Technical Views On Nasdaq, ASX200 & Gold

Technicals | May 22 2024

Earlier today, Tony Sycamore, Market Analyst, IG updated his views and thoughts on financial markets, including the technical analysis updates below.

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First up, the Nasdaq.

Last week's surge above the March high of 18,464 negated the view that the correction was missing a final leg lower and, in theory, opened up a move towards 19,000.

However, before that can occur, the Nasdaq must see a weekly close above weekly trendline resistance at 18,650.

On the downside, a break below 17,750, the same level we leaned against in March and April, would indicate that the rally has run its course.

Australia: ASX200

Last week's rally above the early May 7814 high has resulted in a more neutral bias.

A sustained close above the weekly trend channel resistance, currently at 7960ish, is needed to move to a bullish bias.

Aware that weakness below support at 7720/00 would warn that a deeper pullback is underway.


Gold finished lower overnight at US$2421 (-0.23%), as Fed speakers reinforced the message that higher rates are needed for longer to bring inflation back to target.

Gold's rally from our US$2290/70 support zone played out largely as expected, and after reaching a new high earlier this week, we moved back to a neutral bias, looking for a pullback to unfold.

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