Robert Prechter's Socionomics Institute

What is Socionomics?

The Socionomics Institute is an extension of Robert Prechter of Elliott Wave International. It investigates how the mass behavior of society and the general social mood of the time, can and does influence the character of future social actions in fields of mass participation. These include politics, the economy and the financial markets.   

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What is Socionomics

Knowing this fact, and combining it with the mathematical principles of the Elliott Wave Theory, it is possible to observe trends in the stock markets, and foresee changes in advance of them occurring.

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What is Elliott Wave Theory?
The basic principle of the Elliott Wave Theory is simple. Over a period of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or even many years, stock markets and similar trends will follow a cyclical wave pattern.

At its most basic, the Elliott wave pattern is considered to consist of three progressive waves, broken by two correctional waves.

These are then followed by a further three correctional waves to complete the cycle.

The wave cycles then themselves evolve to become part of an even larger Elliottwave cycle pattern. 

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What is Elliott Wave Theory: The Basics

So the first wave will be a progressive increase in stock value, followed by a slight correctional decrease. The third wave is usually the most significant and longest period of growth, followed by another corrective decrease before the fifth, usually positive growth period. This five point wave can often be seen whether you examine market trends over the very short term, intermediary term or even long term. In this way it has often be considered to be a fractal based theory.

There are a number of ways in which knowledge and application of Elliott's Wave Theory can be used to both predict stock market trends as well as to provide a certain degree of reassurance during times when values may be decreasing. Understanding that these decreases may well be correctional, and be preceding a subsequent growth period can provide a distinct advantage when trading both over the short and longer term.

What is Elliott Wave Theory: Learn More!

One of the problems with the Elliott Wave Theory is that it can be difficult to identify the patterns accurately enough to make significant decisions. However, by following a few simple rules and guidelines, Elliott wave theory can become an extremely powerful tool that can probably tell us more about what is actually happening in the market than any other technical indicator. Start learning the 13 wave patterns identified by Elliott.

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It is a handy reference guide to the basics of the wave patterns and wave formation.

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Impulse Waves - Part 1 of the Elliott Wave theory basics guide. Learn the basics of wave structure and how impulse waves are formed....

Corrective Waves - Part 2 of the Elliott Wave Theory basics guide. Learn the basics of wave structure and how corrective waves are formed....

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