Chris Ciovacco

Articles by Chris Ciovacco

 Offense vs. DefenseStocks kicked off the trading week with a 7 point drop in the S&P 500 early in Monday’s session. When ISM news hit the wire, buyers stepped up. From Bloomberg:U.S. stocks erased losses after the Institute...
 While numerous bearish calls have been made for stocks based on the recent strength in bonds, history says stocks and bonds can rise in unison for extended periods.We found five periods 2004-2013 when stocks continued to rise despite...
 The VIX Fear Index is arguably the most over-analyzed tool on Wall Street relative to its real-world predictive powers of where stocks are headed.The common argument is when the VIX spikes, it is indicative of rising fear, and thus...
Investors “Lack Direction”We have covered the topic of investor indecisiveness numerous times in recent months. This week, bank executives cited investor uncertainty as an ongoing drag on trading revenues. From The Wall Street Journal...
Despite The List Of Concerns, Stocks Fail To Correct…AgainOn May 14, we noted that by continually evaluating both the bullish and bearish case for the market, investments and economy, we can reduce personal bias and increase...
 We have all heard weakness in small caps is foreshadowing a breakdown in the general stock market.The implication is that small caps are a leading indicator, and S&P 500 weakness is coming soon.Historical evidence does not...
2014: Seeing Some Bubble-Like CommentsThe segments below from a recent CNN Money article have a familiar 2002-2006 housing bubble ring to them:The competition for the homes that are available is so intense that buyers need to...
Investor Doubt Increases Correction OddsThe S&P 500 traded at 1,850 intraday on December 31, 2013. Last week’s intraday low was 1,862, or just 0.64% above the level seen 135 calendar days earlier. Why have investors become so hesitant...
Schizophrenic Market Still With UsIn a May 14 article, we discussed ways to reduce personal bias and increase investment flexibility. Since the present day market is continuing a pattern of schizophrenic behavior, we will discuss...
When The Godfather Speaks…Ralph Acampora is known as the Godfather of technical analysis. He also has 13,600 followers on Twitter, which means when the Godfather speaks, investors listen. From MarketWatch:Ralph Acampora, a known stock...

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