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German Elections: Quiet Markets Suggest Status Quo to Remain

Updated: September 22, 2017

As Germans go to the polls this weekend, Brian Whitmer explains how the quiet election in Germany mirrors the low market volatility.

The Euro, European Stocks & More: How to Spot a Hot Opportunity

Updated: August 15, 2017

Right now, the euro is approaching a point you need to know about. Watch this clip from a new interview with Chris Carolan, our Global Opportunities Expert, for details.

The ONE Factor Driving Europe's Financial Trends Is…

Updated: August 11, 2017

Watch the editor of our monthly European Financial Forecast explain how one factor is driving trends across Europe -- and what it implies for your investments.

This is Why We’re Skeptical of the FTSE Rally (Part 2)

Updated: July 14, 2017

In part 2 of this interview with Brian Whitmer explains why you may not want to hang your hat on the latest rally in British stocks.

This is Why We're Skeptical of the FTSE Rally (Part 1)

Updated: July 13, 2017

Brian Whitmer tells you why you may not want to hang your hat on the latest rally in British stocks.

Real Threats, Real Markets: GMP Preview Looks at "What to Fear"

Updated: July 7, 2017

Global market charts you won't see elsewhere show "What" -- and What Not -- to Fear.

Debt Crisis 2.0: How the Pieces are Falling into Place

Updated: June 21, 2017

As the amount of household debt rises, so does the risk of another financial crisis. A new milestone has been reached in the U.S. But a chart shows that the dangers of debt are global.

EURUSD: How to "Peek" Around 2 "Corners" at Once

Updated: June 16, 2017

As is often the case before a big news event, EURUSD went mostly sideways into the June 14 Fed meeting. Traders were waiting to see what the Fed does and says. But here's what Elliott wave forex traders saw...

British Pound Falls… Why This Goes Deeper Than the UK Election Shocker

Updated: June 9, 2017

When calculating the odds of a political victory, accounting for voters' mood may be more important than adding up all the rational pros and cons. Financial markets are also governed by traders' collective mood to a much larger degree than the mainstream finance has been willing to consider.

GMP Preview: Has Investor "Courage" Gone "Crazy"?

Updated: June 6, 2017

See 3 global market charts that answer the question, Has Investor "Courage" Gone "Crazy"?

FAIL-outs! 7 Years and 4 Bailouts Have NOT Saved Greece's Stock Market

Updated: June 5, 2017

True or False: If the eurozone government and IMF start withholding their bailout payments to Greece, then Greek shares will fall. If you answered true, then this story is a must-read!

EURGBP: A Picture of Elliott Wave Precision

Updated: May 22, 2017

One minute, strong UK economic data “causes” the British pound to surge against the euro. And then the next, that same data… is futile against a pound selloff. Any questions? The real story behind the EURGBP leaves no room for doubt!

Debt, Politics, and Russia: A "Spike" Dead Ahead?

Updated: May 17, 2017

Charts like this one show that markets can anticipate huge shifts in broad psychology: Another dangerous spike may be just around the bend.

Macron Wins and the Euro... Falls? Excusez-moi!

Updated: May 10, 2017

According to the mainstream experts, Emmanuel Macron's victory in May 7's French Presidential Election was also a victory for the euro. And yet, the euro turned down against the U.S. dollar following his win. No surprise here!

French Election: Socialism, Bull Markets, Bear Markets -- and Social Mood

Updated: May 5, 2017

Brian Whitmer discusses sentiment and social mood across Europe as French voters head to the polls on Sunday to elect France's new president.

Fast Charts and World Markets: $18 TRILLION, A Bold Forecast, Inflation(?)

Updated: May 2, 2017

See our global market charts that cover $18 TRILLION, inflation(?), and a truly bold forecast.

Germany's Stock Market & the French Election

Updated: April 24, 2017

On April 24, Germany's DAX Index soared to a new, all-time high. Mainstream pundits say the April 23 outcome of the French Presidential Election lit the market's bullish fire. Here's our take on the rally.

Fasten Your Seatbelts: As Goes Daimler, So Goes Europe

Updated: April 20, 2017

Many of you have heard the expression "As goes GM, so goes America." Well, what about the European counterpart -- "As goes Daimler AG, so goes Europe?" The correlation dates back to 1999; and it paints a very interesting picture of the financial road ahead.

Sunday's French Election "Makes Sense Socionomically"

Updated: April 19, 2017

Brian Whitmer tells you what he's watching as France is headed into its historic election. Brian explains how mixed social mood translates into the tight race at the polls.

European Credit Spreads Are Sending a Troubling Signal

Updated: April 19, 2017

Widening yield spreads mean investors are growing fearful about the future. In Europe, we're seeing bond market behavior that resembles what occurred before the credit crises in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Take a look at these two charts.

Currencies: Here's What We're Watching

Updated: April 19, 2017

Michael Madden explains the outlook for the British pound and currency markets in general and whether they have been affected by the UK's call for a snap election.

Euro Stocks and EU Economy: Extreme Optimism Returns

Updated: April 17, 2017

According to the mainstream pundits, the long-awaited "Easter-egg hunt" of recovery in Europe's economy and stock markets is over! Optimism is off the charts. But it's what's ON our charts that warns caution.

Europe: The Glass is Not Half Full

Updated: April 17, 2017

Despite positive economic data coming out of Europe, Brian Whitmer explains that the recovery is mediocre at best.

3 Must-See Charts: Learn What's Next for Europe

Updated: April 6, 2017

Brian Whitmer, our Senior European Analyst, highlights the precarious position of European stock markets.

GBPUSD: Imagine It's Early 2016

Updated: April 6, 2017

Imagine it's early 2016. Brexit hasn't yet happened. No one thinks it will. The British pound is trading near 1.45. You put your best Elliott wave count on a monthly GBPUSD chart -- and see this incredibly bearish picture emerge...

Why So Complacent? April Global Markets in Charts & Pictures

Updated: April 4, 2017

Going into April, too many world financial markets look too complacent. See the charts & pictures for yourself.

EURUSD: A "Technical" Development?

Updated: March 31, 2017

Most conventional market analysts reach for explanations rooted in technical analysis only when they can't find a reason based in market fundamentals. All you see is a "broken" technical support or resistance price level, which probably sent a psychological signal to the market.

UK Stocks: How the Brexit Bombshell Failed to Go Off

Updated: March 30, 2017

In 2016, the only thing more certain than death and taxes was a post-Brexit crisis that would wreak havoc on UK stocks. And then, the unthinkable happened.  

Europe: "Shocks and Headwinds" Ahead

Updated: March 10, 2017

Brian Whitmer, our European Financial Forecast editor, explains the mixed picture he sees in Europe -- and what it implies for the future.

EURUSD: When Price Pattern Trumps Other "Reasons"

Updated: March 3, 2017

On March 1, the U.S. dollar did something it hadn't done in almost two months: It got stronger. Two reasons were behind the move, said analysts: The Fed's imminent rate hike, and, President Trump's widely-covered address to Congress. But here's one reason many have overlooked.

The UK Consumer Battle Cry: "Chaaarge... it!"

Updated: February 21, 2017

In 2016, the UK enjoyed its biggest credit boom ever, as consumers piled on debt hand over fist. Question: Is this really a sign of an economy running on all cylinders? Read our perspective today.

Bear Markets + World Trade = Bad Outcomes?

Updated: February 14, 2017

We've all read about, heard about and watched the many negative political headlines from across the planet. If you're an investor, you have to wonder: What does it all mean for world trade and global markets? That question is too broad to answer with one graph or visual, but: We do have a chart to start the conversation.

A New Greek Debt Drama Takes Center Stage

Updated: February 13, 2017

Greece's debt drama has returned to center stage. But global financiers are balking at another bailout. Meanwhile, Europe's banking system remains fragile. There's only one way "Europe's seemingly endless series of financial crises will end."

Eurozone is Nearing Target Inflation Rates — Is it as Good as it Seems?

Updated: February 8, 2017

The Eurozone, led by Germany and France, is approaching inflation targets with overall inflation for Eurozone countries coming in near 1.8%, just a little below ECB's official 2% target. But looking below the surface, all may not be quite as it seems. Brian Whitmer, the editor of the European Financial Forecast, offers his take.

3 Global Charts: Opportunities & Risks You Won't See Elsewhere

Updated: February 7, 2017

"Fears" of Inflation. What it looks like when mutual fund managers go "all in." Artificial Intelligence In Action. See and hear about these topics and more, in our February preview of Global Market Perspective.

European Banking Sector: Phoenix or Frankenstein?

Updated: February 2, 2017

After a decade of doom and gloom, bankruptcies, bailouts and failures, many of Europe's financial leaders are ready to call it; the official end of the Eurozone banking crisis. However, a walk down memory lane may give you pause to join the party

"Why I Like a Practical Approach to Trading"

Updated: January 24, 2017

European Financial Forecast editor, Brian Whitmer, tells you why financial bubbles occur so regularly -- and what he means by a "practical approach to trading."

What Can Stock Markets Tell You About Politics?

Updated: January 13, 2017

While the mainstream analysts weigh macro-economic and sociological factors to make forecasts for the busy European election season next year, this model shows you an entirely different approach.

Europe's ETFs: The Real Reason for the Late 2016 Rally

Updated: January 12, 2017

In early December, two popular European exchange-traded funds, France's EWQ and Germany's EWG, had one thing in common: a bullish Elliott wave pattern called "ending diagonal" on their price charts. This is what happened next.

Getting a Handle on Volatility in British Pound

Updated: January 12, 2017

Whether you look at other markets, politics or something else to explain a market move, you’re explaining a move that’s already happened. And for a trader, the real question is, "What will the market do tomorrow?" Let's look at how Elliott wave analysis handles it.

GMP Trailer - What the Death of "Do It Yourself " looks like in U.S. Stocks, plus stops in China and Turkey

Updated: January 6, 2017

You can also see how our currency forecast came first, and the "Brexit surprise" came second. Plus, why central bank "Targets" amount to a chart of failure. Check it out.

Europe's Long-Bond Bonanza Goes Bust. Who Will Follow?

Updated: January 6, 2017

In early 2016, the global debt market embraced one of the most powerful “long-bond bonanzas” in recent history. By the end of the year, however, the stellar long-bond rally had completely reversed course. As our analysis shows, this turn of events was no accident. 

"Sell those euros. Sell'em."

Updated: January 5, 2017

Two days before the New Year’s Eve, I got an insistent email from a colleague. Jim Martens, our Senior Currency Strategist, sent me a message with only a subject line: “Sell those euros. Sell'em.”

Why The Euro's Late 2016 Crash Was... 2 Years in the Making

Updated: December 30, 2016

For nearly two years, the euro has been mired in a sideways holding pattern... until now. In late November, the currency woke DOWN from its sideways slumber and plunged to a 14-year low against the U.S. dollar. The reason for the euro's crash might surprise you.

Support For Centrists FALLS, As Support For Extremists RISES

Updated: December 27, 2016

There's a context to events like terrorism, and we have often spelled out that context before a big story makes headlines.

European Stocks: The Real Reason for the "Santa Claus" Rally

Updated: December 22, 2016

On December 8, Germany's DAX Index and the Euro Stoxx 50 broke out of long-enduring holding patterns, embarking on a synchronized uptrend to new 2016 highs. According to the experts, the main catalyst for the markets' breakout was the ECB's pledge to keep the QE tap open. But there's a very big problem with this logic.

EURUSD at 14-Year Lows: Don’t Blame the Fed

Updated: December 19, 2016

Last week the euro fell hard. The reason was plain to everyone: the Fed's decision to hike interest rates. But can you imagine another post-rate-hike argument -- this one, against the dollar? It might go something like this...

British Pound: 2 Years of History in 1 Chart

Updated: December 9, 2016

2016 was the year of political surprises. First was the shocking Brexit vote in June. Then, the surprise Donald Trump victory in November. Both moments saw a lot of volatility in the financial markets. Yet, while it’s tempting to say “of course” and blame volatility on the news, the reality is not so black-and-white. Case in point: the British pound.

New GMP Preview: 3 Killer Charts, 2 Fast Looks at Politics

Updated: December 5, 2016

Global Market Perspective (GMP) delivers monthly analysis and forecasts for the world's major financial markets, straight to your computer. Watch this preview of our December issue.

Wait: Wasn't British Pound Supposed to be Crashing Right Now?

Updated: December 1, 2016

On December 1, the British pound soared to a three-month high against the euro. Some investors may find the move shocking, considering the British unit was supposed to be strangled by the Brexit albatross. There's only one way to explain it.

Populist Politics: What's in Store for Europe?

Updated: November 30, 2016

Brian Whitmer discusses the social mood landscape across Europe and explains how social mood will impact the upcoming European elections.

Populist Politics: What's in Store for Europe?

Updated: November 30, 2016

Brian Whitmer discusses the social mood landscape across Europe and explains how social mood will impact the upcoming European elections.

U.S. Dollar’s Surge Against EUR and JPY: Don’t Hang Your Hat on It

Updated: November 23, 2016

Often during Thanksgiving week, markets quiet down. Not so this year. The Dow made a new all-time high on Wednesday -- and in forex, the euro slid to a new post-election low. Let’s talk about that.

What's Next for the Russian Bear?

Updated: November 22, 2016

The Socionomics Institute's Matt Lampert and Alan Hall discuss the recent Cold War rhetoric that surrounded the U.S. presidential election. Learn what it -- and the Elliott wave position of Russia's stock market -- say about the likelihood of more Russian aggression.

Euro Price Action Post-Election: “We Expected That”

Updated: November 16, 2016

Jim Martens, editor of our Currency Pro Service, discusses his long-term view of the U.S. dollar and euro.

Global Sentiment Ahead of US Election

Updated: November 8, 2016

Nine of our top market strategists offer a sneak peek of sentiment in their markets ahead of the U.S. presidential election.

British Pound Rally: Why Brexit News is Just a Smokescreen

Updated: November 4, 2016

Why would the British pound rise on the news that Brexit needs approval from the British parliament? Well, you could argue that the markets, unsure of Brexit's ultimate economic impact, showed their approval for a delay in the process. Yet, here is another explanation...

EURUSD: Why the Decline to a 7-month Low Won't Last

Updated: October 21, 2016

Today, EURUSD fell to a low not seen since March. From an Elliott wave perspective, the reasons are plenty. We’ve explained them in a recent article; the latest slide fits well into EURUSD’s big picture. More importantly, Elliott waves are already peeking around the next corner.

Brexit, Euro, Pound and Stocks—See Why Europe is "Churning" and What's Next

Updated: October 21, 2016

Our Global Opportunities Expert Chris Carolan explains how the Wave Principle helps you navigate the recent uncertainty associated with European markets.

Euro vs. Dollar: "The moment we've all been waiting for"

Updated: October 12, 2016

Here's what we know from three-plus decades of observing markets: When prices move in a sideways, choppy fashion -- it’s a corrective pattern. That is to say, the market is making a “pause” within the larger trend; the actual trend should soon resume.

Deutsche Bank: A Slow Moving Train Wreck

Updated: October 7, 2016

Our European markets expert explains why it's "too late" for Deutsche Bank and how this has now evolved into a problem across the EU.

The Timing of the British Pound's Slump Is No Accident

Updated: October 5, 2016

When on October 4th the British pound fell to a new low for the year -- and a new 31-year low -- the explanation was simple: Brexit. But if the timing of the slump seems almost accidental, from an Elliott wave standpoint, it was no accident at all.

It's Official: Deutsche Bank Crisis Has Been "Officially Denied"

Updated: October 4, 2016

The German government itself has been forced to deny making a plan to bail out Deutsche Bank. This prompted our analyst to note that, "Like most of the great banking crises of the past, we can finally list this one as official, because it has been officially denied."

Declining German Mood Besets DAX and Incumbents

Updated: September 22, 2016

The consequences of a negative social mood are far-reaching. One example is that the political party in power often faces a backlash from voters. Another is the emergence of an "us vs. them" sentiment. Both are at play in Germany. Keep an eye on the DAX index.

EURUSD Falls Despite Draghi "Boost": Here's Why

Updated: September 12, 2016

On September 8, ECB President Mario Draghi decided not to extend the Continent’s QE program and to keep interest rates pat. Right away, the euro rallied to a two-week high... only to embark on a powerful sell-off shortly after. The reason why might surprise you.

Germany's DAX & the ECB: See Who's REALLY Pulling the Strings

Updated: September 8, 2016

In March 2015, the European Central Bank launched its unprecedented QE program in hopes of jump-starting the eurozone economy and reigniting stock prices. Instead, Europe’s no.1 market, Germany’s DAX index plummeted into a 10-month long bear market. That’s just the tip of this story... 

Before Airbus Soared, it Crashed: Time to Check the Horizon Again 

Updated: August 29, 2016

Times are turbulent for the world's largest passenger airliner, the Airbus A380. Orders for the superjumbo jet are drying up. Airbus's share price has a history of outpacing declines in the broader market. Read this analysis from our Global Market Perspective. 

Deflation in Australia?

Updated: August 15, 2016

Watch as our Global Opportunities Expert Christ Carolan explains why Australia is in the news and why deflation and lower prices for the consumer may not be a good thing. He goes on to elaborate on the belief the trend in Australia will continue towards outright deflation.

GBPUSD Falls -- But Don't Blame the Bank of England

Updated: August 4, 2016

Correlation does not mean causation. Watch this new video by Jim Martens, the editor of our forex-focused Currency Pro Service, to understand why GBPUSD was destined to fall, news or no news.

How "Sheer Lunacy" Took Over Europe's Bond Market

Updated: August 3, 2016

Welcome to the world of half-century loans at 1% and a 100-year note at a yield of 2.35%. One of our Global Market Perspective analysts says the European bond market has entered a realm of "sheer lunacy." These two charts help to explain.

Post-Brexit EU: Stocks, Bonds, Politics – and Social Mood

Updated: July 22, 2016

Brian Whitmer talks about the negative sentiment in the European Union following the historic Brexit vote and outlines what to watch for next.

Post-Brexit EU: Stocks, Bonds, Politics – and Social Mood

Updated: July 22, 2016

Brian Whitmer talks about the negative sentiment in the European Union following the historic Brexit vote and outlines what to watch for next.

July 5: (Financial) Independence Day

Updated: July 5, 2016

It's been a summer of discontent for Europe's stock markets, as the upside seems lined with banana peels; or rather, Bre-nana peels! Say many, the fuel for Europe's sell-off is Brexit. But our records show otherwise: the makings of the downtrend were in place months before the U.K. decided to leave the European Union. 

Brexit and Beyond -- Look at Price Patterns, not Market News

Updated: June 30, 2016

Watch what helped Jim Martens, editor of Currency Pro Service, prepare his subscribers early for the violent reversal and historic sell-off in the British pound.

EWI's Hochberg: "The Trend is Set" -- And What You Should Pay Attention to Next

Updated: June 24, 2016

Steve Hochberg and Pete Kendall discuss what the Brexit vote represents -- and its implications for the world markets and economies.

How Brexit Shocked the World -- and What it Means to You

Updated: June 24, 2016

On Friday, June 24, the world awoke to an apparent new wind blowing out of Europe: The citizens of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union.

British Pound Gets Pounded: Why Brexit's NOT to Blame?

Updated: June 24, 2016

On June 24, the British pound plummeted to a 31-year low on the back of its steepest single-day fall ever! What caused cable to crash, you ask? Well, according to some experts, the Brexit vote is to blame. We, however, have a different explanation.

How Brexit Shocked the World -- and What it Means to You

Updated: June 24, 2016

On Friday, June 24, the world awoke to an apparent new wind blowing out of Europe: The citizens of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Germany's DAX Index: Will Prices Stay Below a Key Trendline?

Updated: June 22, 2016

Germany served as an anchor of stability during Europe's sovereign debt crisis. The nation is the Continent's largest economy. Even so, Germany's stock market now looks poised for increased volatility. Also, take a look at this downtrending stock chart of the country's largest steel maker.  

Brexit: "The Vote Heard Around the World"

Updated: June 17, 2016

"Is it true that Britain's vote to leave the European Union will cause upheaval in the financial markets?" You may be wondering the same thing. That's why we've put together this new free report, "How to Invest for Brexit," featuring EWI Chief European Market Analyst Brian Whitmer.

Europe's Dominoes Have Been Falling for a Decade

Updated: June 16, 2016

EWI's our European Markets Expert Brian Whitmer explains why the ongoing struggle to keep the European Union afloat won't end anytime soon.

Europe's Dominos Have Been Falling for a Decade

Updated: June 16, 2016

Brian Whitmer explains why the ongoing struggle to keep the European Union afloat won't end anytime soon.

Euro's Sharp Reversal: Let These 2 Charts Do the Talking

Updated: June 10, 2016

Technical indicators will often help you catch trend reversals before the news. This week, forex markets gave us an example of Elliott waves doing just that -- in EURUSD, the euro-dollar exchange rate and world's most popular forex market.

A Banking Fiasco is Brewing in Italy

Updated: June 3, 2016

Big Italian banks are weighed down by hundreds of billions of dollars of non-performing loans. There's fear of a systemic financial crisis. Depositors may find themselves on the hook. Now is the time to prepare for a deflation that will likely extend far beyond Italy.

Win or Lose: The Double-Edged Sword of Forex Trading

Updated: May 26, 2016

Jim Martens, our Currency Pro Service editor, gives you his take on whether or not the June 23 Brexit vote will determine the trend in the British Pound, GBPUS.

EURUSD: The Fed is NOT Your Friend

Updated: May 20, 2016

On May 3, the EURUSD turned down (i.e. falling euro, rising U.S. dollar) in a powerful reversal to two-month lows on May 20. Turns out, the euro's sell-off was not in the popular, Fed-led script handed out by mainstream analysts. It was, however, in the Elliott wave one.

Brexit Vote: "It's Never That Simple"

Updated: May 20, 2016

Brian Whitmer talks about the implications of the upcoming Brexit vote.

Brexit Vote: "It's Never That Simple"

Updated: May 20, 2016

Our European Markets Expert Brian Whitmer talks about the implications of the upcoming Brexit vote.

UK Stock Market: 17 Years Later... and 400 Points LOWER?

Updated: May 12, 2016

Without question, over the past five years U.K. shares have been among the strongest equity performers, with the FTSE 100 recently rocketing above the 7000-point mark for the first ever in April 2015. But the "great bull market" isn't actually as great as it seems.

Here's What the Mainsteam Overlook in European Stocks

Updated: April 15, 2016

Our monthly European Financial Forecast editor, Brian Whitmer, explains why the current figures of credit demand bode problematic for European stocks.

European Stocks: Here's What the Mainstream Overlooks

Updated: April 15, 2016

Our monthly European Financial Forecast editor, Brian Whitmer, explains why the current figures of credit demand bode problematic for European stocks.

What Makes for a "Good" Elliott Wave Opportunity?

Updated: March 31, 2016

In this new Q&A with Murat Yilmaz, our European Stocks Intraday Analyst, you'll learn how the Wave Principle helps you see new trade opportunities, what he considers a "good" opportunity, the importance of risk management and more.

Discover a Historic Opportunity in Europe

Updated: March 14, 2016

DE-flation in Europe is a surprise only for those investors who've been expecting IN-flation, due to the European Central Bank's "uber-inflationary" QE and other stimulus measures. Our own Brian Whitmer explains more -- and highlights a historic opportunity.

Discover a Historic Opportunity in Europe

Updated: March 14, 2016

DE-flation in Europe is a surprise only for those investors who've been expecting IN-flation, due to the European Central Bank's "uber-inflationary" QE and other stimulus measures. Our own Brian Whitmer explains more -- and highlights a historic opportunity.

European Banks: Defaults Are Inevitable

Updated: February 29, 2016

Brian Whitmer explains why the elevated state of investor optimism will ultimately lead many European banks to default.

GBPUSD Falls off a Cliff, But Don't Blame Boris

Updated: February 23, 2016

You've heard of "Brexit," a potential huge shake-up for the EU. So it's no wonder that when London's mayor Boris Johnson announced on Feb. 21 that he's in favor of "Brexit," the British pound fell hard. ...Or so goes the mainstream explanation.

Eurozone's Newest Lending Fad: Say Cheese!

Updated: February 8, 2016

Food for thought: "Fed up with banks' reluctance to lend," one of Italy's most prominent dairy co-ops has raised 6 million euros via bonds backed by cheese! It's a little funny at first read. But the larger issue here is actually quite serious.

EURUSD: Two Months of "Zero Progress" End with a Bang

Updated: February 5, 2016

For the past two months, EURUSD, the world's most-traded forex market, has made almost zero net progress -- until now. This chart shows you the long sideways trading range stretching back all the way to December.

Japan: Negative Rates Redux

Updated: January 29, 2016

On January 29, the Bank of Japan slashed interest rates into negative territory in hopes of fending off further economic weakness. History shows, however, the "free money" policy is futile against the "immutable" forces of finance.

Europe: Why It's Going to Get a Lot Worse Before It Gets Better

Updated: January 28, 2016

Brian Whitmer, the editor of our monthly European Financial Forecast, explains what indicators helped him anticipate market volatility.

Europe: Why It's Going to Get a Lot Worse Before It Gets Better

Updated: January 28, 2016

Brian Whitmer, the editor of our monthly European Financial Forecast, explains what indicators helped him anticipate market volatility.

EURUSD Falls off a Cliff: See Why in One Chart

Updated: January 21, 2016

"EURUSD plunged after ECB President Drahgi announced that there are 'no limits' to how far the ECB will deploy its tools. The problem with blaming euro weakness on his comments is that the decline started earlier, much earlier."

EURUSD How a Simple Chart Pattern Can Tell You Whats Next

Updated: January 14, 2016

With the world's attention focused on the stock markets for the past two weeks, it's easy to overlook what's been happening in EURUSD, the euro-dollar exchange rate and the world's most-traded forex market.

See a European Stock Market Top at Five Degrees of Trend

Updated: January 13, 2016

The stock market's price history consists of recognizable patterns at all degrees of trend. The chart of one European bourse shows a bull market has ended at five degrees of trend. It now appears that Minor wave 3 is unfolding.

The "Oil-Price-Tax-Cut" that Never Was

Updated: January 4, 2016

In 2015, the mainstream experts said falling oil prices would help jump-start the economy. It goes without saying, this forecast did not come to pass as planned. The full story might surprise you.

FTSE 100: A Look at a "Head and Shoulders" Pattern

Updated: December 31, 2015

A classic "head and shoulders" pattern is showing up in the FTSE 100. If prices slice through the neckline, how far can investors expect the FTSE 100 to fall? Learn about the head and shoulders measuring formula.

EURUSD: Getting a Handle on December Volatility

Updated: December 30, 2015

Love or hate December's infamous volatility, if you choose to trade this month, you have to deal with it. And this December has certainly been volatile. Take EURUSD, the world's biggest forex market...

"The Markets Will Always Have Their Way"

Updated: December 21, 2015

Learn why "the markets are more powerful than governments" in this new interview with Brian Whitmer.

The Euro vs. the Fed: What We Think Really Happened

Updated: December 18, 2015

Elliott waves allow you to see before the news which way the collective psychology of market participants is leaning. If traders feel bullish… 

Debt Troubles Expand: Distressed Bond Issuers Traded Jumps 110%

Updated: December 17, 2015

The debt loads of companies and governments should be easy to service given the exceptionally low interest rates. But did you know that global bond default rates have hit their highest level since 2009? Learn why the next credit crunch could be worse than 2007-2009.

EURUSD: Critical Time Between Now And End of the Year

Updated: December 16, 2015

Jim Martens, our Senior Currency Strategist, talks about how he's stayed a step ahead of recent moves in EURUSD -- and why now is a critical time for the currency markets.

EURUSD: Here's What We Know

Updated: December 15, 2015

Whatever the Fed says around 2 PM Eastern on December 16, a surge of emotion will be visible in the markets. Emotions are natural drivers of price trends. And no method allows you to track the markets' collective emotion quite like Elliott waves do. So, here's what we know...

Is Germany's Stock Market Bull Faking Its Own Death?

Updated: December 4, 2015

Here's a question: Has the bull market in German stocks faked its own death in order to force investors "home" for a major buying opportunity? Turns out, this idea isn't as crazy as it sounds...

The REAL Reason Why the Euro Crushed the U.S. Dollar

Updated: December 3, 2015

Days before the ECB announcement, EURUSD charts began to show a high-confidence Elliott wave pattern called an "ending diagonal." It almost always introduces fast trend reversals -- up, in this case. You can see this price pattern here...

Why Your Bank Deposits May Be at Risk

Updated: December 3, 2015

Big banks remain more fragile than most people realize. Many financial institutions never really recovered from the 2007-2009 financial crisis. A new report opens your eyes to the secret new government tax.

Euro Sentiment Tanks: Time to Watch the Waves

Updated: December 2, 2015

chart of the day | The Elliott wave pattern and the extreme sentiment show us the direction the trend in the euro should take next -- plus the specific price points to watch, which will help confirm the forecast.

The Sad Truth About Europe's Joyflation

Updated: December 2, 2015

Most everyone likes paying less for gas and food. Economists have coined the term "joyflation" to describe these benefits of low inflation. But there's nothing joyful about a downtrend in wage growth and job loss.

Euro vs. U.S. Dollar: What Will the "Big News Week" Bring?

Updated: November 30, 2015

This week promises to be big on economic news. Meanwhile, EURUSD, the world's biggest forex market, has been trading lower and lower over the past few days, as the U.S. dollar got stronger. How might the upcoming events impact this trend?

EURUSD: Up, Down -- and Up Again?

Updated: November 17, 2015

A little while back, we wrote that, after a big drop in the euro, its Elliott wave patterns called for a rally. It was a "terminal thrust" lower from an Elliott wave triangle pattern that tipped us off to the coming bullish turn in EURUSD...

The D-Word: Deflation

Updated: November 13, 2015

Brian Whitmer, our European Markets Expert, discusses deflation and its effect on European economies, as well as deflation in world-wide economies.

The D-Word: Deflation

Updated: November 13, 2015

Brian Whitmer, our European Markets Expert, discusses deflation and its effect on European economies, as well as deflation in world-wide economies.

If Your Nest Egg Breaks, Will You Still Want the Nest?

Updated: November 13, 2015

It's been less than a decade since the housing bubble burst, yet home prices in the UK and US today hover near new highs. Even so, socionomist Alan Hall foresees a darker future for real estate. He warns that once again, housing data suggests that the real estate market is beginning to wilt. 

Currency Devaluation: Quick-Fix or Complete Fiasco?

Updated: November 12, 2015

The list of countries joining the currency devaluation bandwagon keeps growing. But how effective is this strategy really for restoring economic growth? 

EURUSD: How to Know the Next Move WITHOUT the News

Updated: November 10, 2015

EURUSD fell to a new low for the month today, below $1.07. You can read a variety of explanations about why that happened. Yet none tell you what should happen next. Elliott waves, on the other hand, do.

Why the Euro Took a Tumble

Updated: November 5, 2015

On October 22, EURUSD, the world's most popular forex market, fell sharply -- and it was widely blamed on a statement by the president of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi. Now, watch the move explained from the Elliott wave perspective.

Why You Should Pay Attention to Stock Market's Bull/Bear Ratio

Updated: November 5, 2015

chart of the day | European stocks, just like stocks in the U.S., enjoyed a rebound over the past few weeks. You may have heard different reasons for the rally in Europe, but here's one most analysts overlook -- and in our opinion, it's one of the most important reasons.

Europe in Deflation: Got (cheap) Milk?

Updated: October 27, 2015

In the early 1990s, two simple words transformed the way the U.S. consumer saw it: "Got Milk?" Suddenly, the narrative changed from an obligatory drink you had to finish as a kid -- into a sexy, funny, and above all desirable treat for all ages. Until now...

European Stocks: How 4,500 Investors Can Be Wrong

Updated: October 23, 2015

Near-term stock market trends may move against the trend of the next larger degree. Consider European equities. On October 1, a small-degree fifth wave down appeared to be approaching completion. Now get insights into the more significant larger trend.

Don't Blame Mr. Draghi for the Plunge in EURUSD

Updated: October 22, 2015

The euro plunged Thursday morning in a most dramatic fashion. Analysts rushed to blame the ECB's president Mario Draghi. But here's why the sell-off was in the cards well before his statement. Let's let these two charts do the talking.

What Really Drove VW's Stock Price Over a Cliff?

Updated: October 14, 2015

Volkswagen, the world's largest car maker, has been rocked by the biggest scandal in its 78-year history. But did the scandal also fuel the sell-off in VW's stock price? The answer might surprise you

Deflation Threat for World's Three Biggest Economies

Updated: October 14, 2015

What is more likely: an asteroid hitting the earth or deflation? A famous hedge fund manager gives his opinion. You can review the evidence for yourself.

Chart of the Day: The WSI - or, "As the World Turns Down"

Updated: October 13, 2015

The World Stock Index -- or WSI -- is what the name suggests: A weighted average of global equity indexes. I'm actually going to show you two snapshots of this chart in two different timeframes. Let's begin with the WSI chart from May 1st, 2015...

Germany's DAX Has Just Crossed a Critical Line... Again

Updated: October 9, 2015

Back in late 2007, one simple technical tool -- trendlines -- was instrumental in enabling us to forecast a bearish reversal in Germany's DAX Index. The time to use this tool is upon us, again.

EURUSD: Why Did the Euro Reverse So Abruptly?

Updated: October 5, 2015

Last Friday (Oct. 2) at 9:06 AM, the editor of our Currency Pro Service, Jim Martens, emailed me with a three-letter subject line: "EUR."

Deflation Returns to Haunt the Eurozone

Updated: October 1, 2015

When ECB president Mario Draghi launched the first-ever Euro-QE in March 2015, it was hailed as the "death of deflation." But now, after six months, deflation is back in the eurozone...

Why Weaker Euro Has Little to Do with "Negative Inflation"

Updated: October 1, 2015

Blaming the euro weakness on "negative inflation" -- or, deflation, if you call a spade a spade -- is a logical choice. After all, the euro did get weaker after the report. However, if you look at these EURUSD charts, you'll see that this weakness started days ago.

Getting Precarious: The S&P European Leveraged Loan Index

Updated: September 25, 2015

Despite recent volatility, European stock investors are using large doses of leverage. More than that, the head of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund is embracing risk assets. Our analysis suggests that a day of reckoning is at hand.

EURUSD: Lower Now, But What Happens Next?

Updated: September 21, 2015

The dust settled after last week's Fed meeting, the focus has shifted to their next meeting in October, the interest rate hike option is still on the table -- and so, the U.S. dollar is stronger... but what happens next?

Deflation: It's Been a Stealth Move

Updated: September 21, 2015

In this ElliottWaveTV interview, our European Markets Expert Brian Whitmer explains the indirect connection between Europe's volatility and deflation.

Deflation: It's Been a Stealth Move

Updated: September 21, 2015

In this new interview, Elliott Wave International's Brian Whitmer explains the indirect connection between Europe's volatility and deflation.

So, You Think Elliott Wave Analysis Is Hard? See Why It's Not.

Updated: September 16, 2015

Some people think the Elliott Wave Principle is complicated. Yet, to find trading opportunities all you need to know are the five core Elliott wave price patterns...

Germany's Stock Market: From Raging Bull to Rabid Bear

Updated: September 11, 2015

In late August, Germany's DAX index entered bear market territory, having plummeted 22% from its all-time record high in April 2015. But before you blame China for the rout, look closely...

EURUSD: Why Mario Draghi Did NOT Cause the Plunge

Updated: September 5, 2015

The euro fell sharply against the U.S. dollar on Sept. 3. Analysts put the blame on a statement by Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president.  But, while the EURUSD drop coincided with the ECB president's statement, it was not caused by it. See for yourself.

How Crazy Volatility Translates into CLEAR Wave Counts

Updated: August 25, 2015

In this interview, editor of our monthly European Financial Forecast, Brian Whitmer, tells you how he approaches market volatility -- and whether we'll see more of it in Europe.

European Markets at Risk!

Updated: August 6, 2015

In this interview, EWI's European markets expert, Brian Whitmer, highlights the countries he is most concerned about in Europe -- and explains why you should be concerned, too.

European Markets at RISK!

Updated: August 6, 2015

In this interview, EWI's European markets expert, Brian Whitmer, highlights the countries he is most concerned about in Europe -- and explains why you should be concerned, too.

Where is the Next Greek-like Economic Crisis?

Updated: August 5, 2015

On August 13, Greece's Athens Stock Exchange suffered its biggest single-day crash ever. But the experts say the country's economic woes are fully contained. We have good reason not to believe them.

China & Greece: "Investors Can't Get Out"

Updated: July 29, 2015

Our Global Opportunities Expert, Chris Carolan, offers you his perspective on recent market action in China and Greece.

China & Greece: "Investors Can't Get Out"

Updated: July 29, 2015

Our Global Opportunities Expert, Chris Carolan, offers you his perspective on recent market action in China and Greece.

"Is Europe going higher? -- Yes. For now."

Updated: July 20, 2015

EWI's European Intraday Stocks Analyst, Murat Yilmaz, gives you an overview of where European markets find themselves today. In particular, Murat gives you his thoughts on the SMI and FTSE 100.

Greece: Act One of a Global Debt Drama

Updated: July 6, 2015

Greece's government debt-to-GDP is higher now than it was during the sovereign debt crisis five years ago. The world may soon shift its attention from a Greek debt drama to one that plays out on the global stage.

Greek Debt Crisis: "Too late to prepare now"

Updated: June 30, 2015

Brian Whitmer, editor of European Financial Forecast, has been preparing his subscribers for the Greek crisis for a while. Here are his latest thoughts...

Greek Debt Crisis: "Too late to prepare now"

Updated: June 30, 2015

Brian Whitmer, editor of European Financial Forecast, has been preparing his subscribers for the Greek crisis for a while. Here are his latest thoughts...

Greek Crisis: The End, or the Beginning?

Updated: June 29, 2015

As Greece teeters on the brink of another default, the question is: Will this end the Eurozone crisis, or will it begin an even bigger one? From an Elliott wave viewpoint, the mainstream answer to this question misses a hugely important piece of the puzzle...

Will Greece Stem the Tide of Default?

Updated: June 29, 2015

Our Short Term Update says, "Greece is bankrupt and everyone knows it." Many Greek citizens have lined up to withdraw their money from the bank. Financial fear is rampant.  But Greece may only be the first domino.

Europe's Financial Bubble: Ready to Burst?

Updated: June 15, 2015

An exponential rise in a financial market usually ends badly. Investors typically buy at the worst possible time. See the chart of a European sector that is poised to plunge.

European Stocks: "Banking" on a Bull Market Recovery?

Updated: June 9, 2015

On June 5, the Euro Stoxx 50 index recorded its longest weekly losing streak for all of 2015. As for why --  one chart speaks more than all the fundamentals in the world.
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