What moves the stock market?

The widespread idea is that events around the world direct the financial markets. We are told to believe that the market reacts to the news and people’s mood changes accordingly. When the news are good, people feel good and they buy stocks they say. When the news are bad, people sell stocks according to the… Read more What moves the stock market?

Is It a Bear Market Rally?

Market had a sharp decline 2 months ago. We are well below 200 day average, and we have bounced off of 38.6% fibonacci retracement level a few times. Price support level has been holding well. Now the sentiment in the mainstream media is that this is a healthy pullback, a buying opportunity in the stock market. One needs to… Read more Is It a Bear Market Rally?

Prechter Explains ‘Triple Top’ Forming in U.S. Stock Market

(Video) Bob Prechter Explains ‘Triple Top’ Forming in U.S. Stock Market This excerpt from the special video issue of the August Elliott Wave Theorist brings you Bob Prechter’s analysis of the triple top that has been forming in the U.S. stock market over the past 12 years. Watch as Bob himself explains what this pattern… Read more Prechter Explains ‘Triple Top’ Forming in U.S. Stock Market

Spotting Trade Setups

Technical analysis helps in recognizing the markets direction and possible turning points. There is no one-size fits all silver bullet solution to get you ahead of the crowd all the time. By definition, only the few will make money in the stock market. And we can use some tools to enhance the odds in our… Read more Spotting Trade Setups

What Really Moves the Markets

News? The Fed? The Real Answers Will Surprise You Bernanke made his QE2 promise real and started to print money again. Ironically the day of his announcement marked the low in US dollar index and dollar started to rally. Similarly, treasuries and mortgage rates staged their multi week rally after the announcement of QE2. We… Read more What Really Moves the Markets

Is the Plunge Protection Team Manipulating Stocks?

Rumors are, the U.S. government “is propping up the stock market.” By Elliott Wave International Out of thousands of questions recently submitted to us at Elliott Wave International, the most frequent one received is: “Can the Fed manipulate the stock market?” Read our expert’s answer on this and other misleading “investment wisdom.” Read more. You… Read more Is the Plunge Protection Team Manipulating Stocks?

Slicing the Neckline: A Classic Technical Pattern

A Classic Technical Pattern Agrees with the Elliott Wave Count: Slicing the Neckline In the August issue of his Elliott Wave Theorist, market forecaster Robert Prechter alerted readers that the U.S. stock market was slicing the neckline of a classic head-and-shoulders pattern in technical analysis, and that this may send the market into critical condition.… Read more Slicing the Neckline: A Classic Technical Pattern

Long Bear Market Looming

Prechter on CNBC: Market Pro: Long Bear Market Looming Robert Prechter, president of Elliott Wave International, tells host Maria Bartiromo why he sees dark days ahead on CNBC’s Closing Bell. Download Your FREE 50-Page Ultimate Technical Analysis Handbook In this free 50-page eBook from Bob Prechter’s Elliott Wave International, you will discover some of the… Read more Long Bear Market Looming

Blaming “Market Manipulators” For Losses is a Huge Obstacle to Success

By Editorial Staff In 1984, Elliott Wave International's founder and president Robert Prechter won the U.S. Trading Championship, setting a new all-time profit record of 444.4% in a monitored real-money options account in 4 months. In the average 4-month contest, over 75% of contestants, mostly professionals, fail to report profits. In November 1986, in his… Read more Blaming “Market Manipulators” For Losses is a Huge Obstacle to Success

Deflationary Crash?

What makes stocks rise? What makes steady Employment? What makes home prices increase? Social mood is what drives the markets, the economy, politics and the culture: http://www.tradingstocks.net/socionomics/ Early in the game when debt levels are down, as the social mood improves in capitalist economies, people start borrowing to create a good future for themselves. They work hard,… Read more Deflationary Crash?