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.

See 7 Signs That Showed the Age of Turbulence Was Nigh

A year ago, we reminded readers that attacks on successful corporations are hallmarks of falling transitions. But that wasn’t the only signal on our radar that suggested volatile times were ahead. Discover the cultural clues that echoed prior tops and foreshadowed turbulence in the markets and social life.

What Do U.S. Protests Have in Common with Europe’s Disunity?

The civil unrest sweeping America has been up close and personal in nearly every major city. Discover how negative social mood can divide not only families, streets and communities but entire continents as well.

Dam Disasters: See What We Told Readers in January About the Catastrophic Risks

Thousands evacuated. Homes destroyed. Warning signs ignored for decades. And a surprising connection to the stock market. Discover the link between complacency, markets and major dam failures that we shared with readers just months before the latest cluster of dam disasters in the U.S.

The Dow's All-Time High: Why the World Partied Like It Was 1999 … Just Before the Collapse

Just before the Dow registered its great peak in February, Disney recorded the best year in box office history, Taylor Swift set a record for simultaneous chart hits and sentiment indicators were abuzz with optimism.

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(Not a Typo) "Europe Has Been in a Bear Market for 20 Years"

It's hard to believe, but a key European stock index is still trading below its high from 20 years ago. That speaks volumes about Europe's social mood -- and the future of the European Union. Watch our Head of Global Research explain.

View the Global Economy from 30,000 Feet

If you zoomed out and took a snapshot of the markets and global economy, you'd see a pandemic, tumultuous equities, a rout in oil, record-busting bailouts, buybacks under fire, and the Fed flexing its muscles as the specter of deflation looms. But what does it all mean, and why is it happening now? Listen as EWI's Head of Global Research, Murray Gunn, breaks it all down in this conversation on the Classic Business podcast.

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This Indicator Flashed "Danger" for Chinese Stocks Well BEFORE Pandemic

While the news is mulling over "what the Chinese knew and when they knew it," from a technical analysis perspective it's mostly irrelevant for market timing. Watch our Asian-Pacific Short Term Update editor show you one indicator that flashed red well in advance.

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Most sports leagues have closed up shop during the coronavirus pandemic, but professional American football is fighting to maintain business as usual. Beyond the pandemic, football faces a host of vulnerabilities—and opportunities—at the current juncture, and its stakeholders would be prudent to take note when preparing for the sport’s “new normal.”

How to Withstand the Siren Song of a Market Rally

Dramatic rallies go hand-in-hand with dramatic bear markets. The psychology behind bear market rallies is powerful and tempting, seducing investors to fall feverishly back in love with the market at just the wrong time...

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Want Proof Markets Are NON-Rational? See This.

How can 1400 individual stocks, governed by a myriad of individual factors, fit into the same technical market pattern? There is only one logical answer. Watch our Asian-Pacific expert explain -- and show you how the COVID-19 pandemic fits into the same pattern.

Here’s How to Use Cultural Trends to Spot a Market Juncture

What did Disney’s dominance and horror’s resurgence tell us about the stock market? A lot, actually. Discover how we used developments in movies, pop music, business and politics to foresee a major positive mood extreme, and get a preview for where social trends are headed next.

From "Gung-ho" to "Cautious": How Sector Rotation Data Helps You Spot Trend Changes

At EWI, we look at 100+ market indicators to support our Elliott wave forecasts. Watch our Head of Global Research show you how the Sector Rotation Ratio in European stocks helped us warn subscribers of today's market woes well in advance -- and what this ratio says about the market today.

What Good Did the Fed Do? A One-Day Case Study

On March 3rd, the Fed announced a 1/2 percent rate cut. The Wall Street Journal called it a "booster shot." We take a close look at whether the market followed the Fed's "booster" effort, and at the evidence regarding exactly who follows who?

Coronavirus in the U.S.?

In less than a minute and a half, Peter Kendall teases how a long-term bear market in one country can cause damage in another -- even during or just after a bull market run.

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.