GER30 Hits Resistance That May Prove Formidable in Short-Term

  • GER30

GER30 Weekly Chart (Resitance Level)

In the first half of November, the GER30's RSI broke above the green downsloping green trendline at 1. This suggested that positive momentum was expanding. This was confirmed by the index crossing above its black 30-week EMA and the EMA's direction shifting upwards at 2. These are regarded as positive developments and the longer that the weekly RSI maintains above 50, the greater the underlying momentum support for the GER30. However, the index has approached key resistance around the 16,500 level (red shaded horizontal), which may prove to be formidable in the near-term, given the daily chart.

GER30 Daily Chart (Overbought Condition)

The GER30's daily RSI is over 80, (blue rectangle), which is considered as overbought. This overbought condition comes at a time when the index has approached key resistance. As such, we will not be surprised to see the GER30 pull back or move sideways as the RSI normalises i.e. moves to levels below 80.


However, given the positive technical condition of the weekly chart, a pullback at the key reaction level will likely set the platform for the GER30's next move above the resistance level. Particularly if its RSI maintains above 50. I.e. it sets the scene for a potential "dip in an uptrend" scenario.

Trade the News: View our Economic Calendar

Russell Shor

Senior Market Specialist

Russell Shor joined FXCM in October 2017 as a Senior Market Specialist. He is a certified FMVA® and has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of South Africa. Russell is a full member of the Society of Technical Analysts in the United Kingdom. With over 20 years of financial markets experience, his analysis is of a high standard and quality.

${} / ${getInstrumentData.ticker} /

Exchange: ${}

${} ${getInstrumentData.divCcy} ${getInstrumentData.priceChange} (${getInstrumentData.percentChange}%) ${getInstrumentData.priceChange} (${getInstrumentData.percentChange}%)

${getInstrumentData.oneYearLow} 52/wk Range ${getInstrumentData.oneYearHigh}

Any opinions, news, research, analyses, prices, other information, or links to third-party sites contained on this website are provided on an "as-is" basis, as general market commentary and do not constitute investment advice. The market commentary has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research, and it is therefore not subject to any prohibition on dealing ahead of dissemination. Although this commentary is not produced by an independent source, FXCM takes all sufficient steps to eliminate or prevent any conflicts of interests arising out of the production and dissemination of this communication. The employees of FXCM commit to acting in the clients' best interests and represent their views without misleading, deceiving, or otherwise impairing the clients' ability to make informed investment decisions. For more information about the FXCM's internal organizational and administrative arrangements for the prevention of conflicts, please refer to the Firms' Managing Conflicts Policy. Please ensure that you read and understand our Full Disclaimer and Liability provision concerning the foregoing Information, which can be accessed here.

Past Performance: Past Performance is not an indicator of future results.

Spreads Widget: When static spreads are displayed, the figures reflect a time-stamped snapshot as of when the market closes. Spreads are variable and are subject to delay. Single Share prices are subject to a 15 minute delay. The spread figures are for informational purposes only. FXCM is not liable for errors, omissions or delays, or for actions relying on this information.