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Artificial Intelligence: 3 Reasons to Fear a b-A.I.-r Market

You name the industry -- from cyber-security to healthcare, telecom to transportation, big data to... baby diapers! -- high growth companies across the globe are investing in Artificial Intelligence technology at an astounding rate. But could there be a reason to fear a boom-bust cycle ahead? No... there are three reasons!

Is 15-Year High in Consumer Confidence Bullish for Stocks?

The mainstream media always finds a "reason" for a trading day's stock market action. For example, as stocks were rising intraday on May 17, journalists cited the historically high May consumer confidence numbers. But, is consumer sentiment a "cause" or an "effect"?

A Decisive Moment for Europe: Part 6

This is Part 6 of an 8-part series of short articles by EWI's Head of Global Research, Murray Gunn. Murray is based in London, where he documents European hot-button issues in great detail. Murray also views the world and forms his conclusions from a social-mood perspective. It's an eye-witness series you don't want to miss.

The Unreported Yet Biggest Danger of Trade Tariffs

Dana Weeks talks to EWI Analyst Murray Gunn about how "Trade Tariff News" misses the true, long-term dangers to markets, economies, and people.

The Junk Bond Market's Message is Loud and Clear

Investor sentiment in the junk-bond market usually correlates with stock market sentiment – and major reversals in both. This chart and commentary provides you with insights.

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Ripple (XRP): Prelude to a 60% Rally

Bitcoin steals the spotlight, but hard-nosed crypto investors keep an eye on far more opportunities.

These Two S&P E-mini Recommendations Covered a LOT of Ground

The first half of May 2019 saw a large dip in the S&P 500 – watch this Chart of the Day to see exactly how our recommendations had Flash subscribers prepared.

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Real Estate: Will Prices Stay Unaffordable?

"U.S. Median Single-Family Median Annual Sales Price" may be a mouthful, but the chart you'll see in this 2-minute video is anything but confusing.

Watch where prices have gone from the 1980s through today -- and see a clear conclusion as to what's next.

U.S. Housing: Look at This 50% Retracement

Buying a house is a major financial decision. We've all been admonished about "location, location, location" -- but, how about timing? Some real estate market indicators can be highly useful. Look at these two charts...

Costco Corp. (COST): Finding Opportunity in Five Minutes or Less

On March 12, our Trader's Classroom editor Jeffrey Kennedy identified a clear, bullish Elliott wave pattern on the price chart of Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST). In turn the stock soared to a record high on April 1. Watch how it all began, for FREE!

How Elliott Transforms Options Trading

CNBC commentator and trader Todd Gordon explains how Elliott Wave analysis offers unique benefits for trading options.

Crude Oil Prices & the Sanctions Effect: It's Not What You Think

In October 2018, Iran sanctions led some forecasters to predict crude oil prices of "$200 per barrel." In fact, prices soon FELL by 42 percent. See how we kept subscribers on the right side of this trend, plus the more recent 50 percent rally in crude.

A Decisive Moment for Europe: Part 5

This is Part 5 of an 8-part series of short articles by EWI's Head of Global Research, Murray Gunn. Murray is based in London, where he documents European hot-button issues in great detail. Murray also views the world and forms his conclusions from a social-mood perspective. It's an eye-witness series you don't want to miss.

War! Good or Bad for Stocks?

Does the DJIA rise more often during times of war or peace? You might be surprised when you review these six charts.

Who – Or “What” – Drives Interest Rates?

EWI's Murray Gunn explains the role of the Federal Reserve in "driving" interest rates and the economy -- you me be surprised to find out who (or what) is doing the real driving.

A Useful Perspective on Tech-Stock Boom

Call it a "boom" within a boom: the love of technology sector wrapped within an extreme optimism toward the broad stock market. This chart -- which includes eye-opening sentiment figures -- helps to tell the story.

Amazon Stock & The Offensive Lineman of Elliott Analysis

See how Jeffrey Kennedy anticipated the December turn higher in Amazon, and the still-higher rally in March and April.

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You Can Outsmart the "Smart Money" Crowd

This chart from our May Elliott Wave Financial Forecast shows you a setup that speaks volumes about the next move in the stock market: Large Specs' current net-short position in VIX futures.