Chris Ciovacco

Articles by Chris Ciovacco

China Has A ProblemWhen the U.S. markets are healthy, overseas concerns often get overlooked. You have seen headlines about China recently, but may not have taken the time to click-through. From CNNMoney:It starts with an epic credit...
Outlook For Earnings Sparking ConcernEarnings season always causes some hesitation in the bull’s camp. As more and more releases hit the wire, the question is will the concerns be justified?  From USA Today:Exercise apparel...
Eventually, The Economy Needs To Step UpThe Federal Reserve has been doing the heavy lifting in the stock market for longer than they care to admit. In order to declare their quantitative easing program a success, the Fed needs the economy...
 After Weak Jobs Report, Prudent To Recheck Big PictureOn January 9, we described the importance of considering allocation adjustments as the observable evidence shifts. Friday’s monthly jobs report falls into the “observable and...
Staying In The Now Is Key To InvestingEckhart Tolle’s New York Times Best Seller The Power Of Now has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 languages. From an investing perspective, we found...
Businesses Appear More ConfidentThe U.S. economy is highly dependent on consumers buying and consuming. It is much easier to buy and consume when you are employed. Consequently, investors monitor the labor market very closely. Wednesday...
Stop Doing What Everyone Else DoesA poll was recently conducted on Twitter asking, who was the most helpful trader in 2013? We do not know everyone on the list, but we know most of them. What common trait do the people/firms share...
Slowing Momentum Fundamentally & TechnicallyThe stock market is trying to figure out if the Fed can pass the baton to the economy. Recent hesitation in stocks speaks to the market’s still tentative outlook for earnings and economic...
 As we noted on January 2, the market’s current profile does not point to an imminent bear market in stocks. However, anyone who studies markets knows strong bull markets are inevitably followed by principal-destroying bear...
Aggregate Opinion Drives MarketsRoughly half of the U.S. population owns stocks, which equates to approximately 156 million people. Those 156 million people along with millions more around the globe determine the value of our portfolios....

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