Nasdaq started higher the first day of the trading week adding 0.40% at 7,971 after US Treasury denies weekend rumours that Trump administration plans to ban Chinese stocks listed on major U.S. stock exchanges. On the macro data front, the Chicago Purchasing Managers’ Index came in at 47.1, below expectations of 50.2 in September.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average started 0.33% higher at 26,907, while the S&P 500 trading 0.40% higher at 2,973. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) giving up 2.44% today at 16.80 to confirm the positive market mood.
Nasdaq managed to break above the 100-day moving average today as the positive momentum strengthens. On the upside, immediate resistance stands at 7,978 the daily high and then at 8,310 the high from August 1st. Traders looking to enter long positions can buy if the index manages to close above today’s high (7,978), targeting a break above 8,239 for profits, and can keep their long positions as far the index is trading above the 7,900 mark. On the downside, immediate support stands at 7,979 today’s low, then at 7,962 the 100-day moving average, while more bids will emerge at 7,850 the low from September 3rd. A short position might be initiated if the index settles below the 100 day moving average at 7,962.
In Europe equity indices trading lower, the FTSE 100 is 0.02 percent lower at 7,424 as the pound trades at 1.2316. DAX 30 is 0.39 percent higher at 12,428 while CAC 40 in Paris is 0.46 percent higher at 5,666.