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 Update: Bullish Posture Has Room To Mid-$70’s

Quick update on West Texas Crude Oil (WTI).  Not much change to my view here. Crude Oil is currently sitting around $70/barrel after breaking out from a bullish ascending triangle. As long as the breakout holds, we could see a measured move up toward the mid ‘70’s. The oil stocks…

U.S. Equities Technical Update: More Frustration For Investors

Been a rough week for the S&P 500 and like broad market indices. And Tuesday’s price action offered an exclamation point delivered on behalf of the bears. The complex inverse head-and-shoulders (H&S) all failed except the Russell 2000. In the latest “On The Mark” newsletter, I said be careful if…

Stock Market Technical Update: Trajectory Lacking

The major stock market indices all broke out of complex inverse head-and-shoulders formations early this week. And based on the size of these bullish patterns, they could have additional upside in the near term. Yet I’m still bothered by the non-traditional and trajectory lacking potential double bottom. Whether this comes…

S&P 500 Technical Update: Is A Bullish Pattern Forming?

This is a 1-hour chart of the S&P 500, QQQ’s, Midcap’s (MDY), and Russell 2000 (RUT). All of these key stock market indices are tracing out potential complex inverse head-and-shoulders (H&S) price patterns. The Russell 2000 (RUT) has poked its head above the neckline while the others are right at or right…

Here’s Why The Stock Market Is A Sloppy Mess

The bulls got caught looking higher this week… While many investors have had high hopes about a successful retest of the February stock market lows, I have been exercising caution. Though I believe that the broader bull market is still alive, I am concerned that this correction may need to…

S&P 500 Technical Trading Outlook: False Moves

Like I have been saying in recent editions of my “On The Mark” newsletter, there will likely be a lot of false breakouts and breakdowns as the market traces out a bullish base. This process takes some time and will stir some emotions as investors see false moves in both directions….

Treasury Bonds ETF (TLT): Near-Term Bounce, Long-Term Top?

Treasury bonds have gotten out of favor as investors continue to price in rising interest rates. This has the Treasury Bonds ETF (TLT) testing key price support in what could lead to a bounce near-term. But the broader theme also shows up over the past few years in a potential longer-term…

S&P 500 Chart Update: Bull-Bear Battle At 2700

The S&P 500 has seen a fair amount of bearish days of late. And although the damage isn’t extensive, today’s reversal lower caught my attention. S&P 500 Chart – Bearish Pattern Or Healthy Consolidation? Back to back heavy red bars are setting up for a test of 2700. It is…