Looking for Short Ideas in the NQ

With the big selloff last week, the major indexes remain under pressure.

In particular, the Nasdaq 100 (NQ) dropped 5.8% last week.

The market hit the top of the daily channel and pulled back, and we are now expecting more downside ahead.

Read on to see how the market is setting up for the next short idea…

Putting the Pressure On

Here’s how the chart is shaping up…

Hourly NQ Futures Contract (NQ) Price – Source: TradingView

The NQ one hour time frame is in a downtrend.

The market is moving from a low price towards a future high price.

It will be a good idea to wait for the market to come near the down trend line before looking for selling ideas towards the daily down Fibonacci.

Entry: Counter trend line break bearish near the down trend line.

Stop: In the buy zone above the entry.

Limit: 11,571.00

Once or if the market gives the entry, and as long as the market stays in the sell zone, it will be a good idea to turn to the five minute time frame and look for Tunnel Trader / Destination Trader / Chandelier Trader short ideas towards the predicted price target.

The Bottom Line

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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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