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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.

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    Our 2009 screening and ranking process included literally thousands of investment options. In addition to our standard watch list of roughly 200 investment alternatives, we…

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  • Transitions From Bear Markets To Bull Markets

    Published 04 November 2008 | viewed 7,147 times

    "From the tulip bulb craze in the 1630s to the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s, human beings continue to make the same mistakes over…

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    Published 20 October 2008 | viewed 4,713 times

    Investing is really about risk management. When the odds are favorable, you expose some of your capital to the risk of loss in search of…

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    Published 09 October 2008 | viewed 3,442 times

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    Published 02 October 2008 | viewed 5,400 times

    While sitting on large cash positions, it is prudent to take some time to examine the big picture. Markets all over the world and the…

  • Conditions Ripe For Possible Stock Rally

    Published 18 September 2008 | viewed 4,297 times

    "The great secret of success in life is for a man to be ready when his opportunity comes." - Benjamin Disraeli In a difficult time…

  • Fear and Uncertainty Remain After AIG Bailout

    Published 17 September 2008 | viewed 4,314 times

    "The U.S. government seized control of American International Group Inc. -- one of the world's biggest insurers -- in an $85 billion deal that signaled…

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    Published 28 August 2008 | viewed 3,978 times

    While Thursday's gains in stocks appear to be impressive, they do little in terms of making an impact on longer-term trends. We do not need…

  • The Dollar Has Been Allowed To Appreciate

    Published 18 August 2008 | viewed 2,603 times

    Mohamed El-Erian is the former highly successful manager of the Harvard endowment and current head of PIMCO. In an August 15, 2008 Bloomberg interview, he…

  • Risk Management In Trending Markets

    Published 25 July 2008 | viewed 1,620 times

    Long-Term Investors Need Trends to Make Money Most of us would prefer to be investors instead of traders. Investors, with an intermediate to long-term time…

  • New FDIC Rules of Concern for Large Depositors

    Published 18 July 2008 | viewed 3,109 times

    Buried on page C3 of today's Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is a story "FDIC Issues New Deposit Rules for Big Banks". While little information is…

  • A Sad Day for U.S. Taxpayers and Investors

    Published 14 July 2008 | viewed 3,674 times

    "Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson swatted back reports of government nationalization of Fannie and Freddie, which would mean making explicit what, has long been an implicit…