President, CIO at The Practical Investor, LLC
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Anthony M. Cherniawski is a principal of TPI. He has a Bachelor of Communication Arts degree from Michigan State University (1972). His business experience is as follows: 

Tony Cherniawski’s early success in the investment business came from a chance ... more


SPX Futures: Above The Descending Trendline
SPX futures are now above the descending trendline, making a new high at 4041.00. Yesterday’s fake-out challenged the 200-day Moving Average at 2961.61, then bounced to the trendline at the close.
Short Gamma Suppressing The VIX
VIX futures appear stuck at the lower end of yesterday’s trading range. This may be due to the weekly op-ex this morning. At the last count, there were 40,229 put contracts with a strike at 21.00 expiring this morning. 
A Review Of Indices In The New Year
Now that the new year has begun, let's briefly review some of the latest market action for various indices. I will be spending time on analysis and corrections that may lead to better forecasting and a more accurate placement of our position.
Headlines To Take You Through Xmas
The Fed’s favorite inflation indicator – Core PCE Deflator – printed slightly hotter than expected in November +4.7% YoY vs +4.6% exp (MoM was in-line at +0.2% after an upward revision for October)…
Consolidation Day
SPX futures are challenging the 50-day Moving Average at 3866.70. The Cycles Model suggests today may be a consolidation day. Trending strength may return on Friday.
Veteran’s Day
The stock market is open today (Veteran’s Day), but the bond market is closed for the day.


NDX Nasdaq 100 Index
SPX S&P 500 Index
USO United States Oil Fund, LP
VIX Volatility Index CBOE



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Work Experience

The Practical Investor, LLC
President, CIO
January 2000 - Present (23 years 6 months)

The Practical Investor, LLC has acted as a sub-advisor for other Investment Advisory firms as well as a free-standing Registered Investment Advisor. It publishes newsletters and article covering up to seven or more indexes worldwide.

Pension Specialist
Principal Financial Group
September 1976 - December 2006 (30 years 9 months)

Tony became the first 401(k) specialist in the Lansing area in 1983. His knowledge of the technical aspects of the 401(k). His knowledge allowed him to grow his business with more than 30 corporate (401(k) plans as well as defined benefit plans and profit sharing plans.


Michigan State University
Bachelor's Degree
1968 / 1972
Communications/Education Arts