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Can the Fed Drop Interest Rates Below 0%?
This question is not as preposterous as it may seem.

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
2/9/2016 4:15:00 PM

For the financial markets, the biggest event of the week starts tomorrow: On Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 10-11) Fed chair Janet Yellen will appear before Congress to deliver her semi-annual Monetary Policy Report.

Filed Under: deflation, Elliott wave, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), inflation, Interest Rates, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, Janet Yellen, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), U.S. STOCK MARKET

Category: U.S. Economy


(Interview, 3:17 min.) Learn Why Elliott Waves Are "Good at Market Turns"
What separates the Wave Principle from other forecasting methods? Our own Pete Kendall explains.

By Alexandra Lienhard
2/4/2016 5:15:00 PM

Pete Kendall, the co-editor of our flagship Financial Forecast, tells you how "it all began" for him at the New York Stock Exchange.

Filed Under: Elliott Wave Principle, financial forecast, interview, Peter Kendall, video

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 2:45 min.) The Nine Most Terrifying Words in U.S. Healthcare
The uninsured will see bigger fines in 2016

By Bob Stokes
2/1/2016 2:45:00 PM

In 2003, we warned about the trend toward socialized healthcare and taxes. Now, the fines for the uninsured have increased in 2016. Now is the time to prepare for what's next.

Filed Under: Conquer the Crash, economic indicators, Elliott wave, housing prices, video, Video - FRUP

Category: U.S. Economy


(Interview, 4:24 min.) Emotional Markets Serve Elliott Wave Investors
Learn how the Wave Principle measures market emotion -- and how that helps you be a better investor

By Alexandra Lienhard
1/15/2016 4:45:00 PM

Pete Kendall, the editor of our Financial Forecast, tells you why Elliott wave analysis is particularly suited for emotional trading environments -- like the one we're in now.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, Elliott Wave Principle, financial forecast, interview, Peter Kendall, video, volatility

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 2:35 min.) The Rich are Acting Like They Did Right Before the Last Financial Crisis
How Today's Financial Party Rivals 1999 and 2006

By Bob Stokes
1/14/2016 3:15:00 PM

Financial optimism was on full display in 1999 and 2006. The rich were splurging as the stock market zoomed higher. Bear markets soon followed. Now, as we kick off 2016, the affluent are partying like it's 1999 and 2006.

Filed Under: commercial real estate, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, housing prices, investor psychology, video, Video - FRUP

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 2:32 min.) "Made in America": A Relic of the Past?
A key part of the U.S. economy contracts for the second straight month

By Bob Stokes
1/7/2016 3:00:00 PM

An important sector of the U.S. economy has contracted for the second month in a row. Deflation is a rare condition that's occurred only twice in U.S. history. Has the third episode already started?

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

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 2:26 min.) Cash Is a Smash: Grab Hold of the Green
Americans are growing more conservative with their money -- should you?

By Bob Stokes
12/30/2015 2:30:00 PM

During the holiday season, many people receive cash as a gift. Recipients would be wise to store that cash in a safe place. Bargains in an array of financial assets may be soon available. A shift to financial conservatism appears to have already started.

Filed Under: cash, Elliott wave, Japanese yen, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


Junk Bond Bust: The "Fling" Is Over
Why you should pay attention to the radical shift away from high-yield debt

By Nico Isaac
12/29/2015 6:15:00 PM

Over the last year, investors' appetite for risk has gone from red hot to lukewarm, culminating in the recent junk bond bust. Get the real story of the reversal here...

Filed Under: charts, Elliott wave, financial forecast, Interest Rates, junk bonds, risk appetite, risk management

Category: U.S. Economy


(Chart of the Day, 1:44 min.) The Fed's Losing Battle Against Savers
What can we learn from changes in people's personal savings habits?

By Robert Folsom
12/24/2015 2:00:00 PM

What can we learn from changes in people's personal savings habits? This simple chart answers that question. In fact, it shows you the turns and trends for the past 50-plus years.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - FRUP

Category: U.S. Economy


(Chart of the Day, 1:34 min.) Junk Bond Selloff: The Stress Gets MORE Stressful
Here's an indicator you don't see enough of in the financial media

By Robert Folsom
12/17/2015 3:30:00 PM

Here we have the Barclays U.S. Corporate High Yield Spread. It's one of those indicators you don't see enough of in the financial media, even though it's a lot more predictive and relevant to investors, versus all of this week's hoo-ha about the Federal Reserve.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, Interest Rates, junk bonds, technical analysis, technical indicators, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 2:24 min.) Conservatism Grips the U.S. Economy Like Squirrels Hoarding Nuts for Winter
U.S. residents increase their personal savings

By Bob Stokes
12/11/2015 3:45:00 PM

The transition from risk-taking to risk-aversion started off gradually in 2007. Then it suddenly accelerated. Our analysts see evidence that a similar pattern is repeating itself. Look at these two charts. 

Filed Under: economic depression, Elliott wave, personal finance

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 2:45 min.) How Women Pursue “Fantasy and Escape” During Economic Downturns
And other unusual economic indicators

By Bob Stokes
12/7/2015 3:15:00 PM

A study shows that changes in women’s shoes reflect changes in the economy. The women in the hit television show “Sex in the City” often wore stiletto heels, but in 2015 heels are flat or chunky. Learn more about this and other unusual economic indicators.

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

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 2:28 min.) Why Your Bank Deposits May Be at Risk
Another financial crisis will bring widespread bank failures

By Bob Stokes
12/3/2015 3:15:00 PM

Big banks remain more fragile than most people realize. Many financial institutions never really recovered from the 2007-2009 financial crisis. A new report opens your eyes to the secret new government tax.

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

Category: U.S. Economy


(Interview, 2:10 min.) Financial Markets are a Psychological Phenomenon
Interview with Robert Prechter

By Alexandra Lienhard
11/25/2015 10:00:00 AM

Robert Prechter talks about his developing theory on finance with Douglass Lodmell for The Mind Of Money series.

Filed Under: Elliott Wave Principle, Elliott Wave Theorist, interview, Robert Prechter, video

Category: U.S. Economy


(Chart of the Day, 1:43 min.) Why Not to "Bank" on It
Two charts, one message

By Tyler Robert
11/24/2015 2:45:00 PM

Here you see a chart of two indexes, which represent two strongly-related sectors in the financial industry -- namely, banking and hedge funds. At a glance, the patterns look similar. But there is more to this story.

Filed Under: banks, charts, Elliott wave, hedge funds, technical analysis, technical indicators, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:14 min.) Deflation: Welcome to “Discount City”
Shares of the world’s largest retailer take a tumble

By Bob Stokes
11/16/2015 4:00:00 PM

The stock of an economic bellwether has been taking it on the chin. This, along with other signs, could portend an extended period of deflation. Take a look at these two charts.

Filed Under: consumer spending, deflation, Elliott wave, video, Video - Featured, Walmart

Category: U.S. Economy


(New Podcast) Fed Funds Rate - The Most Important Thing in the World
Pop Trends, Price Culture is our free weekly podcast about the intersection of psychology and markets

By Robert Folsom
11/9/2015 5:30:00 PM

“The Most Important Thing in the World…” Yes, that is the conventional wisdom about the fed funds rate. Now, our new Pop Trends, Price Culture episode considers what really is (and is not) “the most important thing…”

Filed Under: Elliott wave, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), Interest Rates, investment decisions, investment strategy, Janet Yellen, QE2, quantitative easing, social mood, socionomics, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:19 min.) A Closer Look at All Those New U.S. Jobs
U.S. labor force participation rate is at its lowest level in 38 years

By Bob Stokes
11/6/2015 4:15:00 PM

Many pundits are celebrating the 271,000 jobs that were added in the U.S. (October). New research reveals the caliber of many of the new jobs created during the economic “recovery.” See the five-wave form of the rise in mean U.S. income.

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

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:16 min.) Does the Fed Know What to Do?
Investors are losing confidence in the central bank

By Bob Stokes
10/30/2015 3:45:00 PM

Investors and presidential hopefuls alike have been criticizing the Federal Reserve. The central bank appears uncertain about its monetary policy. Will the Fed even be around in 10 years?

Filed Under: Elliott wave, quantitative easing, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - FRUP

Category: U.S. Economy


(Video, 3:37 min.) Dispatch: U.S. On the Precipice of Deflation
Weakest economic recovery in seven decades gets weaker

By Bob Stokes
10/26/2015 4:00:00 PM

Deflation is already a reality in many quarters of the global economy. Mounting evidence suggests that the full fury of this trend is about to be unleashed. Give our just-released dispatch on deflation your immediate attention.

Filed Under: deflation, Elliott wave, home sales, U.S. STOCK MARKET, unemployment, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy



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