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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.

  • Utility Stocks: Are They Really Safe in Bear Markets?

    Published 10 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

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  • Recent Weakness: How Concerning For Stock Bulls?

    Published 09 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Stocks Try To Rally On Heels Of Fed Minutes After weakness on Monday and Tuesday, stock market bulls were trying to regain the upper hand…

  • Will Dividend Stocks Save You In A Bear Market?

    Published 08 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

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  • The Most Important Chart on Wall Street

    Published 07 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Better Economic Data And New Highs In Stocks The most recent read on the U.S. economy was released before the fireworks began in the USA.…

  • Did You Adjust When This Concern Was Cleared?

    Published 01 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Flexibility Leads To Sounder Sleep Regular readers know our approach involves meticulously paying attention to known information about the markets and making allocation adjustments when…

  • 2008: How To Avoid A Common Bear Market Mistake

    Published 27 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Investors Want Forecasts Stock market investors are obsessed with forecasts, but how helpful are they? The concepts of forecasting are basically the same for stocks,…

  • Are Bond Vigilantes About To Kick Stock Bulls In The Gut?

    Published 26 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Bullard Sends Contradictory Signal The stock market took off following Janet Yellen's equity-friendly message last week. Thursday, James Bullard took to the streets to rein…

  • Is It Time To Sell Stocks And Buy Bonds?

    Published 25 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Weak GDP Means Run For The Exits, Right? The latest report on economic activity was released Wednesday; the news was not good. From Bloomberg: The…

  • Gold, Yellen Say Be Open To Surprising Gains In Stocks

    Published 24 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Rising Inflation Makes Stocks More Attractive Than Bonds Hypothetically, if we are earning 2.5% on a 10-year Treasury bond (IEF) and annual inflation rises to…

  • The Next Bear Market: How To Protect Your Assets

    Published 21 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Make Portfolio Hay While The Sun Shines While you have probably read countless bearish and inaccurate investing forecasts over the past 24 months, the objective…

  • Waiting For A Correction Can Be Costly And Frustrating

    Published 19 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Not Easy To Wait For Better Entry Point Regular readers know we are not big fans of attempting to forecast where the extremely complex organism,…

  • The Fed Scenario That Could Catch Investors Off Guard

    Published 17 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    In order to understand the debate that is likely to take place within the Fed this week, it is important to understand what a "perfect…

  • 1992 Says Don't Assume Stocks Are Doomed With Slow Growth

    Published 16 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    2014: Growth Is Unimpressive Economic data in 2014 has aligned with "slow, but still positive growth." It is easy to find blurbs in the press…

  • Reduce Investment Stress With A Volatility Plan

    Published 13 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Iraq Is The Latest Volatility Catalyst Financial markets tend to focus on one or two big stories, which is similar to patterns found in popular…

  • How Should Investors Handle Iraq?

    Published 12 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Stunning Advance Brings New Risk For Investors If top policy makers and military leaders were caught off guard by the military action in Iraq, as…

  • World Bank Gives Traders A Reason To Cut Back

    Published 11 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    After 88 Points, Some "Give Back" Is Normal Given the S&P 500 pushed 88 points higher between May 15 and June 10, traders were looking…

  • Investor Sentiment Is Average Rather Than Complacent

    Published 09 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Sentiment Speaks To Investor Confidence, Not The VIX The endless chatter about a low VIX being indicative of investor complacency continues this week. As we…

  • Bulls Are Winning The Battle Of Indecisiveness

    Published 07 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Economy Is Not In Bear Market Territory Is the global economy in "rip-roaring healthy" shape? No, in fact it is far from it. However, as…

  • Draghi, Tepper, And Charts Concerning For Stock Bears

    Published 05 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Mario's Sledgehammer On June 4, we hypothesized the bullish key to the June 5 ECB statement was getting a mention of quantitative easing (QE). Did…

  • QE Hints Or Lack Thereof Key To Thursday's ECB Statement

    Published 04 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The European Central Bank has telegraphed most of what will be contained in Thursday's statement. The wild card, in terms of market reaction, most likely…