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Central Banks: Big Change Ahead

At a recent press conference, the ECB President Lagarde said, "...we are not offering forward guidance of any kind." That's a huge change in central banks' modus operandi, and it has a lot to do with the strength of the U.S. dollar, says our Head of Global Research, Murray Gunn -- watch.

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Trend Indicators: Is One Enough? Are Two Too Many?

You have a choice of hundreds of technical market indicators. While choosing the right one (or ones) may seem impossible, there IS a way to do it -- without overdoing it. Watch our Trader's Classroom instructor Jeffrey Kennedy walk you through charts of TWTR, LMT and CABO to show how he combines Elliott waves with RSI/Stochastic and Japanese Candlesticks for a nicely rounded market view.

Severe Bear Market: Will You Be Among the Prepared 1.5%?

Financial history shows that many investors hold onto stocks during an entire bear market. How does this relate to 2022? Here are some insights.

"One day, EU will refuse to subsidize weaker EU economies"

What if investors refuse to buy certain bonds? The ECB has the answer! But what if the ECB's bond schemes are doing more harm than good, as seems to be the case with Germany? Watch our European Financial Forecast editor touch on these topics and investor pessimism as he gives you a preview of the new, August issue.

The U.S. Dollar Vs. the Yen: The Prodigal Bear Returns… But For How Long?

Since the start of 2022, the U.S. dollar/Japanese yen exchange rate has been the best-performing major currency pair, tapping a 24-year high on July 14. Then, "fundamental" signs said this bullish opportunity was safe to consume. Tell that to the now nauseous USDJPY bulls wondering how long this dizzy downtrend will last.

Dr. Copper Is Down Hard. Bad Omen?

Economists affectionately call copper, the industrial metal, Dr. Copper -- because its price trends tend to set the trend in the overall economy. Watch our monthly Global Market Perspective contributor walk you through copper's chart for this year and raise an important question.

Building Opportunities That Stand the Test of Time. In Focus: Lumber

In March, mainstream analysts supposedly built a solid base for an ever-expanding lumber price bubble. But then, the base fell out and lumber prices were axed 65% to an annual low on August 3. Turns out, the market's "fundamental" foundation had a few screws loose.

Elliott Waves: Your “Rhyme & Reason” to Mainstream Market Opinions

R.N. Elliott's stock market observations fell together "into a general set of principles"

Should We Stay or Should We Go?

"Do you think your state would be better off or worse off if it left the United States and became an independent country?" Here's the socionomic perspective...

Beyond Meat (BYND) Stock Gets Slaughtered! Did You See the Axe of Opportunity Falling?

Celebrity endorsements and bullish optimism led investors to believe the “Meatless Meat Boom is Just Getting Started.” Now see the forecast that anticipated the 85% decline in BYND.

PTPC: Last Call -- See Inside Robert Prechter's New Book

If you've found yourself reading the financial headlines and asking, "How did we get here? And where are we going next?" then Robert Prechter's latest book is for you. In a taut 118 pages, Last Call presents Prechter's real-time analysis from The Elliott Wave Theorist during the Dow's 20,000-point blastoff from 2016-2022. See charts from the book and learn more about Prechter's perspective in this episode of Pop Trends Price Culture.

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Top 25 Cryptos (Plus, NFTs): Is “Crypto Winter” Finally Over?

The index of the top 25 cryptos was down 82% at the recent low. The related NFT index fell 94% since last November. Surely, the bottom must be near? Before you answer., watch our Crypto Pro Service editor walk you through a couple of Elliott wave charts.

Junk Bonds’ “Warning Sign”: A Day Late, A Dollar Short

Mid-last year, the hunt for returns sparked a mass migration into high-yield -- or junk -- bonds. "Junk is on Fire!" exclaimed Wall Street. But from our point of view, that speculative spark was about to catch wind and take the market down in flames. What happened next speaks for itself.

Will the S&P 500 Index Go the Way of Meme Stocks?

A lot of amateur investors got caught up in the meme stock craze more than a year ago. Here's an update on what's happened with meme stocks since.

Aluminum Smelts Down: “Time” Called on the Bullish Party … But When?

Back in March, financial media was bullish aluminum - but we anticipated aluminum's next move, specifically a price decline. See it for yourself.

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European Bonds: Skip the News. Watch the Charts. Sleep Better.

As the Fed's interest rate decisions dominate the news, let's take another look at Europe. What can Elliott waves show us about the direction of European bonds -- and by proxy, interest rates? Watch our Interest Rates Pro Service analyst give you another "European tour." (In focus: Eurex Bund.)

Stocks: "You Are Here"

Robert Prechter just released a chart that shows exactly how the stock market will likely unfold from here in his Elliott Wave Theorist Interim Bulletin. It's sticking to one EW pattern perfectly. See the chart now.

Aluminum, Copper, Zinc: The 3 Horsemen of the Upcoming “Econocalypse”

During this time of inflation, relatively few people are worried about deflation. However, the price trend of commodities suggests that deflationary pressures are building. Take a look at this chart of aluminum, copper and zinc.