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Chart of the Week: Nasdaq Support

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On February 5, 2004 @ 11:07 am In Finance,Media | Comments Disabled

The Nasdaq has pulled back about 140 points over the past 7 sessions – about 6.5%; Looking at near term support, we are about ¾s of the way to the ascending triangle the Nasdaq broke out from in late December.

Nasdaq Support
Source: Gary B. Smith, Real Money [1]

If you want to add or initiate Nasdaq positions, scale in as the index moves towards that breakout point. The retracement towards those level would provide lower risk entry points.

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[1] Real Money: http://www.thestreet.com/p/rmoney/techforumrm/10141779.html

[2] As goes January, so goes the year?: http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B75FE1E98%2D4469%2D48DC%2D94CA%2D784B28D566D0%7D&siteid=mktw

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[8] John Nofsinger, Investment Madness : http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0130422002/ref=ase_thebigpictu09-20/002-2267231-0348809

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