Chris Ciovacco

Articles by Chris Ciovacco

Policymakers Are Blowing Bubbles AgainMany hard-working Americans are scratching their collective heads about the following questions:Why have stocks performed in a manner that seems to be out of step with the relatively slow pace of...
Stocks, Bonds, and Gold Oh My!After 111 calendar days we have established one thing about the 2014 investment landscape; it is quite a bit different than 2013. The “easy” call heading into 2014 was that bonds were going to fall in price...
Mobile Usage Hurts GoogleThe easiest way for investors to become more decisive in the financial markets is for earnings to justify higher stock prices. While after-hours quotes should always be taken with a grain of salt, Google was down 2...
Don’t Fight The FedThe longer you are involved with the financial markets, the more meaningful the expression don’t fight the Fed becomes. In the simplest terms, if the Fed keeps interest rates near zero, it is next to impossible to make...
 The mixed-bag economy and mixed-bag market continue to call for defensive contingency plans.Given what we know today, a rapid and sustainable push to new highs in stocks appears to be the least likely scenario, behind consolidation/...
 The stock bulls got a nice fundamental trifecta Monday with good news on the economic, central bank, and geopolitical fronts.However, the rally attempt thus far has done little to alter the market’s intermediate-term risk-reward...
 If you are relatively new to the investing world, you may not have a realistic reference point to understand how painful stock market corrections can be.A trip down the memory lane of market corrections (1982-2014) reminds us of what...
 Relative weakness in consumer discretionary and retail stocks is indicative of increasing concerns about future economic outcomes.Relative strength in longer-dated Treasuries, income-oriented REITS, and dividend stocks reflect...
Evans Picks Up MegaphoneOn April 8, we outlined reasons to be concerned about stocks. The Fed pays close attention to the market’s risk profile; maybe they didn’t like what they saw. In addition to the Fed minutes that were...
 The global economy is on track for subpar growth.Consolidation is a symptom of investor indecisiveness.Small caps are expensive and investor demand has been falling.Recent strength in consumer staples indicates a preference for...

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