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European Stocks: EuroStoxx 50 Shows a Topping Picture
The recent weakness in European stocks was expected

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
1/30/2013 5:15:00 PM

The news reports from Europe on January 30 said that European stocks took a hit after the release of weaker-than-expected U.S. GDP number for the 4th quarter of 2012. Yet Elliott wave patterns in the EuroStoxx 50, pan-European index of the continent's 50 largest stocks, are showing that the recent rally has been on its last leg for a while.

Filed Under: AEX, CAC40, DAX, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, european markets, FTSE

Category: European Markets


Europe's Return of Risky Debt: Sign of Hope or Dangerous Omen?
EWI's new, November European Financial Forecast highlights the resurgence of a risky debt -- and its implications for the region

By Nathaniel Williams
11/12/2012 1:30:00 PM

By all accounts, the economic and financial realities in Europe seem dire. Yet if you look at the behavior of some credit traders in Europe, you'd never know it. Is their new-found optimism toward risky debt a sign of hope -- or a dangerous omen?

Filed Under: AEX, Bank of England, CAC40, DAX, Elliott wave, eu, euro/USD exchange rate, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, FTSE, Greek debt

Category: European Markets


Europe in November: Bye, Bye Bear-die?
Inside EWI’s latest, November European Financial Forecast…

By Nico Isaac
11/2/2012 5:00:00 PM

For 4 years, the European economy has been shrouded in the darkness of recession. But now, according to the mainstream experts, tangible "rays of hope" that the worst is finally behind the Continent are finally shining through. For example...

Filed Under: AEX, Bank of England, CAC40, DAX, diversification, Elliott wave, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, eurozone, FTSE

Category: European Markets


European Bulls & Bears at an Impasse: Who Will Take the Next Move?
Inside EWI's new, October 2012 European Financial Forecast...

By Nico Isaac
10/5/2012 5:45:00 PM

If Europe's finanical landscape were a chess board, the 2 opposing players -- a bull and a bear -- would be at a seeming stalemate. So, do we have a draw? The brand-new October 2012 European Financial Forecast says -- absolutely not...

Filed Under: AEX, Bank of England, CAC40, DAX, Elliott wave, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, FTSE, Swiss Market Index (SMI)

Category: European Markets


Europe in September: One of the Most Critical Months Yet
Inside EWI’s latest, September 2012 European Financial Forecast…

By Nico Isaac
8/31/2012 8:30:00 PM

September is to the European economy what November is to the U.S. Presidential election. To wit: September will see the final results of the Continents’ long and bitter campaign against its long-time rival, deflation...

Filed Under: AEX, CAC40, DAX, Elliott wave, eu, euro, euro stoxx 50, euro/USD exchange rate, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), FTSE

Category: European Markets


Do Bans on Short Selling Work? See for Yourself
One look at a chart -- and the answer is clear

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/9/2012 7:30:00 PM

When panic and fear grip the market, the authorities try their best to stop the bleeding. Their go-to move is to ban short selling of stocks -- a popular speculation method practiced by traders who believe stocks should fall further. To help stop the current wave of the crisis, the eurozone financial authorities have banned short selling, too. Writes our August Global Market Perspective...

Filed Under: AEX, CAC40, DAX, diversification, Elliott wave, euro stoxx 50, eurozone, FTSE, investment strategy, short selling

Category: Global Markets


What's a Central Bank To Do?
What if the ECB has an ace up its sleeve, and the next round of stimulus FINALLY does the trick?

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/1/2012 12:15:00 PM

With so much focus on the hopes of further economic stimuli by central banks, it's important to consider what difference (if any) the already HUGE amount of economic stimulus has made. Let's look at Europe.

Filed Under: AEX, Bank of England, Ben Bernanke, CAC40, DAX, diversification, Elliott wave, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, FTSE, golden ratio, Interest Rates, International Monetary Fund (IMF), monetary policy, quantitative easing, Swiss Market Index (SMI)

Category: European Markets


The European Economy: Game Over -- OR -- Play Till It Wins?
Inside our new, August 2012 European Financial Forecast

By Nico Isaac
7/27/2012 4:15:00 PM

Europe's 2-year long economic Whac-A-Mole game continues. Central banks across the Continent use their giant "mallets" of bond buybacks, rate cuts, and bailouts to hit ONE crisis over the head -- only to have another one savagely pop up in the opposite corner. So, will Europe's monetary authorities be able to "whack" all the reoccurring "moles" before their time runs out?

Filed Under: AEX, bailouts, Bank of England, CAC40, DAX, diversification, euro, euro stoxx 50, european central bank, European debt crisis, FTSE, International Monetary Fund (IMF), quantitative easing, safe haven, Swiss Market Index (SMI)

Category: European Markets


Will Europe's Economic Wildfire Finally Be Contained?
Inside our new, July 2012 European Financial Forecast...

By Nico Isaac
6/29/2012 6:00:00 PM

The raging inferno of soaring bond yields and plunging stock markets has been spreading across Europe, jumping from Greece to Portugal to Spain to Italy. But according to the mainstream experts, there is one way to snuff out the flames: fly rescue planes over the blaze and dump emergency lending, low interest rates, and monetary policy from the skies above. And from the ashes, new growth will emerge. So, are they right?

 

Filed Under: AEX, Bank of England, CAC40, central banks, DAX, debt crisis, debt downgrade, diversification, Elliott wave, eu, euro, euro stoxx 50, euro/USD exchange rate, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, FTSE, inflation, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Swiss Market Index (SMI)

Category: European Markets


Has Europe’s Sovereign Debt Crisis Finally Hit Rock Bottom?
Inside the May 2012 European Financial Forecast...

By Nico Isaac
5/4/2012 6:00:00 PM

It’s been two years since the sovereign debt crisis crashed onto the European shores. And, despite 1-plus trillion euros in emergency bailout loans, the region’s economy has -- as my British friends would say -- “gone pear-shaped.” So, is this what rock bottom feels like?

Filed Under: AEX, Bank of England, CAC40, DAX, diversification, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, eu, euro, euro stoxx 50, euro/USD exchange rate, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, FTSE, Swiss Market Index (SMI), technical analysis

Category: European Markets


European Stocks: "Nimble Elliott wave traders could benefit from a countertrend bounce."
Plus, why Elliott wave analysis gives global investors an edge

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
5/1/2012 9:15:00 AM

To continue the "global investments" theme started by the recent interview with EWI's Asian-Pacific analyst about the markets in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, I also sat down with our own Brian Whitmer, EWI's European stock market analyst. -- Brian, these days it's easier than ever to get exposure to global markets, especially given the explosion in ETFs. But there are too many markets to focus on, and too many opinions about them. You chose Elliott wave analysis as your market-forecasting method. Why Elliott? Why not just watch the news, like most investors? Brian Whitmer: To be successful in the market, you need...

Filed Under: AEX, bailouts, Bank of England, Brian Whitmer, CAC40, DAX, debt crisis, diversification, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, eu, euro, euro stoxx 50, euro/USD exchange rate, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, FTSE, Swiss Market Index (SMI), technical analysis

Category: Global Markets


April is Half-Way Over. What Will the 2nd Half Bring?
With more than 50 charts on 50 pages, Global Market Perspective is the most comprehensive source of independent, insightful global Elliott wave analysis you'll ever find

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
4/16/2012 3:45:00 PM

At the start of April, few investors anticipated any trouble ahead. March ended strong, and the majority of financial pundits and investors we convinced that April would also not disappoint. That one-sided bullishness was one (of many) reason why on March 30, the April issue of our comprehensive Global Market Perspective issued these warnings to subscribers...

Filed Under: AEX, AIG, ASX All Ordinaries, Bank of Japan, BRIC, Chinese markets, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, emerging markets, euro, eurozone, FTSE, Indian markets, investment decisions, investment strategy, SENSEX, Shanghai Composite Index, Swiss Market Index (SMI), Taiwan index, technical analysis, technical indicators

Category: Global Markets


European Stocks: Heading For a Long-Term Recovery, Or Relapse?
Inside the new, April 2012 European Financial Forecast...

By Nico Isaac
3/30/2012 6:30:00 PM

Let's hear it for European equities. The major stock markets across the pond saw their best first-quarter winning streak since 2006. And while many experts are waiting to see how the markets deal with Europe's austerity measures -- the April 2012 European Financial Forecast lets the cat out the bag: "European Stocks Have Already Signaled" their next move. Take note, because this is what it feels like to watch history in the making.

Filed Under: AEX, banks, CAC40, DAX, debt, diversification, Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, eu, euro, euro stoxx 50, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, FTSE, Greek debt, inflation, Swiss Market Index (SMI)

Category: European Markets


European Stocks: BIG Picture, Plus "An Ideal Set-Up"
Inside EWI's March 2012 European Financial Forecast...

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
3/4/2012 11:45:00 AM

When you look at a long-term chart of Europe's four main stock indexes --- the DAX, FTSE-100, CAC-40 and EuroStoxx 50 -- you notice one striking detail: Since at least 2000, every prolonged stock market rally turned out to be a set-up for another devastating crash. This fact is obvious when you glance at the opening chart of EWI's new, March 2012 European Financial Forecast. Of course, European stocks have rallied strongly off their 2009 lows, too. What should you make of this?

Filed Under: AEX, Bank of England, debt crisis, debt downgrade, economic depression, Elliott wave, euro, euro stoxx 50, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, Greek debt, investment decisions, Swiss Market Index (SMI), technical analysis, technical indicators

Category: European Markets


European Stocks: Good Start for the Bulls in 2012. Will It Stick?
Inside EWI's February 2012 European Financial Forecast...

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
2/3/2012 6:45:00 PM

Mainstream analysts can busily debate Europe's "fundamentals," but here at Elliott Wave international our European Financial Forecast editor Brian Whitmer reports this...

Filed Under: AEX, bailouts, Elliott wave, euro, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, eurozone, Robert Prechter, technical analysis, technical indicators

Category: European Markets


VIDEO: How One Little Technical Indicator Warned of a Big Top in Europe
Editor of EWI's European Short Term Update shows you the one tool that helped him catch the November top in European stocks

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
12/22/2011 5:45:00 PM

At EWI, our main forecasting tool is Elliott wave analysis. But our analysts also use a number of other, supporting technical indicators. Keltner Channels are one of the favorite technical analysis tools the editor of our European Short Term Update Chris Carolan uses. Watch this free video for more >>

Filed Under: AEX, bailouts, CAC40, DAX, Elliott wave, eu, europe, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, FTSE, technical analysis, technical indicators, trading lessons, video

Category: European Markets


European Stocks: How to Identify a Trend After ONE Look at a Chart
Inside EWI's September 2011 European Financial Forecast...

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
9/2/2011 5:30:00 PM

How do you know when "something's up" in the markets? "When markets that were once diverging begin to trend together" -- that's how, says editor Brian Whitmer in the September 2011 issue of his monthly European Financial Forecast. Inside the September 2011 issue...

Filed Under: AEX, Bank of England, DAX, deflation, Elliott wave, euro, european central bank, European Union (EU), eurozone, FTSE, inflation, soverign debt crisis, Swiss franc, Swiss Market Index (SMI), technical analysis, volume

Category: European Markets


Greece: Europe's Lehman Brothers?
Could Greece suffer the same bailout refusal as Lehman?

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
6/3/2011 6:00:00 PM

When the financial crisis hit hard in the fall of 2008, the Federal Reserve Bank made the now-infamous decision to refuse to bail out the Wall Street giant, Lehman Brothers. Today, the eurozone authorities are losing patience with Greece.

Filed Under: AEX, Bank of England, CAC40, DAX, diversification, Elliott wave, euro, euro stoxx 50, eurozone, euro/USD exchange rate, european central bank, European Union (EU), eurozone, FTSE, Greek debt, Irish debt crisis, Lehman Brothers, risk appetite, Sovereign Debt, Swiss franc, Swiss Market Index (SMI), technical analysis

Category: European Markets


Germany’s New "Economic Miracle": Could 7,000 Bullish Executives Be Wrong?
Here's what you'll find inside EWI's March 2011 European Financial Forecast

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
3/9/2011 4:00:00 PM

When you view world events through the lens of the Elliott Wave Principle, things just make more sense. Take the recent political shake-up in Ireland, where Fianna Fàil party suffered its worst-ever election defeat. Up until now, Fianna Fàil was considered the “natural party of government," but now the experts have no better explanation than to helplessly point to “forces of nature” as the reason for the party's stunning defeat. They would get better answers by looking at the economy and the stock market as the measures of the country's social mood.

Filed Under: AEX, CAC40, DAX, eurozone, european central bank, European Union (EU), eurozone, FTSE, Irish debt crisis, Sovereign Debt, Swiss Market Index (SMI), technical analysis

Category: European Markets


European Stocks: Sideways to… Higher?
Will the October-November period of sideways trading in the FTSE prove to be "base-building"?

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
12/5/2008 4:30:00 PM

Despite the fact that in November the index suffered another significant decline, its overall performance since late September-early October has essentially been flat, with almost zero net progress in either direction. If you think that's interesting, you're not alone. The editor of EWI's monthly European Financial Forecast (EFF), Tom Denham, focuses on this fact on p. 2 of the just-published, December issue -- and presents the following chart... 

Filed Under: FTSE, DAX, CAC40, AEX, Swiss Market Index (SMI), euro stoxx 50, cece

Category: European Markets


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