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.

Sneak Peek: The Socionomist - February 2019

Alyssa Hayden, director of the Socionomics Institute, introduces the February 2019 Socionomist.

The "Social Issue" That Went From 84% NO to 66% YES

What changed public opinion from "No" to "Yes" about legal marijuana? There's lots of answers, but the biggest reason is also the most surprising. See it for yourself.

Bond Market Volatility: Has the Psychology Shifted?

EWI's Interest Rate analyst Jordan Kotick shows the "Financial Stress Index," and explains the sudden burst of volatility in the Treasuries market.

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Will Negative Social Mood Oust Trump? Watch the Stock Market

Alan Hall of the Socionomics Institute explains how stocks can foretell the president's fate.

Sneak Peek: The Socionomist - January 2019

Alyssa Hayden, director of the Socionomics Institute, introduces the January 2019 Socionomist.

Sneak Peek: The Socionomist - December 2018

Alyssa Hayden, director of the Socionomics Institute, introduces the December 2018 Socionomist.

More Home Runs AND Faster Pitches? How Do They Do That?

"Power performance" in baseball achieved all-time records in 2018. How? NOT with steroids, rule changes, or a livelier baseball. Alan Hall has the answer the scientists missed.

Sneak Peek: The Socionomist - October 2018

Alyssa Hayden, director of the Socionomics Institute, introduces the October 2018 Socionomist.

Human History Has a Pulse, and You Can Predict It

Empires rise and fall, but not randomly. One recent study found that in ancient Egypt and China, for example, “periods of chaos…recurred every 500 years.” There is a rhythm to human history, and it follows a familiar pattern.

Bitter Blows: The Socionomics Behind A 16-Year Scandal

Politics & culture wars are a small threat to the NFL, compared to the far bigger long-term threat: The still-moving ripple of scandal that could sink the popularity of the NFL and football generally. See that scandal for yourself, and the mood that drives it.

What the Stock Market Did During the Greatest Achievement in Human History

We spell out the “what,” “when” and “where” of this event: Look for yourself to see if you can find it on our chart of the Dow Industrials.

Israelis and Palestinians: When Will the Violence Subside?

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza appears intractable. When might it end? Socionomics has a thought-provoking, evidence-based answer.

What the Bond Market Is Whispering About the Next "Big Event"

Keep an eye on the bond market: It's a gauge of social mood swings. If the swing is big enough, the seismic change that follows affects everyone.