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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What Major Stock Market Tops Look Like

Stock Market: Markets Don’t Peak Quietly   Over the past few weeks in my newsletter, “On The Mark,” I discussed some things that generally occur at major stock market tops. Here is a brief synopsis. Major stock market tops are generally accompanied by lengthy divergences with respect to market internals and longer-term…

S&P 500 Chart Update: Is A Deeper Pullback Underway?

Yesterday’s whoosh doused some water on the near-term prospects for a bullish breakout on the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX). I was leaning toward an upside resolution to the current trading range, but that’s not in the cards. It’s possible that the larger stock market pullback I had been looking for…

Gold (GLD) Trading Update: Failed Breakout Creates Headwind

The iShares Gold Trust (GLD) breakout failed and its price is back below the flattish 200-day average. This is not all that surprising, though. And this has to do with the failed breakout in Treasuries (NASDAQ:TLT). The two asset classes remain highly correlated. Gold prices via GLD remain above the March…

Crude Oil Trading Update: Bulls Need To Be Patient

West Texas Crude Oil (WTI) is currently marching back towards that $50 level… And with the recent bounce, has seen a failed breakdown. I have seen some positive developments, but Crude will have to over take some overhead supply if bulls want to play ball. As you can see in…

S&P 500 Update: Navigating The Choppy Price Action

The choppy price action on the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) continues… Prices reversed higher today following a rough week that saw the index close on its lows. So is a bottom near? Here are a few things that I am watching: 1.  MACD / RSI / 50 DMA A couple of…

Treasury Bonds Chart Update (TLT): Fibonacci Price Targets

The 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) finally broke out of a double bottom reversal formation. The move was accompanied by a bullish breakout in momentum (14-day RSI). This development should lead to further upside for the treasury bonds ETF. I’m looking for this move to run up to 125 to…

Treasury Bonds Update (TLT): Bulls Eyeing Key Resistance

The 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) is attempting to breakout here. But it’s worth noting that this is the fourth attempt to take out the 2017 highs. Needless to say, this area of price resistance has become pretty clear cut. So what happens in the coming days will likely bear importance on the…

S&P 500 Weekend Update: Investor Sentiment Undergoing Reset

With the massive losses suffered (just kidding) during this pullback, I have seen some reprieve in many of the investor sentiment indicators I monitor. At it’s March lows, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) was down 3.3%. It’s currently off just 1.6%. A big part of the reason that I have been looking…

Crude Oil Likely To Rally Before Heading Lower Once More

Where Is Crude Oil Headed? West Texas Crude Oil (WTI) is currently sitting near $47.85/barrel, and continues to waffle around its 200-day average near $48.75.  I took some profits on my “short” crude oil position (via the short crude oil ETF, NYSEARCA:SCO) as I’m still looking for a bounce toward…