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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.

  • Have The Charts Been Helpful?

    Published 21 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Fed Minutes Fail To Spook Bulls While it is next to impossible to discern what made stocks rally after the Fed minutes were released, we…

  • What Can We Expect From The Fed This Week?

    Published 19 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Minutes Coming Wednesday With the Fed hinting at an interest rate increase sometime in 2015, the financial markets have tended to be jittery before any…

  • Jackson Hole: Covering Excuses To Keep Rates Low?

    Published 18 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Theme of This Year's Conference Telling While the important thing will be the market's reaction to what will be said in Jackson Hole this week,…

  • Why Are The Bulls Regaining Momentum?

    Published 14 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    What A Difference A Week Makes A week ago today the S&P 500 dropped 10 points bringing the weekly bearish tab to 15 points. Seven…

  • Investing: Gloom And Doom or a Technological Boom?

    Published 11 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The Future: Gloomy or Prosperous? The debate concerning the prosperity of future generations is never ending, especially in the context of investing. In the real…

  • Can The Bulls Make A Stand Near Support?

    Published 07 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Add Iraq To List Of Concerns U.S. investors have been unsettled by Russian troops, economic concerns in Europe, and a possible shift in the Fed's…

  • Scenarios For A Vulnerable Stock Market

    Published 06 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Russia Could Determine Next Big Move The U.S. stock market remains in a vulnerable position, especially given the possibility Russia could send troops across Ukraine's…

  • Stocks: Concerning Evidence Continues To Surface

    Published 05 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Evidence Questioned Monday's Rally After the S&P 500's 14 point gain Monday, we noted not much had changed from a weekly trend perspective. Tuesday's session…

  • Did Monday's Rally Change Much?

    Published 04 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Stocks Rally On Bailout While bailouts in the U.S. have thankfully been rare in recent years, they are still a part of investing worldwide. From…

  • Stock Corrections: How Bad Can They Be And What Can We Do?

    Published 01 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    2013-2014: Not A Good Benchmark It has not been difficult to find "as long as the Fed is in charge, we will never have another…

  • Stocks: Risk Management Back In Vogue

    Published 01 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Fed: Sooner Than Expected? We noted on July 26 and again on July 29 that recent data may force the Fed to raise rates sooner…

  • Bullish Case: Improving or Deteriorating?

    Published 30 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Fed Stays Easy The Federal Reserve provided a mixed message Wednesday, but the tone remained equity friendly. From Reuters: The Federal Reserve on Wednesday reaffirmed…

  • Fed Delivers Warning To Investors

    Published 29 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The Federal Reserve is an interesting study in public relations. The Fed has twelve districts that release statements and publish studies. The Federal Reserve Board…

  • The Market Will Guide Us If We Are Willing To Listen

    Published 28 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Lessons From 1994 If you were investing in 1994, you probably recall it was a difficult year. Notice the similarities to 2014 in the text…

  • Is Investing About Pontification or Profits?

    Published 24 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Why Do We Invest? There is not one correct or proper answer to the question of why do we invest? However, if we answer the…

  • Is Recent Volatility Cause For Concern?

    Published 21 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Earnings: A Big Role This Week Before we get into the subject of recent volatility, it is important to understand the primary market driver in…

  • Sentiment: A Meaningful Shift For Stock Bulls?

    Published 17 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Hot Off The Press On July 16, in a review of investor sentiment, we noted the importance of keeping an eye on this week's American…

  • Retirement: Are You Exposed To False Diversification Risk?

    Published 16 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Retirement: Is Your Due Diligence Complete? While building a growth-and-income portfolio for retirement, many investors have properly addressed steps 1, 2, and 3 in the…

  • Stocks or Gold? Choice Has Been Relatively Easy

    Published 15 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Forecasting vs. Paying Attention A few weeks ago, forecasters were almost ready to hand the World Cup trophy to Brazil. The future is difficult to…

  • Valuations: Are Stocks Overpriced?

    Published 14 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Myth Busters Part III We recently examined the performance of "safe" blue-chip dividend stocks and "stable" utilities during the 2007-2009 bear market; the results may…