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.

Trump Lovers and Haters: Here’s Your Senate Trial Strategy

With the impeachment trial underway, both sides could use a socionomic strategy check-up. Get our counsel in 90 seconds, complete with the only chart you need to see to anticipate which way the vote will go.

Yo, Non-Profits: Here's Your Strategy for 2020

Whether you run a charity, you volunteer or you love to give to your favorite causes, you can use the stock market to signal if society is feeling generous or if contributions will be harder to come by--and then you can strategize accordingly. Get the lowdown on how to foresee likely giving trends in the year ahead when you watch this excerpt from 20 Trends You Can Anticipate in 2020.

Pot Advocates and Opponents: Here’s Your Strategy for 2020

Whether you want to make it legal to light up or you want to derail the dank train, you can use the stock market to signal when social mood is most conducive to your position and strategize accordingly. Discover your ganja game plan for the year ahead in this excerpt from 20 Trends You Can Anticipate in 2020.

Here's What Is On Our Radar for 2020

We asked ten top socionomists to tell us about what's on their radar for 2020. Here's how they responded.

20 Trends You Can Anticipate in 2020

Socionomics Institute Director Matt Lampert will reveal 20 trends you need to know about to make the most of the new year. These are trends that will surprise most people, but you’ll be among the few who can prepare to capitalize on the opportunities they present.

Trump: Will the President Survive Impeachment and Win the 2020 Election?

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Socionomic Institute Director Matt Lampert appraises the president's prospects to remain in office and win a second term, as only an Elliott waver and socionomist can.

What Does the Stock Market Say About Trump's 2020 Reelection Prospects?

You might say -- wait, isn't it "the economy, stupid" that determines whether a president stays in the White House? Actually, going back to the days of George Washington, the stock market has been a better indicator. Watch as the Director of the Socionomics Institute, EWI's sister organization, explains more.

Where’s the Beef? Here’s How You Could’ve Capitalized on the Meatless Mania

There are some opportunities that only an Elliottician can spot. Back in 2013, a wave pattern in one chart signaled that meat was in for a bad beat. See the waves then and now, and discover how being attuned to the trend could have put you in a position to feed the stampede that hungers for meat-free fare.

Will Trump Be Thrown Out of Office?

The impeachment inquiry is heating up. Check out the financial indicator you can use to gauge the president's chances to serve a full term.

Stocks and Home Runs at Record Highs: More than a Coincidence

Baseball's sultans of swing belted a record number of longballs this year while stocks also reached record heights. You might think it's a coincidence, but 140+ years of history reveal otherwise. See the surprising correlation for yourself.

Is China on the Verge of Unleashing an Attack?

You know about the conflict in Hong Kong. But what about the potential for China to become embroiled in violent conflict beyond its borders? See two charts that reveal just how high the odds may be.

To Brexit, or Not to Brexit: Find Order in the Chaos

The news out of the United Kingdom is almost as volatile as the markets. Yet if we step back, we can see some order in the disarray. Watch to discover how a socionomic perspective allows us to understand Britain's 2016 vote to leave the EU, the drama that has unfolded since and the prospects for another "exit" in the UK that reveals just how deep the kingdom's divisions go.

How Badly Will the Hong Kong Protests Shake Global Stock Markets?

Unrest continues in Hong Kong. China’s paramilitary forces are massing near the border. What if there’s more violence? Or an authoritarian invasion? Or a peaceful resolution? Investors all over the world want to know how much impact the Hong Kong chaos will have on global equities. Discover the surprising answer and learn how to protest-proof your portfolio (hint, you may have already done it) in this video.

“Democracy is in retreat.” Why Now?

"Democracy today is battered and weakened." That sounds like a political statement ... until you consider the source, and the evidence. See and hear it for yourself in this Chart of the Day.


Sharks Circle Around America's Big Tech Firms

History shows that society's appetite for knocking big, successful companies off their profitable pedestals has been a useful harbinger of social mood trends — and consequently, the stock market.