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The Nasdaq Composite (COMP.IND) has officially exited a bear market as investors continue to pile back into tech stocks that have been shunned for much of the past year. A slight gain of 0.2% on Monday saw the popular index end the session at 12,256.92, up 20% from its closing low of 10,213.29 on Dec. 28. It took just 89 trading days for the index to record the new milestone, and follows a similar path of the related Nasdaq 100 Index (NDX), which surged into a new bull market back in March.
Prior Session was Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Markets finished this positive cycle with an narrow range, light volume Inside Consolidation Day. Prior range was 23 handles on 998k contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 3 to Cycle Day 1
This leads us into Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Average Decline for CD1 measures 4127. Price is drifting lower pre-RTH, testing Prior Low (4137.50). Traders await the all-important CPI print tomorrow, so expectation for today is more of the same rhythms. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: Price sustains a bid above 4130, initially targets 4150 – 4155 zone.
Bear Scenario: Price sustains an offer below 4130, initially targets 4120 – 4115 zone.
PVA High Edge = 4155 PVA Low Edge = 4145 Prior POC 4152
Range Projections and Key Levels (ES) June 2023 (M) Contract
Nasdaq 100 (NQ)
Prior Session was Cycle Day 3 (CD3): Markets finished this positive cycle with an narrow range, light volume Inside Consolidation Day. Prior range was 113 handles on 502k contracts exchanged.
…Transition from Cycle Day 3 to Cycle Day 1
This leads us into Cycle Day 1 (CD1): Average Decline for CD1 measures 13258. Price is drifting lower pre-RTH. Traders await the all-important CPI print tomorrow, so expectation for today is more of the same rhythms. As such, estimated scenarios to consider for today’s trading.
Bull Scenario: IF Bulls sustains bid above 13300, THEN initial upside estimate targets 13335– 13350 zone.
Bear Scenario: IF Bears sustains offer below 13300, THEN initial downside estimate targets 13260 – 13250 zone.
PVA High Edge = 13328 PVA Low Edge = 13265 Prior POC = 13316
Range Projections and Key Levels (NQ) June 2022 (M) Contract
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