Arms is a renowned stock market technician. He invented the Arms Index (often referred to as the TRIN), which has become a mainstay of market analysis, appearing daily in The Wall Street Journal and weekly in Barron's. Arms also developed the widely used technical method Equivolume Charting.Expand

Since 1996, Arms has been publishing the Arms Advisory newsletter for money managers and financial institutions. He also has authored five books, including Stop and Make Money: How to Profit in the Stock Market Using Volume and Stop Orders, Profits in Volume and Trading Without Fear, and has been honored with the Market Technicians' Award for Lifetime Contribution to Technical Analysis. Earlier in his career, he was a retail broker for 15 years at E.F. Hutton and, later, managed an institutional portfolio with assets of about $150 million.Collapse

Oil has been propping up the market, but Brent crude has been losing momentum.
A light-volume rally could be a shorting opportunity for traders.
Volume has been higher on declines and lower on rallies, telling us money is leaving the marketplace.

This Market Wants to Go Lower Real Money Pro($)

It's time for speculative shorts or, for long-term investors, raising cash.
But which way is the move likely to go?
The recent downside move points to the likelihood of a larger market decline.
A broad top is forming. Also, Bank of America and Wells Fargo charts.
There is room to make a quick profit, but the charts portend a much larger slide down the road.
Markets remain at extreme overbought levels, indicating rallies are a time to sell.
A break of that level would be quite bearish, so traders may want to get out of longs.

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