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Technical Update - Corrections unfolding in Nasdaq and SP 500 but how deep and can it turn into bearish trends?

Equities 3 minutes to read
Kim Cramer Larsson

Technical Analyst, Saxo Bank

  • USNAS100 CFD and US500 CFD levels included in the analysis

Nasdaq 100 formed last week a top an reversal pattern. Sell-off has since hit the Index lead by Nvidia – see separate analysis.

Nasdaq seems destined to test the support and the 0.382 retracement at 19,347-19,290.

A close of the gap i.e., a close below 19,210 is likely leading to further selling down to the 0.618 retracement and support at 18,875

However, RSI is still showing positive sentiment and there is no divergence i.e., no imbalance indicating this is merely just a correction and the  Index is likely to resume uptrend when done.

But if Nasdaq 100 is closing below 18,873 and RSI is closing below 40 threshold a bearish trend has been established
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Source all charts and data: Saxo Group

USNAS100 cfd levels. Minor support at the 0.382 retracement at 19,358. Strong support at around 18,900 where both the 0.618 retracement of the latest bullish move and the 0.382 retracement of the uptrend since mid-April are also placed.

A close above 20,083 and the bullish trend will resume

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S&P 500 bullish trend seems to be stalling and a correction is unfolding. Question is how deep and will it turn into a downtrend.

Key support at around 5,340 but a dip down to 5,311 could be seen. 

Minor support at the 0.382 retracement at 5,385

For S&P500 to resume bullish trend a daily close above 5,506 is required. That scenario is not unlikely to plays out; RSI is still showing negative sentiment with no divergence indicating this is merely just a correction and S&P500 is likely to resume uptrend after a correction

A daily close below 5,310 is likely to add to the selling pressure pushing the Index down to around 5,258-5,191

RSI is moving within a rising channel pattern: A daily close below the lower rising trendline and the 60 threshold is an indication the Index is likely to test the key support at around 5,314


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US500 levels: Minor support at 5,391 and 5,346. Strong support at 5,315. A daily close above 5,516 and the bullish trend will resume


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