Social Mood

Changes in social mood precede changes in the markets, the economy, politics and more. Understanding this insight equips you to anticipate major shifts in trends and capitalize on lucrative opportunities before most people see them coming. View the items below to learn more. 

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A Stunning Reversal in the 500-Year Trend Toward Globalization

Socionomist Alan Hall saw the de-globalization trend coming -- before the New York Times began to report on the stagnation of globalization in more recent news. Read more on Alan Hall's 500-year view of globalization, and how it's impacting trade today. 

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The Socionomic Theory of Finance

"World-changing books about finance aren’t built in a day." The Socionomic Theory of Finance required 13 years to complete. It has a lot to say.

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History's Hidden Engine

This documentary uses pop songs, news footage and cultural images to explore how social mood drives trends in movies, music, fashion, economics, politics, the media and even the stock market.

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Socionomics Explained

Robert Prechter discusses the socionomic insight and explains how he developed the theory in this engaging interview.

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Why a "Nation of Immigrants" Can't Agree On Immigration

Senior Editor Robert Folsom explains why looking at social mood can offer clarity to one of America's oldest ongoing political controversies.

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A Radical Re-Thinking of the U.S. Trade Deficit

News flash: The 2016 U.S. trade deficit was the largest since 2012, fueling President Trump’s fire to narrow the nation’s gap and bolster the economy. But this research shows historical evidence that suggests this approach could seriously backfire.

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Trump’s “Honeymoon Phase”: Why Low Approval Ratings Matter

Robert Folsom explains that a real honeymoon means a "happy couple" -- and so far, Donald Trump hasn't made his "bride" -- namely, the public -- happy.

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The Socionomic Theory of Finance

"World-changing books about finance aren’t built in a day." The Socionomic Theory of Finance required 13 years to complete. It has a lot to say.

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What Could Make "Globalization" A Global Crash & Burn

What does "globalization" even mean? Is it something you can measure? Yes, you can. In fact, standard measures of globalization show that in the past 150 years, the globalization trend may be history's largest manifestation of positive social mood.

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The High Risk of China's South China Sea Ambitions

Recently, China has been doing something that's caught the attention of the U.S. intelligence services. In the South China Sea, in the Spratly Islands chain, China has been developing airfields, ports, and other facilities across the face of many of its man-made islands. Is there trouble brewing in one of the world's most contested regions?

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Anticipate major social changes. Make informed decisions. Gain an edge in your marketplace.

The Socionomist is the only monthly publication that offers you practical insights on the relationship between social mood, cultural trends and the markets. Each issue warns you about big societal changes before they can harm you and reveals breakthrough opportunities emerging from trends in society.