The Big Short

Perhaps you've seen the 2015 movie or read the book The Big Short by  Michael Lewis about the financial crisis of 2007–2008, which was triggered by the build-up of the housing market and the economic bubble. If you missed it, here's what … [Read more...]

Why Europe is Going to Get a Lot Worse Before It Gets Better

(Interview) Europe: Why It's Going to Get a Lot Worse Before It Gets Better New interview with our European markets expert By Elliott Wave International Brian Whitmer, the editor of our monthly European Financial Forecast, explains what … [Read more...]

The End of the Longest Running War in the Americas

By Nick Giambruno Drug cartels. Kidnappings. Assassinations. A war for billions in cocaine profits. Leftist guerrillas looking for a piece of the action. If you’ve seen a movie with this stuff in it, there’s a good chance it was set in … [Read more...]

The Balance Between Creating and Taking

In reading this article it made me think about the difference between the views of Capitalism. Many people believe Capitalism is evil because it is based on greed and that involves scarce resources and taking what belongs to another. Others believe … [Read more...]

Why Investors Cling to Hope Amid Stock Market Turmoil

History shows that many investors will hold stocks all the way down By Elliott Wave International I was watching financial television as the Dow Industrials fell 400-plus points on Sept. 1. Two market professionals were interviewed: Both said … [Read more...]

Improving Your Investments with Decision Theory

By Jared Dillian If you’ve ever taken a decision theory class (I have, and it was awesome), this is the first thing you learn. Decision Theory You have a 50/50 chance of winning $10,000. You have P = 0.5 of getting $10,000 and P = 0.5 of … [Read more...]

3 Powerful Trends Influencing Europe’s Financial Market Recovery

There's no doubt Europe’s financial markets for the summer of 2015 were all affected by the Greek ‘tragedy’. But as of this writing, it remains uncertain whether Greece will leave the Euro-zone or not. However, without aiming to downplay the … [Read more...]

Bear Markets And Economic Contractions: 2001/2008 vs. 2015

Economic Basis For Large Bear Market Declines By Chris Ciovacco As we noted in a recent “recession odds” article, bear markets typically are caused by one of two things: a recession or tight monetary conditions. For example, the 2000-2002 bear … [Read more...]

Reasons To Remain Open To Bullish Outcomes For Stocks

When investor sentiment reaches extreme levels, it can be a contrary indicator for the stock market. For example, the highest bullish reading in the history of the American Association Of Individual Investors (AAII) Sentiment Survey was 75% bulls … [Read more...]

Greece Should “Shoot the Dog and Sell the Farm”

By John Mauldin “If this were a marriage, the lawyers would be circling.” The Economist, My Big Fat Greek Divorce, 6/20/2015 Greece is again all the buzz in the media and on the commentary circuit. If you’re like me, you are suffering terminal … [Read more...]