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Why Sometimes, "Beating the S&P 500" Isn't Good Enough

Updated: January 18, 2018

Should an investor's goal be to "beat the market"? Here's how this investment strategy can severely hurt your portfolio.

Is China Really Driving the Slide in U.S. Bond Prices?

Updated: January 16, 2018

The recent slide in U.S. bond prices is being blamed on the news that China may stop buying U.S. Treasuries. A famous guru says a bond bear market is upon us. But 30-year U.S. T-bond prices topped in 2016, when China was still happy to buy U.S. debt. How come?

Can "Surprisingly Good" Economic News Really Be Surprisingly BAD?

Updated: January 5, 2018

Can the economy get any better than this? See the chart that previews an answer to that question as we enter 2018.

Learn Why Diversification is Dangerous During This Economic Condition

Updated: December 29, 2017

A mainstream financial publication just said "Now more than ever, it's time to diversify." Diversification is supposed to cushion your portfolio during periods of volatility. If one or more assets decline in value, one or more others will rise -- or so the reasoning goes. Learn why this can be a dangerous financial notion during this particular economic trend.

Because "There is Always a Phoenix Somewhere"

Updated: December 28, 2017

Today's investors are used to the idea that the developed markets lead the developing ones. This idea makes a lot of sense... until you look at evidence like this.

Your Home "Investment": A New Study Might Surprise You

Updated: December 4, 2017

Many people regard a house as an investment -- not just as a place to live. But, when a "consumption" item is treated like an "investment," a financially dangerous psychology develops. Learn what a recent study says about some of real estate's "investment advantages."

This Sovereign Wealth Fund "Doubles Down" on Tech -- What It Might Mean

Updated: November 30, 2017

The Elliott wave model reflects the repetitive patterns of crowd behavior. Government represents the ultimate crowd because they are usually the last to act on a trend. Learn how one government-run wealth fund is "doubling down."

An “Unprestigious” Preview of Debt Deflation

Updated: November 29, 2017

Has debt deflation taken down a huge multinational builder -- literally? See the share price and "breached" debt for yourself.

Your “Investing” Brain vs. Your “Shopping” Brain: Guess Which One Wins?

Updated: November 28, 2017

Shoppers have been getting into brawls for the sake of a bargain. It's all over the news this holiday season. At the same time, investors hate bargains in the stock market and love stocks when prices are high. What gives? Here's the explanation...

Main Street to Wall Street: Pay Attention

Updated: November 17, 2017

See the charts that reveal this truth: "When an outlook is as good as it gets, it's time to think about a reversal."

A View From the Top: Skyscrapers, Economic Booms, and the "Impulse to Build."

Updated: November 15, 2017

The "impulse to build" colossal skyscrapers invariably shows up at the END of economic booms: The question is, Why? Discover Bob Prechter's answer.

Will the SEC Raise Crowdfunding Limits to $5 Million? Here's What It Might Imply

Updated: November 14, 2017

History shows that in the world of finance, government regulators usually embrace a trend after it's been in force for years -- and usually when the trend is about to turn. With this in mind, learn why investors should be weary of what financial authorities are expressing now.

First Brexit, Then Catalonia: What's Up with Europe's Secession Fever?

Updated: November 9, 2017

What's up with Europe's wave of secession fever? See and hear an answer you can't get elsewhere...

Volatility: Dead -- or Just "Sleeping"?

Updated: November 3, 2017

Watch as our own Murray Gunn explains why you shouldn’t get too comfortable with the lack of volatility in the markets.

How Financial Exchanges Sparkle Near Financial Tops

Updated: November 2, 2017

A famous advertisement says, "diamonds are forever." However, financial up-trends are not. Learn about these signs of a dangerous financial optimism.

A Fourth-Wave Risk Your Portfolio Can't Prepare You For

Updated: October 27, 2017

Financial market manias are one thing. What about "manias" on behalf of truly horrible ideas? Why and when do they happen?

Fears of a Nuclear War: A Pattern You May Find Familiar

Updated: October 26, 2017

Today, fears of a nuclear conflict are stronger than at any time since the jittery days of the Cold War. Yes, North Korea's nuclear testing is one reason... But there is more to this story.

Stock Market Optimism Approaches Days of Roman Empire

Updated: October 23, 2017

If there's ever been a time to resist the impulse to follow the investing crowd, now is that time. Large speculators are making a bet that's four times larger than what they made in January 2008. Take a look at this chart.

"Buy and Hold" ... and Investing is Easy

Updated: October 17, 2017

The words (and strategy) sound the safest at the end of every bull market...

Here's Why the Time to Worry About the "Fear Index" is NOW, Not Later

Updated: October 2, 2017

To adjust your portfolio after volatility begins dooms you to being too late. Waves of investor psychology on stock market charts give you better, early warnings.

Here's What Your Price Charts Are Hiding from You

Updated: September 27, 2017

See the advantage you get when you forecast the markets by ONLY looking at price charts.

What This Time-Tested Indicator Says About the Bull Market

Updated: September 25, 2017

You've probably seen the picture of the self-satisfied, rich man burning dollar bills to light a cigar. But, gold eating? The signs of excess are sending one clear message. Pay attention to this time-tested stock market indicator.

Indian Stocks Show You the Greatest Irony in All of Investing

Updated: September 15, 2017

The majority is never right at major turns -- not in any major market. See this very real example of why not to follow the herd.

The One Big Mistake That Most Stock Market Forecasters Make

Updated: September 13, 2017

There's a big reason why most stock market participants miss the major turns. Two charts provide you with valuable insights so you can avoid making the same big mistake. There's rarely been a more important time to anticipate the DJIA's next trend change.

The Shocking Truth About Most Investment Portfolios

Updated: August 23, 2017

Very few know what the back-offices of brokerage firms know: the real story of how brokerage clients make out in financial markets. The CEO of a brokerage firm once confided in us. Here is what we were told ...

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.

What the New Passive Investing Push Tells You

Updated: June 30, 2017

Stock picking is losing favor. On the other hand, passive investing is growing in popularity. This fits with the stock market's Elliott wave pattern. The mania is not over, but the end might be closer than many investors realize.

Why Renewed Danger Lurks in the U.S. Leveraged Loan Market

Updated: June 7, 2017

In investing, one rule of thumb tells you that the higher the return, the higher the risk. Today, one high-yield debt instrument that was at the forefront of the 2007-2009 financial crisis has reached a new, dangerous milestone. We're sounding the alarm -- again.

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"?

A Solid-Gold Sign of Historic Financial Optimism

Updated: May 31, 2017

The demand for luxury tends to increase as a financial mania matures. One of the latest extravagant items weighs 33 pounds and is made of solid gold. Financial trend changes usually occur when they're least expected. Are you prepared?

How 'Startling Unexpected Headlines' Can Cost You BIG

Updated: May 15, 2017

A chief investment officer just told USA Today, "Listening to the 6 o'clock news gets investors off track." Find out why he made that statement. Plus, see what a "news-driven" and rational-reaction graph of stock prices would look like. (Hint: It's nothing you'd ever see in real life.)

The Treacherous Psychology of Ramped-Up Investor Expectations

Updated: May 5, 2017

There's a sizeable gap between investor expectations and historical market returns. Chalk it up to ramped-up optimism and what psychologists call "information avoidance." Two surveys and one chart are revealing.

A Sobering Look at "Market-Shattering Shocks"

Updated: April 26, 2017

If investors would only review the historical data, they would discover the sobering truth about news and the stock market. Do you believe a presidential assassination or a major terrorist attack would affect the market's trend? Find out what really happened.

Gold: It's Not Just About Supply and Demand

Updated: March 8, 2017

You may think that investing in gold differs from investing in stocks -- after all, gold is a commodity. Yet, the same investor psychology that moves stocks also moves gold.

Inflation: Here's What the Wrong-Way Bet Looks Like

Updated: January 24, 2017

Why focus on expectations of inflation? Because, those expectations are detached from reality. The inflated fear of inflation is a contrary signal. Investors are betting on the wrong 'Flation.

The Right and Wrong Way to Analyze the Markets

Updated: January 11, 2017

Bond market commentators are saying that President-elect Donald Trump's proposed programs are swaying the bond market. But a close examination reveals otherwise. We posit that there's a "wrong way" and a "right way" to analyze financial markets. Here's what we mean.

'Active' vs. 'Passive' Investing: And the Winner Is …

Updated: January 10, 2017

Why have an ever-greater number of U.S. investors entrusted their money, not to experts, but to the assumption that the stock market itself can just take care of their investment?

Using Elliott Waves: As Simple As A-B-C

Updated: September 23, 2016

Recognizable patterns unfold in the financial markets. Using Elliott waves, you can learn to identify these patterns and use them to anticipate where prices will go next. Get started with a basic understanding of the Wave Principle.

Basic Tenets of the Elliott Wave Principle

Updated: March 23, 2016

In 1934, Ralph Nelson Elliott discovered that social, or crowd, behavior trends and reverses in recognizable patterns. From this discovery, he developed a rational system of market analysis called the Wave Principle. Here's a quick introduction to the Elliott Wave Principle.

The Top 5 Mistakes Traders And Investors Make

Updated: March 9, 2016

Wondering "What did I do wrong?" Discover if you're making one of these common mistakes.

When You Trade and Invest, Why Use the Wave Principle?

Updated: November 12, 2015

"Most investors follow the actions of others, whether they are on the right side of the market or not. The result is that prices move according to investors' optimism and pessimism. Investors use the news to rationalize their emotional decisions -- and most people lose money." How can you avoid that?

The Economy Follows the Stock Market

Updated: October 29, 2015

The evidence is clear. The stock market leads the economy contrary to popular belief. Episode 2 of the Elliott Wave Pillars series walks you through the overwhelming evidence that proves this point without a doubt.

Seeing Fractal Patterns: From the Microscope to the Telescope to the Naked Eye

Updated: October 29, 2015

The Golden Ratio is found everywhere, from nature to human behavior to financial markets. Episode 3 of the Elliott Wave Pillars Series explains this amazing natural phenomenon in greater detail.

Collective Trends Reflect Social Mood

Updated: October 29, 2015

Are financial markets patterned? Episode one of the Elliott Wave Pillars Series shows you a theory that proves they are.

An Elegant Theory

Updated: October 29, 2015

The Elliott Wave Pillars Series walks you through why we view the markets and social action the way we do. You'll see compelling evidence that will help change how you view the markets.

So You Want to Learn Elliott Wave Analysis?

Updated: July 15, 2015

Learning how to apply Elliott wave analysis in your own investing or trading? Hear these tips from a Wall Street veteran who's been personally using Elliott waves since the 1980s.

The Disruptive New Science that Shatters Today's Investing Paradigm

Updated: June 10, 2015

Watch this video of Robert Prechter explaining social mood from an outside observer's point of view.

FAQ: Is it possible that today's widespread computerized trading including HFT might cause the market to stray from the Wave Principle?

Updated: March 29, 2015

We often get asked about computerized trading "causing the market to stray from the Wave Principle." EWI founder Robert Prechter asked that very question in this excerpt from Prechter's Perspective.

FAQ: Sometimes on your charts there is overlap between waves one and four within wave 5. Doesn't that break a rule?

Updated: March 29, 2015

Subscribers often write in saying that, "Sometimes on your charts there is overlap between waves one and four within wave 5. Doesn't that break a rule?" This excerpt from Elliott Wave Principle -- Key to Market Behavior answers that question.

FAQ: How do you calculate Fibonacci retracements?

Updated: March 28, 2015

Fibonacci provides the mathematical basis for the Wave Principle. This lesson, adapted from our How You Can Identify Turning Points Using Fibonacci eBook, shows you how to calculate the retracement that corrective waves make.

Just What, Exactly, Is Wrong with "Random Walk" Theory?

Updated: March 18, 2015

Here's a close look at the popular -- yet deeply flawed -- "random walk" theory, a popular view of market behavior held by many investors. We offer a carefully thought-out solution of our own... see if you agree.

Do Earnings Really Drive Stock Prices?

Updated: September 11, 2014

"If you knew earnings would rise for next 6 quarters, would you buy stocks?" Yes, it's a trick question.

Do Interest Rates REALLY Drive the Stock Market?

Updated: September 8, 2014

Most investors believe that higher interest rates are bearish. These four charts show you the truth.

Active vs. Passive Investing

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Today's episode starts by looking at with active vs. passive investing, we then dig deeper into the housing market and conclude with how the Wave Principle helped anticipate a recent move in the Yuan.

Deflation is a Reality

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Today's first clip comes from Steve Hochberg. He explains why investing in deflation is so difficult. Nico Issac reports that Glenda the Good Deflation, isn't looking so good after all. The last feature is from Brian Whitmer where he explores Europe's trend towards deflation.
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