Wednesday, October 20, 2021

S&P challenges all-time highs

Once the Nasdaq broke through resistance (former support) defined by the July and August swing lows it has managed to hang on to regained support. Technicals are net positive and the index is again outperforming the Russell 2000.  It still has some way to go before it challenges the September high and finished today with a small bearish candlestick. 

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Nasdaq gains knocks out aggressive shorts

If there was a short play on the move to test former support - turned resistance, then it was quickly undone by today`s buying.  Trading volume in the Nasdaq was not particularly heavy, so while it was positive it didn't count as confirmed accumulation. However, there was a return to net bullish technicals, putting an end to the declie begun in September.

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

A Range Of Market Scenarios In Play

The week finished with markets in a number of difference scenarios.  In the case of the Nasdaq, the rally has returned to former 3-month support - now resistance.  Volume climbed to reigster as confirmed distribution.  It came on a back of a MACD trigger 'buy' and an On-Balance-Volume 'buy' trigger.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Tightening range as gaps fill

While markets may be feeling the pinch of the gap fill from the swing low rally, we have a narrowing of the intraday range in an attempt to confirm support from the gaps. 

In the case of the Nasdaq, we have the gap fill on declining volume which is a point of optimism that what we have is a valid swing low. Technicals are net negative and relative performance is not improving enough to suggest we may have a real swing low, but take things one step at a time. 

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