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(Video) Why Europe’s Consumer Recovery Story is Just an Illusion
And “the man behind the curtain” is the European Central Bank

By Nico Isaac
4/14/2014 4:00:00 PM

Human mind is made of pliable stuff, willing to bend -- and believe the impossible. How many people believe, for instance, that monetary policy can reverse the course of economic decline -- even though no such power is actually proven to exist?

Filed Under: bailouts, eu, euro, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, Interest Rates, video, Video - Featured

Category: European Markets


(Video) Russia, Under the Influence of Elliott Waves
Another European country is flashing a similar setup to what we saw in Russian stocks at the 2011 top

By Nico Isaac
3/31/2014 3:45:00 PM

In 2013 and now into 2014, those invested in Russia may be feeling the urge to drown their sorrows. And now, another European naton is flashing a similar setup.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, emerging markets, europe, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, forecasts, market forecasts, video, Video - FRUP

Category: European Markets


Russia's Ugly Market Decline: A Prelude to Another Country’s Nose-Dive?
EWI's Brian Whitmer forecast Russia’s huge bear and now warns of another

By Nico Isaac
3/27/2014 6:00:00 PM

Three years ago, in late 2010-early 2011, Russia was flexing its economic muscle. The ruble stood at a two-year high against the U.S. dollar and assets under management in Russia-dedicated funds were at an all-time high. That's when European Financial Forecast editor Brian Whitmer issued a staunch warning for the bulls.

Filed Under: brian whitmer, european markets, European Union (EU), financial forecast, recession, social mood, socionomics

Category: European Markets


(Video) Greece, and Now Ukraine: The Fallacy of Efficient Markets
How to unlearn one of the most important lessons of your financial education

By Nico Isaac
3/17/2014 4:45:00 PM

Every day, you see evidence against the theory of news-driven markets; i.e. negative news causes prices to fall, while positive news spurs rallies. One example stands out from recent history: the summer of 2012, Greece. (And now, Ukraine?)

Filed Under: Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH), euro, europe, european markets, eurozone, Greek debt, video, Video - Featured, Video - FRUP

Category: European Markets


(Video) The Crisis in Ukraine: What’s Next?
Social mood is another term for the shared inclination of a society. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is a dramatic example of social mood in action.

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
3/3/2014 4:30:00 PM

For 3 years, Russia’s stock market has been drifting lower. Here is why that’s important to the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

Filed Under: authoritarianism, Bear market, debt crisis, deflation, Elliott wave, emerging markets, europe, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, investment strategy, social mood, video, Video - Featured

Category: European Markets


Rome: Will Italy's "Eternal City" Go Bankrupt?
"Rome has wasted money for decades"

By Bob Stokes
2/28/2014 6:15:00 PM

The last time Rome, Italy faced financial collapse was during the days of Nero. Now, some 2000 years later, the Eternal City stares at the possibility of bankruptcy. However, the financial alarm bells are also ringing in other parts of Europe. 

Filed Under: brian whitmer, Elliott wave, European debt crisis, European Union (EU)

Category: European Markets


Why You Should Prepare Now for Eurozone-Style Deflation
Efforts to stimulate lending appear to be futile

By Bob Stokes
1/31/2014 2:45:00 PM

European Union policymakers have gone all out to fend off deflation. But deflation continues to threaten Europe's economy. See how EWI's European Financial Forecast has been keeping subscribers ahead of this ominous trend.

Filed Under: brian whitmer, deflation, economic indicators, Elliott wave, European Union (EU), eurozone

Category: European Markets


Should You Count on Ireland's Comeback? See This Chart First
The European Financial Forecast tells you whether Ireland's rebound is a symbol of success -- or of complacency

By Nathaniel Williams
1/9/2014 2:15:00 PM

Not that long ago, Ireland was an epicenter of Europe's debt crisis. Now, it is hailed as a symbol of success. But are things in Ireland really that rosy?

Filed Under: brian whitmer, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, Irish debt crisis

Category: European Markets


The Chart Shows Why European Central Bank Is Losing Fight with Deflation
Greece reports highest deflation since monthly records began – and there is more to the story

By Bob Stokes
12/31/2013 3:45:00 PM

The European Central Bank recently slashed its main refinancing rate, but almost no one wants the virtually free money. See a chart that shows the failure of the ECB's cheap credit policy.

Filed Under: deflation, economic depression, Elliott wave, european central bank, European debt crisis, Greek debt, soverign debt crisis

Category: European Markets


Protect Your Portfolio from European Sovereign Debt
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By Bob Stokes
12/9/2013 4:15:00 PM

Europe's major banks have loaded up on sovereign debt. This will not end well. Take steps to prepare for Europe's next debt crisis.

Filed Under: banks, conquer the crash, European debt crisis, personal finance, risk management, Robert Prechter, safe banks, safe haven, Sovereign Debt

Category: European Markets


The Eurozone: Following the Deflationary Footsteps of Japan?
Eurozone business activity slips

By Bob Stokes
11/22/2013 5:00:00 PM

Positive economic expectations in the eurozone appear divorced from reality. One measure of business activity has its weakest reading in three months. Is the eurozone slipping toward a Japanese-style deflation?

Filed Under: brian whitmer, deflation, economic indicators, Elliott wave, eurozone

Category: European Markets


Deflation Soon to Grab Attention in the European Union
Four European nation's show a long slide in consumer prices

By Bob Stokes
11/6/2013 1:15:00 PM

Europe's lack of respect for deflation will soon be transformed into rapt attention. Inflation is already at its lowest level since November 2009.

Filed Under: deflation, Elliott wave, European debt crisis, eurozone

Category: European Markets


Eurozone's Descent Down the Financial Rabbit Hole
European Union business activity disappoints in October

By Bob Stokes
10/24/2013 5:30:00 PM

Disappointing business activity and falling tax receipts are just two economic factors that dog the European Union's growth prospects. See two charts that help explain Europe's slide into deflation.

Filed Under: debt, deflation, Elliott wave, European debt crisis, eurozone

Category: European Markets


Is Germany’s DAX Coming Up Yellen?
Our analysis reveals some evidence of whether the DAX rally has strength

By Nico Isaac
9/18/2013 5:45:00 PM

On September 16, Germany's blue-chip DAX rose above its previous record peak to set a new all-time high. When it came to explaining why the DAX rallied, the mainstream watchdogs stood in line and ordered a double scoop of one fundamental flavor sold in the United States: Yellenberry, as in US Federal Reserve Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen.

Filed Under: DAX, Elliott wave, european markets, quantitative easing, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: European Markets


Hey, FTSE 100 Pundits, Take a (Rate) Hike
Many believe that there’s a consistent correlation between a rise in bank rates and a fall in the Footsie – but it’s not so

By Nico Isaac
8/15/2013 6:45:00 PM

When the FTSE 100 plunged in its biggest single-day drop in two months on August 15, the usual experts looked no further than the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street, otherwise known as the Bank of England. More specifically, when the Bank of England increases interest rates, the Footsie falls; ergo, a rate cut triggers a FTSE rally. Right?

Filed Under: Bank of England, europe, european markets, financial forecast, FTSE, Interest Rates, monetary policy

Category: European Markets


(Video) Huge Sell-Off in FTSE 100: What a Third Wave Looks Like
Third waves are the strongest and fastest parts of a five-wave Elliott wave sequence.

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/15/2013 4:45:00 PM

To those familiar with Elliott wave analysis, the phrase "worst intraday fall" sounds like a third wave -- the strongest and fastest part of a five-wave Elliott wave impulse.  Watch this free video to understand more about the FTSE’s sharp drop on August 15.

Filed Under: Bank of England, Bear market, DAX, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, european markets, FTSE, Swiss Market Index (SMI), technical analysis, trade targets

Category: European Markets


The June Funk in Europe's Junk Bond Market
How our analysis prepared for the selloff.

By Nico Isaac
7/15/2013 5:45:00 PM

Q1 of 2013. At the time, investor interest in all things high-yielding was moving at a swifter clip than Stephen Strasburg's fastball. But then came June. Europe's junk bond market strikes out as high-yield bond issuance goes from a record inflow to a record outflow. And, the cost of insuring European corporate bonds against losses embarks on a five-week-long uptrend -- its longest rising streak in two years.

 

Filed Under: europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, eurozone, Greek debt, junk bonds, world central banks

Category: European Markets


The FTSE's Fall: Will It Be Just a Footnote? (Update)
Only those who saw the beginning of the move can identify its end

By Nico Isaac
6/20/2013 12:45:00 PM

In late May, the media frenzy over the FTSE 100's uptrend was akin to commotion over Kate Middleton's (the Duchess of Cambridge) baby bump. And while the the royal heir's gender was still unknown, the mainstream financial experts were pretty darn certain about the stock market's identity – a bouncing baby bull.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, europe, european markets, financial forecast, FTSE, fundamental analysis, momentum

Category: European Markets


UK Banks: Back on Solid Ground?
Our chart of the FTSE 350 Banks Index is only the beginning of the discussion

By Nico Isaac
6/7/2013 3:15:00 PM

In May 2013, Britain's top five banks announced that they will meet capital levels required by the Bank of England without having to sell shares. "This is confirmation that the capital debate is over," began one news source. "The funding problem in the UK is over." So, are they right?

Filed Under: Bank of England, banks, Elliott wave, europe, financial forecast, FTSE

Category: European Markets


A Wall-to-Wall Selloff in European Bourses
European Short Term Update used Elliott wave analysis to anticipate the reversal

By Nico Isaac
5/23/2013 4:15:00 PM

On Thursday, May 23, the ticker tape of European stock markets resembled the jumbotron scale on the weight-loss reality TV show The Biggest Loser -- one triple-digit number after another. Unlike the TV show, however, the sharp stock market declines were not a sign of improving health. According to one news report, brokers across the pond went on a 24-hour damage control assuring their "investors to keep calm, carry on, and don't panic."

Filed Under: CAC40, DAX, Elliott wave, euro stoxx 50, europe, european markets, eurozone, FTSE, Nikkei, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: European Markets


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