Dow Jones, Nasdaq 100, S&P 500 Technical Outlook

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U.S. Indices Technical Outlook:

  • S&P 500 trying to find its footing, carve out right shoulder
  • Nasdaq 100 looking to do the same as the S&P but slightly weaker
  • Dow Jones could soon trigger the neckline of the inverse H&S pattern

Dow Jones, Nasdaq 100, S&P 500 Technical Outlook

The S&P 500 is trying to turn higher here after coming into the week looking like it may want to continue lower, at least in the near-term. The turn could start to carve out the right shoulder of an inverse head-and-shoulders pattern.

If this pattern were to eventually trigger, it would set the market up to trade to fresh record highs. There is still a lot of room, though, for this pattern to not reach the point of validation as it would need to climb above 4637 to have a shot at doing so.

The first level up to contend with (again) is the 200-day MA at 4496. The market is poised to have that battle today given pre-market futures are trading higher. Beyond that point there is any highly meaningful resistance until the trend-line off the record high, which isn’t until around 4575.

It will be important that the market holds this week’s current low at 4370 for the outlook to remain intact. A decline below 4370 won’t necessarily take out the inverse H&S scenario completely, but will certainly undermine its likelihood and increase the chances that we see a test or worse of the Feb low.

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S&P 500 Daily Chart

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The Nasdaq 100 is looking very similar to the S&P 500 with the inverse head-and-shoulders potential, but is in a more vulnerable position given it sold off considerably more than the S&P and the Dow. It’s generally weaker posture makes holding this week’s current low at 13788 even more important. On the top-side there are gaps to fill, with the first at 14327.

Nasdaq 100 Daily Chart

Nasdaq 100 Chart by TradingView

The Dow Jones has a shot at challenging it’s the neckline of the inverse head-and-shoulders pattern this week. The trend-line off the highs and the 200-day at 35017 stand in the way first. To confirm a neckline breakout, a daily close above the March high at 35372 is preferred. A close above that threshold is seen as kicking off a run back to the old record high at 36952. The recent low at 34102 is an important one to watch to keep this outlook intact.

Dow Jones Daily Chart

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