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Recent reports have included

  • February 13: Gold – Update of Recurring Pattern & Action in Miners 
  • February 11: Microsoft – Third Trifecta Alert in Thirty Years
  • February 7: Copper – Automatic Rally in Place
  • February 7: Natural Gas - Testing Multi-Year Lows
  • February 6: Silver – Boxed In
  • February 6: Tesla’s Bubble
  • February 2: S&P Update VIX, Sequential, Presidential Cycle & Hindenburg


  • January 31: Copper Caught the Coronavirus
  • January 26: Time for the Seasonal Correction 
  • January 16: Gold – Recurring Pattern & Action in Miners
  • January 15: Update on Stock Recommendations 
  • January 14: Beyond Meat - Time to Sell
  • January 13: Presidential Market Cycle Update 
  • January 13  Seasonal Opportunity on the Horizon in Natural Gas 
  • January 12: New Warning Signs for the Market 
  • January 10: Beyond Meat Comes Back to Life / Shopify Ready for a Pause
  • January 10: JP Morgan: Looking Tired 
  • January 9:  Gold: Correction Working Out 
  • January 8:  Pivotal Day in Crude Oil, Bonds & Gold
  • January 8:  Into an Important Seasonal Window 
  • January 6:  Signs of Near-Term Excesses in Gold 
  • January 3:  Classic Reactions Following US Attack at Baghdad Airport
  • January 2:  Seasonal Push in Platinum 
  • January 1:  Presidential and Decennial Updates 


  • December 31: Numerous Market Extremes 
  • December 30: Weakening Dollar and Strengthening Commodities 
  • December 28: Quick Note on VIX 
  • December 26: Initial Target Achieved in Silver 
  • December 23: Sequential 13 Cluster signals in US Dollar and Euro
  • December 19: US Treasury Bond Update 
  • December 18: Home Construction Strong, but not the ETF 
  • December 17: Crude Oil Approaches Resistance 
  • December 17: Decennial and Presidential Cycle Updates 
  • December 12: Retest of Resistance in Gold and "Spring" in Silver 
  • December 12: Metal and Mining ETF 
  • December 7: Turn Lower from Resistance in Gold
  • December 6: Crude Oil – Steadily Marching Higher toward resistance
  • December 5: Alerian MLP ETF
  • December 5: Small Cap Turn of the Year
  • December 3: Coffee – Time for a Pullback
  • December 3: Turn of the Decade


  • November 21: Crude Oil - Looking for resistance around . . . .
  • November 21: Gold - Downside levels for table pounding buys in PM indices
  • November 21: Treasury Update - Look for a trading range between . . . 
  • November 29: Momentum is Shifting, Divergence in VIX, Second Breakout in CCC Credit Spreads
  • November 16:   Presidential and Decennial Cycle Updates
  • November 15:   Beyond Meat - Climactic Buying in July Followed by Climactic Selling
  • November 14: Tax Selling Provides Opportunities for Both Traders and Value Investors
  • November 12: All-Time High in Apple.  The 161.8% retracement rally at $283 remains the primary upside target.
  • November 9: Gold – Fibonacci in Motion
  • November 8: Bearish Divergence in the Canadian Dollar
  • November 2: Apple – A Pause and Successfully Tested Breakout


  • October 30:  Silver Bullion and Miners 
  • October 29:  Apple - Time for a Pause
  • October 29:   Beyond Meat – The Most Recent Round Trip, From Exhaustion to Capitulation
  • October 28:   Approaching a Decennial ‘0’ Year 
  • October 27: Pre-Election Years
  • October 24:  Crude Oil’s Ten-Year Cycle continues to be in play.
  • October 14,: Cannabis - From Fame to Shame.  Into oversold territory and getting primed for a bounce.


  • September 25: Roku: CAP II Buy Alert.  We’ll look for a target around $130



“Dealing In The Foreseeable Future”

Charts & Markets had its origins back in the 1970s, when Bob built a “model” from the price history of metals and was retained by some large mining companies. In 1981, presentations to financial institutions included the observation that “No matter how much the Fed prints, stocks will outperform commodities.” Being early in an era of financial bubbles, this was controversial. The “Markets” side of our name includes forecasts of probable major turning points for stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodities.


The historical work on potential market excesses has been backed up with Ross Clark’s outstanding abilities to methodically determine technical excesses, either up or down. In so many words, the “Charts” part of our logo, identifies excesses at likely turning points. A “Springboard Buy” registered on November 3rd, 2016.


Bob’s work on the history of political “markets” enabled the call on the popular uprising that is actually the early stages of the greatest reform movement since the early 1600s. A key essay was “American Spring” published on July 4, 2016. Updated on September 28th, it outlined that the popular uprising would likely be successful in the US election, that November 8th.

Welcome to the rational fringe

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Our research is based upon a thorough review of financial history. That every great financial bubble has had similar beginnings and endings has been our contribution to the economic literature. This, when combined with our proprietary technical analysis, has enabled some practical calls. 

Why Us?

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Our team is comprised of individuals who have participated in multiple booms and busts in domestic and international markets.   You can count on unbiased recommendations and impartial guidance.

Our Team and Research Reports

Bob Hoye

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Weekly Pivotal Events market analysis reports covering equities, credit markets, currencies and commodities.  Thought provoking editorial commentaries.

Ross Clark

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ChartWorks technical analysis utilizes pattern recognition and proprietary momentum models to identify inflection points in the markets