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(Video, 3:17 min.) Big U.S. Banks: "Something is Very Wrong"
Stanford professor believes reserve requirements for banks are too low

By Bob Stokes
8/27/2014 3:30:00 PM

Overleveraged banks could send the economy into another financial crisis. That's the message of a Stanford finance professor who's been on a mission to get banks to raise their reserve levels. She says "something is very wrong" with the banking industry.

Filed Under: banks, Conquer the Crash, credit crisis, Elliott wave, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 2:52 min.) Why the Fed is Less of a "Hero" Than People Think
"The Fed’s brilliance does not determine the market; the social mood behind the market determines the Fed’s brilliance."

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/22/2014 5:00:00 PM

The view that "the Federal Reserve Bank are heroes who saved the economy" is very common today. But you may be surprised to know that HOW the investment public views the Fed depends on what the stock market is doing. Watch.

Filed Under: Bear market, bull market, Elliott wave, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), investment strategy, investor psychology, monetary policy, QE2, quantitative easing, social mood, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:06 min.) Student Loan Bubble: The Next Economic Implosion?
Student loan delinquencies have nearly doubled since early 2009

By Bob Stokes
8/21/2014 4:30:00 PM

Student loan debt has risen more than five-fold since 2003. This Mt. Everest of debt is promoted and backed by the government -- just like sub-prime mortgages prior to the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Will the student loan bubble be the next economic disaster? 

Filed Under: debt, economic indicators, Elliott wave

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:51 min.) "You can’t pull switches on a crowd. It pulls switches on you."
Have the economists learned from their mistakes during the financial crisis six years ago?

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/20/2014 5:00:00 PM

Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist and Nobel Laureate in Economics, wrote a thoughtful article in September 2009 titled, "How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?" Here is an excerpt that is very relevant for today.

Filed Under: Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH), Elliott wave, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), investment strategy, investor psychology, market forecasts, QE2, quantitative easing, U.S. dollar, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:26 min.) "For the Love of God" and Luxury: A Look at a Time-Tested Indicator
Investors should be wary of the "luxury wave"

By Bob Stokes
8/14/2014 3:00:00 PM

From Tulip Mania in the 1600s to the market top in 2007, extremes in the pursuit of luxury have accompanied every financial peak. Learn what's happening in 2014.

Filed Under: economic indicators, Elliott wave, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video) Here's How to Know When the Fed Might Raise Interest Rates
Watching the unemployment rate to see when the Fed may act? There is a better indicator

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/5/2014 9:00:00 PM

The Fed is concerned about a "significant underutilization of labor resources." So, the thinking goes, stronger job growth is when the Fed will move on the rates. Perhaps. But there is one other Fed indicator worth paying attention to.

Filed Under: economic indicators, Elliott wave, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), Interest Rates, stock indexes, Treasury bills (T-bills), Treasury bonds, treasury yields, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video) 4% GDP Growth -- And "The Age-Old Story of Easy Credit"
Subprime lending is ba-ack!

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
7/30/2014 4:30:00 PM

"The age-old story of easy credit" is in the middle of another chapter. Once again, lenders and borrowers believe that the future is bright enough for the easy money to be paid back. You may ask, what’s wrong with such optimism?

Filed Under: credit crisis, credit rating, debt, debt crisis, Elliott wave, subprime lending, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video) When Do “Wealth Disparity” Alarms Ring the Loudest?
As the “wealth gap” debates rage, new study shows a big slide in the net worth of a typical U.S. household

By Bob Stokes
7/28/2014 2:45:00 PM

A new study shows that the net worth of the typical U.S. household has taken a big slide -- while the rich have grown richer. But did you know that wealth disparity alarms often coincide with major financial tops? Consider 1929, 2000 and 2007. 

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

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video) U.S. Deflation is Only a Few Time Zones Away
A Look at Deflation in Europe

By Bob Stokes
7/24/2014 3:45:00 PM

The financial media rarely talks about deflation. But, if history is set to repeat, the word will eventually dominate conversations. See a chart that should concern everyone in the U.S.

Filed Under: 1929 Stock Market Crash, Bank of England, central banks, deflation, Elliott wave, eurozone, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video) Today's Housing Price Trend is "Strikingly Similar" to the 1920s
Beware the rebound in U.S. home prices

By Bob Stokes
7/23/2014 3:45:00 PM

In the housing sector, yesterday's buyer's market has morphed into today's seller's market. Beware of the partial recovery in housing prices. Today's real estate trend is "strikingly similar" to the 1920s.

Filed Under: 1929 Stock Market Crash, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave Theorist, foreclosures, home sales, housing prices, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video) Why the Fed's Inflationary Policy Has Proven Impotent
Money velocity slows sharply

By Bob Stokes
7/16/2014 3:30:00 PM

Central banks control monetary policy but they cannot drive investor psychology. That's why the economy continues to struggle after five-plus years of unprecedented stimulus. The deflationary psychology to come will have historically dire consequences.

Filed Under: economic indicators, Elliott wave, Janet Yellen, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video) Query the Financial Past to Glimpse the Economic Future
Why the glowing jobs report was no surprise

By Bob Stokes
7/7/2014 4:00:00 PM

Market bulls are raving about the better-than-expected jobless figure. They see market prices headed higher -- much higher. Learn why they have "cause and effect" backwards. 

Filed Under: economic indicators, Elliott wave, U.S. STOCK MARKET, unemployment, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video) Elusive Recovery for Big Retail: Will Your Favorite Store Soon Close?
Fewer customers shop at the world's largest retailer

By Bob Stokes
6/30/2014 2:45:00 PM

Revenue and customer traffic are down at the nation's largest retailer. Other big-name retailers are closing stores. All the while, the stock market may have been forming a unique long-term pattern.

Filed Under: consumer spending, economic indicators, Elliott wave, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video) Is That Deflation Knocking on the Door?
The U.S. economy contracts way more than "expected"

By Bob Stokes
6/25/2014 4:30:00 PM

Financial optimism remains elevated even as the U.S. economy suffers its worst contraction since 2009. Now, EWI sees evidence that an even bigger economic shift is afoot.

Filed Under: consumer confidence, economic indicators, Elliott wave, gross domestic product (GDP), video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video) Part II: The Fed, GDP & Economy: What’s Elliott Wave International’s View?
Why the Fed has not been the answer

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
6/19/2014 10:30:00 AM

Another eye-opening clip from a new, 55-minute, in-depth workshop EWI's Chief Market Analyst Steve Hochberg delivered at the Las Vegas MoneyShow in May. Watch.

Filed Under: debt, debt downgrade, Elliott wave, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, steve hochberg, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video) Part I: The Fed, GDP & U.S. Economy: What’s Elliott Wave International’s View?
Why the Fed has not been the answer

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
6/16/2014 10:45:00 PM

What follows is a 3-minute clip from a new, 55-minute, in-depth workshop EWI's Chief Market Analyst Steve Hochberg delivered at the Las Vegas MoneyShow in May. Watch.

Filed Under: debt, Elliott wave, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), fundamental analysis, gross domestic product (GDP), market forecasts, recession, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video) A Sobering Forecast for the Jobless
Unemployment figures may soon soar

By Bob Stokes
6/16/2014 2:15:00 PM

A tough job market and the burden of student loan debt leave many young adults with little choice but to live at home. Also, 1 in 8 U.S. men in their prime working years are without a job. Learn what EWI sees ahead for the jobless rate.

Filed Under: economic indicators, Elliott wave, unemployment, video, Video - FRUP

Category: U.S. Economy


First Look: A Coming Credit Crisis Even More Extreme than that of 2007-2009
From the June 2014 Elliott Wave Financial Forecast

By Steve Hochberg and Pete Kendall
6/6/2014 3:00:00 PM

The Dow Jones Industrial Average stretched higher into early June on decreasing volume, low volatility and sky-high advisory optimism. These are the conditions that attend market peaks. Over-the-top optimism is ...

Filed Under: credit crisis, financial forecast, First look, inside look, Peter Kendall, steve hochberg

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video) Subprime Car Loans Soar Ten Fold: A Huge Turn Ahead?
A wave of car loan defaults may be just ahead

By Bob Stokes
6/5/2014 4:00:00 PM

Subprime car loans have soared 10X since 2008-2009. Is a crash dead ahead?

Filed Under: credit crisis, debt crisis, Elliott wave, subprime lending, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video) The Final Straw for the U.S. Economy
The stock market leads the economy

By Bob Stokes
5/30/2014 4:00:00 PM

The government just reported that the nation's gross domestic product contracted by 1.0% in Q1 of 2014. Learn what may send the U.S. economy over the edge.

Filed Under: economic depression, economic indicators, Elliott wave, home sales, housing prices, recession, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


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