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Chris Ciovacco

Chris Ciovacco

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

Biography

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

  • Energy, Materials, and Industrials Are Well Positioned

    Published 21 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Since the markets have pulled back significantly from their recent highs, it is a good time to revisit our big picture investment strategy. Attractive sectors,…

  • Time to Trade Stocks and Silver for Gold?

    Published 17 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Market professionals and experienced investors consider it to be common knowledge that silver has more real-world uses than its precious metal sister gold. Silver is…

  • Strategy and Outlook for a 'Prove it to Me' Market

    Published 16 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    S&P 500 Support Study & Asset Class Analysis Despite the impressive rally off the S&P 500's lows on Tuesday, the bears and fear still control…

  • Will the Fed Hint at QE3 and Surprise the Bears?

    Published 15 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Given the stark contrast between asset class performance before and after the implied announcement of QE2, the Fed's statements related to quantitative easing in the…

  • Nuclear Meltdown in Japan Would Have Worldwide Implications

    Published 12 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The concerns continue to mount after Japan's devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which may further heighten recent anxiety in the financial markets. An explosion near…

  • A Market In Motion Tends To Stay In Motion...

    Published 11 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Newton's First Law of Motion states that a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it, and a body…

  • VIX, 'Flash Crash' Assets Tell Us Bears Are Gaining Traction

    Published 10 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Traders, money managers, and individual investors have numerous concerns relative to the 'risk-on' or inflation trade: QE2 is set to be completed in June. Spain's…

  • Most Attractive Commodities Are Benefiting From QE2

    Published 09 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Haven't we seen this movie before? The economy enters a recession; we have a bear market, the Fed cuts interest rates drastically flooding the global…

  • Manpower Survey Bullish, But Correction Threat Remains

    Published 08 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    We have some good news on the hiring front this morning, which aligns with our longer-term bullish outlook. However, we remain concerned short-term, and will…

  • Stock Market Outlook and Attractive Sectors

    Published 04 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    As we prepare for Friday's employment report, it is a good time to review both the market's outlook for the next few months and our…

  • Has Spiking Oil Kicked-Off a New Bear Market in Stocks?

    Published 02 March 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Today, we cover specific strategies and tactics we may employ over the coming weeks with respect to our holdings, cash, the Fed, the outlook for…

  • Oil and Middle East Require Defensive Bias

    Published 24 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

    We head into Thursday's trading session with an extended market that now has two negative fundamental factors to focus on; the Middle East and rapidly…

  • Market Calls for Incremental Approach

    Published 23 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

    As of 7:50 a.m. ET, the markets are stable, which is a good sign for now. The situation with Col. Moammar Gadhafi needs to be…

  • Bears May Be Taken To The Woodshed During Next Correction

    Published 11 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

    It seems bearish analysis and articles are popular these days. From a contrarian perspective, that is a good thing for the longer-term bull. Any experienced…

  • Some Evidence for 'Steep Decline' Debatable

    Published 09 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Yesterday, a client forwarded us a copy of a chart from an article, Stocks Remain Poised For A Steep Decline. They asked for our interpretation…

  • Recent Pullback May Allow Stocks to Move Higher

    Published 08 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Back on January 19, 2011, we made some projections regarding the market's extended technical state and the possible onset of a correction; from that post:…

  • Stock Market Bias Remains Bullish, But Resistance Ahead

    Published 07 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

    We head into the new week with some good news from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. The bias on the Street remains…

  • Stocks Getting Boost From Commercial Real Estate

    Published 04 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

    While it would have seemed implausible during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, the financial markets and economy are getting a boost from commercial…

  • Are Stocks Making a Major Top?

    Published 03 February 2011 | viewed 0 times

    With the often misused term "overbought" being thrown around regularly on Wall Street these days, it is a good time to take a step back…

  • Million Man March Leaves U.S. Market Vulnerable Short-Term

    Published 31 January 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Since large institutional investors (hedge funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, etc.) are the primary drivers of asset prices, it pays to keep an eye…