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Pop Trends, Price Culture is the podcast about the intersection of psychology and markets. You can access our show notes at www.elliottwave.com/podcast (it's free). In each episode, Robert Folsom presents real people and real stories as they meet in the crossroads of mood and markets. Note: This podcast contains strong opinions and strong language.
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Pop Trends, Price Culture is the podcast about the intersection of psychology and markets. You can access our show notes at www.elliottwave.com/podcast (it's free). In each episode, Robert Folsom presents real people and real stories as they meet in the crossroads of mood and markets. Note: This podcast contains strong opinions and strong language.

Dec 30, 2015

This week's headlines make this episode from April 2015 a "relevant revisit": What could the Federal Reserve and comedian Bill Cosby possibly have in common? In a sentence, “Ruined reputations, thanks to negative social mood.” Yes it sounds bizarre -- but hear Robert Folsom and TR explore WHY the ugly hidden truths about heroes (and heroic institutions) can so suddenly make news. Listen for yourself. 

Dec 27, 2015

Socio News in 200 Seconds | The U.S. stock market hit its peak for 2015 in May, but has spent a lot of time since then trending lower. And it's not "news" to say that the news itself this year seemed like a flow of mostly negative headlines. We try to keep you a step ahead -- with mood-related stories that are off (or barely on) the radar. So it is this episode ...

Dec 23, 2015

There's no need to explain the name "Scrooge." It can be spoken playfully, but when someone uses that name seriously you know what it means: Heartless. Unforgiving. Spiteful in a season that calls for generosity. Yet for this Christmas season, Pop Trends Price Culture goes where even a "contrarian" might fear to tread -- by defending Ebenezer Scrooge.

Dec 20, 2015

Socio News in 200 Seconds | The stories we offer this week cover a wide range -- including how consumers behave, the role of technology, how markets and social actions are linked, even 'what's legal for adults' as an influence on 'the behavior of teens.' What's the thread that runs through a range of topics that wide? The thread we call social mood, of course...

Dec 18, 2015

Legalization: An influence for teens to smoke pot? The 'King of emotional arguments' goes up against a serious body of facts and evidence, as this episode of Pop Trends Price Culture considers whether the social mood trend will finish what it started.

Dec 16, 2015

No matter how diligent a news consumer you are, you can only keep up with so much. Some stories you miss completely, or, somehow you miss important details in the news you do find. We can help close those gaps, so you "get" the trends that drive the news. In the past week, for example, did you catch the stories about cloning, or the declining influence of religion in the southern U.S. (of all places)? We caught those stories and then some -- plus we connect the socionomic thread that ties them together.

Dec 16, 2015

Does news coverage of "threats" help you know what the threats really are? How DO you think about real vs. perceived threats -- to your safety, health, and life? And, what the heck do bookmakers have to do with these questions? Check out this episode for the answers.

Dec 9, 2015

When and where did a national audience first read about popular culture and the stock market? This episode of Pop Trends, Price Culture answers that question, and spells out why the insight about social mood is more relevant today than ever.

Dec 9, 2015

'Simply put, the stock market is a creation of man and therefore reflects human idiosyncrasy.' That's a quote from R.N. Elliott, circa 1938. Not only was Elliott on to something -- the "idiosyncrasies" he alludes to actually show up in countless events and activities. Those include movies, especially movies about market bubbles. Plus politics, especially what politicians say about minorities -- and what people think about what politicians say about minorities. For examples of what the heck we're going on about, all you really have to do is listen on...

Dec 2, 2015

We don't think of The Pilgrims as "risk takers," but the fact is that they took risks on a scale few of us can even imagine. Yet the smartest risk the Pilgrims took is the one few people even know. Discover what it was in this episode -- plus a few thoughts on the risks of wise compassion.

Dec 2, 2015

As personal freedoms go, what can be more dear than to think for ourselves? Most especially, to think unconventionally. Because unconventional thought and ideas are how you put your freedom in action to make a difference -- to improve and change things for the better. That kind of thinking is the common thread in each of this week's items...

Nov 22, 2015

Socio News in 200 Seconds | When it's positive, collective mood can drive our highest aspirations -- in cultural expressions, and often more tangibly, in applying breakthrough technologies. But when it's negative, collective mood creates and contributes to human misery on a mind-boggling scale. This week's news offers examples of each...

Nov 20, 2015

What makes the upheaval in Syria SO impossible is that 15 separate countries have active military operations in that country. The war also involves non-state group like ISIS, the Kurds, and Hezbollah. With a crisis this thorny, new or useful insights are in short supply. Can we shed light on how you see this conflict? In a word, yes...

Nov 15, 2015

Social mood drives social actions. It just does. And those actions -- or collective behaviors -- are very specific, depending on whether mood is positive or negative. And, in recent years, the mood trend has been mostly positive. That's the context to help define this week's news selection...

Nov 13, 2015

"I'm sorry" -- it's the first truly hard-to-say phrase we repeat as children. We all know why apologies matter. Yet with big public apologies, what about the when? Are big apologies more frequent in certain recognizable eras? Pop Trends, Price Culture explains how social mood feeds the emotions that motivate "I'm sorry"...

Nov 8, 2015

It's no stretch to say that most people tend to be the most interested in news that overlaps with their own lives. See if this week's socionomics news items go "four for four" in overlapping with your life...

Nov 6, 2015

“The Most Important Thing in the World…” Yes, that is the conventional wisdom about the fed funds rate. No, we are not putting words in anyone’s mouth. Someone really said it: Hear that audio clip – and lots more – for yourself. Pop Trends, Price Culture considers what really is (and is not) “the most important thing…”

Nov 1, 2015

Week in & week out, social mood brings focus to the fuzz of news. This week's lens-in-focus looks at darker shades of global events, your local theatre, and the potential power to measure mood in social media...

Oct 30, 2015

Can two economists from opposing schools of thought share the Nobel Prize in the same year? They can ... and they did. Yet this mixed-up decision becomes clear when you see it as a story about mixed...

Oct 25, 2015

Our topics this week: Pot. More pot. Hack attacks. And, your worst enemy. But please do listen on, because the first topic is actually an invitation to a very cool, free event.

Oct 23, 2015

The only thing worse than making a bad decision is to make a bad decision and think that it's good.

Oct 18, 2015

Mood is conspicuously mixed around the world right now -- and so are the news items we highlight this week...

Oct 16, 2015

Halloween is right around the corner: This episode of Pop Trends, Price Culture pays tribute to the greatest and most chilling 'Trick or Treat' prank of the 20th century. Let's just say that, if anything, America's mood was a bit too ready for this one. Plus, a link to the free video we call "History’s Hidden Engine."

Oct 11, 2015

The question in the headline comes to mind in reviewing our news items for this week (you'll get it as you read on)...

Oct 9, 2015

As the world was falling apart, a towering maestro gave the world an exquisite composition that both captured and reflected the grievous sentiment of that time. This week's episode of Pop Trends, Prices Culture tells part one of an exceptional two-part story. Plus, a link to the free video we call "History's Hidden Engine."

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