Europe viewed from across the pond: Video from European Financial Forecast

An arm of Elliott Wave International, this video of the editor of European Financial Forecast looks at EU stock indices noticing the 10-year gaps between their highs.  This reminded me of the 10-year gap between the Nikkei 225’s peak in 1990 and that of FTSE 100 and a handful of others in 2000.

More importantly, these indices provide a superb example of Charles Dow’s theory that the indices must confirm each other.  A level playing field provided by EU law, financial strictures and obligations, and common goals, it’s most interesting to see market reality as compared to current media hype about a European Renaissance.

Brian Whitmer also looks at sentiment indicators to see whether these confirm – or not – Elliott Wave counts and chart patterns.  Investor sentiment as euphoric as it was in 2000 and 2007 is something to be concerned about.  So too is the ultra-cheap level of European high yield financial Credit Default Swaps.  Again, looking for a confluence of factors that confirm each other.

Watch the video by clicking this link

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About Nicole Elliott

Nicole Elliott

A graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science (BSc Social Psychology) Nicole Elliott has worked in banks in the City of London for the last 30 years. Whether in sales, trading or forecasting technical analysis has always been the bedrock of her thinking. Key expertise lies within all areas of treasury: foreign exchange, money markets, fixed income and commodities.

She has also added to the body of knowledge of the industry writing the first western book on Ichimoku Cloud Charts. Strong media links and a cult following are due to her prescient calls on the markets and often entertaining format.

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