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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 Trend Flip
If the market is going to reestablish a long-term bullish trend, there is typically time to adjust allocations along the way.
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FV What Does History Say About V-Bottoms In Stocks?
Historical comparisons and bear market cases.
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Reversals And Countertrend Moves Typically Take Time To Develop
Since investor psychology tends to be similar after a sharp plunge in the stock market, subsequent bottoms and/or countertrend rallies often share similar characteristics.
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FV Is The Stock Market Flashing Bottoming Process Signals?
When the VIX is rising its shows greater fear and concerns. It is a good sign when the VIX rate drops as it did from year-end 2018 to the end of this week, leading to the recommendation to keep an open mind on a bottoming process.
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Bull Reversal In Stocks Or Much Lower Lows?
We study charts from similar markets in similar periods to determine is this latest market activity is a bullish reversal or just a signal for lower lows over two scenarios...if good things happen or if bad things happen.
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Maximum Flexibility
Corrections, bear markets, and the process of forming a lasting bottom can all lead to frustrating volatility and whipsaws. The recent 2018 plunge could lead to much lower lows in stocks or a bottoming formation.
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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 6 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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