Chris Ciovacco

Articles by Chris Ciovacco

Charts Monitor, Rather Than Dismiss Fundamental DataCritics of technical analysis often mistakenly believe that using charts discounts the importance of fundamental data, such as earnings, employment, and economic growth. Charts allow...
Emerging Markets: Reason To HopeDriven partly by hopes Chinese officials will implement some additional and fairly significant reflation projects, emerging markets stocks (EEM) have performed well recently relative to the S&P 500 (SPY...
Election-Year Strategies Far From CertainIf you work on Wall Street or follow the markets closely, you have undoubtedly heard that “stocks typically correct in midterm election years”, which is a relevant and factual statement. Our purpose...
The Other Side Of The Midterm CoinIn an April 1 article, we cited two midterm election years, 1986 and 1994, as cases where assuming stocks would follow the accepted midterm correction script proved costly. Today, we will look at...
Yellen Continues Down Familiar Path Of ConfusionLast week Janet Yellen spooked the markets by hinting an interest rate hike may be coming sooner than many market participants were expecting. Monday, the Fed Chairwoman highlighted the need...
Stocks Impacted By Comments OverseasEven with the Fed trying to cut back on their stimulative efforts, U.S. investors are still being impacted by talk of new programs in China and Europe. From CNBC:In a speech reported by state media...
Investing And Retirement Planning Can Induce StressWith the Federal Reserve continuing down the tapering path, and the S&P 500 nearly flat for the year, it is becoming obvious that 2014 will be more difficult for investors than 2013. A...
Everything Old Is New AgainIn a 1991 episode of Seinfeld, as Kramer pleaded with Jerry to install illegal cable he uttered:Man, it’s the 90s. It’s Hammer Time!Some analysts on Wall Street are drawing similarities to the 1990s, a period...
Growth And Inflation Are Linked In Investors’ MindsAssume we asked the general investing public:Are rising prices more likely to occur during an economic expansion or during a recession?The vast majority of responses would be “during an...
 Janet Yellen’s remarks Wednesday brought rising interest rates back into focus.If the bond market reacts and interest rates spike as they did in 1994, it could spell trouble for both stock and bond investors.If 2014 proves to be more...

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