Dow Jones Technical Analysis – The bears remain in control

It looks like the more hawkish than expected FOMC Dot Plot last
week was kind of a wakeup call for the market as it’s been selling off with
almost no pullback ever since. The resilience in the economy is keeping the Fed
on the hawkish camp as it wants to see more weakness in the data, especially on
the labour market front. We’ve seen a huge rally since the lows back in October
2022 as the market continued to see a soft landing but even Fed Chair Powell said
that it’s not his base case, although they are aiming for it. With so many
bearish drivers that accumulated throughout the first half of 2023, the market
might be at risk of a major fall now.

Dow Jones Technical
Analysis – Daily Timeframe

On the daily chart, we can see that the Dow Jones
broke below a key support level
yesterday opening the door for a fall into the 32597 level. A much better place
to sell would definitely be the downward trendline and the
61.8% Fibonacci retracement level,
but at the moment is hard to envision a rally into those levels. After such a
big selloff though, a pullback might be in the cards.

Dow Jones Technical
Analysis – 4 hour Timeframe

On the 4 hour chart, we can see that we have a
resistance zone around the 34000 level where we can find the 38.2% Fibonacci
retracement level and the red 21 moving average for confluence. That’s
where we can expect the sellers to pile in with a defined risk above the
resistance to position for a fall into the 32597 level. The buyers, on the
other hand, are likely to step in here to target a rally into the major

Dow Jones Technical
Analysis – 1 hour Timeframe

On the 1 hour chart, we can see that the
price is retesting the broken support turned resistance where
we can also find the minor trendline and the red 21 moving average. We can
expect the sellers already coming into the market here, but a break above the
resistance should lead to a rally into the next resistance around the 34000

Upcoming Events

Today the main event will be the US Jobless Claims
report. At this point, looks like there’s not much difference if it’s strong or
weak data as the former would keep the Fed hawkish and even raise the risk of
higher rates, while the latter might point to a recession. Nonetheless, the
last time the market rallied on weak data as it decreased the risk of further
tightening and brought down Treasury yields. Tomorrow, we will see the latest
US PCE data which is unlikely to change much in terms of market pricing unless
we see some big surprises.

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