Andrew Baptiste’s career spans three decades on Wall Street, including senior positions at Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan. Yet his familiarity with the Elliott Wave Principle began even earlier, as an insight literally passed from father to son. Hear him for yourself in this week’s episode of Pop Trends, Price Culture.
Socio News in 200 Seconds | Sort of war, and sort of peace summarize two of this week's news items. Both involve the U.S. government -- but the curious truth is, the "war" is a domestic dispute with the world's biggest tech company, while the "peace" is with an old international enemy. Please listen on and discover the role of mood in both.
Dr. Dennis Elam is a tenured accounting professor at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. He is an expert in finance, yet Professor Elam blows up stereotypes about the accounting profession. He's incredibly well versed in popular culture: his insights go from Richard Pryor, to themes in cinema, to the "mob museum" in Las Vegas. Dr. Elam will join us as a featured speaker on April 9 in Atlanta, for the 2016 Social Mood Conference.
Socio News in 200 Seconds | When you see or hear about a really big wall going up, negative social mood is probably at work. Seriously. A very tall and/or long wall is, by definition, exclusive. It's a barrier designed to keep people in or out. How do the dots connect?
Win the White House by making it cool to be politically incorrect? This strategy is working for more than one candidate. Even so, the un-PC trend is only an effect. There's a much bigger cause to explain why so many people today despise political correctness.
"What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today"?
Gallup asks this question in its monthly "Social Series" poll of Americans. Throughout 2015, the most common answer by far was "Dissatisfaction with government/Congress/politicians." Mood-driven anger really can be its own trend -- a thought worth keeping in mind as you read our first item below, and during the political season ahead.
It had been a bear market for a lot of years. The headlines were a parade of scary bad news. People were so polarized that fan groups began to hate on each another's music -- hostility so strong that it became its own trend. Then, an episode of this negative mood literally exploded its way into America's National Pastime: Namely, in the outfield between games of a double header.