Taking a Short Term View on NQ

The Nasdaq 100 Index  (NQ) futures contract tried its best to break into the daily buy zone earlier this month.

At first, it looked like the bulls were taking over, but the downturn of the past two weeks has put it back in the sell zone again.

With the market breaking bearish, it is now in a short term down channel. 

However, before we look to sell the market, we need to wait for one key thing to happen first…

Waiting for Higher Prices

Here’s how we see the market shaping up for the Nasdaq 100 Index futures contract…

Nasdaq 100 Futures Contract (NQ) Price and Technical Analysis – Source: TradingView

The NQ one hour time frame is in a down channel. The market is moving from a low price towards a future high price.

It will be a good idea to look for selling ideas at high prices near the down trend line.

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

Stop: In the buy zone above the entry.

Limit: 11,392.75

Once or if the market gives the entry, it will be a good idea to turn to the five minute time

frame and to look for Tunnel Trader / Destination Trader / Chandelier Trader

short ideas towards the daily support price point 11,392.75.

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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