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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.

  • Could A Geometric Shape Save The Bulls?

    Published 01 April 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Earnings Concerning For Bulls In the markets, everything matters. Common sense tells us that stocks in the long run are tied to corporate earnings. Therefore,…

  • What Is Market Breadth Telling Us About Bear Market Risk?

    Published 31 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Why Is Market Breadth Relevant? According to Investopedia, market breadth is: A mathematical formula that uses advancing and declining issues to calculate the amount of…

  • Expect More Uncertainty Related To Fed

    Published 24 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Fed Speaker Leaves Many Doors Open In a speech Monday to the Economic Club of New York, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fisher tried to…

  • Bear Market Risk - A Realistic Assessment

    Published 23 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Bad Weather To Blame? Recent economic numbers and earnings projections have come in on the soft side. If the rationale below holds water, we have…

  • Rate Dialogue Is About Bubbles, Not Inflation

    Published 18 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Is Inflation A Threat? While the Federal Reserve likes to talk about the rising threat of inflation, global central bankers are more concerned about low…

  • How Vulnerable Is The Stock Market?

    Published 09 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Rate Hikes Always Spook Investors Friday's big "fear of a rate increase" selloff in stocks was not getting a bearish follow-through during Monday's session. While…

  • What Is A Key Ratio Saying About Stock Market Risk?

    Published 05 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    If you knew (or thought) a bear market in stocks was just around the corner, would you prefer to be invested in 100% stocks or…

  • Stocks Continue To Have An Opportunity Cost Advantage

    Published 02 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Investment A vs. Investment B Investment capital is always looking for a home. Stocks continue to benefit from easy money policies around the globe. From…

  • Are The Bullish Breakouts Holding?

    Published 25 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Yellen Shifts Gears The Federal Reserve hopes market participants have come to accept a rate hike is on the way, allowing the central bank to…

  • Recent Spike In Rates - What Does It Mean For Stocks and Bonds?

    Published 20 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The table below shows the recent move in ten-year yields (interest rates) is one of the largest in the last 45 years. The data is…

  • Using Energy As A Guide For Stocks

    Published 19 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Key Levels For Energy Bulls And Bears In a February 3 tweet (below), we noted market participants could gain some valuable insight into economic dynamics…

  • Greece vs. Lehman Brothers: One Significant Difference

    Published 17 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The No Deal Scenario Using common sense as a guide, most market participants believe another kick-the-can deal will be made with Greece. If we assume,…

  • Could Greece Derail The Bull?

    Published 09 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Greenspan Predicts Greek Exit Europe still has big problems with debt, which could push already-indecisive markets into bearish territory in the coming weeks. From Bloomberg:…

  • Are Foreign Markets The Place To Be?

    Published 02 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    With the Federal Reserve talking about tightening policy and low rates still dominating the conversation overseas, it is prudent to keep an eye on foreign…

  • Why 1976 Is Relevant On The SP500 Index

    Published 30 January 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Math plays a big role in nature and the financial markets. Many trading algorithms use Fibonacci retracement levels to identify areas where buyers may become…

  • Fed Impacted By Currency Concerns

    Published 28 January 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Currency War Brings Strong Dollar Sometimes the news stories on Wall Street fit neatly together like a jigsaw puzzle. Japan has been trying to devalue…

  • Market Scenarios: Winners And Losers

    Published 28 January 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Durables Miss In Big Way The slow growth/low inflation story gained additional traction Tuesday when durable goods orders came in well below expectations. From The…

  • The Market's Next Obsession

    Published 12 January 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Mark Your Calendar Over the past several months, Europe has been dealing with low inflation and the possible threat of deflation. The market will be…

  • Can Stocks Get Over The Hump This Time?

    Published 29 December 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Stocks Have Stalled In This Area Previously The recent push off the Fed meeting low has brought equities back to a familiar area. The chart…

  • Are Stocks About To Break Out Relative To Fear?

    Published 23 December 2014 | viewed 0 times

    While there are numerous reasons for recent volatility in asset prices, the market has primarily focused on concerns related to economic weakness in Europe, the…