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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Dutch Election: Should the Populists Pack Up and Go Home?

Alexandra Lienhard interviews Matt Lampert on the results of the Dutch election and the future of politics in Europe.

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  • Also in This Week's News: Are "Facts" Evidence of Partisanship Mar 24

    This past week in the news has been like 40 gallons of crazy compressed into a 20-gallon tank. It's too much to keep up with. It's like you want to slap the next person who says "I've never seen this before," except ... you keep hearing yourself say ...

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  • Elections Open the Door in the Moment and into the Future Mar 20

    Elections open the doors and windows for the expression of social mood -- those expressions are obviously specific to the moment, yet "elections have consequences" into the future as well.

    Populism, nationalism, anti-establishment sentiment and the...

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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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Matt Lampert on “the Most Important Event of the Year”

Don’t miss what the director of research of the Socionomics Institute is calling “the most important event of the year.” 

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Dutch Election: Should the Populists Pack Up and Go Home?

Alexandra Lienhard interviews Matt Lampert on the results of the Dutch election and the future of politics in Europe.

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Global Events Through the Lens of Social Mood

In this new interview, Socionomics Institute Director of Research Matt Lampert and Senior Analyst Alan Hall talk about the role of social mood in events happening around the globe. They cover a variety of topics -- from the Dow to the "Trump Rally" to Russia.

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Presidential Scandals -- How Much Damage Do They Do?

Some presidential scandals change history, others are minor and do little damage. In this ETV interview, Robert Folsom discusses social mood as it relates to this question: "How much political damage does a scandal do to the president?"

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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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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.