Nasdaq Composite Technical Analysis – Key moment for the index

Yesterday we got another strong US jobs report as
the Job Openings data
beat expectations by a big margin. Coupled with the last week’s beat in Jobless Claims and this
week ISM Manufacturing PMI, the
market is starting to lose faith in a quick return to lower interest rates and
might even fear higher rates. Overall, the data is still supporting the soft
landing narrative but the market shouldn’t be priced for neither higher rates
nor a hard landing.

Nasdaq Composite Technical
Analysis – Daily Timeframe

On the daily chart, we can see that the Nasdaq
Composite remains under pressure and the fall back below the key support is a bad
omen for the buyers. The buyers should keep on defending this level and target
a rally into the downward trendline, but if
the price breaks the low, the sellers are likely to pile in even more
aggressively and take the price into the next support around the 12274 level.

Nasdaq Composite Technical
Analysis – 4 hour Timeframe

On the 4 hour chart, we can see that the Nasdaq
Composite bounced on the key support and pulled back into the red 21 moving average and the
38.2% Fibonacci retracement level
where it found strong sellers waiting for another leg lower. The buyers will
need the price to break above the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level to turn
around the trend and target new highs.

Nasdaq Composite
Technical Analysis – 1 hour Timeframe

On the 1 hour chart, we can see the low
around the 12965 which is going to be the last line of defence for the buyers
and might turn into a double bottom pattern.
This is where we are likely to see the buyers stepping in with a defined risk
below the low to position for a rally into the highs. The sellers, on the other
hand, will want to see the price breaking below the low to pile in even more
aggressively and extend the drop into the 12274 support.


Today on the agenda we have the ADP report and the
ISM Services PMI. Tomorrow, we will see the latest Jobless Claims data, which
continues to show a solid labour market. Finally on Friday, it will be the time
for the NFP report which is the only one the Fed will see before its next rate

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