Socionomics and Social Mood

Changes in social mood precede changes in the markets, the economy, politics and more. Understanding this insight equips you to anticipate major shifts in trends and capitalize on lucrative opportunities before most people see them coming. Content provided by EWI's affiliated research organization, the Socionomics Institute.

Is China on the Verge of Unleashing an Attack?

You know about the conflict in Hong Kong. But what about the potential for China to become embroiled in violent conflict beyond its borders? See two charts that reveal just how high the odds may be.

To Brexit, or Not to Brexit: Find Order in the Chaos

The news out of the United Kingdom is almost as volatile as the markets. Yet if we step back, we can see some order in the disarray. Watch to discover how a socionomic perspective allows us to understand Britain's 2016 vote to leave the EU, the drama that has unfolded since and the prospects for another "exit" in the UK that reveals just how deep the kingdom's divisions go.

How Badly Will the Hong Kong Protests Shake Global Stock Markets?

Unrest continues in Hong Kong. China’s paramilitary forces are massing near the border. What if there’s more violence? Or an authoritarian invasion? Or a peaceful resolution? Investors all over the world want to know how much impact the Hong Kong chaos will have on global equities. Discover the surprising answer and learn how to protest-proof your portfolio (hint, you may have already done it) in this video.

“Democracy is in retreat.” Why Now?

"Democracy today is battered and weakened." That sounds like a political statement ... until you consider the source, and the evidence. See and hear it for yourself in this Chart of the Day.


Sharks Circle Around America's Big Tech Firms

History shows that society's appetite for knocking big, successful companies off their profitable pedestals has been a useful harbinger of social mood trends — and consequently, the stock market.

Local Can Be Lucrative in a Bear Market

In a bull market, investment and business opportunities seem to be everywhere, to the point they're almost hard to miss. Bear markets, on the other hand, are more challenging. Even so, the opportunities are there -- if you know where to look.

Sneak Peek: The Socionomist - April 2019

Alyssa Hayden, director of the Socionomics Institute, introduces the April 2019 Socionomist.


The Slow European Dissolve: Social Mood and the EU

There may be no more dramatic example of social mood pushing around politics anywhere in the world today than in Europe. Mood created the EU and it now threatens to tear it apart. In this special report, European Financial Forecast editor Brian Whitmer explains how events in Europe have expressed a developing trend toward negative social mood since 2000.

Sneak Peek: The Socionomist - March 2019

Alyssa Hayden, director of the Socionomics Institute, introduces the March 2019 Socionomist.

Sneak Peek: The Socionomist - February 2019

Alyssa Hayden, director of the Socionomics Institute, introduces the February 2019 Socionomist.

The "Social Issue" That Went From 84% NO to 66% YES

What changed public opinion from "No" to "Yes" about legal marijuana? There's lots of answers, but the biggest reason is also the most surprising. See it for yourself.

Bond Market Volatility: Has the Psychology Shifted?

EWI's Interest Rate analyst Jordan Kotick shows the "Financial Stress Index," and explains the sudden burst of volatility in the Treasuries market.


Will Negative Social Mood Oust Trump? Watch the Stock Market

Alan Hall of the Socionomics Institute explains how stocks can foretell the president's fate.

Sneak Peek: The Socionomist - January 2019

Alyssa Hayden, director of the Socionomics Institute, introduces the January 2019 Socionomist.

Sneak Peek: The Socionomist - December 2018

Alyssa Hayden, director of the Socionomics Institute, introduces the December 2018 Socionomist.