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Chris Ciovacco is the founder and CEO of Ciovacco Capital Management (CCM), an independent money management firm serving individual investors nationwide.

The thoroughly researched and backtested CCM Market Model answers these important questions:

(1) How much should we ... more

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Key Levels For A Lasting Bottom In Stocks
Where is possible support for the major U.S. stock indexes? If that support fails, what type of "next leg down" could investors have to endure?
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Dead Cat Or Start Of A Constructive Process?
Is the stock market starting to form a bottom? Will there be a technical dead-cat bounce or will this be the beginning of the end for stock market bears?
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Stock Market Signal Seen Only Ten Previous Times In Last 95 Years
If we study every bear market since 1950, what can we learn about risk and reward looking out 1 to 5 years?
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Why Stocks Could Have Quite A Bit Further To Fall
Friday's above-expectations inflation report ushered in more selling pressure for stocks. Is there a case for double-digit downside from the June 10 close?
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Failed Stock Rally To Be Followed By Much Lower Lows?
The market has generated numerous bullish setup signals in recent weeks. What does history tell us about the possibility of bad signals and additional downside in stocks?
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Rare Back-to-Back-to-Back Signal
Did the stock market experience an overdue bounce this week or does breadth data support the final low being in place? How does recent market action align with lows in 2011, 2016, and 2020? How about a countertrend move similar to 2008?
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

CYB WisdomTree Dreyfus Chinese Yuan Fund
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index
FXA CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust
FXC CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar Trust
FXE Euro Currency Trust
FXI iShares China Large-Cap
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
JJC iPath Series B Bloomberg Copper Subindex Total Return ETN
SH ProShares Short S&P500
SLV iShares Silver Trust
SLX Market Vectors Steel Index Fund
SPX S&P 500 Index
UDN PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish Fund
USL United States 12 Month Oil Fund, LP
USO United States Oil Fund, LP
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund
VIX Volatility Index CBOE
VOO VANGUARD FIVE HUNDRED INDEX
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term FuturesTM ETN
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Chief Investment Officer
Ciovacco Capital Management
November 1999 - Present (23 years)
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley
April 1994 - November 1999 (5 years 8 months)
Marketing Representative
IBM
June 1991 - April 1994 (2 years 11 months)

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology
BIE, Industrial Engineering
1985 / 1990

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