A Weak Dollar Is the Driver of Price Records for NASDAQ-100, BTC/USD, XAU/USD


Financial market participants expect an easing of the Fed's monetary policy. The prospect of lower rates puts pressure on the value of the dollar, which in turn pushes up dollar-denominated assets. This contributed to the setting of record highs:

→ The price of BTC/USD exceeded 70k dollars per bitcoin
→ The price of XAU/USD exceeded USD 2,200 per ounce of gold
→ The NASDAQ-100 index reached 18,400 points.

But are markets too optimistic? Let's see what the technical analysis of the NASDAQ-100 chart shows today:

→ The price is in an uptrend (shown in blue), which has been in effect since the beginning of the year. The price is in the upper half, which may indicate the strength of demand.
→ Top C only slightly exceeded the level of the previous top A. It is not surprising that a bearish divergence has formed on the oscillators — Awesome Osc among them. Buyers who entered long positions at the breakout of top A found themselves in a trap. Sellers who held stops above A lost their positions.

Pay attention to the nature of the NASDAQ-100 price movement from tops to local lows A→B and C→D. Each time, the bears were able to quickly lower the price as soon as it exceeded the 18.333 level. This indicates that sellers are active — perhaps they are taking profits after the rally since the beginning of the year.

One way or another, the level of 18.333 looks like an important resistance. So far, the price of NASDAQ-100 is at support from the median line of the channel, but it is possible, given the signs of exhaustion of demand and the activity of sellers, that the price may fall to its lower border, forming a correction. This may happen under the influence of news — today, be prepared, at 15:30 GMT+3 data on inflation in the United States will be published.

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