DJIA: Dow Recovers From Fibonacci Support, Builds Rising Wedge
Dow Jones (DJIA) Talking Points:
– The blue-chip index put in a week of recovery despite the setbacks at the Dow constituent of Boeing. The tragedy last weekend compelled a large gap-lower in Boeing stock, which impacted the Dow. While the S&P 500 has recovered up to prior 2019 highs, the Dow has found resistance at prior support taken from a key Fibonacci level on the chart.
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Dow Recovers From Early March Sell-Off
It’s been a busy week in US equities, as prices put in a strong tone of recovery in the early-portion of this week. In the Dow, this comes despite the setback at Boeing following last weekend’s tragedy: Boeing (BA) stock gapped-down to start this week, and as one of the larger of the 30 constituents of the blue-chip index, this pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average along with it.
Boeing started the week by gapping down to support at a key area on the chart, and this has helped the Dow to perk up to find resistance at a prior area of support. Below is the Boeing Daily chart, highlighting this key support zone that could continue to have sway over performance in the Dow.
Boeing (BA) Daily Price Chart
In the Dow Jones, there’s a big level of support that had helped to hold last week’s lows around 25,266; this was the ‘s3’ level looked at last week, and that support remained through this week’s open, helping to buoy prices as buyers returned and made a strong top-side push. Prices ran all the way into another key level around 25,816, which is a prior ‘s1’ support level that was looked at in these pieces, derived from the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement of the Q4 sell-off in the index. That level has thus far helped to hold this week’s highs as a short-term rising wedge pattern has built-in.
For short-term strategies, this can keep the door open on bearish biases with targets set for a re-test of supports around 25,595 and the prior swing-lows around 25,266.
Dow Jones Two-Hour Price Chart
Taking a step back, emphasis moves towards the 26k level and whether or not buyers can furnish a deeper recovery of Q4 losses. At this point, the November and December highs have helped to hold the 2019 advance; a move that remained very clean through most of February trade. But so far in March another tone has developed, as prices fell-below another, longer-term rising wedge formation followed by a burst of selling around the monthly open.
Next week brings FOMC, and if buyers are able to re-take the 26k level, the door could soon re-open for bullish continuation strategies targeting 26,391 and then the October high at 26,961. But, if buyers fail to make a continued push, the case for longer-term bearish strategies will carry additional strength, looking for a push-lower as the end of Q1 nears.
Dow Jones Daily Price Chart
Chart prepared by James Stanley
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— Written by James Stanley, Strategist for DailyFX.com
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