Which Way Will the NQ Range Break?

Following a big drop last Friday, the bears returned on Monday morning to push stocks further to the downside.

With that, the Nasdaq 100 (NQ) is back under the June lows and could be threatening to make another big drop.

However, the market formed a low price last week and is showing signs of having a short term bullish pull back towards the down trend line.

Therefore, we are looking for a high price to form before we try to find selling ideas on the hourly time frame…

Trying to Sell the High

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

Hourly Chart of Nasdaq 100 Index — Source: TradingView

The NQ one hour time frame is in a sideways range. The market is moving from the top of the range towards the bottom of the range.

Entry: Counter trend line break bearish near the top of the range or below the sideways range.

Stop: In the buy zone above the entry.

Limit: If entry is at the top of the sideways range, the limit is the bottom of the range. If the entry is below the sideways range, the limit is 9,595.25.

Once or if the market provides the one hour entry, it will be a good idea to turn to the five minute time frame and to look for Tunnel Trader short, Destination Trader short or Chandelier Trader short ideas towards the price target.

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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.

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