GER40 (DAX) Breaking lower after 4 day consolidation?

The German Stock Exchange index, GER40 has been trading relatively flat over the past week, but has moved lower in early trading today, following a weak close yesterday. Although the bond market gives the impression that risks are increasing, the current state of equity markets in Europe is relatively positive and controlled. After recording a decline in early March following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the GER40 bounced back and bounced back to higher levels.

However, GER40 failed to stay above the golden ratio Fibonacci retracement level of 61.8% at 14,814. It tried to test but Return was rejected and is now trading at 14,400. GER40 is also trading below the daily MA-50 dynamic resistant level. To ensure the bull remains relevant, the GER40 needs to continue to trade above the 14,000 psychological level in the near term. With the 61.8% fibo retracement target being an important resistance, and the MA-200 level cum 78.6% fibo retracement being the next target at 15,393.

The market remains selective for the time being with the focus still on the impact of the Russian aggression on European economic growth and the impact on the Q1 earnings reports of European giants. UBS reports that they have revised their global growth forecast to 8% from 10%. Moreover, rumors in the market that the ECB is ready to raise interest rates to curb rising inflation this year are expected to have an impact on demand in European equity markets. The focus is also on the G7 Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium on Thursday 7 April, any statement is expected to have an impact on the GER40 movement.

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Tunku Ishak Al-Irsyad

Market Analyst - HF Educational Office - Malaysia. Tunku Ishak Al-Irsyad merupakan seorang pedagang dengan pengalaman lebih 12tahun sebagai penyelidik, tenaga pengajar dan perunding bebas dalam bidang perniagaan dan perlaburan. Beliau seorang yang berdedikasi dan mengambil pendekatan yang efektif dalam sebarang penyelidikan atau analisa beliau sebelum membuat sebarang keputusan. Beliau mula menceburkan diri dalam dagangan Forex sejak 2012, dan aktif berkongsi ilmu beliau dengan para pedagang lain sejak 2015. Menggunakan pendekatan “less is more”, beliau percaya bahawa pendekatan yang mudah tetapi efisien merupakan cara terbaik dalam membina diri sebagai pedagang dalam industri kewangan.

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