This is why trendlines are so important

Good morning, Traders!

Today I’ll take a look at the Nasdaq 100 E-mini futures market (NQ) as the overall direction for that market is up for both the long-term and short-term.

At this point, we’re waiting for the market to break bullish through the counter trendline and move into the buy zone. Once that happens, we can look for opportunities to buy the market as it makes its way to the 16072.25 price point.

Today’s setup shows why properly drawn trendlines are so important. Without them, we wouldn’t have the ability to determine the overall direction for the market. So, be sure to check out my resources on how to draw trendlines in your charts properly. It’s valuable information that’ll you need to adopt to develop a winning trade strategy!

If the NQ can stay above resistance and push into the buy zone, it will present us multiple opportunities to make profitable trades as it moves to a new high price. My timeframe analysis will give you more details on how this setup works, so let’s jump in now:

Daily Timeframe Analysis

The NQ daily timeframe is currently in an uptrend. That means the market is making higher highs and higher lows as it moves in an overall positive direction.

Currently, the market is showing signs of extending bullish toward the 16072.25 Fibonacci price point. We just need a counter trendline break bullish to confirm everything!


The long-term direction is up for the NQ


The short-term direction of the NQ is currently up


The NQ is on the backside of the old channel and is ready to push bullish

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Daily timeframe

The NQ daily timeframe is ready to break bullish toward the 16072.25 price point

Once we get that counter trendline break, we’ll turn to the one-hour timeframe and look for opportunities to execute our entry strategy for this NQ trade setup.

One-Hour Timeframe Analysis

As we look at the one-hour timeframe, we can see that the NQ is getting really close to that counter trendline. All we need is for the market to break through that line and enter the buy zone. Once that happens, we can expect a bullish push toward the up Fibonacci extension.

One-hour timeframe

The one-hour timeframe shows the NQ approaching the counter trendline. Once the market breaks through that line, we expect it to push bullish through the buy zone

Keep in mind that the market moves in waves. As the market makes an overall upward push toward the Fibonacci extension, we’ll observe multiple highs and lows. We want to take advantage of the market’s low prices while it moves through the buy zone.

The Bottom Line

The NQ is ready to push bullish toward 16072.25. We’re just waiting for the counter trendline break to signal that the bullish trend has started. Once that happens, we’ll use the one-hour timeframe to look for a chance to utilize our entry strategy. When we do that, we’ll be on our way to making money with the Nasdaq 100 E-mini futures market!

The Bottom Line

Once the bullish push is confirmed in the NQ, we’ll look to buy the market and start making profitable trades!

Of course, none of this information helps you if you aren’t using my futures trading strategy. So what are you waiting for? Get started today so you can work your way to more profitable trades and leave those losing transactions behind!

Keep On Trading,

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You carry it around like George Clooney, in that movie ‘Up in the Air’.

The impossible weight of life and trading – all in one backpack.

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Don’t just set the baggage aside.

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This goes especially for trading.

Learn from the losses, the bad entries, and the late exits.

Then get rid of them.

Burn that baggage.

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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.
Josh’s trading articles have been featured in Your Trading Edge, The FX Street, Trader Planet, Forex Crunch, Trading Pub, and

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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