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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.

  • Small Caps A Showstopper For SP 500 Rally?

    Published 27 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    In today's post, we will answer one question and one question only: Is it possible for the S&P 500 to perform well during a period…

  • Don't Fight Central Banks, But Be Afraid

    Published 26 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

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  • Is Gold Signaling An Important Shift For Economy, Inflation, and Stock Market?

    Published 19 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

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  • Is The Stock Rally Already Over?

    Published 14 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

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  • Why Stocks Could Remain Volatile Until Late In Q4

    Published 01 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    We Just Had A Rare Waterfall Plunge Those close to the markets know stocks had a very difficult time between the close on August 19…

  • Retest Of The Lows Is Taking Place Now

    Published 29 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    No Improvement So Far Given the severity of the selloff in stocks in late August, it was not surprising to see the subsequent rally attempts…

  • Are The Strongest SP Sectors Favoring The Bulls?

    Published 24 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    'Everything Is Not Rolling Over' You may have heard the argument that the stock market looks better than many believe, based on the fact that…

  • Are Stocks Hinting At Bigger Problems?

    Published 23 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The Fed Has Tried Both Sides Last Thursday, the Federal Reserve did not raise interest rates. While the "no rate increase" scenario is typically favorable…

  • Major Fed Scenarios

    Published 14 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    This week all eyes and ears will be focused on the Federal Reserve's policy statement to be released at 2:00 pm ET Thursday. The Fed…

  • Stocks Stall At Logical Level On Fed Fears

    Published 10 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Strong Employment Data The Federal Reserve has a dual mandate (employment and inflation). With the unemployment rate hovering near the Fed's stated level of full…

  • What Does A Stock Market Bottom Look Like?

    Published 03 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    History Helps With Flexibility Since the S&P 500 recently completed a very rare period of V-bottoms, it is easy to visualize and understand the "rapid…

  • Will The Fed Spook The Markets In September?

    Published 31 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Fear Of Waiting Too Long With interest rates hovering near zero, the Federal Reserve is in a difficult spot. Even if the Fed raises rates…

  • Similar Model Readings In A Bull Market

    Published 27 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    It Is Not That Simple Before you look at the charts below and say "hey this is easy...now is the time to buy", keep in…

  • Bear Markets And Economic Contractions: 2001/2008 vs. 2015

    Published 18 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Economic Basis For Large Bear Market Declines As we noted in a recent "recession odds" article, bear markets typically are caused by one of two…

  • China's Move May Have Big Impact On Global Stocks

    Published 11 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Devaluation Could Alter Fed's Timing The longer you invest, the more you realize the extremely important role central bank policy plays in the global financial…

  • 2015 Recession Probabilities And Bear Markets

    Published 03 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    What Causes A Bear Market? Bear markets typically have an economic or monetary policy catalyst. David Rosenberg, Chief Economist & Strategist for Gluskin Sheff, summed…

  • Market's Bias Within Range Favors Bulls

    Published 30 July 2015 | viewed 0 times

    An Even Battle Between Bulls And Bears? The S&P 500 made an intraday low of 2039 on March 11, 2015. The intraday high in the…

  • Several Reasons To Remain Open To Bullish Outcomes For Stocks

    Published 28 July 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Fear Has Lots Of Company As we noted in "What Do 1987, 2003, 2009, And 2015 Have In Common?": When investor sentiment reaches extreme levels,…

  • What Do 1987, 2003, 2009, And 2015 Have In Common?

    Published 21 July 2015 | viewed 0 times

    "Stocks Are Going Nowhere In Next Few Years" If you have been involved with the markets over the past thirty years, you may find the…

  • Greece: What Do Investors Need To Know About Risk?

    Published 04 July 2015 | viewed 0 times

    With a vote and subsequent negotiations in Greece, how concerned should investors be? What is contagion and why should we care? How can we monitor…