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Nasdaq 100 Forecast: U.S. Tech Shares Stay Engaging as Actual Yields Decline, Powell Reappointed



  • Actual yields a key contributor to U.S. tech upside.
  • NDX rallies as Fed Chair Powell is re-elected.


The endurance of the U.S. inventory market stems from falling actual yields and accommodative coverage atmosphere. Though the Federal Reserve has introduced its QE taper directives, the basic backdrop and entry to liquidity stays supportive for U.S. firms.

Actual yields symbolize the return an investor receives after adjusting for inflation. The connection actual yields have with the inventory market is inverse, which means traders are receiving lesser return within the bond market attributable to inflationary strain versus the inventory market which may provide larger returns. This easy method has been sustaining the extraordinary bull run since early 2020.

Regardless of bouts of upper U.S. 10-year Treasury yields which have a damaging impact on tech inventory valuations (see chart under), Treasury yields linger at traditionally low ranges.

NDX vs inflation vs 10-year Treasury yields

Chart ready by Warren Venketas, Refinitiv Datastream

12 months-to-date, the NDX is up roughly 25% and with the announcement of Fed Chair Powell to serve a second time period in his present function, markets rallied as any doubts round coverage uncertainty has been dismissed. Sectors outperforming at present are proven within the graphic under:

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nasdaq sector summary today

Supply: Refinitiv

Inventory highlights at present:

  • iSpecimen receives contract from U.S. authorities to help in superior COVID-19 analysis – iSpecimen +140.5%
  • Vonage to be acquired by Ericsson for $6.2bn – Vonage +25.2%
  • Mannequin S Plaid to launch in China round March – Tesla +4.7%
  • Astra House rocket launch reaches house, will get increase from Musk shoutout – Astra House +36.62%


NDX Each day Chart:

NDX daily chart

Chart ready by Warren Venketas, IG

The each day NDX chart above displays the current rally since early October 2021. Markets at the moment are testing new floor as the important thing 17000 psychological degree is in attain. The steep and swift transfer to present ranges are considerably prolonged and reversion to the imply could also be on the playing cards short-term.

The Relative Power Index (RSI) helps this notion (decrease highs) within the type of bearish divergence (crimson) which contradicts value motion on the NDX chart (larger highs). Technically, that is indicative of an impending draw back reversal/correction which may herald to focus subsequent assist ranges.

Resistance ranges:

  • 17000
  • 16750

Help ranges:

  • 16500
  • 20-day EMA (purple)

Contact and comply with Warren on Twitter: @WVenketas

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