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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: December, 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.

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...

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