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Nikkei Consolidates In The Range – Let’s Trade The Breakout

Posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Today, trading is slightly slow as a result of the fact that there had been no major events during the Asian session. Things are likely to speed up in the next couple of hours, as investors are currently awaiting the New York trading session. Our Jan 17 – Morning Brief discusses the importance of US events and the Canadian Monetary Policy today, so buckle up and prepare for a ride of volatility…

Two Reasons To Short Nikkei – NKY

First of all, on the 30 – Min chart, the Japanese Index Nikkei has reached a support and resistance level of $23,870- this level has been tested by the index twice before, making it a  double top pattern.

Secondly, the Doji candles below $23,870 represent the indecision among investors. Typically, the Doji candles followed by a bullish momentum signifies the shift in the investor sentiment.

Nikkei - 30 - Min Chart - Double Top Pattern

Nikkei – 30 – Min Chart – Double Top Pattern

Overall, the Japanese index is currently stuck in a narrowly mixed trading range of $23,640 – $23950. Until there’s a breakout, we won’t be seeing any new trends.

Nikkei – Trading Idea

 I will be waiting for the US industrial production and capacity utilization rate to help determine the direction of the market. The rough idea is to stay bullish only above $23,865, with a target of $23,938.The bearish positions are preferred below $23,750. Good luck.

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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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