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Chris Ciovacco

Chris Ciovacco

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Chris Ciovacco is the Chief Investment Officer for Ciovacco Capital Management, LLC.

  • Central Banks Spark Bullish Conditions

    Published 30 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    As outlined in a popular October 2011 video on the European debt crisis, we are well aware of the serious nature of the problems facing…

  • Fed Tries To Calm European and Stock Market Waters

    Published 25 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    As outlined in a July 22 video, there are still numerous reasons to be bullish relative to the intermediate-term outlook for stocks. However, there has…

  • Why China Is Back On Our Radar

    Published 20 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The iShares China 25 ETF (FXI) remains 26% below its 2010 high, leaving the door open to a possibly attractive opportunity to "buy low". As…

  • Earnings Push Market To Cusp Of Breakout

    Published 19 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Tech stocks have been laggards in recent weeks, which has been a little concerning for the current rally despite the numerous bullish signals we outlined…

  • Despite Problems, Bullish Trends In Place

    Published 16 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The markets face numerous problems, including still-elevated bond yields in Spain and Italy, slowing global growth, and the media's latest obsession...the dreaded "fiscal cliff". Yet,…

  • Markets Pointing Toward Rally In Risk

    Published 13 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    John Williams, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, delivered a risk-friendly speech in Portland, Oregon on Thursday. From the Wall Street Journal:…

  • Short-Euro, Long-Treasuries Overcrowded and Risky Trades

    Published 09 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    It's easy and comfortable to join the bullish Treasury club and the mob currently bearish on the euro. Despite the hopes of the masses, it…

  • Euro Opportunity Could Be Coming

    Published 06 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    It didn't take long for the press to hop on the "pressure grows on Fed to act" train following the weak employment data on Friday…

  • Preparing For Friday's Employment Report

    Published 05 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Four points for investors to ponder before Friday's employment report: Point One: It is the market's reaction to the number that matters, not the number.…

  • Iran, Stimulus, and Charts Could Push Oil Higher

    Published 03 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    With a slowing economy and over-supply concerns, crude oil dropped 30% from its February 2012 high to the recent low. An out of favor market…

  • German Shift May Have QE-Like Impact On Stocks

    Published 01 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    To the casual observer, the announcements made late last week in Europe may appear to be just another in a series of "do the minimal…

  • Can Europe Pull Germany From Fantasy Land?

    Published 27 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    We sympathize with Germany's position in Europe. They understand it will be much more difficult to see over-extended budgets brought back into line after checks…

  • 'All Clear' Not Given For Stock Bulls Yet

    Published 21 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Despite significant evidence of a possible bullish turn in stocks, we also have evidence supporting a measured approach relative to what appears to be a…

  • Central Banks Help Break Downtrend

    Published 17 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    On Thursday, a G20 representative told Reuters central banks stand ready to assist should the markets deteriorate next week. That central bank news coupled with…

  • German Timetable Radically Different From Wall Street

    Published 14 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    With Spanish bond yields reflecting euro-era record high concern about Spain's ability to repay its debts, the financial markets are expecting some quick and significant…

  • Yields and Momentum: Too Early To Buy Aggressively

    Published 13 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Since over-indebted nations must constantly sell bonds to raise capital, Italy and Spain are forced to enter very unfriendly markets. Italy, selling short-term notes this…

  • Buying Opportunity or Full-Blown Bear Market?

    Published 12 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The market is sapping the strength of investors. Monday's short-lived euphoria following the weekend bailout for Spanish banks will cause many bulls to understandably lose…

  • Bailout and Technicals Say Be Open To Stock Rally

    Published 11 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The markets made some progress last week based mainly on speculation a bailout for Spanish banks was coming soon. A June 9 story from the…

  • Lower Lows May Bring Buying Opportunity

    Published 08 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The markets have numerous unanswered questions to digest: Will Spain accept a bailout? How will the market react to another bailout? After the election, will…

  • Deteriorating Markets Look For Next Bailout

    Published 05 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Spain needs assistance with their troubled banks, but politicians are looking for very few strings to be attached, which is not going over big in…