Can Nasdaq Take Off to New Highs?

Posted by Lulama Msungwa -
Scope Markets

Key points

  • Nasdaq breaks out of long downside channel
  • The upcoming Q1 earnings report could serve as a fundamental driver for the tech index
  • Technical outlook

Nasdaq breaks out of long downside channel to set out new highs

Since mid-March, after treasury yields forced the heavyweight’s technology stocks to the downside, Nasdaq had a solid struggle with the index reaching the correction level. In recent weeks the treasury yields have experienced a pause in the rally, with the heavy tech stocks taking advantage to regain their strength, and the economic indicators showing a rebound in the economy of the U.S has been a key fundamental driver of the equity markets.

The pause in treasury yields does not signal any future rise in the market. The expected economic growth in the U.S has the potential to move yields to the upside. The heavy giant Nasdaq could still move higher regardless of the movement in the treasury yields.

Q1 earnings will provide be one of the key fundamental drivers to push the equities higher. The vaccination process and the U.S stimulus has been the key factor to the stocks market upside movement. Despite the selloff in global equities amid the rising treasury yields, most companies are expected to report positive earnings, which could be major to the futures movement.

Technical outlook

Nasdaq’s technical picture is looking bullish after the market created a bullish flag pattern that has seen the pair break out of the downside channel formed after a massive sell-off in the Nasdaq, sending the heavy tech to correction territory.

Nasdaq Technical Outlook April 8, 2021

The bullish outlook could be supported by seasonal momentum favouring the equity market and the expected economic recovery.

Should the Nasdaq continue its upside movement, the pair will need a break out from the initial resistance at 13,900 to set out the new highest level.

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