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Dow Jones Makes It Four Straight Days of Gains, Targets 31300

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has posted the 4th day of strong gains on the back of a strong factory orders number, which surprised to the upside. Factory orders grew 1.1% in January, which was better than the 0.7% that analysts had predicted for this data set. 

Also lending support to the bulls on the Dow was the better-than-expected initial jobless claims figure, which came in at 779K (versus the consensus of 828K). This number was also lower than the previous week’s figure of 812K, which was a downward revision. 

The Dow Jones index is currently up by 0.56% or 170 points.

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Technical Outlook for Dow Jones

The Dow Jones index is riding a bullish wave that has seen it clear the 30585 price level, which was the only barrier standing between bulls and the recent all-time highs at 31288. This level appears to be the new target. A break of this level extends the Dow’s uptrend and sends it towards new record territory, where 32505 (100% Fibonacci extension of 14 May to 2 September) may form a barrier.

On the other hand, a rejection at 31288 could precipitate a profit-taking sequence, which could send the Dow back towards 30585. A breakdown there opens the door towards 30358 and 30101 respectively. 

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