Chris Ciovacco

About the Author Chris Ciovacco

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 allocate to risk assets?, (2) How much should we allocate to conservative assets?, (3) What are the most attractive risk assets?, and (4) What are the most attractive conservative assets? Chris is an expert in identifying the best ETFs from a wide variety of asset classes, including stocks, bonds, commodities, and precious metals. The CCM Market Model compares over 130 different ETFs to identify the most attractive risk-reward opportunities. Chris graduated summa cum laude from The Georgia Institute of Technology with a co-operative degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Prior to founding Ciovacco Capital Management in 1999, Mr. Ciovacco worked as a Financial Advisor for Morgan Stanley in Atlanta for five years earning a strong reputation for his independent research and high integrity. While at Georgia Tech, he gained valuable experience working as a co-op for IBM (1985-1990). During his time with Morgan Stanley, Chris received extensive training which included extended stays in NYC at the World Trade Center. His areas of expertise include technical analysis and market model development. CCM’s popular weekly technical analysis videos on YouTube have been viewed over 700,000 times. Chris’ years of experience and research led to the creation of the thoroughly backtested CCM Market Model, which serves as the foundation for the management of separate accounts for individuals and businesses.

Fed Rate Hike History Says Bulls Could Run For A Long Time

Facts Say Be Open To Better Than Expected Outcomes

Dating back to August 2016, our weekly videos have covered numerous long-term charts that tell us to remain open to the possibility of stocks rising for several more years, including:

  1. Bullish Monthly Momentum (MACD) – December 2, 2016
  2. Long-Term Breakout In Stock/Bond Ratio – December 9, 2016
  3. Annual Signal Last Seen Before 1982 Bull Run – December 30, 2016.

Are Fed Rate Hikes A Showstopper For Stocks?

The Fed raised rates by 0.25% Wednesday and projected an acceleration in U.S. economic growth. It seems tempting to say “the Fed will kill the bull market”. However, as noted by Senior Market Strategist Ryan Detrick of LPL Financial, it is in the realm of historical possibility for stocks to continue to rise for some time.

A List Of Concerns

This week’s stock market video reviews present day facts to help us better understand the stock market’s concerns related to:

  1. Valuations
  2. Geopolitical Events
  3. Predictions Of Gloom And Doom
  4. Threat Of U.S. Recession

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