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Jul 19, 2016, 16:16 ET It Isn't "The Economy, Stupid"

 The parties have their presumptive presidential nominees. Now, as with elections past, handicappers are looking at possible predictors of the...


Jun 23, 2016, 14:22 ET Why Zika, Why Now? Ask the Brazilian Stock Market

 As Zika spreads, the race is on to determine how big a risk the virus poses for the Olympics and whether the epidemic will blow up worldwide....


Feb 08, 2016, 14:08 ET Zika - Analyst Warned of "Mosquito-Borne Viruses" Moving North

Article after article tells us that no one really saw the Zika virus coming. But that's simply not true. Landmark research from the Socionomics...


Nov 09, 2012, 08:00 ET How to Predict a Presidential Election Without Using a Single Poll

 Pollsters spent tens of millions of dollars trying to predict who would win the 2012 presidential election. That's a lot of money in any...


Nov 07, 2012, 17:25 ET A Big Reason for Obama's Big Win? The Nation's Improved Mood

 Heading into Tuesday, most pundits predicted that the presidential election was going to be painfully close. Many used terms such as...


Sep 24, 2012, 10:00 ET Forget The Unemployment Rate - The Stock Market Is A Much Stronger Predictor of Incumbent Election Outcome

 Less than 50 days to go and most pundits remain convinced that the jobless rate will dictate who wins in November. But a landmark study,...


Aug 27, 2012, 16:52 ET Forget The Unemployment Rate - The Stock Market Is A Much Stronger Predictor of Incumbent Election Outcome

 Less than three months to go and most pundits remain convinced that the jobless rate will dictate who wins in November. But a landmark study,...


Mar 07, 2012, 13:22 ET How Much Did "Super Tuesday" Really Matter?

During this topsy-turvy primary season, most pundits have focused on who will emerge as President Obama's Republican challenger. But...


Mar 05, 2012, 18:45 ET Will Obama Win in November? New Study Says, "Ask the Stock Market"

During this topsy-turvy primary season, most pundits are focused on who will win the Republican presidential nomination. But a landmark new study...


Feb 17, 2012, 16:07 ET Will Obama Win in November? New Study Says, "Ask the Stock Market"

 During this topsy-turvy primary season, most pundits are focused on who will win the Republican presidential nomination. But a landmark...


Mar 28, 2011, 11:01 ET Twitter Mood Researchers Bollen and Mao Join Social Scientists at Inaugural Socionomics Summit

Dr. Johan Bollen and Huina Mao of "Twitter predicts the stock market" fame will address the 2011 Socionomics Summit on April 16 in Atlanta. The...


Mar 15, 2011, 15:38 ET Inaugural Socionomics Summit Explores Why Groups Behave As They Do

The Socionomics Summit will feature a dozen speakers including five scientists whose work has captured the attention of the media. The summit...


Nov 30, 2010, 15:30 ET Free Report Reveals Why WikiLeaks Backlash is the Beginning of Controversy to Come

The WikiLeaks controversy will prove to be the first minor skirmish of an epic battle over unregulated Internet and relinquished freedoms,...