March 21, 2014
Russia’s RTSI stock index broke to a four-year low on March 21. A Reuters story said it was because “investors took fright at tougher than expected U.S. sanctions.” Socionomists, however, know that the RTSI has been declining since April 2011, the second leg of a larger bear market that began in May 2008. This large-degree trend toward negative social mood is impelling Russia’s increasing threats toward Ukraine and Georgia, the stock plunges and the sanctions. Read more here.
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