NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Log Worst Losing Streaks Since December

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Log Worst Losing Streaks Since December

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Log Worst Losing Streaks Since December

Thursday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 7,421.46. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2.58 billion. Declining stocks led advancers by 2.13 to 1 ratio. There were 1004 advancers and 2140 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 18 stocks reached a 52 week high and 36 those reaching lows totalled. 

The NASDAQ 100 index closed down -1.2% for the day; a total of -85.59 points. The current value is 7,026.88. Ctrip.com International, Ltd. ( CTRP ) had the largest percent change down (-5.42%) while Electronic Arts Inc. ( EA ) had the largest percent change gain rising 4.84%. 

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 7,315.17.

The projected upper bound is: 7,717.89.

The projected lower bound is: 7,168.58.

The projected closing price is: 7,443.23.

Candlesticks

A big black candle occurred. This is bearish, as prices closed significantly lower than they opened. If the candle appears when prices are “high,” it may be the first sign of a top. If it occurs when prices are confronting an overhead resistance area (e.g., a moving average, trendline, or price resistance level), the long black candle adds credibility to the resistance. Similarly, if the candle appears as prices break below a support area, the long black candle confirms the failure of the support area.
During the past 10 bars, there have been 4 white candles and 6 black candles for a net of 2 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 30 white candles and 20 black candles for a net of 10 white candles.

A falling window occurred (where the bottom of the previous shadow is above the top of the current shadow). This usually implies a continuation of a bearish trend. There have been 3 falling windows in the last 50 candles–this makes the current falling window even more bearish. The two candles preceding the falling window were black, which makes this pattern even more bearish.

Three black candles occurred in the last three days. Although these candles were not big enough to create three black crows, the steady downward pattern is bearish.

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 22.1122. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 10 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 51.35. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a buy 48 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 -139.This is an oversold reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses above -100. The last signal was a sell 3 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 sell 5 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

NASDAQ COMPOSITE closed down -84.456 at 7,421.464. Volume was 2% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 51% narrower than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
7,483.7947,489.0837,397.1937,421.464 599,913,664

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bearish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 7,539.50 7,159.35 7,479.89
Volatility: 12 26 25
Volume: 606,203,712 572,386,432 571,449,984

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 gapped down today (bearish) on normal volume. Possibility of a Runaway Gap which usually signifies a continuation of the trend. Four types of price gaps exist – Common, Breakaway, Runaway, and Exhaustion. Gaps acts as support/resistance.
NASDAQ COMPOSITE is currently 0.8% below its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is low 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 39 periods.

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