NKY finds buyers again around 21775.61
Nikkei 225 Index (NKY) Technical Analysis Report for Apr 16, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
Moving higher for the 2nd day in a row, NKY ended Monday at 21835.53 gaining ¥56.79 (0.26%). Today's closing price of 21835.53 marks the highest close since March 13th. Trading ¥36.14 higher after the open, the market was unable to hold its gains as the bears took control ending the day below its opening price. Closing within the prior day's range, prices failed to decisively move past the previous day's trading range in a lackluster session. Ending the day with an indecisive close, neither buyers nor sellers were able to gain control during the session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (NKY as at Apr 16, 2018):
Monday's trading range was ¥104.08 (0.48%), that's far below last trading month's daily average range of ¥258.56. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly below average.
During the whole day, prices traded within the prior day's range, unable to trade above the previous day's high or below the prior day's low forming an Inside Bar.
After having been unable to move lower than 21746.69 in the previous session, Nikkei found buyers again around the same price level today at 21775.61.
While the index is experiencing a short-term up trend, this might just be a correction, as both the medium and long term trends are still in negative territory.
Buying could speed up should prices move above the close-by swing high at 21917.35 where further buy stops might get triggered. Selling could accelerate should prices move below the nearby swing low at 21591.39 where further sell stops might get activated. Further buying could move prices higher should the market test March's close-by high at 21971.16.
With three of the other Major World Indices closing higher and three closing lower today, the winners of the day are DJIA surging 0.87% and SPX gaining 0.81%. On the flipside the worst performers have been HSI closing -1.6% lower and FTSE losing -0.91%. Read more