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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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Now displaying: July, 2015

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.

Jul 31, 2015

The meltdown of China’s stock market is arguably the biggest global financial story so far in 2015. The decline began barely six weeks ago, yet the Shanghai index has lost nearly one-third of its value.

Jul 27, 2015

"A rising mood leads to a substantial consensus in politics, culture and social vision; a falling mood leads to a divided radical climate." So said Bob Prechter in the "Components of Mood" chapter of his seminal book...

Jul 24, 2015

A few provocative questions: Just over a month ago, 9 people were murdered in a church in Charleston, SC. What if people there had responded by looting and destroying property?

Jul 17, 2015

Nations can pursue peace or make war for countless reasons: Trade, borders, weapons, access to resources... even grievances from a previous war. Nations are not people, yet people and nations alike can be predisposed to respond to a provocation with patience, or in anger. Where does that predisposition come from?

Jul 17, 2015

To “demonize the enemy” is a staple of war propaganda. But, you don’t need a war to call your enemy demonic. Case in point, the United States and Iran for the past 35 years – as in, “The Great Satan” vs. “The Axis of Evil.” Each country really did use language that describes a mortal foe. So what on earth explains recent news of these two enemies shaking hands over a comprehensive nuclear agreement? This week’s Pop Trends, Price Culture explains the otherwise inexplicable answer.

Jul 10, 2015

It's true: "Real wars have real costs and real casualties." By that yardstick, America's war with the Islamic State (ISIS) is a drop in the bucket...

Jul 9, 2015

What made a sitting president go on TV to show America a big bag of crack cocaine - literally? And what made a later president drop the phrase “War On Drugs” from his vocabulary?

Jul 2, 2015

When it comes to geologic time scales, 600 million years is a big span. As in, long enough to accommodate the life cycle of every carbon-based life form in the entire fossil record. That is indeed the ambition of the just-published lead article in The Socionomist...

Jul 1, 2015

Real liberty begins with independent thinking -- and Professor Dennis Elam is really good at it. You heard his insights for yourself if you caught part one of our interview, and in part two he covers an even more amazing range of topics...

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