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(Video, 3:42 min.) The Other “Higher Education Bubble”
The portfolios of the richest universities face increasingly less liquid markets

By Bob Stokes
4/23/2015 4:00:00 PM

The student loan bubble has grown to about $1.2 trillion. But another bubble is growing in higher education. University endowments invest 75% of their assets in risky securities as some financial markets turn less liquid.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, liquidity, video, Video - FRUP

Category: U.S. Economy

(Video, 3:12 min.) Just How Safe Are Top U.S. Banks?
Recent data reveal a troubling contradiction

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
4/14/2015 5:00:00 PM

All 31 banks that took the Fed's annual “stress test” recently have passed (although some did better than others). But why then would the FDIC vice chairman say something like this? Watch.

Filed Under: bailouts, banks, derivatives, Elliott wave, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), safe banks, safe haven, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy

(Podcast, 8:33 min. -- iTunes' Top 10!) From Econ to Comedy: The Ruin of Heroes
"Pop Trends, Price Culture" is our new free podcast about the intersection of psychology and markets

By Editorial Staff
4/9/2015 11:15:00 PM

What could the Federal Reserve and comedian Bill Cosby possibly have in common? In a sentence, “Ruined reputations, thanks to negative social mood.” Yes it sounds bizarre -- but listen for yourself.

Filed Under: Greenspan, social mood, socionomics, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy

(Video, 2:49 min.) So, How IS the U.S. Economy Doing?
"Bad weather" is not the main reason the economy has been slow

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
4/6/2015 4:15:00 PM

After the disappointing March jobs report, it’s only fair to ask how the economy is doing... and yes, that’s a loaded question. A recent article put it point blank: "Why job growth, cheap gas aren't firing up economy?" Here's our answer.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), Interest Rates, social mood, U.S. dollar, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), unemployment, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy

(Podcast, 8:57 min. -- Now iTunes' Top 10!) The Fed Loses Its Superpowers
Pop Trends, Price Culture is our new free podcast about the intersection of psychology and markets

By Editorial Staff
4/1/2015 4:45:00 PM

We explain why the Fed wants you to think it has superpowers, even as it befuddles you with preposterous language. But, a whistleblower’s inconvenient tape recordings changed things forever. Get the real story in our 9-minute podcast.

Filed Under: central banks, Elliott wave, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: U.S. Economy

(Video, 3:53 min.) Are U.S. Bank Bondholders at Risk?
Make sure your bank is on the "safest" list

By Bob Stokes
3/30/2015 4:30:00 PM

U.S. taxpayer funded bailouts of failed financial institutions may be a thing of the past. If another financial crisis occurs, bondholders and even depositors may be on the hook. Is your bank on the "safest" list?

Filed Under: bailouts, banks, Elliott wave, eurozone

Category: U.S. Economy

The Reality Is, We Have a Very Weak Economic Recovery
Let's take a closer look at the government's statistics

By Editorial Staff
3/24/2015 11:45:00 AM

For years, the U.S. government has been manipulating its unemployment statistics to line up with its claim that the economy has recovered strongly. Jim Clifton of Gallup finally couldn't stand it anymore and wrote a terrific op-ed on the subject. Take a look.

Filed Under: economic depression, gross domestic product (GDP), unemployment

Category: U.S. Economy

(Video, 4:17 min.) The Fed's Coming Rate Hike: The One "Little Indicator That Could"
Economic trends drive central banks' interest rate decisions less than you think -- see for yourself

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
3/19/2015 2:30:00 PM

No one knows for sure when the Fed will raise interest rates. Yet there is one indicator worth paying attention to, with a history of forecasting central banks' moves. See for yourself.

Filed Under: economic indicators, Elliott wave, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), forecasts, Interest Rates, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy

(Video, 4:15 min.) Deflation Watch: Key Economic Measures Turn South
A developing deflationary trend hinders the economic "recovery"

By Bob Stokes
3/18/2015 4:15:00 PM

Can the Federal Reserve stop deflation? Well, despite unprecedented stimulus, key economic measures have turned south. Take a look at these charts.

Filed Under: consumer price index, deflation, economic indicators, Elliott wave, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy

(Video, 2:54 min.) Why Inflation Has Gone Missing
Central banks are no match for the developing trend of deflation

By Bob Stokes
3/9/2015 2:45:00 PM

U.S. inflation remains low despite the Federal Reserve's unprecedented policy of monetary easing. Global inflation is also subdued. See a major indicator that reflects worldwide economic weakness.

Filed Under: central banks, deflation, Elliott wave, inflation, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy

(Video, 3:14 min.) Small Businesses "Just Say No" to New Loans
Is a historic credit contraction about to begin?

By Bob Stokes
3/5/2015 3:15:00 PM

Since 1949, the amount of credit in our financial system has expanded dramatically. But a reversal appears to be in the making. Many merchants are rejecting credit even though it's almost free.

Filed Under: deflation, Elliott wave, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy

(Video, 3:17 min.) What the Nosedive in U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Means
U.S. economy goes from "making things" to "financing things"

By Bob Stokes
3/3/2015 3:30:00 PM

Manufacturing jobs were the foundation of the U.S. economy. But since 1979, manufacturing jobs have been disappearing. We've gone from "making things" to "financing things." Learn why this is a harbinger of economic deterioration. 

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

Category: U.S. Economy

(Interview, 2:02 min.) Why Investing in Deflation Is So, SO Difficult (Part 3)
Elliott Wave International’s Chief Market Analyst offers his perspective on what you should be doing with your money right now

By Editorial Staff
3/2/2015 1:30:00 PM

In the third clip from Steve Hochberg’s recent interview with MarketWrap Radio, our Chief Market Analyst explains that in a deflationary environment, you shouldn't expect to get a return on your money. Instead... Well, listen.

Filed Under: deflation, Gold, interview, investment strategy, steve hochberg, video

Category: U.S. Economy

(Video, 3:42 min.) Public Pensions: No Longer Untouchable
The financial future looks uncertain for many retired government workers

By Bob Stokes
2/27/2015 3:30:00 PM

Many retirees could receive a smaller payout from their pension plans than they expect. Once considered out of the question, pension plan cuts are now on the table. One governor has just proposed a freeze on his state's pension plan.

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

Category: U.S. Economy

"Audit the Fed"? We've Already Done That (Well, Kind of)
Our conclusion: The Fed is not in control of the economy -- here's why

By Nico Isaac
2/26/2015 6:30:00 AM

The controversial "Audit the Fed" bill is soon before Congress. But, we at EWI have long since conducted our own "audit" of the Fed -- and the results might shock you.

Filed Under: bailouts, banks, Bob Prechter, central banks, charts, Club EWI, commodities, Conquer the Crash, credit crisis, crude oil, debt, debt crisis, deflation, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave Education, Elliott Wave Theorist, great depression, gross domestic product (GDP), inflation, Interest Rates, market myths, quantitative easing, Robert Prechter, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: U.S. Economy

(Interview, 5:08 min.) The Markets Are Bigger Than Central Banks (Part 2)
Elliott Wave International's Chief Market Analyst explains that it's not the cost of credit, it's the quantity of credit

By Editorial Staff
2/25/2015 11:45:00 AM

In part two (of three) from EWI's Chief Market Analyst Steve Hochberg's recent interview, Hochberg explains why the Fed and ECB don't really control the markets.

Filed Under: credit crisis, debt, deflation, interview, steve hochberg, video

Category: U.S. Economy

(Video, 3:50 min.) Another Looming Subprime Loan Crisis?
A new crop of nonbank lenders enter the subprime marketplace

By Bob Stokes
2/20/2015 4:15:00 PM

Subprime loans have reached the highest level since the start of the financial crisis. A new crop of nonbank lenders has entered the subprime marketplace. We've seen this movie before and it doesn't end well.

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

Category: U.S. Economy

(Interview, 2:49 min.) The "Good Deflation" Myth (Part 1)
Elliott Wave International's Steve Hochberg answers the one key question about deflation

By Editorial Staff
2/20/2015 3:45:00 PM

In this first (of three) clip from a recent interview, EWI's Chief Market Analyst, Steve Hochberg gives you our take on talk about the stock market and recent volatility.

Filed Under: deflation, Elliott wave, inflation, interview, steve hochberg, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, volatility

Category: U.S. Economy

Autos Subprimed for a Fall
A big clue to this potential is the source of much of the industry's recent sales surge: debt.

By Steve Hochberg and Pete Kendall
2/19/2015 12:45:00 PM

With gas prices tumbling and car sales surging in December, analysts expect total vehicle sales to rise to 17 million units in 2015, close to the 17.3 million record in 2000. But here's a closer look.

Filed Under: economic indicators, subprime lending

Category: U.S. Economy

Why the Workforce Still Shrinks as Job Growth Rises
The answer, we think, is the emerging force of deflation. Here's why.

By Steve Hochberg and Pete Kendall
2/19/2015 12:45:00 PM

Why is the U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate falling when job growth is rising? Notice that the peak participation rate of 67.3% came in January-March 2000, as the major stock indexes topped, after which inflation first began to falter. When stocks rallied to their 2007 top...

Filed Under: deflation, economic depression, economic indicators, Elliott wave, inflation, steve hochberg, U.S. STOCK MARKET, unemployment

Category: U.S. Economy

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