This series of articles should have clued you in to how the stock market, the economy and social and cultural trends are entwined.
Historically the ‘Us & Me’ mentality appears to kick in as stock markets decline and economies under perform. This mentality, depending on the extent of decline, will stick around for a few months to a few years after. Eventually it gradually dissipates to the ‘You & We’ mentality as stocks go back up and the economy improves.
Hopefully from the various examples you have begun to see a link between fluctuations in the stock market and the mood of the people. The larger the corresponding fluctuations in the stock market and economy are, the bigger the change in mentality of the social crowd.
The direction of the stock market and the health of the economy should now help clue you into how people’s behavior, mood and outlook are changing.
What’s the Dow Jones Industrial Average telling you?
- The Time of “Us & Me”, Not “You & We”?
- The Roaring Twenties, 1929 Stock Market Crash & Great Depression
- The Rise & Fall of the Klu Klux Klan
- The 60s Peace Movement & the Slump
- “You’re Either With Us or Against Us”
- EU Break Up & Racist Political Parties
- Predict Social & Cultrual Trends Using Stocks & the Economy