Financial Markets Analyst and Adviser
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I am an analyst and adviser who has covered all the major financial markets in the world: equities/stocks, currencies (FX), commodities, bonds/debts/fixed income (government/ sovereign treasuries and corporate credit spreads), interest rates and cryptos (digital currencies). Both cash (spot) and ...more


Bullish Case For S&P 500 Index
Expecting higher levels for the S&P 500 index.
Breakout In Marel´s Stock Price As I Expected
The stock price has pushed above the important 569-570 level.
Breakout In Value Line Geometric Index
It looks like the index is breaking to the upside with long-term trending turning upward.
Stock Price Of Marel At Critical Point
Price is once again testing the 570 level.
Bank Index Finally Wakening
The Index has formed a potential bearish-to-bullish reversal pattern.
Value Line Geometric Index At Important Inflection Point
In 1997 I began using price charts in my analysis of the stock and other financial markets. Ever since, I have focused on reading price bars and identifying patterns and trends.


Latest Comments
Breakout In Value Line Geometric Index
3 months ago

Thanks for your comments. I want to offer clean or uncluttered price chart (visual) analysis with clear and concise commentary, which gives readers actionable ideas and guidance on where the price of the financial product (usually the stock index value or stock price) may be headed.

Marel's Stock Price Rebounding But Nearing An Important Inflection Point
6 months ago

To my knowledge, outside of Iceland the most liquid market for Marel´s stock price is Euronext, Amsterdam. Have you been doing this stuff for a long time?

Commodities And Rates Attempting Breakouts At The Same Time
4 years ago

Hi Chris, I enjoy reading your chart analysis. The analysis is usually clear and the charts clean (no indies etc.). I have seen you use log scale charts but it looks like you are using a linear scale on the two charts above and on the US dollar index chart you posted on (pls correct me if I am wrong). As you know, on long term charts diagonal/sloping trend lines look different on a log scale than on a linear scale. Rgds, Halli.

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Market Outlook Sees Treasury Yields Continuing To Trend Higher
4 years ago

Good analysis. One pointer. I think the chart where you show both the 2y and the 10y yields should have the same scale, whether shown on one or two axes.

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Work Experience

Expert / Specialist: Macro-Prudential Supervisory, Oversight
The Financial Supervisory Authority, Iceland
September 2017 - Present (5 years 10 months)
Economic and Financial Markets Analyst
Landsbankinn, Economic Department
May 2017 - September 2017 (5 months)

Analyzed and wrote reports on the US and global stock markets, the domestic and foreign FX market, and on the importance of airlift supply factors on travel and tourism in Iceland.

Expert - Financial Markets Analyst, Treasury & Risk Management Advisor / Consultant, FX Execution
IFS Ráðgjöf / IFS Consulting
November 2007 - December 2016 (9 years 3 months)
Sparisjóðabanki Íslands / Icebank
Specialist - Treasury: Dealing Room, Foreign Exchange and Money Market Desk
2005 - 2007 (2 years 6 months)


California State University, Stanislaus
Bachelor's degree
1998 / 2000
Field Of Study Double Major: International Economics & International Politics, and Philosophy Grade Graduated with honor (cum laude) Activities and Societies: Played soccer for the college team and named All American ...


Allocate Wisely
Hallsteinn Arnarson
Bachelor's degree

Here I provide clear and actionable chart analysis for the US stock market. I also write about my US Equity Sector, Style and Factor or Smart Beta Based investment portfolios. I design and actively manage the portfolios based on proprietary methods. The portfolios are primarily made up of U.S. listed exchange traded funds (ETFs).