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.

“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.

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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.

Local Can Be Lucrative in a Bear Market

In a bull market, investment and business opportunities seem to be everywhere, to the point they're almost hard to miss. Bear markets, on the other hand, are more challenging. Even so, the opportunities are there -- if you know where to look.

Sneak Peek: The Socionomist - April 2019

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

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The Slow European Dissolve: Social Mood and the EU

There may be no more dramatic example of social mood pushing around politics anywhere in the world today than in Europe. Mood created the EU and it now threatens to tear it apart. In this special report, European Financial Forecast editor Brian Whitmer explains how events in Europe have expressed a developing trend toward negative social mood since 2000.

Sneak Peek: The Socionomist - March 2019

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

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.