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(Video, 2:52 min.) A Few Thoughts on This 27th Anniversary of Black Monday
Today, the basic measures of the market's health have not changed. Here's why it's a mistake

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
10/20/2014 5:15:00 PM

"Stronger economy means stronger stock market." That's what almost everyone believes. And that's also what makes their position precisely backwards. Just how backwards -- well...

Filed Under: consumer confidence, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, gross domestic product (GDP), investment decisions, investment strategy, market forecasts, unemployment, Video - Featured, Video - FRUP

Category: Stocks


Don't Get Ruined by These 10 Popular Investment Myths (Part VII)
Interest rates, oil prices, earnings, GDP, wars, peace, terrorism, inflation, monetary policy, etc. -- NONE have a reliable effect on the stock market

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
10/16/2014 4:00:00 PM

Most people would not argue that peace is bearish for stock prices. It would seem logical. But does peace in fact have anything to do with determining stock prices? These two charts give you the answer.

Filed Under: Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, Robert Prechter

Category: Classic Prechter


The Boy Who Cried "Crude Oil Bull" Was Just Following Orders
This ain't the first time that ugly geopolitics FAILED to fuel higher prices

By Nico Isaac
10/15/2014 5:45:00 PM

Since June, crude oil prices have plunged 23% to a 4-year low -- despite ongoing political unrest in major oil producing regions. This isn't the first time a perfect fundamental climate failed to deliver the bullish goods.

Filed Under: charts, crude oil, Elliott wave, forecasts, fundamental analysis, history, investment decisions, politics

Category: Energy


(Video, 2:56 min.) Stocks: When “Fundamentals” Aren’t Enough, Try THIS
Suddenly, market "fundamentals" cannot explain the sell-off

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
10/14/2014 3:30:00 PM

Have you noticed the subtle change in the mainstream financial analysis this week? Suddenly, people are talking about "support" and "resistance" price levels in the market. What are they, and why are we talking about them?

Filed Under: Bear market, bull market, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, risk appetite, S&P 500, technical analysis, technical indicators, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks


The mainstream says, "Relax… It’ll rebound…"
Should you listen?

By Editorial Staff
10/13/2014 5:15:00 PM

When prices fell a little, Wall Street said, “It’ll rebound.” When the market fell a lot, they said, “Buying opportunity!” Remember how wrong they were?

Filed Under: Bear market, bull market, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, market cycles, market forecasts, Nasdaq Composite, S&P 500

Category: Stocks


(Video, 2:47 min.) Stocks: The ONE Question Few People Are Asking
Looking for rationality in irrational markets is futile

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
10/10/2014 4:30:00 PM

Most investors read news looking for a rational REASON why the markets do what they do. But almost no one talks about the one IRRATIONAL factor that does more to drive the trend than all “fundamentals” combined: fear.

Filed Under: Bear market, bull market, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, monetary policy, Nasdaq Composite, quantitative easing, risk appetite, S&P 500, technical analysis, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks


Don't Get Ruined by These 10 Popular Investment Myths (Part VI)
Interest rates, oil prices, earnings, GDP, wars, peace, terrorism, inflation, monetary policy, etc. -- NONE have a reliable effect on the stock market

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
10/6/2014 6:00:00 PM

You may remember that during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, many called into question traditional economic models. Why did they fail? This series gives you a well-researched answer. Here is Part VI.

Filed Under: Bear market, Bob Prechter, bull market, Elliott wave, fundamental analysis, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology

Category: Classic Prechter


Thoughts About Extreme Stock Market Sentiment, Optimistic Predictions and Rising U.S. Dollar
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By Editorial Staff
9/24/2014 2:30:00 PM

"The percentage of bears among advisory services...just reached its lowest level of the current bull market: 13.3% (see chart). This means 86.7% of advisors are bullish on the long term trend."

Filed Under: Bear market, deflation, Elliott wave, Gold, gold futures, inflation, investment decisions, investment strategy, long-term trend, Robert Prechter, sentiment, U.S. dollar, U.S. STOCK MARKET

Category: Classic Prechter


Inside Look: Hedge Funds Surpass 2007 Leverage
Free peek inside our flagship publication -- and invitation to our first-ever, free Investor Open House (Sept. 25-Oct. 1)

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, 2:43 min.) Little-Known Indicator That Alerts You to the Fed's Next Move
The Fed's watching unemployment to time its first rate hike in six years. You can watch this.

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
9/16/2014 5:30:00 PM

While the Fed is watching jobs, you can follow this indicator - one that has a long history of anticipating changes in the Fed's interest rates policy. See for yourself.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), fundamental analysis, Interest Rates, investment decisions, investment strategy, Janet Yellen, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed), U.S. STOCK MARKET, U.S. Treasuries, video, Video - Featured

Category: U.S. Economy


Don't Get Ruined by These 10 Popular Investment Myths (Part V)
Interest rates, oil prices, earnings, GDP, wars, terrorist attacks, inflation, monetary policy, etc. -- NONE have a reliable effect on the stock market

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
9/12/2014 10:00:00 AM

You may remember that during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, many called into question traditional economic models. Why did they fail? This series gives you a well-researched answer. Here is Part V.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, fundamental analysis, gross domestic product (GDP), investment decisions, investment strategy, Robert Prechter, technical analysis

Category: Classic Prechter


Don't Get Ruined by These 10 Popular Investment Myths (Part IV)
Interest rates, oil prices, earnings, GDP, wars, terrorist attacks, inflation, monetary policy, etc. -- NONE have a reliable effect on the stock market

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
9/11/2014 3:15:00 PM

You may remember that during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, many called into question traditional economic models. Why did the traditional financial models fail? This series gives you a well-researched answer. Here is Part IV.

Filed Under: earnings, Elliott wave, fundamental analysis, investment decisions, investment strategy, market myths, Robert Prechter

Category: Classic Prechter


Don't Get Ruined by These 10 Popular Investment Myths (Part III)
Interest rates, oil prices, earnings, GDP, wars, terrorist attacks, inflation, monetary policy, etc. -- NONE have a reliable effect on the stock market

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
9/10/2014 3:15:00 PM

You may remember that during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, many called into question traditional economic models. Why did the traditional financial models fail? This series gives you a well-researched answer. Here is Part III.

Filed Under: deficit, Elliott wave, investment decisions, investment strategy, market myths, Robert Prechter

Category: Classic Prechter


Don't Get Ruined by These 10 Popular Investment Myths (Part II)
Interest rates, oil prices, earnings, GDP, wars, terrorist attacks, inflation, monetary policy, etc. -- NONE have a reliable effect on the stock market

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
9/9/2014 1:45:00 PM

You may remember that during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, many called into question traditional economic models. Why did the traditional financial models fail? This series gives you a well-researched answer. Here is Part II.

Filed Under: crude oil, Elliott wave, forecasts, fundamental analysis, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, market myths, technical analysis, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: Classic Prechter


Don't Get Ruined by These 10 Popular Investment Myths (Part I)
Interest rates, oil prices, earnings, GDP, wars, terrorist attacks, inflation, monetary policy, etc. -- NONE have a reliable effect on the stock market

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
9/8/2014 1:15:00 PM

You may remember that during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, many called into question traditional economic models. Why did the traditional financial models fail? This series gives you a well-researched answer. Here is Part I.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, forecasts, fundamental analysis, Interest Rates, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, Robert Prechter, technical indicators, U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)

Category: Classic Prechter


(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, 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, 3:56 min.) Memories of the "Iron Curtain" Are Flooding Back
And it's not exactly a happy stroll down the memory lane

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/7/2014 2:45:00 PM

What is Russia becoming increasingly belligerent ? Why did it veer off the progressive course that seemed so promising just a few years ago? Here are some very interesting answers.

Filed Under: Elliott wave, emerging markets, investment decisions, investment strategy, Robert Prechter, social mood, socionomics, video, Video - Featured

Category: Socionomics


(Video) "Buy the Dip?" or "Run for Cover"?
To paraphrase Mark Twain, financial history does not repeat itself -- but it does rhyme

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
8/1/2014 6:45:00 PM

The two quotes you are about to see were published seven years apart. One quote is from 2007, the other published this year. As you read them, try to guess which one is which.

Filed Under: Bear market, bull market, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Elliott wave, financial forecast, investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, sentiment

Category: Stocks


(Video) Why the Idea That Strong Economy Is Bullish for Stocks Is False
Was the U.S. economy weak when DJIA and S&P 500 topped in 2007? No, the opposite

By Vadim Pokhlebkin
7/25/2014 4:15:00 PM

Economists argue that improving U.S. economy is bullish or stocks. On the surface, it’s a perfectly logical argument – and it just feels right. The problem is that the reality does not support this claim.

Filed Under: consumer confidence, Elliott wave, financial forecast, fundamental analysis, gross domestic product (GDP), investment decisions, investment strategy, investor psychology, technical analysis, U.S. STOCK MARKET, unemployment, video, Video - Featured

Category: Stocks


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