Social Mood Conference | Socionomics Foundation

A variety of media outlets have featured socionomic research. Here are some of the highlights:

Scottish Scene: Nationalists need a bull market to drive through independence
September 15, 2019
Source: The Sunday Times
Murray Gunn, head of global research at US research group Elliott Wave International, has published a paper that shows support for Scottish independence has typically risen when the economy is stable, and when the FTSE is on the rise.

Steven Hochberg and Peter Kendall: Think Fed Rate Cut is Significant? Think Again
August 2, 2019
Source: Newsmax
Steven Hochberg and Peter Kendall, co-editors of The Elliott Wave Financial Forecast discuss the misunderstood relationship between the Fed and interest rates.

When The Super-Wealthy Bash The Wealth Gap, It’s Time To Worry
April 28, 2019
Source: International Business Times
Murray Gunn, Head of Research for Elliott Wave International’s Global Market Perspective, discusses the relationship between the wealth gap and the stock market.

Bullitt-ish Stock Market
March 21, 2019
Source: Mustang 360
Robert Folsom, Senior Markets Researcher, discusses the relationship between the Ford Mustang and social mood.

Elliott Wave: Fed Follows Market Yet Again
March 20, 2019
Source: Newsmax Finance
Steven Hochberg and Peter Kendall, editors of the Elliott Wave Financial Forecast, discusses how Federal Reserve follows the market, not the other way around.

Why A Bear Market In 2019 Could Spell Good News For Marijuana Proponents
February 11, 2019
Source: ValueWalk
Senior Analyst Chuck Thompson discusses social mood and marijuana legalization efforts.

The US-China Trade War Could Spread To Venezuela And Africa
February 6, 2019
Source: Forbes
Murray Gunn, Head of Research for Elliott Wave International’s Global Market Perspective, discusses the China trade war.

Believe It Or Not, Venezuela Has A Stock Market, And It’s Been Destroyed
February 5, 2019
Source: Forbes
Thompson discusses his research on Venezuela’s unraveling stock market.

Will the Stock Market Reveal Trump’s Fate?
January 3, 2019
Source: CFO
Senior Analyst Alan Hall discusses how that societal mood regulates both stock prices and public perception of leaders.

Negative Vs Positive Social Mood And Stock Prices
January 2, 2019
Source: ValueWalk
Alan Hall explains how the stock market is a useful indicator of people’s attitudes toward the leaders.

Is A New Revolution In France Just Beginning?
December 9, 2018
Source: ValueWalk
Gunn discusses the riots in Paris.

America Shouldn’t Treat China The Same Way It Treated Japan
December 8, 2018
Source: Forbes
Mark Galasiewski, editor of the Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast, discusses China trade tensions and social mood.

Deutsche Bank: A Bull Market Hero Grapples With Bear Market Reality
December 6, 2018
Source: International Business Times
Gunn discusses the police raid on Deutsche Bank’s head office in the context of social mood.

India’s #MeToo Movement Reveals Link Between Scandals And Stocks
December 5, 2018
Galasiewski explores the relationship between India’s #MeToo movement and social mood.

Tulip could be fitting epilogue to London’s financial role
November 27, 2018
Source: Property Week
Gunn discusses how London’s proposed skyscraper, The Tulip, could provide a fitting epilogue for London’s role in the financial markets.

The Baltics: The Next Tinderbox?
November 6, 2018
Source: ValueWalk
Brian Whitmer, editor of the European Financial Forecast, discusses the mood trend developing in eastern Europe.

Falling Markets Cause Rising Tensions
October 16, 2018
Source: ValueWalk
Gunn discusses Saudi Arabia tensions and socionomic causality.

Are the Balkans about to explode?
October 3, 2018
Source: Emerging Europe
Whitmer discusses the mood trend developing in eastern Europe.

Experts dispute Turkish president’s claim US to blame for economic woes
August 20, 2018
Source: Foxnews
Gunn discusses Turkey’s economic woes.

Workers are about to take home their biggest checks in years: study
August 18, 2018
Source: New York Post
Gunn discusses the ebullient mood among business leaders.

Is Poland the next Turkey?
August 17, 2018
Source: Emerging Europe
Gunn discusses the authoritarian impulses developing in Poland and Turkey.

Turkish Lira Plummets Again ‘Casting Pall’ Over European Stocks, Dampens U.S. Markets
August 13, 2018
Source: Forbes
Gunn discusses the bearish sentiment of the Turkish Lira.

Swiss firm ‘attempted to stage bond sale’
August 6, 2018
Source: The Times
Gunn discusses bond sales at Gam Holding.

Facebook’s Faceplant: What Do Investors Really Desire?
July 26, 2018
Source: ValueWalk
Peter Kendall, editor of the Elliott Wave Financial Forecast, comments on recent news about Facebook’s stock drop.

Want To Know The Next Hot Song? Ask The Stock Market
May 29, 2018
Source: ValueWalk
Matt Lampert, director of research at the Socionomics Institute, explains the connection between pop music and the stock market.

China, US Trade Tensions Reflect a Shift Toward Defensive Psychology
April 2, 2018
Source: Newsmax Finance
Lampert talks trade tensions and protectionism.

Why Trump’s New Tariffs Are an Ominous Omen
March 9, 2018
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
University of Baltimore Professor Emeritus Barry Brownstein discusses social mood’s impact on trade tariffs.

Stocks & Sex: People Conceive Fewer Children Before Economy Contracts
March 8, 2018
Source: Newsmax Finance
Lampert illustrates the impact of social mood on birth rates.

Italy ETF Contends With Election Results, Dour Social Climate
March 6, 2018
Source: Benzinga
Whitmer discusses the results of Italy’s national election.

Steel yourself: Trade conflicts could be just the beginning
March 4, 2018
Source: The Hill
Gunn discusses the relationship between social mood and protectionism.

Should the World Prepare for Emperor Xi?
February 28, 2018
Source: Ozy
Galasiewski explains Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power.

America’s Mood Swings Reflected in Vehicles We Buy
February 14, 2018
Source: Bodyshop Business
Bodyshop Business discusses Gunn’s analysis on cars and social mood.

Trump Just Gave Rich Hedge Fund Managers an Awesome Christmas Gift
December 20, 2017
Source: TheStreet
Gunn explains the role of social mood in hedge fund reform.

The late-stage equity bull market could explain a mania like bitcoin
December 20, 2017
Source: CNBC
Evelyn Chang cites Elliott Prechter of EWAVES, Lampert of the Socionomics Institute, and Peter Atwater of Financial Insyghts on the psychology of manias.

The Strangely Fascinating Way Baby Naming Trends Are Linked to the Stock Market
January 16, 2018
Source: Popsugar
Maggie Winterfeldt discusses Hall’s study on baby names.

Tax win will be huge for Trump, but don’t bank on political windfall
December 14, 2017
Source: CNN
Lampert describes the relationship between tax reform and the markets.

The Surprising Factor That Can Influence Your Baby’s Name
November 16, 2017
Source: Real Simple
Marisa Cohen interviews Hall on how social mood influences baby names.

Record Year for Home Runs Could Be a Dark Omen for the Economy
October 25, 2017
Source: ThinkAdvisor
Hall talks the SWAT baseball indicator and more.

How Nation’s Mood Can Change Economy’s Future
October 13, 2017
Source: Newsmax
Lampert shows how social mood influences recessions, peace and war and scandals.

Why Do Baseball Stats Mirror Stock Market Results?
October 10, 2017
Source: CFO
David McCann reviews Hall’s research on stocks and swats.

Home Runs and Strikeouts Can Track the Stock Market
October 6, 2017
Source: CNBC
Hall contributes an article explaining the “Swing for the Fences” indicator.

Why the oil market ignored Economics 101 when it comes to Harvey
August 31, 2017
Source: NY Daily News
Lampert illustrates how the prices of oil reacted to hurricane Harvey’s Houston landfall.

Social mood drives markets, not administration turmoil
August 23, 2017
Source: The Hill
Lampert explains how social mood drives both the stock market and politics

Buy High and Sell Low?
February 18, 2017
Source: Straight Line Logic
Financial commentator Robert Gore reviews The Socionomic Theory of Finance.

A&M-SA professor featured on Pop Trends Price Culture podcast
June 30, 2015
Source: Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Dr. Dennis Elam, an accounting professor at Texas A&M-San Antonio, shares his insights into how social mood shapes accounting regulations—and more—in an interview on the Pop Trends, Price Culture podcast.

Parallels Between Markets
August 14, 2014
Source: Power Trading Radio
Socionomist contributor and Summit speaker Peter Atwater joins host John O’Donnell to discuss the cultural similarities between 1966-1974 and 2000-present.

Want Legalized Marijuana? Better Hope America Stays Grumpy
December 2, 2013
Source: Businessweek
Socionomic researcher Euan Wilson explains the correlation between marijuana legalization and social mood.

Why Stock Markets May Be Lagging Indicators
September 22, 2013
Source: Forbes
Asia Confidential columnist James Gruber cites social mood as an explanation as to what’s driving markets.

Euan Wilson on the Traders Network
July 20, 2013
Source: Traders Network
Wilson joins host Michael Yorba on the Traders Network Radio Show to talk about what changes in social mood tell us about society at large.

Does Opulent Spending Signal Market Downturn?
June 18, 2013
Source: Fox Business News
Atwater and’s Jonathan Hoenig discuss whether excessive spending is a sign of a downturn in the markets.

Spendthrift Elite Signals Equity Slide, Behavioral Experts Warn
June 18, 2013
Source: Reuters
Reuters reporter Atul Prakash quotes Prechter, Atwater, Gunn and other social mood practitioners in an article about using socionomics and social mood to forecast the financial markets.


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The Socionomics Institute, based in Gainesville, Ga., studies social mood and its role in driving cultural, economic and political trends. The Institute’s analysis is published in the monthly research review The Socionomist, available to socionomics members.

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