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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.

  • Europe-Driven Market Risk Remains Elevated

    Published 04 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Conducting our weekend Europe Google searches for the latest news yielded articles with a very familiar and vague tone about the "progress" across the pond.…

  • Without Steps in Europe, Markets Could Fall Fast

    Published 01 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    On May 31, Reuters reported a Washington insider with deep experience in international finance said, "The day of reckoning is arriving". Investors in the United…

  • German Index Can Assist U.S. Investors

    Published 31 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    200-Day MAs Should Provide Good Feedback: You do not have to be an investing expert to know events in Europe are dictating the day-to-day movements…

  • Europe: Policy Options Remain Limited

    Published 30 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Before the markets opened on May 30, a Dow Jones article captured the serious nature of the escalating crisis in Spain: European stocks fell Wednesday…

  • Are The Bears Headed For The Woodshed?

    Published 25 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Respecting the title of this article could stir strong emotions, it is important to set the stage for what the content here represents and what…

  • Bottoming Process or Bearish Acceleration?

    Published 23 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    On May 6 with the S&P 500 trading at 1,369, we presented evidence of slowing bullish momentum. Thus far, we have seen little in the…

  • Foreign Stocks Face Key Tests

    Published 22 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Traders often look for relatively easy ways to monitor the battle between "risk-on" and 'risk-off". Given that foreign stock indexes have lagged the S&P 500…

  • Too Early To Take Much From Monday's Gains

    Published 22 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the Greeks may be having a change of heart relative to going out on their own sans the…

  • Europe: 'Cuts Aren't Working...Let's Spend...Oh Wait...'

    Published 18 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The gravity of the global debt crisis can be seen in the flip-flop game plans from policymakers. The reaction to the 2008 crisis was to…

  • REITs Begin To Show Cracks

    Published 17 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    In an a low interest rate environment, it was not surprising to see real estate investment trusts (REITs) move up in our ETF rankings over…

  • Uncertainty Abounds - Markets Have Taken Note

    Published 16 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Last summer the big question in the markets was whether or not the European Central Bank (ECB) would print large quantities of money in an…

  • VIX Reflects Escalating Concerns About Market

    Published 15 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Prior to the open on May 7, we discussed concerns about Greece (GREK) and outlined evidence of slowing momentum in stocks. Since then, the S&P…

  • Greece May Trigger Bearish Stock Pattern

    Published 14 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Over the weekend, there was little in the way of good news coming from Greece. According to Bloomberg: Greece's biggest anti-bailout party, Syriza, said for…

  • Europe: Big Problems Remain For Markets

    Published 11 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    In December 2011, the European Central Bank (ECB) attempted to paper over the debt crisis. As noted by the Wall Street Journal on April 18,…

  • Gold Questioning Fed's Effectiveness

    Published 10 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Central bankers want us to believe that monetary policy is about banks, interest rates, and the ability to get a "cheap" loan. The 2002 quote…

  • Market Hangs In, But By A Thread

    Published 08 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    As summed up by Reuters below, the situation in Greece remains fragile: Radical Leftist Alexis Tsipras began efforts to form a Greek government on Tuesday…

  • Europe, Slowing Momentum Concerning For Stocks

    Published 07 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    As noted in the video below, the markets have little margin for error from a technical perspective, which means they have been in need of…

  • Market Remains Tentatively Bullish

    Published 02 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Today we will let the charts do most of the talking. Below are updated versions of charts we have posted in the last ten days…

  • Commodities Can Help With 'Sell In May'

    Published 01 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    It's May 1 and time for the "sell in May and go away" chatter to pick up. Seasonal patterns are worth respecting, but you should…

  • Breadth, VIX, And Trends Give Slight Edge To Bulls

    Published 27 April 2012 | viewed 0 times

    On April 26, we mentioned the chart of the VIX "Fear Index" (VXX) relative to the S&P 500 (SPY) represented a good way to monitor…