Originally published by Fox Business on November 14, 2017 Read the original article.

The 2014 edition of Robert Prechter’s Conquer the Crash warned: Debt Levels … Portend a Deflationary Crash The book goes on to remind readers that deflation nearly always manifests as a contraction in the amount of outstanding debt. Here in late 2017, it appears that debt levels are even more precarious. Read this excerpt from […]

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Originally published by Bloomberg on November 13, 2017 Read the original article.

It’s true that a major pre-condition of deflation is an unsustainable, societal build-up of credit. But, it’s also true that the mood of the populace has a lot to do with a deepening deflationary trend. Read this excerpt from Robert Prechter’s book, Conquer the Crash: The psychological aspect of deflation and depression cannot be overstated. […]

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A deflationary psychology is at work among British consumers and this leaves Britain’s retailers with little pricing power. Here’s an excerpt from a Nov. 1 AOL UK article titled, “Shop price deflation remains at four-year low”: Shop price deflation remains at a four-year low as a squeeze on discretionary spending power slows retailers from passing […]

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Originally published by Reuters on October 26, 2017 Read the original article.

Here’s what EWI’s Asian-Pacific Financial Forecast said on Oct. 6: [Japan] Prime Minster Abe dissolved parliament’s lower house last week ahead of a snap election to be held one year ahead of schedule. He appears to be applying the same good judgment he showed when he called a snap election in November 2014, in the […]

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Originally published by Reuters on October 14, 2017 Read the original article.

Even though the small Arab nation of Qatar has large gas reserves, it’s not immune to financial challenges. In 2016, Qatar grappled with losses in its sovereign wealth fund. In 2017, the peninsular Gulf state is seeing a decline in housing prices. Let’s start with what EWI’s June 2017 Financial Forecast had to say: At […]

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Originally published by Bloomberg on October 9, 2017 Read the original article.

In a section titled “Deflationary Psychology Climbs Into the Driver’s Seat,” EWI’s August 2017 Financial Forecast notes: According to Automotive News, year-over-year new car sales fell 4.7% in April, 0.5% in May and 2.9% in June. After seven consecutive years of rising demand, U.S. light-vehicle sales are now down 2.1% for the year. On July […]

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