The BVR-model avoids high beta bonds (long-bonds) and also intermediate duration bonds.
The Bond Value Ratio is shown in Fig 4. The BVR is down from last week’s level. According to the model, only when BVR turns upward after having been lower than the lower offset-line should one consider long bonds again. One can see from the upward sloping graph that long bonds have gained from January 2014 onward.
The model has been recalibrated and now signals the recent turning points of BVR. It would appear that BVR has peaked.
The Yield Curve:This model’s algorithm has been improved and now shows recent signals. The yield curve model shows the declining trend from Jan-2014 of the 10-year and 2-year Treasuries yield spread. Figure 5 charts (i10 – i2). FLAT and STPP are ETNs. STPP profits from a steepening yield curve and FLAT increases in value when the yield curve flattens. This model confirms the direction of the BVR.
This indicator is described in Is it Time to Buy Gold Again? – Wait for the buy signal …….
Silver:The modified Coppock Silver indicator shown in Fig 7 and is currently invested.
This indicator is described in Silver – Better Than Gold: A Modified Coppock Indicator for Silver.