Chartology: Nasdaq 100 (NDX) Bounces Off Key Technical Support

technical analysis, stock chart analysis, stock charts, technical chart, chart analysisBy Andrew Nyquist
After slipping out of a mini rising wedge pattern in August, the Nasdaq 100 continued it’s ascent higher, forming another more macro rising wedge.

Rising wedges are tricky, partly because the breaks are sudden, and also because they aren’t always a good sign of trend change. But as they form, they do send a message to equity investors to be on guard and disciplined.

The latest slip out of the rising wedge pattern resulted in a quick 100 pt drop in the Nasdaq 100. Fortunately, lateral support caught the fall and allowed the index to neutralize prior to a recent 3 day run higher. Holding support is numero uno for bulls. Follow through and volume are also key.

Trade safe, trade disciplined.

More charts found here.

Nasdaq 100 Chart, technical support, technical analysis, October

Nasdaq 100 (NDX) technical chart as of October 4, 2012. Nasdaq 100 chart with rising wedge pattern and lateral support. Nasdaq 100 October technical analysis.


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