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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S&P 500 Bollinger Bands Contraction: A Short-Term Warning?

Today I thought I’d share a few of charts of interest for equity traders. One chart looks at the recent S&P 500 Bollinger Bands contraction which suggests the possibility of a decent move in the stock market. The two others look at the CBOE Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX) and suggest the potential…

Higher U.S. Treasury Yields A Good Possibility

There has been a relentless push into treasuries (NASDAQ:TLT) in recent months, but I believe that is coming to an end. I believe the panic into sub 2% paper is more related to lower and negative rates globally than worries over the economy. And this should resolve in higher treasury…

Russell 2000 Chart Pattern May Hold Key To Market Breakout

The Russell 2000 Index (INDEXRUSSELL:RUT) is still well off its 52 week highs. The underperformance has been due to investors preference for lower risk, high quality blue chip stocks (over the past 2 years). Needless to say, the Russell 2000 Index is a very important gauge/indicator of market behavior. Right…

Gold Prices Follow Treasuries Higher; Near 3 Year Highs

Gold prices have surged higher in recent weeks pushing the 2016 gold rally toward 3 year highs. Although the weekly SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE:GLD) chart looks to have some more room on the upside, it will soon encounter resistance. The yellow metal faces a myriad of potential resistance up in the…

3 Reasons Why This Stock Market Pullback Is Bullish

The 3 highlighted paragraphs below were sent out to subscribers right after the market close on Thursday. Little did I know just how powerful it was. While I have been calling for a stock market pullback the past couple of weeks, which would set the stock market up for new…

S&P 500 Pullback May Set Up Rally To 2300 to 2500

The great thing about being a market technician today vs. less than ten years ago is instant access to the crowd. That is, social media. As I hope most of you know, I post somewhat regularly on Twitter. I also analyze the market mood on Twitter and, right now, the…

S&P 500 Market Update: Watch This Canary!

There’s been a lot of action this past week and the stock market has quickly put the bulls on their heels. In this market update, we’ll take a closer look at charts of the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, while highlighting some key pieces of the puzzle to watch. On the…

Crude Oil And Energy Stocks Look Higher Once More

Late last week, crude oil price (WTI) reached my pullback target between $34 and $36/barrel and has broken its recent downtrend.  You can read my previous piece on crude oil/energy here:  Crude Oil And Energy Sector May Need To Refuel. This should bode well for both crude oil prices and…

Crude Oil And Energy Stocks May Need To Refuel

West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil (WTI) has run into a couple pieces of resistance and is likely to see a decent pullback here. We have seen a measured move higher in oil prices based on the size of the completed double bottom up to the low/mid $40’s. The declining 200-day…