The NAS100 weekly has charted a series of higher troughs (HT) followed by higher peaks. Trendlines are instructive in terms of measuring momentum. In this regard, the trendline gradient has shifted up from green to orange. I.e., the momentum of the NAS100's trend has accelerated. The RSI indicator is above 50 (green rectangle). The longer it maintains on the bullish side of 50, the higher the likelihood of further price appreciation.
The index's last higher trough followed by higher peak coincides with the decline in US real rates as the crisis of confidence emerged in the the banking sector. This prompted policy makers to introduce a potential pause in rate hikes. The Fed will assess data and the impact of its rate hikes to date, but the banking crisis may help with bringing down inflation due to tighter credit conditions.
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