GER30 Stuck In Trading Range

  • GER30

Weekly Chart

The DAX (GER30) is moving laterally in a sideways rectangle pattern. Support is around the 15,000 level, with resistance around the 16,000 level (green shaded horizontals). Last week's candle is a bullish Dragonfly Doji. I.e., bears lost control at the low, and the week ended with the bulls in control. However, we are looking for follow-through this week as confirmation, which is yet to be established. This week's candle (still to complete) shows a loss of control by bulls at yesterday's high. A close above the aqua horizontal is needed to be confident in the follow-through.

Daily Chart

The daily chart shows the DAX (GER30) in its neutral area, between the blue bands. There is a gap lower on today's open; sentiment is risk-off after disappointing results from Meta Platforms overnight. Moreover, market participants are focusing on the ECB meeting, given that inflation rose to 5.1% in January (4.4% - forecast). Another concern is the drop in the PMI to 52.3 in January from 53.3 in December. If the price drops below the lower blue band, the DAX (GER30) will enter bear territory on the daily.

Trade the News: View our Economic Calendar

Featured Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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.