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U.S Index Technical Trade Note – 2 April 2019


The markets have been gaining momentum over the last two trading sessions ahead of Jobs Friday and even Bitcoin has joined in as China data ease concerns over global growth.

The start to the week saw U.S stocks and Bond yield move higher after Chinese Manufacturing PMI data beat expectations. The data gave investors an indication that the world’s second largest economy might start to stabilize as the manufacturing activity is picking up.

Tuesday morning saw the Asian markets rally once more as global economic slowdown fears start to subside from PMI data. The global Oil market also started pushing higher to new 2019 highs as sanctions and production cuts take effect. The markets might just start to digest the push higher and consolidate until we see direction form the U.S markets.

Last week’s inversion of the yield curve was the topic of hot debate and with all the yields moving higher once more we see some ease return to the markets.

Below the U.S Treasury Yields today:

2 April US Treasury Yields

Source – CNN Business

Looking at the chart of Wall Street 30

The price action is currently encountering a major technical resistance area at 26298 which might see the price move lower in the short term Point2. before pushing higher as seen in Point 1.

Some technical and fundamental points to look out for:

  • The price action is still well above its major moving averages which supports the move higher moving forward.
  • Ascending Triangle pattern forming on the wall Street 30 which might support a breakout from the 26298-resistance level.
  • The Boeing Company (BA) will be watched closely for news filtering through which might affect the share price as BA is the major constituent in the Index.

WallStreet30 GT247 Bloomberg

Source – Bloomberg

Looking at the chart of the S&P 500

The S&P 500 has also seen some momentum over the last two trading days and is also heading for major resistance at the 2881 level. The price action might consolidate between the 2881 resistance and 2816 support level before another leg higher.

SP500 GT247 Bloomberg

Source – Bloomberg

Looking at the chart of the Nasdaq 100

The Nasdaq has gained over 2% in the last 5 trading days and might be set to push even higher. The Tech sector has been on the rebound from the selloff we saw late last year and gaining over 17% year-to-date. The 7500 technical resistance level will be watched closely as we might see a push higher from this level to 7687.

NDXLM INdex GT247 Bloomberg

Source – Bloomberg

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