Nasdaq 100 Index Leads Market Higher, Remains In Focus

Andrew Nyquist

As stocks were pulling back 10 days ago, I wrote an article call “Stock Market Pullback or Correction: Eyes on Large Cap Tech Stocks

Today I will provide an update and why it’s important that investors continue to watch technology stocks, and in particular, the Nasdaq 100 Index.

As you all are aware, the selling we saw in late January turned into a pullback (3-5 percent) and not a correction (+10%). At that time, I posted charts of the Nasdaq 100 and Alphabet (GOOGL) and highlighted why it was important to follow large cap tech stocks.

The reason was (and still is) simple: Large cap tech stocks are a major market leader. Investors want to be a part of the market (and leading stocks) when leaders are in bullish formations. When they begin to stumble, we need to pay attention and monitor our technical price indicators (and follow our plan).

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NASDAQ 100 Index Chart

Pictures are worth a 1000 words so I’ll be brief.

Clearly, price recovered and carried the broader stock market higher. Pay attention to the Nasdaq 100 and its band of large cap tech stocks. If / When they begin to stumble, it will be a warning worth heeding.

nasdaq 100 index stock price breakout all time highs february 10

Alphabet (GOOGL) Stock Chart

googl alphabet stock price testing breakout all time highs resistance february 10

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