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Why We’re Expecting Another Lower High in NQ

Despite their best efforts, the bulls have failed to pull the Nasdaq 100 Index (NQ) futures contract out of its down trend.

For a while in mid-August, it looked like the series of lower lows and lower highs was coming to an end.

But the bears took over again heading into September and pushed the market back down.

Read on to see where we’re now looking for opportunities in the NQ…

Looking to Sell the Next High

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

Nasdaq 100 Futures Contract (NQ) Price and Technical Analysis – Source: TradingView

The NQ daily time frame is in a down channel.

The market hit the top of the channel and is pushing bearish towards the bottom of the channel.

The market is making lower lows and lower highs. It has already hit the down Fibonacci extension and is expected to pull back.

It will be a good idea to wait for the market to form a high price below the top of the channel before looking for selling ideas towards the bottom of the channel.

The Bottom Line

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