Posts From James Bartelloni

James Bartelloni
JJames “Bart” Bartelloni’s specialty is “advanced pattern recognition” using advance math, geometry and music to not only manage risk but look for potential inflection points in the markets. Read more about this and his analysis on his site bartscharts.com. In addition to his work as a CMT, he was a TOPGUN Naval Aviator (F-14) for 11 years and is currently an Executive Business Development and Strategy professional in the Health Care Industry.
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This Indicator Could Trigger A 20% Stock Market Correction

For the past several weeks, I have been honing in on an important stock market ratio / indicator. This indicator is the ratio performance of the Consumer Staples (NYSEARCA:XLP) to the NYSE Composite Index (INDEXNYSEGIS:NYA). I’ve covered this ratio and its importance as a stock market indicator several times before….

Chart Spotlight: Financial Sector ETF (XLF) Price Target

The last time I blogged about banks stocks and the Financial Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:XLF) was in July 2016.  At the time, we noted a reason for immediate resistance… but ultimately a very well defined triangle pattern warned of an impending breakout to the upside. It’s time for an update with…

USD/JPY Currency Chart: Is Elliott Wave 2 Over?

I’ve been watching the US Dollar Index (CURRENCY:USD) and Japanese Yen (CURRENCY:JPY) for many years.  And I’ve had several trading run-ins with the USD/JPY. Those who follow me know that my current working thesis is that the Dollar/Yen currency pair put in a major bottom. So where are we now? My…

Are Consumer Staples Signaling A Volatility Omen?

Will October see a volatility spike? We’ve been trading in extremely low volatility for some time… so this is a fair question.  Especially because one of my favorite ratios (indicators) is flashing caution here. That’s the ratio of Consumer Staples ETF (XLP) to NYSE Composite (NYA).  When the “staples” underperformance…

Apple (AAPL) Stock Chart: Why Bulls Need $151 To Hold

Back in mid-August, I discussed why Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) may be nearing a top. I offered a big picture look at Apple’s chart along with key patterns in play. Time for an update… Since that post, shares of Apple (AAPL) have fallen roughly 9% and on Friday AAPL stock price found support…

U.S. Dollar Index Most Oversold Since 2008

Lots of indecision around the Dollar right now.  I’m honestly in the “I don’t know” camp when it comes to the current major trend in the US Dollar Index (CURRENCY:USD). For instance, did the dollar just finish a multi-year A B C upward correction and is it now headed for…

Inverse Volatility ETN (XIV) Registers Sell Signal

Over the long weekend, I worked through some core stock market charts and noticed something very curious in volatility land. In short, the Inverse VIX Volatility Short-Term ETN (NASDAQ:XIV) is forming a ‘classic’ sell signal.  And, if this holds, we could see another move lower soon. Looking at the chart…