Nasdaq(a 4-hour chart)
Wall Street opened flat on the back of the mixed data. Initial Jobless Claims showed upbeat figures while ADP Employment Change came in the red.
The bearish scenario prevailed on Thursday. The index moved lower from its recent high at 4940. Its further gains are limited by the current hurdle which rejects the benchmark on its any up-move. The 4 hours chart showed that the price broke the 100-EMA upwards and tested the 50-EMA.The S&P500 continued developing well above the moving averages during the day. The 200-EMA pointed higher while the 50 and the 100-EMAs were neutral. The resistance is at 4940, the support comes in at 4900.
MACD indicator was at the centerline. If the histogram enters the positive territory, that will indicate buyers’ growing strength. If MACD returns into the negative area the sellers will take control over the market. The RSI entered the neutral area.
The overall outlook remains bullish, for a rise towards 4980 resistance area.