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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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Are Stocks Set Up For A 2011-Like Plunge
The S&P 500 has been treading water for six weeks, which means bullish momentum has been getting weaker and weaker.
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FV Long-Term Bullish Case Vs. Long-Term Bearish Case
In this week's video, we'll review the long term bullish case relative to the long term bearish case.
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EC How Was The Collective Mood As Stocks Started A 19-Year Secular Bull Run In 1982?
Even with the backdrop of numerous positive technical developments, it's difficult to see stocks moving higher given lingering skepticism. Reporting from this week’s World Economic Forum has had a decidedly pessimistic slant.
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Is The Trump Rally On The Ropes?
In this week's video, we're gonna view the charts to help us answer the question, is the trunp trade about to come crashing back to earth?
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How Does 2017 Compare To Historical Bubbles?
It has been 16.8 years since the end of the dot-com bubble. Have stocks experienced gains similar to the period that ended with the speculative dot-com blow-off peak in 2000?
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FV How Helpful Have Valuations And Earnings Been Over The Past 30 Years?
This week’s video takes a 100%-fact-based look at P/E ratios looking back 30 years, examining valuations at major market tops, major bottoms, and within the context of established trends.
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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
JJC iPath Dow Jones-AIG Copper Total Return Sub-IndexSM 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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Chief Investment Officer
Ciovacco Capital Management
November 1999 - Present (17 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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