Robert R. Prechter, CMT

CEO, Elliott Wave International

Robert Prechter CMT, is CEO of Elliott Wave International, an independent market analysis firm. He is also Founder of Socionomics Institute.

Robert has written 20 books on finance, beginning with Elliott Wave Principle in 1978, which predicted a 1920s-style stock market boom. In January 2022, Prechter’s Last Chance to Conquer the Crash (www.elliottwave.com/books) offers strategies for financial safety in a bear market. In The Socionomic Theory of Finance (2006), Prechter detailed a paradigm for financial markets that differs in every substantive way from the paradigm borrowed from economics. In July 2007, The Journal of Behavioral Finance published “The Financial/Economic Dichotomy: A Socionomic Perspective,” by Prechter and his colleague, Dr. Wayne Parker. In 2012, Sage Open published Prechter et. al’s “Social Mood, Stock Market Performance, and U.S. Presidential Elections: A Socionomic Perspective on Voting Results,” which became the third-most-downloaded paper on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) website in 2012.

His most recently completed project is an investigation into the true authors behind pseudonyms used in Elizabethan-era England, posted at www.oxfordsvoices.com. Robert attended Yale University on a full scholarship and received a B.A. in psychology.

STA Monthly Meeting – February 2010 Real-time application of the Elliott Wave Principle
IFTA 2014 Socionomic Theory: A Foundation for Technical Analysis

Socionomic Theory: A Foundation for Technical Analysis. In this talk Robert Prechter presents his alternative to the Efficient Market Hypothesis.

IFTA2014 - Socionomic Theory: A Foundation for Technical Analysis Publications Conquer the Crash: You Can Survive and Prosper in a Deflationary Depression John Wiley & Sons; 2009 Socionomics: The Science of History and Social Prediction New Classics Library; 2003 Elliott Wave Principle: Key to Market Behavior New Classics Library; 1998 At the Crest of the Tidal Wave: A Forecast for the Great Bear Market John Wiley & Sons; 1997

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