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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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FV Unabated Bull, Painful Retracement, Or Resumption Of Bear?
Not taking a bearish stance; simply acknowledging the uncertainty related to the current profile. Plus a look into Ray Dalio's portfolio.
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What Does History Tell Us About Weak Profiles Near The 200-day?
After a plunge in the stock market and within the context of a still weak long-term trend profile, seeing the S&P close above its 200-day moving average is far from an “all clear” signal.
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FV How Bad Could It Get For Buy And Hold Investors?
If it happened before, it can happen again.
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Stock Market Crosscurrents
As numerous historical examples illustrate, when markets try to rally from a very weak trend profile, bottoms are typically a give-and-take process that occurs over several weeks or months.
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FV Stock Rally On Extremely Thin Ice?
We look at the charts to see what's just below the surface to determine if the market is in a bottoming process.
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How Much Improvement?
The CCM ETF Stack Rank Model shows the strongest trends on multiple timeframes (1-month to 1-year) are dominated by defensive ETFs and ETFs that benefit from lower/stable interest rates and a weaker U.S. dollar.
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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
JJCTF iPath Bloomberg Copper SubTR 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 S&P 500
VOO VANGUARD FIVE HUNDRED INDEX
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term FuturesTM ETN
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Work Experience

Chief Investment Officer
Ciovacco Capital Management
November 1999 - Present (19 years 7 months)
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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