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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.

  • Deal With Creditors Not End For Greece

    Published 30 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Let's assume Greece and its private creditors reach a "deal". That deal is far from the final hurdle to preventing a Greek default. According to…

  • Last Time Bullishness Hit These Levels...

    Published 23 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Zero Hedge posted a TrimTabs video on January 20. TrimTabs reports on supply and demand of shares of stock and money available for investment. Some…

  • Fed To 'Hold Off' On QE

    Published 20 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

    We noted extreme levels of optimism earlier today. What could possibly trigger a correction in stocks and commodities? If the Fed fails to signal and/or…

  • Central Banks Putting Taxpayers At Risk

    Published 16 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

    With last Friday's downgrades of European debt, the pressure from leaders, such as French President Nicholas Sarkozy, on central banks to print more money will…

  • Yields/Cycles/Sentiment Say Gains May Not Last

    Published 06 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Numerous markets and time frames still point to lower lows in stocks later in 2012. We believe the S&P 500 could push above 1,285 toward…

  • Is The Fed Bailing Out Europe?

    Published 04 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

    With the S&P 500 heading toward the October lows on the Friday after Thanksgiving, the ever market manipulating central banks just had to do something.…

  • Euro Holds Key For Stock Rally

    Published 28 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The best way to monitor the sustainability of the current push higher in stocks (SPY) is to keep an eye on the euro and U.S.…

  • Bond Market: Europe To Remain Problematic For Stocks In 2012

    Published 23 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Wall Street tends to segregate "bond-guys" from "stock guys". The bond side of the market tends to be more conservative; they also perform more detailed…

  • European Debt Is 'Obviously Unserviceable'

    Published 23 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Referencing Kyle Bass' work in a December 18 video, we noted numerous countries have an unstable combination of debt and revenue relative to the size…

  • Back-Door Bazooka: The EU Solution?

    Published 19 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The concept of a "back-door bazooka" is based on a recent policy change made by the European Central Bank (ECB). Reuters summed up the pros…

  • Precious Metals Patterns Could Weigh On Stocks

    Published 14 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    If you own stocks, you want gold and economically-sensitive silver to perform well. Weakness in precious metals is reflective of diminished concerns about future inflation…

  • Currencies Favor Bears Longer-Term

    Published 12 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The correlation between the S&P 500 and the euro has been running extremely high in recent months. Therefore, if the euro can mount a sustained…

  • Can The EU Pact Offset Bearish Momentum?

    Published 09 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The Europeans have "agreed to" another stability pact during another summit. But like most of their recent summits, they were high on rhetoric and short…

  • ECB and Dow Theory Undermine Bulls

    Published 08 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

    This morning's activity in the S&P 500 futures underscores what the market cares about. The market is not focused on employment (better than expected this…

  • Outlook Still Favors Bearish Outcomes

    Published 21 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Numerous problems are facing investors: The flawed structure of the Eurozone is coming back to haunt global leaders. The markets want the European Central Bank…

  • SP 500 1,215 and 1,191 Key Support

    Published 10 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    As shown in the chart below, the S&P 500 held at a logical level on Wednesday. Even if stocks eventually break the October 4 lows,…

  • Gold, Treasuries Still In Bearish Camp For Stocks

    Published 04 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The video below explores the current ratio of gold (GLD) to Treasuries (TLT). The ratio helps us monitor the battle between: Inflation via GLD and…

  • Low QE2 Volume and Inside Day Point To More Downside

    Published 03 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The media likes to imply the Fed is on the verge of cranking up QE3. Here is Reuters take on Wednesday's Fed statement and press…

  • Fed, Markets Concerned About Deflation

    Published 02 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    As we noted on November 1, a rally back toward 1,250 is well within bear market bounds. How we rally (volume, conviction, etc.) will tell…

  • Ominous Signals for Silver and Stocks

    Published 21 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

    On October 20, we outlined several divergences and hurdles for the stock market to overcome. Since silver has more real world uses than gold, silver…