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Does this seem familiar? We're kicking off a new week on the market pretty much on the same foot we ended on last Friday. Right out the gate, the major indexes each shed more than 1%, which resulted in their worst respective starts to December trading since 1980.
From doubts about the bullishness of global growth, continued tariff tensions, and worries about an aggressive Federal Reserve policy coming on Wednesday, there's just so much weighing upon the market.
Now, all of the major indexes – the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the NASDAQ Composite, and the S&P 500 – are in correction territory, having lost all of their gains for the year.
But there's even more than all of that going on, and you'd drive yourself crazy if you tried to pay attention to the noise each and every day.
But I'm here to make things clear for you and, more to the point, make sure you're steadily profiting no matter what's happening…
About the Author
Chris Johnson is a highly regarded equity and options analyst who has spent much of his nearly 30-year market career designing and interpreting complex models to help investment firms transform millions of data points into impressive gains for clients.
At heart Chris is a quant - like the "rocket scientists" of investing - with a specialty in applying advanced mathematics like stochastic calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and statistics to Wall Street's data-rich environment.
He began building his proprietary models in 1998, analyzing about 2,000 records per day. Today, that database, which Chris designed and coded from scratch, analyzes a staggering 700,000 records per day. It's the secret behind his track record.
Chris holds degrees in finance, statistics, and accounting. He worked as a licensed broker for 11 years before taking on the role of Director of Quantitative Analysis at a big-name equity and options research firm for eight years. He recently served as Director of Research of a Cleveland-based investment firm responsible for hundreds of millions in AUM. He is also the Founder/CIO of ETF Advisory Research Partners since 2007, noted for its groundbreaking work in Behavioral Valuation systems. Their research is widely read by leaders in the RIA business.
Chris is ranked in the top 99.3% of financial bloggers and top 98.6% of overall experts by TipRanks, the track record registry of financial analysts dating back to January 2009.
He is a frequent commentator on financial markets for CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg TV, and CBS Radio and has been featured in Barron's, USA Today, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal, and numerous books.
Today, Chris is the editor of Night Trader and Strikepoint Trader and contributes to Money Morning as the Quant Analysis Specialist.