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


Nasdaq Futures Crashed To A New Bear Market Low
Nasdaq futures crashed to a new bear market low , at 11435.20 and is hovering near the low. I don’t have to explain much about the impact that op-ex has, especially when it is in short gamma.
S&P 500: Looking Positive
SPX futures are looking positive this morning, challenging Intermediate-term support/resistance at 4126.11.
The Old Lip Of The Cup With Handle
VIX is +18%, trading at 32.5 as of writing, highest levels since January 2021. What most people tend to forget is that buying protection in panic is usually an expensive strategy.
Presidents Day
SPX futures rallied to a high of 4396.40 at 2:00 am, then sold off. The financial markets are closed for President’s day.
Thursday Morning Markets Report - Jan. 6, 2022
The day so far, in charts. QQQ (384.29) must rise a hefty 2.5 to 3% to achieve its Max Pain zone at 394.00 at options expiration tomorrow.Gold futures are down beneath all supports this morning, creating a powerful sell signal. 
SPX Futures In Decline
VIX futures rose to an overnight high of 20.81, thus far. The Cycles Model calls for the next interval to be in the last week of December.


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



Latest Posts
Municipalities Suffer From The Pension Blues
Illinois does not allow cities to file for bankruptcy but that is the best word to describe many of them. East St. Louis is the latest.

Work Experience

The Practical Investor, LLC
President, CIO
January 2000 - Present (22 years 9 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