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(Video, 3:33 min.) Quantitative Easing – All for Nothing? (Confessions of a Fed Insider)
Commodity prices defy the central’s banks massive stimulus program

By Bob Stokes
8/31/2015 2:00:00 PM

The only thing the Fed has to show for its purchase of $1.5 trillion worth of Treasuries (QE) is a high-priced stock market. Now even that may be crumbling. The credibility of the central bank is on the line.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, quantitative easing, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), U.S. STOCK MARKET, video

Category: U.S. Economy 

Crude oil rallied 21% during the last week of August. Time to fill up your tank?

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/28/2015 6:15:00 PM

$37.75 a barrel is how low crude fell this week. You have to look back to the darkest days of the 2007-2009 financial crisis to see when crude last traded this low. But that was at the start of the week. By Friday's close...

Filed Under: charts, commodities, crude oil, deflation, Elliott wave, futures trading, Robert Prechter, technical analysis

Category: Energy 

(Podcast, New Episode) Financial Markets in August 2015: Which Movie as a Metaphor?
Pop Trends, Price Culture is our new, free, weekly podcast about the intersection of psychology and markets

By Editorial Staff
8/28/2015 4:45:00 PM

The new episode of our Pop Trends Price Culture podcast (free on iTunes and other players) lives up to its name by exploring a certain classic movie as a metaphor for the dark August of 2015. Listen for yourself.

Filed Under: Bear market, bull market, cultural trends, Elliott wave, social mood

Category: Stocks 

Are You Puzzled by Gold's Price Action?
Elliott wave analysis has a solution

By Nico Isaac
8/28/2015 8:30:00 AM

The story goes like this: First, gold prices soar as global stock markets crash. Then, gold prices plunge as global stock markets... crash? It's time for a different version of events...

Filed Under: charts, Chinese markets, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, Gold

Category: Gold and Silver 

(Interview, 2:42 min.) Crude Oil: A Bottom in Sight?
Crude oil rallied as much as 8% on August 27. Time to fill the gas tank?

By Alexandra Lienhard
8/27/2015 4:45:00 PM

Elliott Wave International's Chief Energy Analyst, Steve Craig, offers you his take on the recent volatility in crude oil. As always, Steve’s explanations are refreshingly unconventional. Enjoy his unique view of the market.

Filed Under: crude oil, Elliott Wave trading

Category: Energy 

(Video, 3:18 min.) Why Is Crude Oil’s Price So Volatile?
Two frequently cited fundamental “causes” don’t cut it

By Bob Stokes
8/27/2015 4:15:00 PM

Many energy market observers say “oversupply” explains oil’s price plunge. Others blame the financial turmoil in China. We see a rare trend at work that you need to know about.

Filed Under: commodities, crude oil, Elliott wave, fundamental analysis, video

Category: Energy 

China’s Yuan Devaluation: Why It Was “Expected”
Why the yuan devaluation was not a “surprise” -- and what Elliott waves suggest for China’s currency next

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/27/2015 12:15:00 PM

China’s economy is slowing. Its stock market began to crash back in July. And, the volatility rocking financial markets has been widely linked to the recent yuan devaluations by China's central bank. Speaking of that...

Filed Under: central banks, Chinese markets, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, emerging markets, forecasts, forex, forex trading, U.S. dollar, volatility

Category: Currencies 

Stocks: What a “3rd Wave” Looks Like
Two years' worth of rally -- gone “poof!” in less than a week. Why? Here’s the real answer.

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/26/2015 2:00:00 PM

Bear markets are faster than bull markets. Why? Because bear markets are driven by fear. Greed is a “slower” emotion. That’s why it took the DJIA less than a week to erase the entire rally that took two years. But wait...

Filed Under: Bear market, bull market, buy and hold, central banks, Chinese markets, Elliott wave, fundamental analysis, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, Janet Yellen, market forecasts

Category: Stocks 

(Video, 3:31 min.) Shanghai Stock Shock: Warnings of a Major Slide
Financial market trends do not obey government policy

By Bob Stokes
8/25/2015 4:00:00 PM

Just one week before the Shanghai Composite’s June 12 high, our Elliott Wave Financial Forecast said, “China’s stock market is definitely in a mania … the rush into shares will end badly for investors.” Now, we’re preparing subscribers for further global financial turmoil.

Filed Under: Chinese markets, Elliott wave, Shanghai Composite Index, video

Category: Asian Markets 

(Interview, 4:47 min.) How Crazy Volatility Translates into CLEAR Wave Counts
Volatility scares a lot of investors. Here’s how to get over it.

By Alexandra Lienhard
8/25/2015 3:45:00 PM

In this new interview, editor of our monthly European Financial Forecast, Brian Whitmer, tells you how he approaches market volatility -- and whether we’ll see more of it in Europe.

Filed Under: europe, interview, video

Category: European Markets 

China: Another Rate Cut. Another Market… Rout?
See why government intervention won’t stop China’s stock market sell-off

By Nico Isaac
8/25/2015 2:15:00 PM

China's Shanghai Composite Index just suffered its worst 2-day rout since the 2007 financial crisis. Now, say the usual pundits, it's up to monetary officials to stem the tide. Are they right?

Filed Under: banks, central banks, charts, Chinese markets, Elliott wave, Interest Rates, Shanghai Composite Index

Category: Asian Markets 

(Interview, 2:47 min.) China: First -- Freefall. Then -- Panic. Now What?
How does the Chinese market meltdown fit into Asia BIG Elliott wave picture?

By Alexandra Lienhard
8/24/2015 5:15:00 PM

Yes, China has crashed. But what about the big picture? Get your questions answered with this new interview with Chris Carolan, Elliott Wave International’s Global Opportunities Expert.

Filed Under: Chinese markets, Chris Carolan, interview

Category: Asian Markets 

This Investment “Vehicle” Shows Five Waves Up
A symbol of the Great Financial Mania poised to plummet

By Bob Stokes
8/24/2015 3:45:00 PM

This credit-fueled financial vehicle traveled northward at breakneck speed. Two charts suggest that the return trip southward has only started. 

Filed Under: credit crisis, deflation, economic indicators

Category: U.S. Economy 

(Video, 4:05 min.) Investors Furiously Flee U.S. Stocks
Investors conform to the law of patterned herding

By Bob Stokes
8/24/2015 3:15:00 PM

The investor stampede out of stocks has produced some of the most furious selling since the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Learn why ill-prepared money managers are contributing to the stunning downtrend.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, herding, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video

Category: Stocks 

When Markets Go Nuts, "Emotions Are Not Your Friend"
Elliott Wave International’s U.S. Stocks Intraday Pro Service editor gives you his take on the wild week

By Alexandra Lienhard
8/21/2015 6:00:00 PM

Read this new interview with Tom Prindaville, editor of Elliott Wave International’s U.S. Stocks Intraday Pro Service, to get his take on the latest price action -- and new key price levels he’s looking at.

Filed Under: Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), interview

Category: Stocks 

Hong Kong's Bear Market Returns -- But Is It Here to Stay?
A single support line has the answer

By Nico Isaac
8/21/2015 5:45:00 PM

Three short months ago, the Hang Seng Index was orbiting a 7-year high. Now, on August 20, the index entered official bear market territory. Here's the bottom "line" as to why.

Filed Under: Bear market, charts

Category: Asian Markets 

Global Stocks Slide
Markets are moving! Here's how not to be left in the dust

By Editorial Staff
8/21/2015 3:00:00 PM

The Dow's 1000-point slide this week put it solidly in the red for 2015. The S&P 500, too. Even the white-hot NASDAQ was down 6% for the week. Is this a "normal correction" -- or are the "bubble days" really over?

Filed Under: Bear market, bull market, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, Nasdaq Composite, QE2, quantitative easing, Robert Prechter, S&P 500, Shanghai Composite Index, Swiss franc, technical analysis, U.S. dollar, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), U.S. STOCK MARKET, U.S. Treasuries, volatility

Category: Stocks 

(Video, 3:11 min.) U.S. Stocks: End of the Complacent Era?
Stock market bears have been conspicuously absent

By Bob Stokes
8/20/2015 4:15:00 PM

Financial markets tend to turn when most investors least expect it. Deep complacency toward stocks suggests that more triple-digit Dow declines may be just ahead.

Filed Under: Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, sentiment, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video

Category: Stocks 

(Video, 2 min.) The Debt Bomb
Debt is one reason why the economic performance around the globe has been slow -- watch

By Editorial Staff
8/19/2015 4:45:00 PM

The world is awash in debt, and it's a problem. These charts Elliott Wave International's Chief Market Analyst recently shared with a packed house at the San Francisco MoneyShow explain more. Watch.

Filed Under: credit crisis, credit rating, debt, debt ceiling, debt crisis, debt downgrade

Category: U.S. Economy 

China's Stock Market Dives 6%: “No Obvious Catalyst?”
Elliott wave analysis can find one -- right on the market's chart

By Nico Isaac
8/18/2015 4:30:00 PM

When on August 18 the Shanghai Composite Index plunged more than 6%, the mainstream experts could find "no obvious catalyst" for the drop. Turns out, they weren't looking in the right place.

Filed Under: central banks, charts, Chinese markets, Elliott wave

Category: Asian Markets 

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