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Prepare for the Bear: Conspiracies, Magical Thinking and Wild Ideas

by The Socionomics Institute
Updated: May 24, 2022

Sure, bear markets establish a "new normal" in the direction of stock prices. But the psychology behind the bear also establishes a new normal in the ideas that society embraces. Careful, rational thinking often goes out the window, in favor of impulsive, emotional appeals. The rejection of rationality can even come from within the scientific community itself -- with disastrous consequences. Learn more about these risks -- so that you can be ready for them -- when you watch this excerpt from the "Prepare for the Bear" conversation series.

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Are you ready for the next big bear market? The "Prepare for the Bear" conversation series helps you to anticipate risks BEYOND turbulence on stock price charts. The first installment addresses the risk of turbulence in broader society and culture. Watch the full episode when you join the SocioClub via the fast, free steps below.

European Stocks: 15 Indicators Are Suggesting a Low

Six months of relentless sell-off (on top of war... on top of rising interest rates...) will make a skeptic out of any investor. Yet, every bear market has its rallies. Watch our European Financial Forecast editor give you a preview of the new, July issue -- and explain what he's watching for the signs of a bottom.

Asian-Pacific Stocks: Don't Fall for the Siren Song of Bearish Headlines

When you read the financial headlines these days, it looks like the end of the world. That's the kind of moment when the value of Elliott wave analysis becomes especially clear. Watch our Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast editor give you a preview of the new, July issue as he hints that today's bearish headlines might just be a siren song.

Crude Oil: From -$40 to +$130

It's hard to believe -- and easy to forget -- that at the onset of the pandemic in April 2020, crude oil prices briefly went negative. Meaning, oil producers would have paid YOU up to $40 a barrel just to take it off their hands. My oh my, how things have changed. Since March, oil prices have risen even more -- but it's been very choppy. See this extraordinary chart that shows how Elliott waves handled the recent volatility.