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Dow Jones, S&P 500, Nasdaq 100 Outlook:

Equities Remain Under Pressure

After a grueling week for US equity indices[1], bulls were unable to maintain the uptrend which has persisted despite the looming global economic crunch. After the Nasdaq[2] and S&P 500[3] reached all-time highs in the beginning of September, the much anticipated pullback soon came into play, resulting in two consecutive weeks of losses. From a historical perspective, September is known to produce high volatility and with that being said, for the duration of the month, price action[4] may be of particular interest as the US Presidential Election nears.

Fundamentals will also likely play a role as both uncertainty regarding further stimulus measures and the upcoming elections are additional factors to consider.

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Nasdaq 100 Technical Analysis

This week, tech stocks plummeted; resulting in a pullback to a key level of support[6], formed by the 50% retracement of the June low to the September high. This comes after the occurrence of a MACD crossover[7] from above the zero-line on 3 September, indicating that the trend could reverse in the short-term.

NASDAQ[8] 100 Daily Chart

US Tech 100 Daily Chart

Chart prepared by Tammy Da Costa[9], IG

Meanwhile, the 50% retracement level, combined with the psychological level[10] of 11000 kept bears at bay, highlighting that bullish continuation[11] could not yet be ruled out, with the 38.2% retracement level helping to hold as resistance[12] at 11287.1. A break above this level may see price action gain further momentum, with the psychological level of 11500 being a next

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currensceneFLOGO WHTsquareThough not the oldest form of currency, some form of shell money appears to have been found on almost every continent. The shell most widely used worldwide as currency was the shell of Cypraea moneta, the money cowry.

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