Nasdaq Composite Technical Analysis – The bears are eyeing the 12274 support

Last week, the risk sentiment started on a positive
note at the beginning of the week due to the lack of a ground offensive in
Gaza. Unfortunately, things went south from Wednesday onwards as Israeli PM Netanyahu
delivered a speech where he said that they were preparing for a ground

Moreover, the US Jobless Claims data on
Thursday showed another big miss in Continuing Claims, which might be an
indication that the labour market is weakening. On Friday, the risk sentiment
deteriorated further as market participants likely didn’t want to hold long
positions into the weekend, especially after early reports of the start of the

Over the weekend we got reports of a ground offensive being indeed
. We will see how things will evolve during the week, but the market
will also have lots of important economic data to digest.

Nasdaq Composite Technical
Analysis – Daily Timeframe

On the daily chart, we can see that the Nasdaq
Composite broke below many key levels with the sellers now targeting the 12274 support. The
buyers don’t have much to lean on to position for a rally, but we can expect
them to step in around the 12274 level with a defined risk below the support to
target a bounce back into the 13174 resistance.

Nasdaq Composite Technical
Analysis – 4 hour Timeframe

On the 4 hour chart, we can see that we now have a
strong resistance zone around the 12800 level where we can find the confluence of the
broken bottom trendline, the
minor downward trendline, the previous swing low level and the Fibonacci retracement levels.
This is where the sellers should step in with a defined risk above the
resistance zone to target a drop into the 12274 level. The buyers, on the other
hand, will want to see the price breaking above the resistance to pile in and
position for a rally into the 13174 level.

Nasdaq Composite Technical
Analysis – 1 hour Timeframe

On the 1 hour chart, we can see more
closely the strong resistance zone around the 12800 level. This is a great spot
where the sellers should pile in to position for another drop into new lows. It
will be a tough job for the buyers to break above this resistance without a
strong positive fundamental catalyst.


This week, we will get lots of tier one data points with
the US labour market and the FOMC decision in focus. Tomorrow, we have the US
Employment Cost Index and the Consumer Confidence report. On Wednesday, it will
be the time for the US ADP, the ISM Manufacturing PMI and the FOMC rate
decision. On Thursday we will get the US Jobless Claims data, while on Friday
we conclude the week with the US NFP report and the ISM Services PMI.

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