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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Sector Update: Health Care and Biotech Stocks Hot

I recommended the Health Care Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:XLV) in my June 8th “On The Mark” newsletter, predicting a short-term move up to the 79/80 area. Today we’ll provide an update while looking at the red-hot biotech sector (NASDAQ:IBB) as well. XLV is now trading at 79.63 for a 3.8% gain in…

Treasury Bonds Chart Update (TLT): Bearish Wedge?

The iShares 20+ year Treasury Bond (NASDAQ:TLT) may be tracing out a bearish wedge formation which is many times an ending pattern. Let’s look at the chart (below) and discuss some considerations for Treasuries. So far, price has only been able to fill in the bottom part of the open…

Crude Oil Chart Spotlight: Black Gold Is Trading ‘Heavy’

WTI Crude Oil has broken another counter trend rally attempt and currently sits below $48/barrel. My recommendation to subscribers was to go short Oil last Thursday.  I personally too a short position in the inverse Crude Oil ETF (NYSEARCA:SCO).  Here’s why, and what I see going on in the chart (see…

3 Reasons Why I’m Neutral On Gold Prices

The iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:GLD) continues to oscillate around its flattish 200-day average, frustrating bulls and bear alike. Gold prices and the Gold ETF (GLD) are most likely being held hostage by the action in Treasuries and the U.S. Dollar. Treasuries via TLT (NASDAQ:TLT) have rebounded after what looked like a false…

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…