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(Video) For One Group of European Investors, the Future Looks... Stressful!
This incredible chart from the July European Finanical Forecast shows you the true relationship between systemic stress and stock market performance

By Nico Isaac
7/10/2014 10:00:00 AM

Mainstream economic wisdom says when investors are stressed out, stocks feel the pressue and fall; conversely, when investors are calm and confident, stock prices rally. It makes perfect sense. But here's also why this is absolutely NOT true.

Filed Under: charts, Elliott wave, euro stoxx 50, europe, european markets, eurozone, financial forecast, sentiment

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


A Fundamental Lesson from Italy's Recent Political Deadlock
European Financial Forecast uses Elliott wave analysis -- not election results -- to identify the near-term stock index trends on the Continent.

By Nico Isaac
2/27/2013 5:30:00 PM

On Feb. 26, Italy's much-anticipated Parliamentary Election ended in an impasse, when dark horse candidate/comedian Beppe Grillo earned enough votes to prevent the two leading parties from gaining a majority. In the immediate aftermath of the election, European stock markets took a synchronized leap south in single-day declines from 1.5% to 5%. On that day, the mainstream experts were unanimous: Italy's election outcome flat out bearish...

Filed Under: Bob Prechter, CAC40, DAX, Elliott wave, euro stoxx 50, europe, european markets, eurozone, FTSE, fundamental analysis, Prechter's Perspective, Robert Prechter, social mood

Category: European Markets


Is It Really Time to Buy Europe?
Before you sit down at Europe's born-again-bulls table, make sure your analysis has all of its objective legs intact

By Nico Isaac
2/6/2013 12:30:00 PM

When it comes to assessing the near- and long-term trends underway in financial markets, Elliott wave analysts adopt what I call the three-legged stool approach to forecasting. Their analysis rests on three main factors: Elliott wave structure, technical indicators, and sentiment. The first two legs are tangible: Elliott wave patterns unfold in clear and calculable formations on financial market price charts. Technical indicators are also observable on price charts as oscillators or bar patterns or candlesticks and the like. But what about sentiment -- how do you measure extremes in human emotion?

Filed Under: banks, Elliott wave, euro, euro stoxx 50, europe, european central bank, european markets, eurozone, sentiment

Category: European Markets


Is Joining the Eurozone the Path to Economic Recovery?
A chart in the latest European Financial Forecast shows whether induction into the Eurozone coincides with a new bull market

By Nico Isaac
1/28/2013 5:00:00 PM

For the economies across the pond, a common nickname for the 17-nation eurozone is "the Club."  And for the last few years, the reigning attitude regarding accession into said Club has been less gratitude and more Groucho Marx. That is, until now. In the short extent of 2013 so far, noticeable pockets have formed in the Continent's once airtight anti-euro campaign. Here, a comparison of news stories from 2011 to news storiestoday captures the dialing down of no-zone sentiment:

Filed Under: Elliott wave, euro, euro stoxx 50, europe, european markets, eurozone, financial forecast

Category: European Markets


Signs the European Economy is Climbing a "Wall of Worry"
As the headlines across the pond grow gloomier by the day, can Europe be considered a contrarian play?

By Nico Isaac
12/21/2012 11:45:00 AM

These days, it's difficult to find a bright side to the onslaught of negative news coming out of Europe -- unless, of course, you happen to be a contrarian. In fact, the more downtrodden the mainstream eurozone headlines become, the stronger grows the idea that Europe is becoming a strong contrarian play. So, are they right? Are European investors climbing a wall of worry in a fresh bull market?

Filed Under: Elliott wave, euro stoxx 50, europe, european central bank, european markets, eurozone

Category: European Markets


Which Ominous Statistic Hit ’Staggering’ Record Highs in Spain?
Find out whether Spain is an isolated incident -- or a harbinger of Europe's future

By Nathaniel Williams
12/17/2012 5:00:00 PM

 "The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain," sang Eliza Doolittle in Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady." But our European analyst rhymes Spain with "circling the drain" in the headline of a chart about the percentage of delinquent Spanish loans. Find out why.

Filed Under: eu, euro stoxx 50, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets

Category: European Markets


Global Economies and World Financial Markets: How the Big Disconnect Will End
Find out what happens when the two meet

By Bob Stokes
9/5/2012 3:45:00 PM

Will the disconnect between global economies and financial markets continue? EWI believes the answer is "no." Overleveraged financial markets will suffer the fate of overleveraged global economies. Keep in mind: The next financial crisis may start outside of America, so more than ever you need to... 
 
 

Filed Under: all the same market theory, ASX All Ordinaries, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, CAC40, DAX, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), economic depression, Elliott wave, emerging markets, euro stoxx 50, europe, european central bank, european markets, financial forecast, Greek debt, Indian markets, market crash, market forecasts, Nasdaq Composite, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Nikkei, S&P 500, SENSEX, Shanghai Composite Index, soverign debt crisis, Taiwan index, U.S. STOCK MARKET, world central banks

Category: Global 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


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


EUR/USD: Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave...
...when first we practice to make heads or tails of forex market news

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
7/3/2012 3:45:00 PM

Fact is, many forex traders stay glued to the economic news. Which central banker said what, and when; which economic report could be bullish or bearish; how the interest rate differential between countries affects the exchange rate -- and on, and on. It all sounds so perfectly logical -- and it is! The reason "fundamental" analysis is so popular is because it just makes sense. There is just one problem with this approach...

Filed Under: Elliott Wave trading, eu, euro, euro stoxx 50, euro/USD exchange rate, european central bank, European debt crisis, European Union (EU), eurozone, forex, forex trading, Interest Rates, online trading, technical indicators, trading lessons, U.S. dollar

Category: Currencies


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


After a "Miserable" May (Unless You Were a Bear), Are European Stocks Headed Higher?
See how our European Financial Forecast identified the March 2012 peak well ahead of the herd -- and learn what we think will happen next.

By Nico Isaac
6/6/2012 5:15:00 PM

Last month, European stock markets endured their steepest decline in 8 months AND fell to their lowest price levels since April 2011. According to many mainstream experts, the number one reason for the sell-off in European equities was the uncertain economic future shrouding the Continent. Read on for the full story.

Filed Under: Brian Whitmer, CAC40, DAX, euro stoxx 50, europe, European debt crisis, FTSE, fundamental analysis, volatility

Category: European Markets


Europe's "Flight to Safety" Now Boarding: Fasten Your Seatbelts!
We've got Europe covered with a brand-new European Financial Forecast AND exclusive June 11 webinar

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

The financial infrastructure of Europe continues to collapse under the magnitude-10 debt earthquake reeling across its continent. The "stay and fight" mindset of investors is finally giving way to a full-blown "flight to safety." So, when will the coast be clear to return? On page 5 of the latest, June 2012 June European Finanical Forecast, our "return manifesto" couldn't be clearer: "Europe's real economic recovery will begin when 3 main conditions occur..." Get the full story today.

Filed Under: banks, Brian Whitmer, CAC40, central banks, DAX, debt, debt crisis, Elliott wave, euro, euro stoxx 50, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, Greek debt, socionomics

Category: European Markets


Europe's Financial Flameout: Too Late to Extinguish?
How many European banks will go up in smoke?

By Bob Stokes
5/16/2012 5:30:00 PM

Almost all bank buildings look solid on the outside. But, of course, the goings-on inside are what count. Greece is again in the spotlight, yet we know the financial health of other European banks is the bigger question...

Filed Under: banks, Elliott wave, euro stoxx 50, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, eurozone, Goldman Sachs, soverign debt crisis

Category: European Markets


The Euro: The Incredible Journey from Symbol of Unity to Grounds of Feud
Did anyone foresee today's euro troubles 7 years ago? Yes -- here's how

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
5/14/2012 3:30:00 PM

The European single currency, the euro, was introduced in 1999. Today its report card -- and that of the eurozone -- looks impressive. Why, then, is the euro also quickly becoming one of the most suspect currencies in the world?

Filed Under: Elliott Wave trading, Elliott wave, European Union (EU), euro, euro stoxx 50, eurozone, euro/USD exchange rate, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, socionomics

Category: Global 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


With "35% of Assets in European Holdings," Is Your Money Market Fund Safe?
Bernanke says U.S. money markets "remain structurally vulnerable"

By Bob Stokes
5/4/2012 4:15:00 PM

Very rare exceptions aside, money markets have been safe. Learn why they now may be a lot less safe...

Filed Under: money markets, banks, central banks, credit crisis, debt crisis, deflation, economic depression, euro stoxx 50, europe, european central bank, European debt crisis, european markets, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), mutual funds, stimulus package, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: U.S. Economy


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


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