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What the New Passive Investing Push Tells You

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.

The Disruptive New Science that Shatters Today's Investing Paradigm

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

Why Investors Embrace Stocks When They Are Over-Valued

Investors shun stocks when they're cheap, but love them when they're over-valued. Financial herding occurs across all groups of investors, even among those who regularly advise against it. It's time to adopt another way of looking at the market.

A Day in the Life of a Stock Market Investor (from Outer Space)

Let's say you're an alien sent to this planet to study human behavior. Your task: the stock market as a mirror or human collective psychology. Millions of humans invest in it. Can you learn something by watching them put their money in a collective pot? Oh yes.

Gold: It's Not Just About Supply and Demand

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.

A Word About Today's Money Masters

Most investors herd. Hence, most investors lose, including the smartest. The May Elliott Wave Theorist says, "To win, you have to do the opposite of what's natural."

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

"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?

Elliott Waves Point to Market Probabilities

The Elliott Wave Principle can help you assess probabilities regarding future market movement. Our wave analysis has kept our subscribers ahead of recent market turns. Here's a free tutorial to help you learn what you need to know about the Elliott Wave Principle.

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

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.

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

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.

The Boy Who Cried a $72 Million Stock Market Profit

The recent story about the "boy wonder" who everyone believed made $72 million trading stocks is fascinating on many levels. One, it paints a very top-heavy picture of the market! 

Basic Tenets of the Elliott Wave Principle

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.

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

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?

Why Investing in Deflation Is So, SO Difficult

In the clip from Steve Hochberg’s recent interview with MarketWrap Radio, our Chief Market Analyst explains that in a deflationary environment, you shouldn't expect to get a return on your money. Instead... Well, listen.

ETFs: Currency Risks You Should Know About

Chris Carolan shows you how disregarding currency risk can dramatically impact returns.

Easy Money?

House flipping was wildly popular during the mid-00s.The market crashed, and so did the flippers, just as we warned. Many were ruined. Now, flipping is making a big comeback. How safe is it?

Eating Gold -- and Other Crazy Things People Do (at Certain, Very Specific, Times)

"A Williamsburg establishment started selling a $100 edible 24-karat-gold-covered doughnut dunked in Cristal-infused icing. It's $1,000 for a dozen and it's not even in Manhattan." (January 11 Vanity Fair)

So You Want to Learn Elliott Wave Analysis?

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.

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

"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.

Negative Social Mood Drives Combatants in the Syrian Conflict

Syria is at the top of any serious list of today's "biggest problems." Not just because of Syria's nearly five-year war. Not just for being the bloodiest example of how "The Arab Spring" became "The Arab Winter"... 

Cash Is a Smash: Grab Hold of the Green

During the holiday season, many people receive cash as a gift. Recipients would be wise to store that cash in a safe place. Bargains in an array of financial assets may be soon available. A shift to financial conservatism appears to have already started.

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

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.

The Right and Wrong Way to Analyze the Markets

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.

How to "Buy Low and Sell High" Like a Pro

The old Wall Street advice to "buy low and sell high" seems easier said than done. But there's a group of traders who consistently pull it off. Find out who they are and, more important, what makes them so different.

Preview: Four Charts in Action Reveal World Markets Now

Natural Gas - 3 degrees of trend for 2 months. "What's Next" for the U.S. Dollar Index. And, "Who's Excited" about consumer credit? See and hear about these topics and more, in our March preview of Global Market Perspective.

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

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.

Do Interest Rates REALLY Drive the Stock Market?

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

Do Earnings Really Drive Stock Prices?

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

What You Can Learn by Studying Financial Manias of the Past 400 Years

In 1982 Robert Prechter called for a strong bull market. Most everyone else was mired in the memory of the 1970s, and expected little if anything from stocks. At the same time that Prechter called for a big bull market, he also said the most severe bear market in US history would follow. Has that epic trend change already occurred?

A Grand Supercycle Strut Down the Catwalk

Wall Street's renowned "hemline indicator" observes that the length of women's skirts rise and fall with the stock market. Here's a quick historic overview.

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

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...

8 Unprecedented Extremes Indicate a Stock Market Bubble in Trouble

It is amazing to read assertions from the Fed and others that the stock market is nowhere near being in a bubble. Several aspects of the financial environment are actually so extreme as to be unprecedented. Here are 8 indicators we are watching closely.

"One of the Most Useful Reports About Markets You Will Ever Read"

Many investors monitor the news for hints on how to position their portfolios. Learn why this is a BIG mistake.

Today's Technology Bubble: Bigger Than 2000?

The latest electronic device is a "must have" for many people. Technology is pervasive. Many tech companies have seen big advances in their share prices. Are we in a bubble?

What Happens When Equity Fund Managers Shun Cash?

Money managers are nearly fully invested in the stock market. An eerily similar setup was in place just three months before the 2007 market top. Take a look at this chart ...

See a True Picture of the So-Called Real Estate Recovery

Home values have recently surged in some real estate markets, which bolsters the sentiment about a housing recovery. But one chart puts this housing recovery into context. Homeowners will likely experience more real estate pricing whiplash.

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

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.

The Economy Follows the Stock Market

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.

An Elegant Theory

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.

Collective Trends Reflect Social Mood

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

All Stock Market Tops Have This in Common

An investigation of past stock market tops reveals that they were all preceded by this phenomenon. See the chart which depicts it unfolding right now.

Despite Low Rates, Housing Rebound is Weak

Listen to a clip from our Chief Market Analyst Steve Hochberg's recent presentation at the San Francisco MoneyShow to get our unique perspective on the future of the U.S. real estate market.

How to Use Sentiment to Identify Market Extremes and Looming Reversals

In this new clip from Steve Hochberg's presentation at the 2016 San Francisco MoneyShow, you'll see how the extreme sentiment surrounding gold helped him anticipate its looming reversal.

The Oil Bust: Why More Tears Will Fill Those Beers

Crude oil's long-term Elliott wave count anticipated a dramatic price slide. Workers for energy companies grapple with the consequences. The deflationary trend has only started.

A Record Collapse of Corporate Mergers: Get Ready for What's Next

Financial history shows that peaks in corporate mergers generally occur prior to major bear markets. With that in mind, consider that 2015 saw a record amount of money spent on mergers. But, since then, a shift has occurred. Is financial history set to repeat?

Investors Are Sent a Furry Hint

John Jacob Astor has been called "America's first multi-millionaire," and he made a brilliant financial move that may interest investors. Today's luxury market appears to be in trouble. Take a look at this chart.

These Technical Indicators Forecast the Dow High

The Wave Principle and other technical indicators helped investors prepare for new all-time highs. See how.

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

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?

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?

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.

Why Most Investors Eventually Lose Their Shirts

Most investors are too embarrassed to tell the truth: They consistently lose money in financial markets. Even during a bull market, the median household saw their retirement wealth decline by 13%. The observations of a stock broker more than 100 years ago are revealing.

Why Crude Oil Investors Should Look Beyond Supply and Demand

On Nov. 21, U.S. crude spiked 4%. Not surprisingly, the financial press attributed the price rise to the possibility that OPEC will cut production. But, earlier in 2016, oil prices fell on similar news. Find out what really governs oil prices.

Waning Enthusiasm for Share Buybacks Signal Major Market Reversal

In the May 2008 issue of The Elliott Wave Financial Forecast, we cited a sudden loss of enthusiasm for company buybacks as another component of a major market reversal.

The Top 5 Mistakes Traders And Investors Make

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

Are You Properly Positioned to Conquer the Crash?

The stock market moves with lightning speed when fear grips the minds of investors. On June 24, the Dow saw its eighth-largest point loss ever. Is the wave of financial optimism that started in 2009 over? A "must read" book tells you how to get financially safe.

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

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

Cash Still Trash... But Not For Long

See how this single market indicator warned of reversals in stocks in 2000 and 2007.

Two Driverless Car Investments Show Bullish Price Patterns

Your next car might drive itself. Advanced computer chips, software and sensors make this possible. These two driverless companies flash bullish wave patterns. Our analyst says hop on board now.

These 5 Tips Are Critical for Successful Traders

EWI's CEO Robert Prechter offers visitors his classic report. No purchase necessary.

A Disturbing Global Shift Toward Financial Conservatism

The Elliott Wave Financial Forecast has been tracking a steady global shift to greater financial conservatism over the last several months.

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

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.

Why So Complacent? April Global Markets in Charts & Pictures

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

A Sobering Look at "Market-Shattering Shocks"

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.

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

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

The Treacherous Psychology of Ramped-Up Investor Expectations

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.

How 'Startling Unexpected Headlines' Can Cost You BIG

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.)

A Solid-Gold Sign of Historic Financial Optimism

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Stocks: Rough December So Far

It's not quite time for the so-called Santa Claus Rally. And yet, it's easy to get disheartened when you see stocks struggle and fail to make progress for days. That's when you may wish to consider turning to Elliott wave analysis.

FAQ: Leveraged and inverse ETFs: What are the risks?

All inverse funds and inverse ETFs suffer from beta slippage because they all track a certain market on a percent change basis. The greater the leverage and volatility, the greater the slippage. Bob Prechter explained this in his August 5, 2009, Elliott Wave Theorist ...

3 Ways the Elliott Wave Principle Enhances Your Trading

Learn about 3 practical benefits of trading with the Elliott Wave Principle.

Will "Sideline Cash" Rescue This Market?

Will piles of "sideline cash" send the stock market higher? Learn the answer to that question, plus find out why the stock market may not remain "boring" for long.

Why Investors Should Beware of This Low-Volatility Stock Market

Big volatility has been conspicuously absent from the stock market. We view this as a warning sign instead of a reason for complacency. Market history backs up our view. Take a look at this chart.

Why the Fed's Rate Decisions Are Irrelevant

Millions of investors analyze the Fed's every word. But do central banks control financial markets? It's time to take a close look at the data.

Should You Leave Stock Picking to the Pros?

Actively managed mutual funds generally charge higher fees than passive index funds. Shareholders pay for the fund manager's supposed stock-picking skills. Find out why many investors are often disappointed, and especially so through the first half of 2016.

79% in 14 Months: Calling the Turns in the ASX All Ordinaries Gold Index

How does catching a 79% move in 14 months sound to you? Any investor would be thrilled. Our Global Market Perspective subscribers were alerted to just such an opportunity in this Australian index -- see how.

How This Indicator Anticipated Important Financial Turns

Investors tend to extrapolate present trends into the future. When that trend also catches fire with the general public, watch out. A turn might be nigh. Learn about an indicator that has a strong record of marking major turns of fortune.

You Asked. We Answered. (New Video "Mailbag" Episode.)

In our new ElliottwaveTV episode that we call "Video Mailbag," you'll hear from two of our global analysts: Global Opportunities Expert Chris Carolan and Chief Commodity Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy.

Are "Baby Boomers" Driving the Stock Market's Trend?

Some people believe that "baby boomers" are driving the stock market's trend. The thinking goes that this large demographic group is behind the bull market, and as they retire, a bear market will follow. This thesis seems logical, but let's look at the evidence.

Crude Oil Works In Mysterious Ways

In July, crude oil prices plunged 21% to a six-year low. Many oil experts (despite their God-like reputations) failed to anticipate the turn down. The reason why, though, may surprise you.

USDCAD: There's Nothing "Loony" About Price Action

Between mid-January and March 31, the Canadian dollar (nicknamed "loonie") went from a near record low -- to a five-month high. The currency's dramatic performance may seem "loony," but in fact, it's just what the Elliott wave script called for.

GPS vs. Road Map: Which Works Best? (Part 2)

In part two of this essay, our Currency Pro Service editor, Jim Martens, explains how to think of the Elliott Wave Principle as your road map to the market -- and your investment idea as a trip.

Crude Oil's 24% Sell-Off: This Wasn't Supposed to Happen

At a 10-month high in early June, all "fundamental" signs pointed UP for crude oil's future. And yet -- on August 1, crude oil prices plunged below the $40 per barrel level for the first time in more than three months AND slipped into its third bear market in two years. See the story from a totally unique perspective.

Are the World's Rich and Powerful Right About Emerging Markets?

Global political leaders and CEOs of major companies have a privileged perspective on the world. But even they can steer investors in the wrong direction. Right now, emerging markets appear ripe with opportunity, contrary to the "experts'" forecasts. Take a look at these two charts.

Expect the "Backlash Against Bankers" to Intensify

The financial sector has been part of the so-called Trump Bump. A well-known hedge fund manager sees a golden age for banks. Our view is radically different. We expect that the most aggressive exploiters of the long bull market will face harsh future consequences.

EURUSD: An Ending Diagonal Triangle in Action

Remember how during the time of the Greek bailout a couple of weeks ago, the euro didn't seem to "know" which way to go next? There is a reason for that, says The Wall Street Journal: carry trade.

Gold: How to Time the Next MAJOR Bottom

If you live in the U.S., maybe you've noticed lately that "We Buy Gold!" signs are disappearing from sidewalks in front of pawn shops. The signs really began popping up in 2010-2011, when gold prices were climbing to their all-time high of $1900 an ounce. And even after gold tumbled...

Making Heads or Tails of This Market

We're only two trading days into 2016 -- yet, so far, the new year isn't looking too promising. Right now, you may be scrambling to make sense of the DJIA's huge tumble on Monday. This excerpt from our December Elliott Wave Financial Forecast may help.

What's Up Doc? Why Are Crude Oil Prices Falling?

In early June, crude oil prices took a flying leap from 10-month highs, tumbling 15% to a three-month low on July 27. As for seeing oil's reversal coming in advance -- the "parachute" of fundamental analysis didn't "open" in time ...

Socionomics Explained

Robert Prechter discusses the socionomic insight and explains how he developed the theory in this engaging interview.

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