Posts From Mark Arbeter

Mark Arbeter
Mark is currently the President of Arbeter Investments LLC and runs a newsletter entitled "On The Mark" focusing on technical analysis of the U.S. markets. Mark recently ended a 26 year career with Standard & Poor’s Equity Research as their Chief Technical Strategist. He made several important market calls, focusing on the intermediate to long-term. Mark is a traditional chartist with a broad understanding of technical analysis, including chart reading, momentum analysis, intermarket analysis, sector analysis, sentiment, and Elliott Wave. He is a Chartered Market Technician, holding a degree in Finance and Economics from Temple University and an MBA from Rider University. You can follow Mark on Twitter and StockTwits: @MarkArbeter.
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Crude Oil Chart Spotlight: Will Near-Term Price Support Hold?

Crude Oil Chart – Daily   West Texas Crude Oil (WTI) is currently sitting under $50 per barrel. After bouncing off its 200-day average and chart support near the August highs, crude is at a crossroads… and in danger of rolling over. If crude oil is going to extend higher,…

Gold Chart Spotlight: Bulls On The Ropes…

iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:GLD) Analysis & Outlook: Our steadfast bearishness toward the yellow metal, even as the world turned bullish, is paying off. Gold prices (GLD) are sitting slightly below the key 123 level and I’d like to see additional weakness (2% below 123 – we’re almost there) to confirm…

Can Tech Stocks Regain Mojo? 5 Charts For Traders

I have been concerned about the Nasdaq 100 QQQ PowerShares ETF (NASDAQ:QQQ) and the NASDAQ Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) since last month when we saw another breakout failure and then formed the diamond pattern shown in the chart below. The Nasdaq 100 has fallen 4 days in a row, while the Nasdaq…

Crude Oil Price Outlook: Risk/Reward Favors Bears

West Texas Crude Oil (WTI) bounced up near $49/$50 last week after holding chart support in the $46 region. But that price area represents strong resistance. And it is showing today as Crude Oil and related ETFs (NYSEARCA:USO) are falling today. Crude prices remains highly volatile from day to day…

S&P 500 Outlook Into September: Breadth Remains A Pillar

While some investors, and at least a handful of market analysts, obsess about a multitude of negatives or potential negatives, the average stock continues to march to its own bullish drum. In today’s S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) market outlook, I take an extensive look at breadth and its importance for an…

Inside The Russell 2000 Decline: Does The Bounce Have Legs?

The Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) has quietly put together a multi-day winning streak. This all sounds well and good, but this follows a multi-week decline and general weakness in the high beta arena. So the question we all want to know:  Is the Russell 2000 (RUT) bottoming? The well-followed small…

WTI Crude Oil Trading Outlook Turns Bearish

After poking its head above the $50 level for the first time since May, West Texas Crude Oil (WTI) is backing off a bit. Is there more downside ahead? Currently, Crude Oil is oscillating near its 200-day average, and I am looking for a top in and around this area….

S&P 500 Weekly Update: Some Short-Term Kinks

In the past week, there have been some warning signs for the stock market, but just in the short term. Longer-term, other than reaching some measured move price targets, potential fifth wave completions, and some frothy sentiment numbers, I still am fighting that we are near the end of the…

3 Stock Market Charts Signaling Near-Term Caution

After reviewing the recent price action and several charts of key stock market indices, I’m taking a near-term cautious stance on the stock market. That is, until the following concerns resolve themselves. In particular, it appears that the small cap Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) and Mid- Cap Index ETF (NYSEARCA:MDY)…

Treasury Bond Rally (TLT) Runs Into Key Price Resistance

A couple weeks ago, I wrote that I was looking for a bond market rally to short. Particularly on the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT). Well, that treasury bond rally came.  And an opportunity for savvy traders may be presenting itself. Looking at the chart below, you can…