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Where is the Next Greek-like Economic Crisis?
Chances are, it's not where you think

By Nico Isaac
8/5/2015 1:45:00 PM

On August 13, Greece's Athens Stock Exchange suffered its biggest single-day crash ever. But the experts say the country's economic woes are fully contained. We have good reason not to believe them.

Filed Under: bailouts, banks, charts, Elliott wave, euro, europe, financial forecast, Greek debt

Category: European Markets

(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

(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

"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

My Big Fat Greek Stalemate
And why bailouts 1 and 2 failed to jumpstart the Athens Composite Index in the first place

By Nico Isaac
2/11/2015 2:15:00 PM

Cue radical claim: Bailouts are not bullish for Greek stocks. Moreover, they actually helped us confirm early on that Greek stocks had entered a bear market.

Filed Under: bailouts, Bear market, charts, debt, Elliott wave, euro, europe, European debt crisis, european markets, eurozone, financial forecast, Greek debt, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Category: European Markets

Why the "Gift Card" of Stimulus Has Gone Unredeemed
A deflationary mindset at work

By Nico Isaac
12/26/2014 11:15:00 AM

What do Holiday gift cards have to do with the Fed's $4 trillion-plus quantitative easing program? Answer: they both go unredeemed, despite being cash in hand to spend at will.

Filed Under: bailouts, banks, Bob Prechter, cash, central banks, charts, Conquer the Crash, consumer price index, consumer spending, deflation, Elliott wave, financial forecast, inflation, investor psychology, quantitative easing, social mood, stimulus package, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: U.S. Economy

Why Greece's Stock Market Fell 13% in ONE Day... No, the REAL Reason!
The worst one-day collapse ever was not triggered by the snap election decision

By Nico Isaac
12/11/2014 5:00:00 PM

On December 9, Greece's stock market plunged 13% -- its "worst collapse ever." Knowing why the market crashed, however, is not the story being told by the mainstream media.

Filed Under: bailouts, charts, Elliott wave, europe, european markets, eurozone, fundamental analysis, Greek debt, Keltner channels

Category: European Markets

Europe: The ONE Economic Comparison That Must Not Be Named... Was Just Named
The Continent is now teetering on the edge of a "Japan-style" deflation. Here's our take on it.

By Nico Isaac
9/29/2014 8:45:00 PM

The economic scenario that must not be named -- "Japan-style Deflation" has been uttered in reference to Europe. From the very beginning, Elliott Wave International foresaw that this day would come, despite the efforts of central banks.

Filed Under: bailouts, Bank of England, central banks, charts, consumer price index, deflation, Elliott wave, europe, european central bank, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, financial forecast, forecasts, inflation, Interest Rates, world central banks

Category: European Markets

(Video) The Leaning Tower of Europe's Economy
Two amazing charts show you how interest rate cuts and government bailouts have failed to prop up the pillars of economic growth

By Nico Isaac
6/2/2014 5:15:00 PM

In 2008, Europe's economy came crashing down. Ever since, the EU's monetary engineers have been trying to stabilize the sinking consumer foundation and sliding banking sector. Yet, take a look at these two charts.

Filed Under: bailouts, Bank of England, banks, charts, consumer price index, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, eurozone, Interest Rates, video

Category: European Markets

(Video) Stocks: Why News-Driven Forecasts Are Not the Answer
Even major news and events only add to near-term volatility -- but do change the market's larger trend

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
4/30/2014 5:00:00 PM

On April 30, the Fed said they would further trim bond purchases and keep interest rates at zero. Also, on the same day a new GDP number showed that the U.S. economy basically stalled in Q1. All that sounds negative for stocks -- yet you'd be surprised to know that...

Filed Under: bailouts, Elliott wave, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), forecasts, fundamental analysis, gross domestic product (GDP), quantitative easing, S&P 500, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - FRUP

Category: Stocks

(Video) Why Europe’s Consumer Recovery Story is Just an Illusion
And “the man behind the curtain” is the European Central Bank

By Nico Isaac
4/14/2014 4:00:00 PM

Human mind is made of pliable stuff, willing to bend -- and believe the impossible. How many people believe, for instance, that monetary policy can reverse the course of economic decline -- even though no such power is actually proven to exist?

Filed Under: bailouts, eu, euro, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, Interest Rates, video, Video - Featured

Category: European Markets

Will the Next Financial Crisis Cost More than $14 Trillion?
Psychology is a critical factor in major economic downturns

By Bob Stokes
9/30/2013 7:00:00 PM

A recent paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas reveals the high cost and lingering effects of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. But the credit bubble has yet to burst. Is the world about to hear a loud pop?

Filed Under: 1929 Stock Market Crash, bailouts, credit crisis, economic indicators, Elliott wave, great depression, Robert Prechter, subprime lending, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: U.S. Economy

Cyprus Banking Bailout: Costs Rise, Heads Roll
The officials and experts who didn't see the crisis coming were supposed to prevent it in the first place.

By Nico Isaac
4/16/2013 5:00:00 PM

The cost of the Cyprus bailout seems to get bigger every week. It has gone from 10€ to 17€ and now to 23€ billion euros. What's more, recent reports say the island nation will need a bigger bake sale to raise the necessary funds to foot the growing bill. On April 12, rumors swirled that the European Central Bank will force Cyprus to liquidate half-a-billion dollars of its gold reserves.

Filed Under: bailouts, banks, central banks, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, eurozone, financial forecast

Category: European Markets

Forex: Don't Write Off The Euro Just Yet
"We all know the euro is going lower," is today's popular sentiment. Yet Elliott waves suggest there is hope for the euro yet.

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
3/28/2013 4:00:00 PM

Despite the "success" of the Cyprus bailout, the sentiment towards the euro zone currency, the euro, has been negative. EURUSD, the euro-dollar exchange rate, fell to a new low for 2013. But while "everyone knows the euro is going lower," read this recent tweet by EWI's senior currency strategist...

Filed Under: bailouts, Elliott Wave trading, euro, euro/USD exchange rate, europe, European debt crisis, eurozone, forex, forex trading, technical analysis, U.S. dollar

Category: Currencies

Market Insight: Euro Hits New Low for 2013
EURUSD may be close to a pivotal point -- and a rare opportunity.

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
3/25/2013 6:00:00 PM

On Sunday night (Eastern time, March 24), EURUSD, the euro-dollar exchange rate and the world's most-traded forex market, saw a lot of volatility. The euro first fell 50 pips, then jumped 100, then fell hard again. Without a doubt, these gyrations looked chaotic to many forex observers. Yet we are proud to say ...

Filed Under: bailouts, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, euro, euro/USD exchange rate, forex, forex trading, U.S. dollar, volatility

Category: Currencies

Cyprus, the Euro – and Elliott Waves
How will the forex market react to the details of the Cyprus bailout plan when the agreement is finally reached?

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
3/22/2013 4:45:00 PM

Right now, the number one forex story is the banking crisis in Cyprus. Cyprus is part of the European Union, so it shares the euro with the rest of the EU. We could speculate on how the outcome of the bailout deal might affect the euro, but our forte is wave analysis and other supporting technical indicators. So let's take a look.

Filed Under: bailouts, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, eu, euro, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, European Union (EU), forex, forex trading, technical analysis, technical indicators, U.S. dollar

Category: Currencies

Investors in Student Loan Securities Take on Big Risk
The higher-education bubble is set to burst

By Bob Stokes
3/6/2013 5:30:00 PM

Despite the growing percentage of students who are behind on their loan payments, investor demand for the securities derived from student loans also continues to grow. This grab for yield will likely end badly. The eventual bursting of the student loan bubble will contribute to the larger deflationary trend.

Filed Under: bailouts, debt, deflation, financial forecast, Interest Rates

Category: U.S. Economy

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

S&P 500: Why News-Driven Forecasts Are Not the Answer
The "fiscal cliff" deal came and went -- and with it, the rally in stocks?

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
1/3/2013 6:15:00 PM

On January 3, the S&P 500 went sideways, and the "fundamentals" are sending a mixed message. On the one hand...

Filed Under: bailouts, Elliott Wave trading, S&P 500, technical analysis, trendlines

Category: Stocks

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

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