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A Great Start With Green Pips – The Nikkei

April begins with a blessing as it gave us our very first take profit of the month. The Nikkei Signal hit take profit at $19040. Our predictions in our previous update entitled Nikkei Is Testing The 50 EMA – Is It A Sell Signal? were correct, it was a good idea not to sell the Nikkei.

The fundamentals released from the Japanese economy were definitely not in our favor, but the U.S economic events supported the Japanese Index this morning.

Today in the early Asian sessions, the Japanese economy released a few manufacturing figures. These proved that Japanese manufacturing activity grew at a moderate pace throughout March. The Nikkei final PMI (manufacturing, purchasing managers index) released at 52.4, which was below the expectated 52.6.

Nikkei - Hourly ChartNikkei – Hourly Chart


Technical Outlook

At the movement, the Nikkei index is trading at $19029 and it just crossed above 50 periods EMA at $19015 in the 1- hour chart. It seems bullish as the RSI is also holding above 50 with a bullish sentiment.

If you refer to the 4 – hour chart, we can see three white soldiers candlestick pattern which shows investors strong bullish sentiment.

Trading Signal: Though the fundamentals are not in favor of buying today, the technicals are sure about bullishness in the Nikkei. I would recommend taking up a buying position only above $19000 (psychological level) with a stop loss  $18950 and a take profit at $19135.

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Arslan Butt
Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt serves as the Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst, bringing a wealth of expertise to the field. With an MBA in Behavioral Finance and active progress towards a Ph.D., Arslan possesses a deep understanding of market dynamics.His professional journey includes a significant role as a senior analyst at a leading brokerage firm, complementing his extensive experience as a market analyst and day trader. Adept in educating others, Arslan has a commendable track record as an instructor and public speaker.His incisive analyses, particularly within the realms of cryptocurrency and forex markets, are showcased across esteemed financial publications such as ForexCrunch, InsideBitcoins, and EconomyWatch, solidifying his reputation in the financial community.
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