It’s Almost Time to Jump into This Market

Happy Friday, Daily Direction followers!

The Nasdaq 100 E-mini (NQ) is finally breaking into the buy zone! We’ve been out of the market for the past few days as we waited for it to leave the sell zone.

Now that the NQ is very clearly trying to break into the buy zone, we can prepare our buy-in strategy and get ready to trade the market.

But we can’t pull the trigger on a trade until the market closes above the trendline and in the buy zone. So, because of that, the short-term direction for the market is still technically down. If the current trend continues, however, that will change very soon!

All of this shows why trendlines are so important for this strategy. It’s the trendlines that give us a point of reference for when it’s safe to enter or exit a market. They also help us determine the overall direction of a market with impressive accuracy.

Let’s dive into the NQ timeframe analysis to see how close we are to trading the market:

Daily Timeframe Analysis

At the moment, the daily timeframe is peeking through the trendline and into the buy zone. We could see it close above that line today if the trend continues to push up.

Once the market hits the buy zone, we can expect it to continue moving toward the 16072.25 price point in the current bullish push.


The long-term direction is up for the NQ


The short-term direction of the NQ is down, but is very close to turning up!


The NQ is headed for a trendline break and could make the move at any moment

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Daily timeframe
The NQ’s daily timeframe chart shows the market pushing into the buy zone

Based on the daily timeframe chart, we’ll wait for the market to close above that trendline and then turn to the one-hour timeframe to look for buying opportunities within the NQ.

One-Hour Timeframe Analysis

It can be difficult to make out, but the one-hour time frame has risen just above the trendline and into the buy zone. That means the current trend is continuing to push the market to our up Fibonacci extension.

If the market can hold above that trendline, then the short-term direction will be up, and we can start looking for opportunities to buy the market. But until we get that close above the trendline, we’ll have to wait.

One-hour timeframe
The one-hour NQ is barely above the trendline as it breaks into the buy zone

Until we see the market hold above that trendline and continue to climb into the buy zone, we’ll hold off on buying the NQ. But don’t worry. We should be able to jump into the market very soon!

The Bottom Line

In the short term, the NQ is on the verge of returning to the buy zone. When that happens, we’ll go ahead and implement our buying plan, intending to profit from the next bullish run. The market will continue to rise in price until it reaches the next high price limit.

The Bottom Line
The long-term direction for the NQ is up as we wait for the short-term to move into the buy zone

And that’s why following my strategy is a must in these trade situations. Trendlines and timeframe analysis are key to getting these right. Don’t put this off any longer. You can get started today!

Keep On Trading,

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So goes the famous quote from a boxer infamous for knock-outs.

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If not, get one. Start with what you’re willing to lose… each trade, day, week, month and year.

Only with that in mind should you ever focus on the profits. Anything else is just a prelude to failure. Your account and trading career will thank you. 

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Josh Martinez

Josh Martinez

Josh Martinez is an elite Analyst who’s been actively trading the financial markets since 2011. He’s known as one the leading innovative traders in this industry due to his his cutting-edge strategies.

Josh first burst into the scene when he took an initial deposit investment of $500 and turned into over $39,000 in just under 2 years.
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In addition to trading, Joshua has also trained thousands of traders worldwide. His strategies and systems have helped others find success in the market

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