credit crisis, economic depression, economic indicators, Elliott wave, emerging markets, European debt crisis, Indian markets, liquidity, Robert Prechter, Shanghai Composite Index, Sovereign Debt, Wall Street, world central banks

Category: Global Markets

The Growing Case for Global Deflation
Prepare for a major worldwide economic contraction.

By Bob Stokes
4/24/2013 4:30:00 PM

The evidence for global deflation continues to build. Consider the recent plunge in the prices of commodities and Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS). Plus, the International Monetary Fund recently warned that ...

Filed Under: commodities, crude oil, deflation, economic indicators, Elliott wave, Gold, inflation, International Monetary Fund (IMF), silver, stock indexes, Treasury bonds

Category: Global Markets

A Real-Time Montage of a Developing Global Deflation
Is the global economy headed for the German economic experience of 1928-1932?

By Bob Stokes
3/1/2013 5:45:00 PM

There's mounting evidence that deflationary forces are at work in the global economy. However, many financial observers remain focused on elevated equity prices and inflation. EWI's Global Market Perspective points to Germany's 1929-1932 economic experience as an example of what global economies could soon face. Get the full real-time economic story as it unfolds in the Asian-Pacific, Europe and the United States.

Filed Under: 1929 Stock Market Crash, Bank of Japan, CNBC, Conquer the Crash, deflation, economic indicators, eurozone, inflation, recession, Walmart

Category: Global Markets

Europe: The Epicenter of a Global Economic Earthquake
Will economic optimism be dashed once again?

By Bob Stokes
2/22/2013 4:45:00 PM

A big economic story can go underreported for only so long. Eventually it will show up in mainstream news headlines – a likely case in point is the euro zone's developing deflationary trend. The evidence suggests that Europe could be the epicenter of the next global economic earthquake.

Filed Under: bailouts, Brian Whitmer, deflation, economic depression, economic indicators, Elliott wave, european central bank, European debt crisis, European Union (EU), eurozone, Robert Prechter, world central banks

Category: Global Markets

Global Deflation: Protect Your Wealth from What the Majority Do Not Expect
Shield your wealth before trusted facilities close their doors

By Bob Stokes
2/15/2013 4:15:00 PM

Last month the economy of the United States unexpectedly shrank by 0.1% in the fourth quarter. Deflationary forces are affecting more than just the American markets. In fact, they're even stronger across the pond. The euro zone's accelerating economic contraction should serve as a warning sign to anyone who believes the global economy is on the road to recovery. Opportunities to protect your wealth will close shut once a deflationary trend is well underway. Learn how to access safe storage facilities for your assets.

Filed Under: 1929 Stock Market Crash, all the same market theory, currency, deflation, European debt crisis, eurozone, great depression, gross domestic product (GDP), history, Robert Prechter, safe haven, Sovereign Debt

Category: Global Markets

European Markets Crumble: Were You Surprised or Prepared?
Conventional financial analysts were caught off guard by the volatility. European Short Term Update subscribers anticipated it.

By Nathaniel Williams
2/8/2013 3:30:00 PM

It's easy to extrapolate present trends into the future. But it's not helpful, mainly because trends change. It's much harder -- and yet more helpful -- to peek around the corner to see what's next. Elliott wave analysis equips you to do that, which can sometimes yield fruit in abundance. Check out this video about European stock markets.

Filed Under: CAC40, europe, european markets, European Union (EU)

Category: Global Markets

The Most Noteworthy Takeaway from the 2013 World Economic Forum
A perfumed outlook doesn't mean the economy passes the smell test

By Bob Stokes
1/29/2013 5:30:00 PM

Harsh economic realities versus the disconnected and extreme economic optimism at Davos should serve as an alarm. But the World Economic Forum is not the only place where economic optimism is in overdrive. Get an independent perspective on global markets and economies.

Filed Under: all the same market theory, CNBC, debt crisis, economic indicators, Elliott wave, european central bank, European debt crisis, eurozone, FTSE, Greek debt, International Monetary Fund (IMF), sentiment

Category: Global Markets

BRIC Currencies: The Brazilian Real
Is the currency set to strengthen against the U.S. dollar?

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
1/17/2013 8:30:00 PM

At Elliott Wave International, we apply Elliott wave analysis to more than 40 global markets. While the major ones usually steal the spotlight, the insights you gain by applying the method to the markets that don't normally make the headlines are worth seeing. Take the Brazilian real, for example...

Filed Under: BRIC, currency, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, emerging markets, forex, U.S. dollar

Category: Global Markets

ECB's Bond-Buying Program: The Answer to Europe's Debt Crisis?
Read Global Market Perspective to find out whether investors' faith in the bailout fund will be rewarded

By Nathaniel Williams
11/19/2012 4:15:00 PM

Now that even skeptical German politicians seem to believe that the ECB's unlimited bond-buying program will work, it's time to find out if this bailout plan will succeed better than previous plans.

Filed Under: bailouts, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, eurozone

Category: Global Markets

"Are Emerging Markets the Way to Go Right Now?"
You'll find answers to this and many other questions in Prechter's new, 36-minute video Elliott Wave Theorist

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
10/24/2012 7:00:00 PM

At EWI's Message Board, we get great questions from readers every day. Here's one: Emerging markets are being touted as the next wave of opportunity. An Oct. 21 Wall Street Journal article, for example, has reported that Northern Trust Corp., which has $749b under management, says it's time to "lighten up on the U.S. and put more money into emerging-market stocks." The risks are higher, but so are the returns, goes the thinking. What do you make of this new trend?

Filed Under: diversification, Elliott wave, emerging markets, investment strategy, investor psychology, quantitative easing, U.S. dollar, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: Global Markets

Middle East Fears Rage, Yet Israeli Stocks Rise -- Why?
Conventional analysts can’t understand why -- but from the Elliott wave perspective, it makes complete sense

By Nathaniel Williams
10/9/2012 10:30:00 AM

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's recent ominous speech to the United Nations -- and the underlying fragility of geopolitical relationships in the region -- should have cast a dark, bearish shadow over Israeli stock markets. But Israel's Tel Aviv 100 has risen more than 4% since then. What's behind the move? 

Filed Under: fundamental analysis, social mood

Category: Global Markets

Global Economies and World Financial Markets: How the Big Disconnect Will End
Find out what happens when the two meet

By Bob Stokes
9/5/2012 3:45:00 PM

Will the disconnect between global economies and financial markets continue? EWI believes the answer is "no." Overleveraged financial markets will suffer the fate of overleveraged global economies. Keep in mind: The next financial crisis may start outside of America, so more than ever you need to... 

Filed Under: all the same market theory, ASX All Ordinaries, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, CAC40, DAX, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), economic depression, Elliott wave, emerging markets, euro stoxx 50, europe, european central bank, european markets, financial forecast, Greek debt, Indian markets, market crash, market forecasts, Nasdaq Composite, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Nikkei, S&P 500, SENSEX, Shanghai Composite Index, soverign debt crisis, Taiwan index, U.S. STOCK MARKET, world central banks

Category: Global Markets

Do Bans on Short Selling Work? See for Yourself
One look at a chart -- and the answer is clear

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/9/2012 7:30:00 PM

When panic and fear grip the market, the authorities try their best to stop the bleeding. Their go-to move is to ban short selling of stocks -- a popular speculation method practiced by traders who believe stocks should fall further. To help stop the current wave of the crisis, the eurozone financial authorities have banned short selling, too. Writes our August Global Market Perspective...

Filed Under: AEX, CAC40, DAX, diversification, Elliott wave, euro stoxx 50, eurozone, FTSE, investment strategy, short selling

Category: Global Markets

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