The 2016 Social Mood Conference
The 2016 Social Mood Conference:
It’s Not Too Late to Experience the Groundbreaking Event
Did you miss the 2016 Social Mood Conference on April 9? If so, we have good news for you: It’s not too late to partake.
The 2016 Social Mood Conference is on demand right now. Just as attendees did on April 9, you too can be a part of this illuminating experience — and come away equipped to capitalize on new trends, emerging ideas and original perspectives.
See all 10 speakers in order — or choose the sequence for yourself
Watch, pause, rewind — on your time, on demand. Download every chart and slide — to save on your computer, or print. You’ll remember many of the slides just for the power of the story they tell.
Who will you see? Here are a few highlights
H. Eugene Stanley, the William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor at Boston University and one of the founders of econophysics, presented a study by him and his colleagues that examined highly detailed financial data using statistical methods commonly employed in physics. They observed that the fluctuations in price, volume and trading frequency near turning points are so similar to certain physical processes that the underlying phenomenon, they believe, is likely the same.
Robert Prechter, founder and president of Elliott Wave International and the Socionomics Institute, challenged the widely held assumption that laws of supply and demand govern the price of oil. He presented a wealth of evidence showing that Elliott waves, not supply and demand, regulate the price of oil.
Alastair J. Macdonald, a Zimbabwean-born investment consultant, writer, entrepreneur and an ex-professional hunter and safari guide, presented “Living Socionomics: Zimbabwe to Wall Street.” Alastair gave a fascinating personal account of how he first encountered socionomics and how he has used the science to guide his career.
Robert Folsom, 25-year veteran writer for Elliott Wave International and author of the popular Pop Trends, Price Culture podcast, presented “Mood’s Past is Present: The Facts, Faces and Sounds of Polarized Politics in America.” Robert noted that the phrase “we’ve never seen this before,” was the dominant media narrative for the 2016 presidential campaign as flabbergasted pundits tried to explain the rise of Donald Trump. But with humor and a wealth of evidence, Robert showed that America has indeed seen this before—more than once.
Nerissa Brown, associate professor of accounting at the University of Delaware, presented “Herd Behavior in Capital Markets: A Socionomic Perspective.” She explained the debate about rational versus irrational behavior in financial and economic settings and described many findings of herding among investors, analysts, mutual fund managers, and also in financial reporting, corporate disclosures, issuing of restatements and adopting accounting standards.
Here are just a few comments from Social Mood Conference attendees:
- “I attended last year and had to have more. … This has changed the way I look at everything.”— David M., Colleyville, TX
- “The Socionomics Summit was a great way to introduce people to the true way to look at social mood and its impact on markets, government, music. … I would recommend it for people serious about learning the true power of mass human psychology.” — Jim B., Trophy Club, TX
- “The conference is the one day I look forward to every year. The interaction with fellow socionomists is invaluable.”— George M., Foxfire, NC
And here’s what live broadcast viewers say:
- “Exceeded my expectations. Excellent topics and speakers. Whether you’re interested in the prediction of social trends or the financial markets, this is a must have.” –Richard L., Garland, TX
- “Diverse and interesting topics. Some of the presentations were very entertaining.”– Friedrich O., Munich, Germany
- “The [online] streaming was excellent. I was worried about spending the day on the screen, but the time passed quickly. I would highly recommend it to anyone who can’t attend in person but wants to learn more about socionomics.” — Peter A., Chadds Ford, PA