Posts From Chris Kimble

Chris Kimble
Chris Kimble is the founder and CEO of Kimble Charting Solutions. His firm provides research for individual investors, financial professionals, 401k managers and hedge funds around the world. He specializes in pattern analysis in stock indexes, bonds, currencies, commodities and individual stocks, using pictures to highlight the opportunity at hand with a touch of humor. His mission is to help investors enlarge portfolios regardless of market direction.Chris has 33 years of experience in the financial industry. He spent 25 years as a financial planner, before turning to helping people capitalize on the Power of the pattern. With a business and psychology background he combines the footprint of pattern analysis with investor sentiment extremes to find opportunities and solutions for investors. You can read more about Chris on his website Kimble Charting Solutions http://kimblechartingsolutions.com/.
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Gold To Silver Ratio At Critical Juncture Historically

One chart that provides a good indicator for precious metals followers is the Gold to Silver ratio. Below is a chart looking at the ratio over the past 3 decades.  It uses the ratio of Gold prices via GLD (NYSEARCA:GLD) and Silver prices via SLV (NYSEARCA:SLV). Note that when the…

Overheated Bank Stocks Set To Underperform Broad Market

The stock market has enjoyed a nice rally higher in the fourth quarter. Much of the gains have come since the election in early November. And, if you haven’t noticed, bank stocks have been market leaders. Banking sector outperformance has come hand in hand with higher interest rates. But the…

Is Inflation Peaking Or Ready To Blast Off?

As investors tune in for the Federal Reserve today, they will be listening/watching for clues as to their next move and thoughts on the economy.  Interest rates have been climbing and investment portfolios are seeing big moves. Higher interest rates could mean that the economy is on the mend and/or that…

Treasury Bond Yields Gone Wild: Is The Inflation Trade On?

The past few weeks have flipped the script on the treasury bond market, as bond yields (interest rates) have soared higher. Are market participants leery of inflation.  Will the Federal Reserve start a new rate hike cycle? Is it something else? The charts have yet to confirm that a new…

Is The Copper Rally Trying To Tell Investors Something?

Copper prices have been surging in November. But despite the sharp rally, Doc Copper isn’t getting the attention it deserves. That may be for a good reason, though. Copper prices have attempted (and failed) to break out of the 5-year downtrend channel several times (see chart below). Could this time…

Broad Stock Market Index Has Yet To Confirm Breakout

The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) broke out above its 2007 highs long ago… but the same cannot be said for the broad “average stock” Value Line Geometric stock market index (INDEXNYSEGIS:VALUG). Barry Ritholtz once wrote a blog post citing the difference between the Value Line arithmetic and geometric indexes. The chart below…

Amazon Stock Price Reversal May Spell Trouble For Investors

The reaction to Amazon’s earnings release was not good.  The stock is currently trading down about 5 percent (at $776 mid-day Friday) and nearly 8 percent off its recent all-time highs. From a longer-term investing perspective, this move looks to be healthy and in-line with Amazon’s (AMZN) long term uptrend (higher highs…

U.S. Dollar Rally: A Tale Of Two Chart Patterns

The U.S. Dollar Index has been trading in a wide consolidation pattern over the last 18 months or so.  But after the recent U.S. Dollar rally, that consolidation has formed two distinct chart patterns. And as you may have guessed… one is bullish while the other is bearish. As you…

Crude Oil Breakout Attempt Holds Investors In Suspense

As investors make their way through an uncertain time in the financial markets, they are undoubtedly watching several indicators. I humbly believe that one of those indicators should be crude oil. As most of you are aware, crude oil is one of the most important commodities on the planet.  And…