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About Chris Ciovacco

Chris Ciovacco began his investment career with Morgan Stanley in Atlanta in 1994. With a focus on global macro investing, Chris uses both fundamental and technical analysis to assist in managing risk while looking for growth opportunities around the world in all asset classes. He is now the Chief Investment Officer at Ciovacco Capital Management.
Chris has been managing money and serving investors for over 14 years. His research and writings have recently been recognized by the allocation of a chapter to his work in the soon to be released book, Management of Hyperinflation and Deflation. Mr. Ciovacco has been quoted in several media outlets, including the Dow Jones Wire Service, MarketWatch, and Nasdaq.com.

Here are my most recent posts

Stock Corrections: How Bad Can They Be And What Can We Do?

2013-2014: Not A Good Benchmark It has not been difficult to find “as long as the Fed is in charge, we will never have another serious correction” comments in recent weeks. The ...

Is Recent Volatility Cause For Concern?

Earnings: A Big Role This Week Before we get into the subject of recent volatility, it is important to understand the primary market driver in the days ahead – earnings. From The ...

The Most Important Chart on Wall Street

Better Economic Data And New Highs In Stocks The most recent read on the U.S. economy was released before the fireworks began in the USA. From Fox News: Last month, employers added ...

How To Avoid A Common Bear Market Mistake

Investors Want Forecasts Stock market investors are obsessed with forecasts, but how helpful are they? The concepts of forecasting are basically the same for stocks, bonds, and commodities. ...

The End of Fantasy Land

If you are relatively new to the investing world, you may not have a realistic reference point to understand how painful stock market corrections can be. A trip down the memory lane ...

1994, Rising Interest Rates, And Your Approach To The Markets

Janet Yellen’s remarks last Wednesday brought rising interest rates back into focus. If the bond market reacts and interest rates spike as they did in 1994, it could spell trouble ...

5 Reasons Your Simple Bear Market Plans Could Backfire

Weekends are a good time to review investment risk management strategies. If an approach or system can manage to avoid the common bear market pitfalls below, the odds of successfully ...

How To Monitor Increasing Risk Of A Stock Market Correction

Roughly half of the U.S. population owns stocks, which equates to approximately 156 million people. Those 156 million people along with millions more around the globe determine the ...

How Strong Is The Bearish Case For Stocks?

The Bears Had A Nice Set-Up In late January/early February, economic fundamentals were looking shaky. The text below comes from a February 3 Reuters article: U.S. manufacturing activity ...

Managing Risk In A Mature Bull Market

Legitimate Fear of Investing Cash Near A Top On January 16, we presented the chart below, which shows the possible negative impact of holding too much cash during the latter stages ...