The technology Nasdaq 100 index (#NDX) remains relatively weaker than the broad stock market. On January 10, it fell to a low of 15,151.
The Nasdaq has managed to recover from 15,151 and rose to the 21 SMA (16,000). Since then, it has failed to break it, causing selling pressure. The index has been falling for 4 days straight. It is likely to continue its decline until the 200 EMA located at the psychological level of 15,000.
The main trend according to the daily chart remains bearish. Trading and breaking through the psychological level of 15,000 and below the 200 EMA will reaffirm the downtrend and we could expect a drop towards the level of -2/8 at 14,375.
Conversely, a breakout and consolidation above 15,988 in the daily chart, the area of the 21 SMA, could change the trend and we expect it to go as high as 16,750 and up 17,000 points.
Our trading plan for the next few hours is to sell below 1/8 Murray or conversely, if there is a pullback to resistance of 2/8 Murray at 15,625. Besides, if the Nasdaq attempts to break the 21 SMA and fails to do so, it will be an opportunity to sell with the same target at 15,000.
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