• Daryl Guppy
  • 13 July 2017

The NASDAQ is due for a correction. It has soared above the primary up trend line and achieved the trade band target of 6310. A correction is a high probability and trade band analysis is used to set the downside targets.

However, a correction is not an end of trend. Following the correction there is a high probability the uptrend will resume a move towards a longer-term target of 6820.

The monthly NASDAQ chart is used for strategic analysis and asset allocation.

The NASDAQ chart has two analysis features. The first feature is the long-term uptrend trading channel (A).  A trading channel is created by two parallel sloping trend lines. The lower trend line starts from the NASDAQ low in 2009, March. The trend line placement is confirmed by successful rebound tests in 2011, and in 2016 February. Trend line (B) starts in 2010 April. This trend line was broken on the upside in 2013 December. After 2013 December, the trend line acted as a support level. The NASDAQ clustered around the upper trend line until 2016 January.  The NASDAQ dipped below the upper trend line for five months in 2016 but in 2016 July the index moved above the upper trend line. 


The NASDAQ has moved well above trend line B so this is now a long-term support level. This is a very strong bullish trend signal but it also opens the potential for a pullback and correction. 

The second NASDAQ analysis feature is the construction of trading bands. Trading bands are horizontal support and resistance levels. The lowest trading band was created and confirmed between 2010 February and 2012 February. The width of this trading band was projected upwards to give the first breakout target. When this was achieved, the width of the trading band was used to set the next upside target. This method has successfully set all the NASDAQ breakout targets since 2012, including the most recent 6310 target level.

Using this analysis method, the most recent trading band target was 6310. This level was reached in 2017 June. The width of the trading band is projected upwards and gives the next target near 6820.

The monthly chart provides strategic analysis. The trading channel defines how the NASDAQ up trend develops.  Investors expect to see the index retreat clustering near the value of the most recent trading band support near 5780. This confirms that when the index retreats it is a good buying opportunity for a continuation of the long-term uptrend.

The trade band analysis provides an answer to the question of how high the NASDAQ might rise.  The analysis method sets a target near 6310. 

In this type of market environment, we use the ANTSYSStrade method to extract good returns from the   consolidation and breakout developments.

About the Author
Daryl Guppy (Australia)
Known as the “CNBC Chartman”, Technical Analysis Expert, International Investment Master, Daryl is an active private position trader trading equities and associated derivatives markets.

Daryl Guppy is Founder and Director of Pty Ltd. He is an active private position trader trading equities and associated derivatives markets. His most recent book is ‘The 36 Strategies of the Chinese for Financial Traders’. He is the author of several books including ‘Share Trading’, ‘Trading Tactics’, ‘Bear Trading’, ‘Chart Trading’, ‘Trading Asian Shares’, ‘Market Trading Tactics’, ‘Better Trading’, ‘Better Stock Trading’, ‘Snapshot Trading’. Several of these books are also available in Chinese & Italian, in particular, ‘Trend Trading’ has become a best seller and is available in Chinese.

Daryl developed the Guppy Multiple Moving Average indicator which is included in DZHI Advisor, Metastock, OmniTrader and other charting programs. He delivers accredited courses for the Singapore Exchange and Society of Remisiers, Singapore. He is an appointed foundation member of the Australian Government Shareholders and Investors Advisory Council. He is a regular technical analyst commentator and guest host on CNBC Asia Squawk Box.

As a technical trader, he relies mainly on chart and live market information to make trading decisions. He is the publisher of a weekly Internet newsletter Tutorials in Applied Technical Analysis, which explains technical analysis techniques and shows how they are applied to current markets. There are Australian, Asia, China and India editions of the newsletter, with each concentrating on local market solutions and trading education.

He is a regular contributor to the Sydney Futures Exchange magazine - Your Trading Edge, the US trading magazines - Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities, Active Trader, Working Money, Bridge Trader, Australia's Shares and Personal Investment magazines, Singapore's Smart Investor magazine and The Edge business weekly and Personal Money in Malaysia. He has a regular column in China's Weekly on Stocks magazine and in Shanghai Securities News. He also contributes to Poland's Professional Investor and provided sector analysis on the Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Philippines markets for i-invest handbooks.

He edited and contributed new material to the Australian editions of the US classics in the International Investors Bookshelf series, The Basics of Speculating and Day Trader's Advantage and Options: Trading Strategies That Work and Trading Rules and Mastering Technical Analysis. He prepared the introduction to the Australian editions of Breaking the Black Box (M Pring), A Technician's Guide to Day Trading (M Pring) and New Thinking in Technical Analysis (R Bensignor).

He provides web content to Sanford online brokerage, Reuters, On Line Trading systems, the Society of Remisiers, Singapore, Asiastockwatch, Telstra Big Pond Money and Quicken, Singapore. He provides charting chat room support and is co-host for the stockmeetingplace traders forum.

He trades from Darwin in the Northern Territory, of Australia, some 3,000kms from the nearest Exchange. As a result he makes full use of electronic advantages to actively trade the market and to keep in contact with other Australian and overseas traders.

He gives conference briefings for brokerage private clients. He is a featured speaker at the Australian Traders Expo, for the Sydney Futures Exchange Conference days around Australia and New Zealand, and at the Australian Technical Analysts Association annual national conferences. He was one of the speakers in the first Australian Equis Metastock seminar series. He also spoke at the On Line Trading Summit in San Diego which was webcast to traders throughout the world, and at the Technical Analysis Trading Forum in Orlando. He has spoken at trading conferences in Italy and France. He has also spoken frequently at all the major Australian Stock Exchanges, and for brokerage firms.

He was one of two foreigners (Jim Rogers and Daryl Guppy) to participate in the 2005 Chinese market outlook conference in Beijing which was broadcast throughout China. He is a keynote speaker at the 2007 China Capital Markets Investment Forum. His analysis has been presented at the 2005 Palm Oil Outlook conference sponsored by Bursa Malaysia and the BYSD Annual conference in Turkey. He is a regular speaker at the annual ASEAN Rubber Conference and at financial trading seminars in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen.

He presents Certified Professional Training modules for charting and advanced technical analysis for the Singapore Stock Exchange and the Society of Remisiers, Singapore and the Hong Kong Securities Institute. He has worked with the Singapore and Australian Stock Exchanges to promote their cross trading link. He worked with Reuters Hong Kong to deliver trading and training workshops. He was the lecturer for the Casuarina Senior College charting course.

He also runs public trading workshops, and equity and futures brokerage sponsored seminars for clients such as National On Line trading, CMC Markets, Beijing SEEC in Australia, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Shanghai, Dalian and Paris. He provides in-house training support for fund managers, brokerage dealers and remisiers.

He presented several on-line workshop conferences for and Compuserve Investors Forum. He has appears regularly on CNBC Asia, Squawk Box as guest host technical analyst, Asian Wall Street Journal, Trading Day, Channel News Asia and ABC radio and television.

He was retained as a consultant by several Australian and Singaporean brokerages and financial portals to advise on the development of Internet based brokerage, trading and information services. He is a member of the Australian Technical Analysts Association, the Technical Analysts Society of Singapore and the International Federation of Technical Analysts.