Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Range Trading Continues

Tuesday saw some upside from Monday's recovery but the trading ranges I marked on the charts over the weekend remain valid so no change in the status quo.

The S&P shows this best with the trading range defined by the former 'bull flag'. Today's close left the index just below resistance. The lower close could suggest another run back to 2,590s.

The Nasdaq is also knocking on the door of resistance. Today's high at 7,128 tagged this resistance level which is also close to 20-day and 50-day MAs.  There isn't much room for upside without generating a breakout - a breakout which would nicely set up a move back to 7,500. However, the least path of resistance is down but it will take more than a day's selling to break the trading range.

The Russell 2000 is also up against mini-resistance. I have redrawn a Consolidation triangle which looks a good upside target for the April mini-rally. There is a MACD trigger 'buy' which should help those using technical triggers.

Not much more to add. Tomorrow may offer more guidance.

You've now read my opinion, next read Douglas' blog.

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