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Here’s an interesting tidbit I never knew existed: in The Wizard of Oz (which I suppose 99% of you have seen), the scene in which Dorothy meets the Scarecrow is much, much longer in the original cut. It’s a shame that all this hard work hit the cutting room floor for the final edition. Here, then, in all its glory, is the scene as it was meant to be seen:
Yogi Berra was quoted as saying that “it’s tough making predictions, especially about the future.”
However, there are times when one is able to at least obtain a probabilistic reading about the future, based upon an understanding of mass human sentiment and human psychology.
In fact, back in the 1940’s, an accountant named Ralph Nelson Elliott identified behavioral patterns within the stock market which represented the larger collective behavioral patterns of society en masse. And, in 1940, Elliott publicly tied the movements of human behavior to the natural law represented through Fibonacci mathematics.(more…)
Roughly shown from weaker to stronger……….and, as always, click on any chart for a huge version.(more…)