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(Video, 3:35 min.) Does "Rational Exuberance" Rule the Stock Market?
The major indexes have not seen a 10% correction in 36 months

By Bob Stokes
9/29/2014 3:45:00 PM

A well-known market strategist recently said "rational exuberance" is at work in today's stock market, based on a growing economy and the prospect for strong corporate earnings. Here is our take on that.

Filed Under: earnings, Elliott wave, gross domestic product (GDP), U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks


(Video, 2:25 min.) The Last Time Sentiment Was THIS Extreme, Ronald Reagan Was President
"The market hasn't taken a breath for over two years."

By Robert Folsom
9/26/2014 3:45:00 PM

When conditions like investor complacency and a deteriorating trend come together, you can get a very ugly outcome....

Filed Under: Bob Prechter, Elliott wave, sentiment, stock indexes, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks


Inside Look: Epic Optimism that Can Be Reversed Only by a Huge Bear Market
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By Editorial Staff
9/26/2014 2:15:00 PM

Recent weeks brought the biggest confrontation with Moscow since the Cold War, a race riot, a new low in the popularity of President Obama and grisly beheadings at the hands of religious terrorists amidst a major re-escalation of the war in Iraq. And yet...

Filed Under: central banks, economic indicators, financial forecast, inside look, Peter Kendall, steve hochberg, U.S. STOCK MARKET

Category: Stocks


Inside Look: Top Approaching in Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A)?
Elliott wave analysis of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

By Editorial Staff
9/26/2014 6:15:00 AM

Warren Buffett’s return is amazing, but what makes it more amazing is that he started his investment empire the very year the U.S. domestically went off hard money and one year before the Dow made a major top in terms of real money (gold), which ...

Filed Under: Elliott Wave Theorist, inside look, Robert Prechter, Warren Buffett

Category: Stocks


Inside Look: The Specter of Global Debt Default is Once Again Rearing its Head
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By Editorial Staff
9/25/2014 10:45:00 AM

In recent weeks, the specter of global debt default is once again rearing its head. On August 1, Argentina defaulted on its sovereign debt, which occurred on the heels of bond defaults in South African and Portuguese banks. Meanwhile, Chinese property companies are starting to fail ...

Filed Under: debt crisis, financial forecast, inside look, Peter Kendall, steve hochberg

Category: Stocks


(Video, 2:52 min.) The US Air War, ISIS, and the Stock Market
Will the conflict move the stock market trend?

By Bob Stokes
9/24/2014 2:30:00 PM

Some economists say war is good for stocks; others say war is bearish. Which view is correct? Take a look at four charts that show the stock market's trend during previous times of war.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks


Inside Look: Hedge Funds Surpass 2007 Leverage
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By Editorial Staff
9/22/2014 2:30:00 PM

"Hedge funds are further out on the same limb they occupied in 2007, right before the collapse shown on this chart of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index."

Filed Under: Elliott wave, financial forecast, hedge funds, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, Peter Kendall, steve hochberg

Category: Stocks


(Video, 3:07 min.) Corporations Use "Financial Engineering" at Their Own Peril
Companies repurchase shares at fastest pace since the financial crisis

By Bob Stokes
9/17/2014 3:15:00 PM

A recent study reveals that corporate stock buy-backs are the largest category of equity buying. Corporations bought back over $338 billion of their stock in the first half of 2014. Learn what could derail this "financial engineering" strategy.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks


(Video, 3:02 min.) Central Banks Are Buying Stocks -- That HAS To Be Bullish (Right?)
It's tempting to answer "yes" -- until you recall a similar example from recent history

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
9/12/2014 5:00:00 PM

Sovereign wealth funds were buying stocks seven years ago. Today, it's central banks. There is no real difference, though: Both express how accepted the drive into riskier financial assets has become.

Filed Under: Bear market, bull market, central banks, Elliott wave, european central bank, european markets, market manipulation, stock indexes, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), U.S. STOCK MARKET

Category: Stocks


(Video, 3:31 min.) Stock Ownership at 18-Year Low, Stocks at All-Time High. How?
"Only 14% of Americans own stocks directly"

By Bob Stokes
9/11/2014 4:15:00 PM

The S&P 500 index is near a record high yet the U.S. has the lowest level of stock ownership since 1995. What explains the lofty market prices? See a chart that provides insight.

Filed Under: Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, S&P 500, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks


(Video, 3:27 min.) Mideast Conflict: Good or Bad for Stocks?
"Buy the bad news" is another expression of extreme bullish sentiment

By Bob Stokes
9/8/2014 3:45:00 PM

We've all heard the phrase "buy the dip." Now, market optimism has reached such an extreme that many investors are saying, "buy the bad news." Learn why this view is fraught with financial danger.

Filed Under: Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, S&P 500, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks


(Video, 3:11 min.) September: Bang or Bust?
September, as it turns out, may not be so bad -- on one condition

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
9/5/2014 4:45:00 PM

There are many notions out there about stock market behavior that the investing public will embrace from time to time. For example...

Filed Under: Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, S&P 500, stock indexes

Category: Stocks


(Video, 3:13 min.) The 5-Year Stock Market Rally: Ending with a Whimper, or a Bang?
Where are the bears?

By Bob Stokes
8/29/2014 2:45:00 PM

All stock market rallies eventually end. Many observers expect the current rally to accelerate northward before the start of the next downtrend. But market history tells a different story. Learn what to look for so you can prepare.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, investor psychology, S&P 500, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks


(Video, 2:27 min.) So, Is Market Sentiment at an Extreme Point -- or Not?
"30+ charts of market sentiment reveal historically high levels of optimism regarding stocks."

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/26/2014 4:30:00 PM

Market sentiment can be a powerful trend gauge. Some sentiment indicators are anecdotal; others you can track and measure -- and you can compare their current readings with readings at previous market tops and bottoms. Here's one of them.

Filed Under: bull market, Elliott wave, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, S&P 500, sentiment, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks


(Video, 2:52 min.) What Does It Mean When a Wall Street Bear Suddenly Turns Bullish?
Sentiment extremes often anticipate major trend changes

By Bob Stokes
8/25/2014 4:00:00 PM

Even after a 5½-year stock market rally, some professional investors expect the upward trend to continue. One previously staunch bear has just turned bullish and another professional investor sees a bull market lasting for years. Have we reached the final peak in financial optimism?

Filed Under: Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, investor psychology, S&P 500, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks


(Video, 2:27 min.) Stocks Stumble: Is Ukraine to Blame?
The news doesn't drive the price trend. The behavior of traders and investors is what moves prices.

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/15/2014 7:45:00 PM

On Friday (Aug. 15) Ukraine said its forces had destroyed part of a Russian military convoy. The news sent stocks lower, said the headlines -- but was it really the news that did it?

Filed Under: Elliott wave, europe, european markets, technical analysis, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks


(Interview, 3:24 min.) New Market Insights from Our Chief Market Analyst
Small caps and junk bonds are worth paying attention to right now

By Alexandra Lienhard
8/15/2014 2:30:00 PM

In this clip from a new interview with EWI’s Chief Market Analyst, Steve Hochberg, he shows you two forward-looking indicators that are flashing important signs for the market’s future.

Filed Under: interview, steve hochberg, U.S. STOCK MARKET

Category: Stocks


(Video, 4:13 min.) Worried About Stocks and Interest Rates? Here's Why You Shouldn't Be
Believe it or not, interest rates have no reliable effect on the stock market -- just look at these charts

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/12/2014 2:30:00 PM

Wall Street is worried that the Fed will soon raise interest rates and end the stock market rally. But is there a reliable correlation between interest rates and the stock market? You may be surprised to learn that the answer is -- no.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, Interest Rates, investment strategy, investor psychology, S&P 500, stock indexes, stock market cycles, technical analysis, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks


(Video, 3:12 min.) The Perilous Psychology of Financial Bubbles
Investors buy the bubble

By Bob Stokes
8/8/2014 1:45:00 PM

Investors justify financial bubbles all the way to the top. This perilous psychology led to massive losses after the market peaks of 2000 and 2007. Now, in 2014, the same warning is showing up in the financial news. 

Filed Under: Elliott wave, investor psychology, mania, S&P 500, U.S. STOCK MARKET, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks


The Dow Ends July in a Nosedive: Now What?
You can see market turns coming -- you just have to know what to look for

By Nico Isaac
8/4/2014 3:45:00 PM

In the last week of July, the DJIA plunged 2.8%, erasing its entire gains for 2014. As for why the world's leading stock market shed 600 (or so) points in 5 days -- well, have you heard of "beer goggles"?

Filed Under: charts, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, fundamental analysis, market forecasts, U.S. STOCK MARKET

Category: Stocks


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