NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Tech Stocks Lead US Markets Higher

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Tech Stocks Lead US Markets Higher

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Tech Stocks Lead US Markets Higher

US stocks rallied Wednesday, led by strength in the technology sector as the Nasdaq Composite Index outperformed the rest of the market’s major indexes.

Boeing ( BA ) was little changed at midday as the aerospace giant tries to recover from the heavy losses from the previous two sessions after one of its 737 MAX 8 jets crashed killing 157 on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on Sunday. The crash, and another in October that killed 189 people on a Lion Air flight, Wednesday prompted Canada to join most of the rest of the world in grounding the aircraft line, leaving the United States one of the last countries that still allows the jetliners to keep flying.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

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

The projected upper bound is: 7,895.38.

The projected lower bound is: 7,433.78.

The projected closing price is: 7,664.58.

Candlesticks

A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 5 white candles and 5 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 32 white candles and 18 black candles for a net of 14 white candles.

A rising window occurred (where the top of the previous shadow is below the bottom of the current shadow). This usually implies a continuation of a bullish trend. There have been 9 rising windows in the last 50 candles–this makes the current rising window even more bullish.

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 89.3753. This is an overbought reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses below 80 The last signal was a buy 2 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 65.52. 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 52 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 161.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a buy 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 sell 9 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

NASDAQ COMPOSITE closed up 52.374 at 7,643.405. Volume was 2% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 63% narrower than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
7,621.3777,677.0697,619.4597,643.405 619,493,376

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

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 7,540.98 7,245.14 7,482.77
Volatility: 17 21 25
Volume: 596,697,664 573,571,200 574,089,984

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 up today (bullish) 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 2.1% above its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is 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 43 periods. The security price has set a new 14-period high while our momentum oscillator has not. This is a bearish divergence.

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