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 Technical Chart Update: Bulls Still In Charge

West Texas Crude Oil (WTI) is currently trading near $64/barrel, and appears to be breaking out of a bullish flag. Oil has cleared chart resistance in the $63 area, and there is little overhead above current prices. With the break of $63, WTI has completed a large base that goes…

Bond Market Sitting On The Precipice: Are Higher Yields Next?

While the stock market continues its boring path higher within the confines of the narrowest of channels, one needs to look elsewhere for some price volatility. Well, kind of. Once again, treasuries sit at the precipice of what could be some ugliness, which are higher yields very quickly. Will the…

Treasuries Update (TLT): Bond Bulls Have Work To Do

iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) On the daily chart (shown below), TLT remains extremely subdued, showing little change over the past seven months. Range bound markets are great to trade after the fact but not the easiest to predict when they are coming. Looking at the chart, you…

Precious Metals Update: Gold Bulls Patiently Waiting

The iShares Gold Trust (GLD) rallied into year-end and is now in a consolidation. Gold bulls (especially near-term) are patiently waiting for its next move. A breakout of the recent consolidation would put 130-135 in view for the Gold ETF (GLD). On the GLD weekly chart, the yellow metal remains…

U.S. Equities Technical Outlook: Big Round Numbers

The S&P 500 is once again bumping its head against another round number, as 2,700 has come into focus. Interestingly, a couple of other stock market major indices are close to dealing with bigger round numbers too, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearing the 25,000 level and the NASDAQ…

Treasury Bonds Continue To Be Bumpy Ride For Investors

The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) has been a roller coaster ride for bond traders and investors. As the equity market has been taking the escalator higher, the treasury bond market has been traversing a mountain side since summer. This price action lead many to believe that a…

Investors Don’t Want To See Parabolic Stock Market

The stock market has definitely heated up recently and is certainly something to keep an eye on. A better way of putting it, perhaps, is that investors are heating up toward the stock market. A couple weeks ago, I noted that the S&P 500 Index (SPX) rose above its weekly…

Crude Oil Prices Pull Back From Highest Levels Since July 2015

West Texas Crude Oil (WTI) is currently trading just above $57/barrel, after pulling back from the $59 level. The recent highs mark the highest level for WTI crude oil prices since way back in July 2015. On a daily basis, the 14D RSI recently hit extremely overbought territory, also for…

S&P 500 Update: Will Strong Holiday Seasonality Boost Stocks?

General Market Observations For November 28: The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence rose to 125.90 in October, the highest since the end of 2000. Is this bullish or bearish for the stock market? We will take a look. While the NYSE cumulative and common stock only advance – decline line both…

Gold Chart Update (GLD): Back In A Trading Range

The last 2 months haven’t been kind to Gold bulls. The precious metal appeared to be breaking out in early September, but that breakout attempt failed miserably. Today we’ll take a look at the chart of the Gold ETF and provide an update. SPDR Gold Shares ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) The Gold…