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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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Currency Market “Shift” At Play? US Dollar Breaking Key Support

The US Dollar (CURRENCY:USD) has shown strength versus the Euro (CURRENCY:EUR) since 2008, with the “meat” of that strength coming in the last 3 to 4 years. This strength worked as a headwind for precious metals, emerging markets, and at times, the domestic economy. But that market dynamic is at a crossroads… and may…

Treasury Bonds: Will This Triple Bottom Prove Bullish?

Treasury bonds have underperformed other major asset classes since topping last summer.  But the 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) may be finding some footing. That is, IF the chart pattern show below is confirmed. I shared the chart below last Wednesday. And, as you can see, bonds (via TLT) are…

Trading Spotlight: Junior Gold Miners (GDXJ) Rally

The Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDXJ) have taken their lumps over the past 3 months. The ride has been volatile and included a couple of steep declines. The most recent decline comes on the heels of a drop in gold prices (NYSEARCA:GLD). Note that the senior gold miners (NYSEARCA:GDX) didn’t…

VIX Volatility Index Testing 2007 Lows: All Good?

The VIX Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX) has fallen sharply over the past few weeks.  This has caused some buzz and merits some additional digging. Might be time to let up on the short volatility trade… The chart below looks at the VIX Volatility Index over the past 10 years or so. And as you…

Are Bank Stocks Losing Momentum? Watch This Pattern!

Bank stocks perked up last year, catching a tailwind from rising interest rates. The sector remains in an intermediate-term uptrend, but momentum has stalled out at an important price level. And investors should pay attention here. The chart below is of the KBW Bank Index (INDEXNASDAQ:BKX) since 2000. You can see…

Can The Commodity Index Rally Back From The Depths?

Many seem to be talking about the growth/reflation theme that has taken place post election. Did this theme really start improving post election? The chart below would put a little question into the date. Below looks at the TR Commodity index over the past 40-years. The index hit support at…

Gold Miners ETF (GDX): Critical Juncture For Bulls!

Gold Mining stocks are at an interesting juncture right now. Two popular Gold Miner ETF’s, VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) and VanEck Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDXJ) have recently seen historical outflows, as reported by Sentimentrader.com. It was reported that total outflows from GDX and GDXJ topped $800 million on April 26, the largest one-day…

S&P 500 Looking Mighty “Nifty” At Key Price Resistance

“Buy these 50 stocks and that’s all you need”. That was the early 1970’s as the stock market bounced back from a deep correction to make new highs (point 1 on the chart below). Those 50 stocks were dubbed the “Nifty 50“.  And investing in them felt like a fool-proof plan…

Will This Russell 2000 “Doji Star” Candle Spell Trouble?

The Russell 2000 (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) has traded lower since early March when it hit new all-time highs. This recent bout of weakness assisted in forming a “doji star” candle on the monthly chart (see point 2 below). And note that this doji star candle formed near rising channel resistance. So why is this important? A…