The Nasdaq 100 remained in a congestive range Monday. Inside the right shoulder on the daily chart, the bulls have seesawed with the bears for the last few weeks in an exchange of intraday control akin to a tennis match. The bulls have been unable to keep the index near resistance, however there are patterns on the intraday chart that favor them. The bulls formed an intraday ascending triangle formation after last week's strong selloff under 1670. After clawing their way back to near 1690 the last two days, a break of the ascending triangle would give more impetus to the bulls to try 1700 again. A test of 1700 should lead to another reversal back to the 1690 magnet level. While the congestive range continues to keep buying and selling in check, intraday patterns have been offering reasonable potential for quick gains. Given this, on Tuesday I'll look for the 1675-80 level to offer support to launch the index over the resistance of the ascending triangle for a few points of upside to 1693-95. Should the index get over 1690 on a break of the ascending triangle, a small retracement from that break would help set up a move to 1700, which should hold as resistance, leading to a reversal to 1690. The end of the quarter is drawing near. I'd like to see some upside movement to the 1700 level, even if it is due to window dressing. Should the index fall below 1670 this week, my scenario for a test of 1700 would become less likely.