Chris Ciovacco

Articles by Chris Ciovacco

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 risks in Europe over the next few weeks?

Historic Vote And Negotiations

With the...
Stocks Peak in 2000

The chart below shows the 2000 peaking process in the NASDAQ. The index made a lower high, a lower low, and then dropped below the 50-day moving average shown in blue.

Stocks Peak In 2007

The chart below shows...
Skeptical Sentiment - What Could It Mean? -- As shown in the chart below, the S&P500 has made very little progress over the past five months.



It seems logical the longer stocks "go nowhere", the more skeptical investors become....
Fear Causes Underinvestment Syndrome

It is very common for “fear of bad things happening soon” to cause investors to hold significant amounts of cash, which can be extremely harmful to long-term investment performance and your future...
While the Federal Reserve likes to talk about the rising threat of inflation, global central bankers are more concerned about low inflation or deflation.



The Real Concern Is Asset Bubbles

Inflation can rise quickly if wages begin...
On October 13 we referred to the chart below as the most important chart on Wall Street.  The gains in stocks over the past four sessions have allowed the broad NYSE Composite Index to push back above the important 10,301 level...
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 question honestly, we can possibly improve our investment outcomes. Having worked on Wall Street for over twenty...
Earnings: A Big Role This WeekBefore we get into the subject of recent volatility, it is important to understand the primary market driver in the days ahead – earnings. From The Wall Street Journal:Twelve Dow industrials components...
Hot Off The PressOn July 16, in a review of investor sentiment, we noted the importance of keeping an eye on this week’s American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) Sentiment Survey. Last week’s decline in the S&P 500 and...
Myth Busters Part IIIWe recently examined the performance of “safe” blue-chip dividend stocks and “stable” utilities during the 2007-2009 bear market; the results may have been surprising to some. Since price-to-...

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