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(Interview, 5:31 min.) "Swiss Move Validates EWI's Larger Philosophy"
EWI’s Chris Carolan offers his take on the implications of unpegging the franc

By Editorial Staff
1/16/2015 4:15:00 PM

Following the Swiss National Bank's unexpected decision to abandon its policy of capping the Swiss franc, Chris Carolan explains that the Swiss are recognizing the same types of danger that EWI has been talking about for a long time.

Filed Under: Chris Carolan, europe, european markets, interview, Swiss franc, video

Category: European Markets

The Swiss Central Bank Shocks the World
However, it wasn't nearly as shocking if you read this forecast, made last month

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
1/15/2015 12:45:00 PM

On January 15, the Swiss National Bank abruptly ended its three-year-long exchange rate target for the Swiss franc of 1.20 against the euro. The bank also cut interest rates (even more). However, the news wasn't a shock for everyone -- here's why.

Filed Under: currency, Elliott wave, euro, europe, european markets, safe haven, Swiss franc, Swiss Market Index (SMI), technical analysis

Category: Currencies

European ETFs: A Bright Light in All the Darkness
While it's been a tough year for many European investors, ETF investors (especially those using the Elliott wave model) have more to cheer about

By Nico Isaac
1/14/2015 3:00:00 PM

"2014 was a truly amazing year for the [exchange traded fund] industry." We'd like to add: Especially for those ETF investors using the Elliott wave model.

Filed Under: CAC40, charts, Chris Carolan, DAX, deflation, Elliott wave, euro, europe, european markets, eurozone, Fibonacci, FTSE, Keltner channels, technical analysis

Category: European Markets

(Video, 6:55 min.) Pity the Euro... Or Maybe Not
This week, EURUSD came within a few pips from where it first traded back 1999

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
1/9/2015 4:00:00 PM

This is a historic moment in the currency markets. On January 8, EURUSD, the euro-dollar exchange rate, fell to $1.1753. That's just pips away from $1.1747, where the euro opened 16 years ago when it first got introduced as the common currency.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, euro, euro/USD exchange rate, european central bank, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, forex, forex trading, quantitative easing, U.S. dollar, video

Category: Currencies

The REAL Reason the Euro Has Fallen to a 9-Year Low
Old fears about Greece and quantitative easing did not ignite the currency's new downtrend

By Nico Isaac
1/6/2015 4:15:00 PM

On January 5, the euro plunged to a nine-year low against the U.S. dollar. The reason why has nothing to do with Greek politics or a beefed up stimulus plan by the ECB...

Filed Under: banks, central banks, charts, currency, Elliott wave, euro, euro/USD exchange rate, europe, european central bank, european markets, eurozone, financial forecast, forecasts, Greek debt, Interest Rates, long-term trend, quantitative easing, U.S. dollar

Category: Currencies

Stocks and Economy: What to Look for in 2015
Some thoughts about "fundamentals" going into the new year

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
12/30/2014 3:45:00 PM

U.S. stocks are trading near all-time highs, yet some people say that without a stronger economy this bull market won't last. This argument makes sense at first blush, but when you dig a little deeper, you quickly discover that it's not supported by the facts.

Filed Under: bull market, commodities, crude oil, debt, deflation, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, emerging markets, european markets, fundamental analysis, housing prices, inflation, investment decisions, investment strategy, S&P 500, stimulus package, Treasury bills (T-bills), Treasury bonds, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), U.S. STOCK MARKET, U.S. Treasuries, unemployment, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks

(Video, 3:45 min.) The Swiss Lower Interest Rates to -.25%. Will It Work?
The world's most conservative central bank wants YOU to pay THEM to hold your money

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
12/19/2014 5:15:00 PM

On December 18, the Dow had its best day of the year. Analysts said stocks rose due to the Fed's promise to "be patient" about raising U.S. interest rates. That the burst of optimism made it hard to notice important news about interest rates from Europe. Watch.

Filed Under: central banks, Elliott wave, euro, european central bank, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, forex, Swiss franc, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - Featured

Category: European Markets

"Ukraine: Riskier Than Cyprus"
As early as December 2013, our analysis flagged Ukraine as the potential new hotbed of geopolitical instability

By Editorial Staff
12/18/2014 3:15:00 PM

This is a reprint of an article that appeared exactly a year ago in our monthly Global Market Perspective. This article gives you hints as to what to look for before the world goes through another geopolitical crisis at some point in the future.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, europe, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, social mood, socionomics

Category: European Markets

(Video, 1:30 min.) Are Emerging Markets at Risk of "Russian Contagion"?
The collapse of the Russian ruble and stock market has spooked emerging market investors. Should they be nervous?

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
12/17/2014 4:00:00 PM

We asked the editor of our Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast an important question: "The collapse of the Russian ruble and stock market has made many investors afraid of contagion. What's your take on the situation?" Watch.

Filed Under: BRIC, Chinese markets, Elliott wave, emerging markets, european markets, Indian markets, Shanghai Composite Index, social mood, video, Video - Featured

Category: Asian Markets

Why Is the Russian Ruble in Freefall?
If you hear, it's all because of cheap oil and anti-Russia sanctions, don't believe it. Here's why.

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
12/16/2014 3:15:00 PM

If you'd like to hear a good Elliott wave story, the ruble has one to tell. Even if you don't follow the currency, you know about the recent tensions between Russia and the West. It all began in February-March...

Filed Under: Elliott wave, european markets, forex, forex trading, sentiment, U.S. dollar

Category: Currencies

Why Greece's Stock Market Fell 13% in ONE Day... No, the REAL Reason!
The worst one-day collapse ever was not triggered by the snap election decision

By Nico Isaac
12/11/2014 5:00:00 PM

On December 9, Greece's stock market plunged 13% -- its "worst collapse ever." Knowing why the market crashed, however, is not the story being told by the mainstream media.

Filed Under: bailouts, charts, Elliott wave, europe, european markets, eurozone, fundamental analysis, Greek debt, Keltner channels

Category: European Markets

(Interview, 5:14 min.) Asia and Europe: Are Markets Rolling Over?
Stocks in Greece and China experienced sharp sell-off recently -- get our take on what's going on

By Editorial Staff
12/10/2014 12:15:00 PM

Elliott Wave International's Asian-Pacific Short Term Update and European Short Term Update editor, Chris Carolan, talks about big market moves in China and Greece this week.

Filed Under: Asian-Pacific Short Term Update, Chris Carolan, european markets, interview, Shanghai Composite Index, video

Category: European Markets

"Nailing" the EURUSD's Near-Term Rally
The market psychology of the December 4 surge was already in place before the ECB policy meeting

By Nico Isaac
12/4/2014 3:15:00 PM

According to the mainstream experts, the main catalyst for the EURUSD's December 4 rally was the ECB policy meeting. Find out why you should quit such logic, cold turkey!

Filed Under: Bank of England, central banks, charts, currency, Elliott wave, euro, euro/USD exchange rate, european central bank, european markets, forex, forex trading

Category: Currencies

How to "Cheat" the Forex System (Well, Sort Of) & Not Get Caught
Elliott wave analysis allows you to anticipate near- and long-term trend changes in the $5.3 trillion a day forex market

By Nico Isaac
11/19/2014 5:30:00 PM

From its May peak, the EURUSD has fallen 10% to a 2-year low. Many forex traders may feel "cheated" by the dramatic decline, especially if they never saw it coming.

Filed Under: charts, currency, Elliott wave, euro, euro/USD exchange rate, european markets, forecasts, forex, market manipulation, Wall Street

Category: Currencies

U.S. Dollar: Since When Is Inflation a Good Thing?
Up is down, black is white -- and now, inflation is supposed to strengthen the U.S. dollar

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
11/17/2014 3:45:00 PM

Everyone knows that inflation destroys the purchasing power of a currency. Which is not good -- not for consumers, producers or for the economy in general. That's why seeing this headline came as a surprise...

Filed Under: Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, euro, european markets, European Union (EU), forex, forex trading, fundamental analysis, inflation, technical analysis, technical indicators, U.S. dollar, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: Currencies

(Interview, 6:08 min.) This is What "Spells Trouble for the Market"
EWI's European Financial Forecast editor explains why he's bearish on Europe

By Editorial Staff
11/10/2014 4:45:00 PM

Elliott Wave International's Brian Whitmer offers his take on the recent rally in European stocks: "We're starting to see some signs that a longer-term bearish stance is justified." Listen.

Filed Under: Brian Whitmer, deflation, european markets, European Union (EU), interview, video

Category: European Markets

(Video, 3:30 min.) U.S. vs. Europe: Who Is Leading Whom?
The answer is debatable, but the way policymakers have tried to end the crisis amounts to a spotty record

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
11/4/2014 4:15:00 PM

"Here’s one widely held view: 'Europe is running about two to three years behind the US, mostly due to the US being about two to three years ahead of the eurozone in terms of monetary stimulus.' However..."

Filed Under: central banks, Elliott wave, europe, european central bank, european markets, European Union (EU), eurozone, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), monetary policy, QE2, quantitative easing, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy

Don't Blame Sanctions For Russia's Bear Market
The RTS Index and the ruble started falling long before the blacklists began

By Nico Isaac
10/28/2014 1:00:00 PM

The mounting sanctions against Russia are not the cause of the reversal in Russian shares and ruble. Why? Because the reversal began 3 years BEFORE the blacklists began.

Filed Under: banks, Bear market, Brian Whitmer, charts, currency, Elliott wave, europe, european markets, European Union (EU), financial forecast, market forecasts, recession

Category: European Markets

Start Making Sense of the Euro's Price Swings
See how at the euro's May 2014 high, an Elliott wave diagonal pattern warned of the coming collapse

By Nico Isaac
10/24/2014 8:30:00 AM

When the euro stood at a 2-and-1/2 year high against the U.S. dollar in May, the currency was said to have "priced in" an ECB interest rate cut into negative territory. But then, said cut came & the euro fell. Sound crazy? 

Filed Under: central banks, charts, currency, diagonal, Elliott wave, euro, europe, european central bank, european markets, eurozone, Interest Rates

Category: European Markets

(Video, 4:36 min.) EURUSD: How To Spot a Market Bottom
Picking tops and bottoms is not easy. But these tools turns the odds in your favor

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
10/17/2014 3:30:00 PM

It's hard to go against the tide. In the markets, when everyone is bullish (or bearish, as it was in this case), the gravitational pull of the crowd is huge. Yet, watch how just a few market indicators can help you break free.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, Elliott Wave trading, euro, euro/USD exchange rate, european central bank, european markets, European Union (EU), forex, forex trading, U.S. dollar, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - FRUP

Category: Currencies

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