“The 20” charts & analytics to gauge the State of the Markets

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Here’s the Part 2 Video Series from my YouTube Channel

Part 1

Part 2

Streaks and Rankings

Longest Bull Markets in History  –  Currently #2

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* Side note:  The record setting monthly US Jobs Growth streak continues to:     79 months

Largest VIX Spikes in History Rankings

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XIV Crashes of 10% or more Rankings

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* The VTS Tactical Volatility Strategy has avoided over 90% of the worst days

Top 10 single day XIV gains since inception

Longest “Cash Position” streaks in the VTS Tactical Volatility Strategy

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Longest streaks of VIX Futures “Contango” and “Backwardation”

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The Largest S&P 500 Drawdowns and time to full recoveries

Comparing our Total Portfolio Solution to a 1% per month forever fund

The Markets

S&P 500 Annual Earnings     –     Since 1900

S&P 500 Annual Earnings     –     The past 5 years

VWELX Annualized return since interest rates were high in 1980

(VWELX is a Vanguard stocks / bonds balanced index fund)

S&P 500 Annualized return since interest rates were high in 1980

Major Asset Class Performance over the last 10 Years

Major Asset Class Performance   –   Most recent 12 Months

Top 5 performing sectors in the past 10 years

Bottom 5 performing sectors in the past 10 years

The Broad Economy

Real US Gross Domestic Product  (GDP)  since 1948     –     Current 1.7%

Average Annual US Unemployment Rate since 1950     –     Current:  4.7%

Labour Force Participation Rate since 1948     –     All

Labour Force Participation Rate since 1948     –     For Men

Labour Force Participation Rate since 1948     –     For Women

10 Year US Treasury Yields since 1987

Annual Inflation Rates since 1947

Monthly Inflation rates since 2010

Real Rates     –     10 Year US Treasury Yield minus Annual Inflation Rate

Volatility Analytics

VIX Futures Term Structure Contango  (M1 & M2)

VIX Futures Term Structure Roll Yield  (VIX : M1)

VIX Roll Yield broken down by year

VIX : VXV Ratio

VVIX  –  Volatility of Volatility

VIX Standard Deviation

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