NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) closes at 7,725.59 down -21.44 points

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) closes at 7,725.59 down -21.44 points

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) closes at 7,725.59 down -21.44 points

Tuesday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 7,725.59. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2.21 billion. Declining stocks led advancers by 1.34 to 1 ratio. There were 1284 advancers and 1726 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 88 stocks reached a 52 week high and 30 those reaching lows totaled. The most active, advancers, decliners, unusual volume and most active by dollar volume can be monitored intraday on the Most Active Stocks page.

The NASDAQ 100 index closed down -.32% for the day; a total of -23.37 points. The current value is 7,228.04. Tesla, Inc. ( TSLA ) had the largest percent change down (-4.92%) while Netflix, Inc. ( NFLX ) had the largest percent change gain rising 3.73%.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside.

By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 7,437.02.

The projected upper bound is: 7,908.40.

The projected lower bound is: 7,573.78.

The projected closing price is: 7,741.09.

Candlesticks

A big white candle occurred. This is generally considered bullish, as prices closed significantly higher than they opened. If the candle appears when prices are “low,” it may be the first sign of a bottom. If it occurs when prices are rebounding off of a support area (e.g., a moving average, trendline, or retracement level), the long white candle adds credibility to the support. Similarly, if the candle appears during a breakout above a resistance area, the long white candle adds credibility to the breakout.
During the past 10 bars, there have been 8 white candles and 2 black candles for a net of 6 white candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 32 white candles and 18 black candles for a net of 14 white candles.

Three white candles occurred in the last three days. Although these candles were not big enough to create three white soldiers, the steady upward pattern is bullish.

Momentum Indicators

Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 75.7272. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 0 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 68.59. This is not a topping or bottoming area. However, the RSI just crossed below 70 from a topping formation. This is a bearish sign. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a sell 0 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 49. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a sell 2 period(s) ago.

MACD

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 12 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

NASDAQ COMPOSITE closed down -21.440 at 7,725.585. Volume was 10% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 10% narrower than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
7,658.4747,727.4127,635.7337,725.585 577,303,936

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Overbought
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bullish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 7,700.93 7,364.89 7,034.32
Volatility: 9 15 18
Volume: 580,517,056 497,583,840 504,609,920

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.

Summary

NASDAQ COMPOSITE is currently 9.8% above its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is relatively normal as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of .IXIC at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on .IXIC and have had this outlook for the last 31 periods.

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