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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Stock Market Update: A November To Remember

What a month for investors! November 2016 was a month that most of us will not forget. And I’m not talking about politics, but returns in many different asset classes. I generally do not recite returns or other general information that is already thrown around by plenty other analysts and…

S&P 500 Update: This Bull Is Strong But A Pullback Is Nigh

Despite all the hoopla and fireworks, the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) has only seen a minor break to new highs. In fact, I wouldn’t even call it a breakout yet as I’d like to see the prior high exceeded by 1% for two consecutive days. The prior high was 2193.81…

Russell 2000 Rally Stretched: Time For A Pullback

We’ve seen a pretty ridiculous move in small caps, as measured by the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM). The Russell 2000 rally has helped to push the major stock market indices to new all-time highs… but it’s getting pretty stretched out. Price is in desperate need of a slope reset as…

A Look At The Gold (GLD), T-Bonds, Dollar Market Triangle

Over the past year, there’s been a very interesting relationship between the Gold (NYSEARCA:GLD), the U.S. Dollar (NYSEARCA:UUP), and Treasury Bonds (NASDAQ:TLT). I’ve talked about this relationship (and chart below) many times in my newsletter. There has been a relentless push into the US Dollar (via UUP below) and out…

Treasury Bonds (NASDAQ:TLT) Likely To See Bounce Here

A while back, I recommended a short position (or avoid) on the 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT).  To play this, I took a position in TBT (the inverse ETF for long-dated treasury bonds). This trade has been a winner, but it’s overextended short-term. I turned bearish on treasuries in July with the…

Crude Oil Update: Nearing Oversold But Within Broad Price Range

Crude oil prices have pulled back sharply over the past couple of weeks. The late October / early November crude oil decline comes on the heels of a stiff rejection at the recent highs ($52ish) last month. While the chart pattern when crude was at the highs was looking very good, and many…

Market Update: S&P 500 Chart Support Levels To Watch

The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) has taken out key chart support at 2,120 so our short-term bearish call is finally playing out. S&P 500 Chart Support Levels and Indicators To Watch The first area of potential chart support comes from the slowly rising 200-day moving average at 2,081. The price actionaround…

Stock Market Update: The Troops Are Bailing On The Generals

While the mega cap stock market indices continue to drift into a state of oblivion, there continues to be telltale signs of weakness under the surface. Once again, and similar to the early part of 2015, the generals (mega cap stocks) are holding up the major indices while the troops…

Smart Money Stock Indicator Flashes Short-Term Sell Signal

I am still leaning toward additional weakness for the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) and stock market as a whole before seeing upside resolution. I’ve shared several indicators that highlight my near-term concerns and offered support levels/targets that I will be buying into.  (Read: October Stock Market Weakness May Resolve To New…

October Stock Market Weakness May Resolve To New Highs

It’s been a very sideways stock market this fall. But the monthly transition out of September has seen some October stock market weakness. And the latest move lower in the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) briefly punctured the 2,120 level that I have talked about quite a bit (see chart below). The environment…