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DAX 40 and FTSE 100 Index Technical Outlook: Biased Decrease


German DAX Index, UK FTSE Index – Technical Outlook:

  • The DAX index has fallen under key assist.
  • The FTSE 100 is breaking under a multi-month vary.
  • What’s the outlook and what are the important thing ranges to observe?


The German DAX index’s slide could have paused within the latest days, however it’s too quickly to conclude the tip of the downtrend. That’s as a result of the break final month under key assist on the March low of 12430 has triggered a breakout from a triangle sample, pointing to a fall in the direction of 10400. Triangles are continuation/consolidation patterns, implying that the prior pattern resumes as soon as the breakout takes place. Within the case of the DAX, the pattern has been down since final 12 months.

Moreover, from final 12 months, the index has been steadily shifting to a ‘decrease gear’ inside the uptrend. That’s, the energy of the uptrend is diminishing, as proven by the breaks under the interior trendlines of a rising pitchfork channel from 2016. However, from a structural perspective, the retreat from 2021 isn’t sufficient to counsel that the long-term uptrend has been terminated.

DAX INDEX Month-to-month Chart


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Certainly, the index continues to carry inside the long-term rising channel in place following the Nice Monetary Disaster. The decrease certain of the channel is available in at about 10900, which may present first rate assist for the present downswing. Furthermore, the decrease fringe of the rising pitchfork channel from 2016 is available in at about 10150, which could possibly be one other supply of assist.


The UK FTSE 100 index has been holding above essential assist at a horizontal trendline at 6840, however the dangers of a break decrease are rising. Any push under this barrier may set off a breakout from a multi-month sideway sample, pointing to a fall in the direction of resistance-turned-support on the June 2020 excessive of 6512. The following draw back threshold stands out as the February 2021 low of 6315. The value goal implied by the chart sample works out to 5965. To be truthful, such measured-move targets will be extra of a broad information and never a rule, though in some instances they do maintain.

FTSE INDEX Weekly Chart


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As worth motion will get confined inside a variety, volatility tends to shrink. Conversely, a breakout from the sideway vary tends to push up volatility, equally to what occurred in 2017-2020 (see chart). The implication is that the tempo of the index’s losses may speed up as soon as the breakout happens.

On the upside, the index has pretty robust resistance on the early-October excessive of 7088. A break above that is wanted for downward strain to fade, at the least quickly. Past the brief time period, the FTSE 100 index would want to interrupt above the 200-day transferring common (now at about 7375) for medium-term downward strain to be neutralized.

— Written by Manish Jaradi, Strategist for

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