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  • [Article] When Mood Turns Uniformly Negative: Creating an Action Plan that Makes Sense

    [Article] When Mood Turns Uniformly Negative: Creating an Action Plan that Makes Sense

    A series of “off-the-cuff” expectations of what’s to come in financial markets, politics, international trade, the climate change movement, art, spending habits, secessionism and more.

     
  • [Video] Robert Prechter: Social Causality Is Not Physics

    [Video] Robert Prechter: Social Causality Is Not Physics

    Robert Prechter explains socionomic causality, the components of social mood and why the stock market is a leading indicator of economic change. From his July 2010 presentation at the World Futurist Society.

     
  • [Article] Did U C New Studies? Tweets N Blogs Predict Equity Prices!!

    [Article] Did U C New Studies? Tweets N Blogs Predict Equity Prices!!

    Recently published and preliminary work from researchers at four universities indicate that trends in social mood as displayed in social media predict price moves in the stock market. The studies provide important further evidence of the socionomic hypothesis: that changes in states of unconscious social mood precede—because they motivate—changes in the stock market and other social events.

     
  • The Elliott Wave Principle

    The Elliott Wave Principle

    The Wave Principle is Ralph Nelson Elliott’s model of financial market index price movements. Elliott described how recurring patterns in price movements link together to form larger versions of those same structures. In a nutshell, Elliott discovered that financial market price patterns form a fractal. He detailed the component structures […]

     
  • Sex and Stocks

    Sex and Stocks

    Why would births and the stock market trend together, if they do at all? Sometimes answers can be found in subtleties. The deepest low in births in the 20th century came in 1933, the year after the century’s deepest low in the stock market. Why would there be a one-year […]

     
  • Socionomic Causality

    Socionomic Causality

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  • Herding Impulse

    Herding Impulse

    Academics and the media often use the term “herding” differently than socionomists do. Here are some distinctions. Socionomic Perspective: When do people herd? They herd when they are uncertain. In contexts of uncertainty, the herding impulse drives social behavior. There is an evolutionary advantage to this. If you were unsure […]

     
  • Social Mood

    Social Mood

    Social mood is a shared mental state among humans that arises from social interaction. Social mood predisposes individuals in the group toward emotions, beliefs and actions. It fluctuates constantly in a fractal pattern. It is unconscious, unremembered and endogenously regulated. Socionomic theory proposes that social mood governs the character of social […]

     
  • Socionomics vs. Socioeconomics

    Socionomics vs. Socioeconomics

    People sometimes give socionomics the misnomer “socioeconomics.” Here are the key differences between the two fields. Socionomics is the study of how social mood motivates social actions. It studies how waves of social mood regulate changes in social behavior, including changes in the economy, political preferences, financial markets and popular […]

     
  • [Article] Prechter, Casti Agree: Current Extreme in Fractal Pattern Indicates Approaching Downturn for Economy

    [Article] Prechter, Casti Agree: Current Extreme in Fractal Pattern Indicates Approaching Downturn for Economy

    Originally published in the Dec. 2010 Socionomist In an interview last month on the Gabriel Wisdom Radio Show, Robert Prechter, president of Elliott Wave International, and John Casti, author of the well-received socionomics primer Mood Matters, said the wave of respite that began in March 2009 for financial instruments and […]