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I have over 20 years of experience with the world financial markets. As an analyst, I covered all the major markets using fundamental, technical and quantitative analysis. Today my focus is on the US stock market.

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E Overheated Housing Markets
The economies of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, although geographically dispersed, share a few characteristics.
E Is Gold Price Ready To Take Off?
Latest gold price rally promising for gold bulls.
E Value Line Geometric Index Looking Bullish
The Index has risen through the 517 resistance level and if it can close convincingly above the 530 level, then I think it has a good chance to rise further up to at least the 570-580 level over the next weeks.
E Home Construction Stocks Showing Relative Strength
Home Construction stocks doing better than the broad market.
E Home Construction Index Down 42% From Its December 2017 High
Selling pressure in the stock market...
E Lead-Lag Roles Of The Financial And Energy Sectors
Historically, the financial sector has been a leading sector or first to move while the energy sector has been a lagging sector or last to move - both in up trends and down trends. The financial sector index topped out in late January.


Latest Comments
Commodities And Rates Attempting Breakouts At The Same Time
4 months 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 months 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 (1 year 6 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 2 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).