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 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…

Gold And Silver Update: Are Bulls On The Verge?

One of the themes of 2016 has been the revival of Gold prices (NYSEARCA:GLD). After reaching new multi-year lows in late 2015, Gold has regained some luster with a strong multi-month rally in 2016. But it isn’t fully out of the bear market woods just yet. Both Gold and Silver prices…

Stock Market Outlook: A Case Of Jekyll & Hyde

A secret meeting that led to the formation of the Federal Reserve occurred on Jekyll Island, Georgia in 1910. Such an appropriate location for what has become the Jekyll and Hyde FED. One day we hear that they are ready to tighten, the next day it’s low rates forever. Well Jekyll…

S&P 500 Chart Update: Take The Emotion Out Of Trading

The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) is retesting the lows from Monday near 2,120. This is an area of important chart support that I have talked about recently (see my post from Monday). Other areas of technical support and interest for traders: A measured move based on the small head &…

S&P 500 Technical Trading Update: Pullback Levels To Watch

Looks like the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) is finally breaking down after slicing right through the 50-day moving average. The S&P 500 broke through the bottom of its recent trading range (at 2,147.58) on Friday. This breakdown projects a measured move down toward the 2,100 area based on the size of…

Crude Oil Prices Looking Unsettled: What’s Next?

There has been further weakness in the commodity sector this week and despite some late week bounces, I don’t think the decline is complete. Crude Oil (WTI) fell right to a 61.8% fibonacci retracement of the August rally before bouncing Friday back above the $44/barrel level. The chart below shows…