Dow Jones Technical Analysis: Index Is Trying To Recoup

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  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose in its recent trading at intraday levels, to break a series of losses that continued for two consecutive sessions.
  • It achieved gains of 0.64%, in its last sessions, to add the index to it about 197.26 points, settling at the end of trading at the 31,019.69 level.
  • This happened after its decline in trading last Friday, as it dropped -0.45%.
  • During last week’s trading the index dropped by 4.1%, to record its worst weekly trading since the week ending on August 26.

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Leading by percentage is Nike Inc.’s stock of 21 of the index’s 30 components. Cl B increased by 2.97%, followed by Apple Inc. by 2.51%, then Home Depot Inc. Cisco Systems Inc.’s stock closed without change, increasing by 1.61%.

Stock traders have clearly understood the Fed’s policy. It is now well understood that the Fed will raise interest rates aggressively, but the question now is when that will pace of rate hikes slow down. The fear now is that a slowdown is not coming soon, so the markets will listen to Future comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

Markets are still focused on this week’s two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve’s Monetary Policy Committee, which ends on Wednesday. A three-quarter point rate hike is expected, and focus will also be placed on the new economic outlook, due to be published along with the Fed’s policy statement. Dow Jones Technical Analysis

Technically, the index is trying with this recent rise to compensate for part of what it incurred from previous losses. This happened considering the dominance of the corrective bearish trend in the short term, as shown in the attached chart for a (daily) period. In addition to Negative pressure continuing for its trading below the simple moving average for the previous 50 days, we notice the frequency of negative signals on the RSI indicators.

Therefore, our expectations suggest a return to the index’s decline during its upcoming trading. Especially throughout its stability below the main 31,000 resistance level , to target the 29,653.30 pivotal support level.

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