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


E VIX And SPX Decline
SPX declined to its weekly Cycle Top support at 2249.08 before bouncing to the upper trend line of the larger Orthodox Broadening Top. A decline beneath the Cycle Top support at 2249.08 gives the SPX a sell signal.
E VIX And SPX Rally
SPX found support at its weekly Cycle Top at 2243.15 and bounced to the upper trendlines of two Orthodox Broadening Tops. It closed at the higher trendline. A decline beneath the Cycle Top support gives the SPX a sell signal.
E Year End Trends And Beyond
What are the year end trends for gold, crude, currencies and the stock market. Diving into the charts, I discuss.
E VIX Closes Higher But SPX Rally May Be Over
VIX had an inside week, not able to break out. Should it break out, it may rally to its Cycle Top at 24.26, if not higher. The implications are enormous, since a breakout above the Bullish Flag implies higher targets to come.
E SPX And VIX Trade In Alignment
SPX hits a double Broadening trendline while the VIX declined this week. I also touch on gold, oil and what's going on in the banking sector.
E VIX Utility In Question, SPX Rallies To Cycle Top
Even while the utility of the VIX as a fear indicator is in question, stocks rallied as did the US Dollar.


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



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Work Experience

The Practical Investor, LLC
President, CIO
January 2000 - Present (17 years 3 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