Nasdaq Composite Technical Analysis – Watch this key resistance

selloff that started at the beginning of August is starting to show signs of
weakness. Although nothing changed fundamentally, the Nasdaq Composite started
to rise as the market was just probably overstretched. This looks more like a
pullback as the miss in yesterday’s US PMIs doesn’t
support the bullish case.

Nasdaq Composite Technical
Analysis – Daily Timeframe

On the daily chart, we can see that the Nasdaq
Composite bounced from a key support level at
13174 and rallied back strongly into the broken trendline and the
red 21 moving average. This is
where we can expect the sellers to pile in with a defined risk above the
trendline to target a break below the 13174 support.

Nasdaq Composite Technical
Analysis – 4 hour Timeframe

On the 4 hour chart, we can see more closely the
strong bounce on the 13174 support and the strong resistance that we have
around the 13820 level where we can also find the confluence with the
Fibonacci retracement levels
and the previous support now turned resistance.

Nasdaq Composite Technical
Analysis – 1 hour Timeframe

On the 1 hour chart, we can see the
resistance zone with the market likely to open today around those levels as
Nvidia yesterday after the close crushed expectations across the board. So, at
the open we might see a “sell the fact” but more conservative sellers may want
to wait for the price to fall below the black counter-trendline first before
positioning for more downside.


Today we will have the latest US Jobless Claims
report where the market will want to see if the labour market is still holding
or starting to weaken. Strong data may cause some hawkish repricing in
expectations and it’s unclear if the market will take it as good news because
of the resilient labour market or bad news because the Fed will keep at it.
Weak data should be more straight forward as it’s likely to cause recessionary
fears given the yesterday’s PMIs and send the market lower. Tomorrow we will
hear from Fed Chair Powell who is set to speak at the Jackson Hole Symposium,
although the expectations are for him to just repeat their data dependency and
keep all the options on the table.

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