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Early Morning Profits With Nikkei – What’s Next?

Posted Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

In the early trading session today, the Japanese Index Nikkei traded around $18900, where we entered another sell position. The previous Nikkei Signal was closed manually in profit. Let me share the major reasons for entering another sell position in the Nikkei.

Technically, the index was holding below 50 periods EMA at $18907 and the leading indicator RSI (below 50) was also extending support to the bearish sentiment. Most importantly, we can see a strong bearish candle called black marubozu. This type of candlestick pattern is very rare to spot. Usually, we see an engulfing candle which signals a strong trend, but the marubozu is a lot stronger than any other reversal candle. Hence, we entered a sell position around $18900 which resulted in the early morning gains.

Nikkei Hourly OutlookNikkei Hourly Outlook

Apart from technicals, the selling sentiment captured heat after the release of the Japanese Tankan index yesterday. The figure improved to 12 for the month of March, compared to the previous figure of 10. However, the index disappointed as it came in lower than forecasted figure of 14.

At the moment, the Nikkei is holding below a major resistance level of $18860 and $18890. I'm on the selling side, but I would wait for the market to edge higher before I place my next trade.

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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