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 Bears Are Bored, Bulls Are Complacent
VIX ran up to test weekly Intermediate-term resistance at 10.79, but closed beneath it. A buy signal awaits it above that level. Meanwhile, SPX has been attempting to overcome Cycle Top resistance at 2560.92, to no avail.
E VIX Extends Corrective Decline; SPX Continues Rally
VIX extended its corrective decline with a weekly low at 9.11, making eight consecutive daily closes beneath 10.00. Meanwhile, SPX rallied in a throw-over of its 5-year Ending Diagonal pattern.
E VIX Extends Correction; SPX Rides Rally Higher
SPX rallied to complete the final probe and meet its target of 2420.00-2425.00. The DJIA had already reached its Cycle Pivot on September 21 and hasn’t broken above that high. If so, next week may start the decline.
E SPX Consolidates And VIX Declines
SPX consolidated for the duration of the week, making its gain in the final hour. Another all-time high was made. A reason for the sideways consolidation may be a micro-degree Triangle formation.
E SPX Ramps Higher And VIX Halts Decline
SPX challenged its Trump trendline as it ramped higher on Friday and another all-time high was made but this appears to be an anomaly. Meanwhile, the VIX may have completed its corrective decline with a low at 10.00 this week.
E SPX Consolidates Above Short-term Support.
SPX​ consolidated above Short-term support at 2455.38. A reversal beneath Short-term support may re-introduce the sell signal. Should SPX not break above its prior high the current formation suggests a probable decline to or below 2300.00.


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Work Experience

The Practical Investor, LLC
President, CIO
January 2000 - Present (18 years 1 month)

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