Socionomics and 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. Content provided by EWI's affiliated research organization, the Socionomics Institute.

Why Have Society's Values Shifted Over the Past 25 Years?

When you look at society today, there's no dispute that social values have shifted. But why? Some say demographics. Others blame politics. Yet others say it's the influence of the news and social media. Let's take a look at an indicator that tells a different story about why our values differ starkly from a generation ago.

Will Investment Bankers Ever Remember the Last Crash?

It seems like after every stock market crash, Wall Street firms, regulators and lawmakers proclaim that new regulations will ensure that financial crises never happen again. Yet the crises and crashes keep coming. This video shows you how the collapse of Archegos in 2021 signaled that big banks -- including Credit Suisse -- had once again forgotten the lessons of history.


PTPC: The Stock Market is Riskier Than Economists Realized

Everyone knows financial markets are risky. But just how risky are they? Economists thought they knew, but it turns out that they had underestimated market risk by several orders of magnitude. Discover why and learn about a perspective that can help you get a better grasp on risks in the markets and everyday life.

Mood Riffs: Giant Losses & A Case of the Mondays

You ever hit the snooze button on Monday morning and wish you could just gently ease your way into the workweek? Doing precisely that has become one of the latest trends among social media business influencers. Learn what it says about the social mood trend and discover why Amazon and other once-highflying corporate titans have recently booked ten-figure losses.


Does the Russian Bear Have More Bite?

It's hard to believe we're already a year into the Russia-Ukraine conflict. More than a week BEFORE Russia invaded Ukraine, we recorded this episode of Pop Trends Price Culture. It's as prescient now as it was when released. The video flips conventional thinking on its head. If you're wondering how war affects markets, you asking the wrong question...

This Chart Anticipated Rising Concern Over Nuclear Weapons

As battles continue in Ukraine, the world finds itself thinking the unthinkable once again. Yes, after decades of relative complacency, an era of heightened concern over nuclear weapons seems to be upon us once again. See the chart that used Elliott wave analysis to anticipate such a development more than seven years before Russia's invasion.

Video Mood Riffs: Dropping Pounds & Crumbling Crowns

Our Video Mood Riffs feature goes beyond the markets to examine cultural trends. In the latest episode, discover why a new fat-trimming trend may not last when stock prices hit the skids. Plus, see why the next big bear market could rip some jewels out of the new British king's crown.

PTPC: In Harmony with Social Mood -- The Genius, King, Godfather and Poet Laureate

Ray Charles. Elvis. James Brown. Chuck Berry. These four pop music icons need no introduction. Music historians have told their individual stories many times. But when we zoom out and look at their careers collectively, we see the indelible influence of social mood on their bouts of triumph and tumult.

When Do Maritime Disasters Occur? The Answer May Surprise You

Is it possible that shipwrecks have a socionomic influence? This video examines major maritime disasters from the past 300+ years to reveal that the timing is not random.

Video Mood Riffs: A House Divided & Tech Run Amok

They say "a house divided cannot stand," yet the House of Representatives managed to hold itself together after the recent drama over who would become the Speaker of the House. But what do cracks in the political consensus tell us about the mood of the country -- and by extension, the mood of the markets? Plus, see how fear is sparking new uses of technology on the battlefield.

FTX: What Happens After the Scandal?

There's been no shortage of crypto drama in the wake of the FTX implosion. Yet the scandal's timing helps us to see some order in the chaos and anticipate what may be around the corner in the crypto space. See a two-minute breakdown in an excerpt from EWI's just-published Global Market Perspective.


PTPC: Are Cognitive Biases Hijacking Your Grip on Reality?

We all have mental blind spots. If unchecked, they can distort how we see the world, how we behave and even our sense of self. Learn insights that can help you conquer your cognitive biases, plus discover how social mood shapes the biases most prevalent in society.


On Our Radar 2023: Social Trends to Watch in the Year Ahead

We asked 9 social mood experts to tell us about the trends they plan to watch in 2023. Read this FREE excerpt from the January 2023 issue of The Socionomist to see what they said. Some of their answers may surprise you.

Video Mood Riffs: Homers, Strike Outs & A House of Mouse Reboot

2022 featured a big top in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and some big-time performances on the baseball diamond. Discover how trends in baseball ebb and flow with trends in stock prices, plus see what could be in the cards for Disney during Bob Iger's second stint as CEO, in the latest installment of Video Mood Riffs.


2024 Presidential Race: 3 Dow Levels to Watch

With the midterms in the rearview mirror, let's look ahead to the 2024 presidential race. Polls have infamously missed the mark over the past few election cycles. Discover how you can use the stock market to anticipate the election outcome without polling a single person.