DAX breaks below previous session low
DAX Performance-Index (DAX) Technical Analysis Report for Apr 16, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
DAX ended Monday at 12391.41 losing €50.99 (-0.41%). The bears were in full control today, moving the market lower throughout the whole session. Closing below Friday's low at 12411.65, the market confirms its breakout through the previous session's low having traded €36.02 below it intraday. Ending with a weak close near the low of the day sets a bearish note for the next session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (DAX as at Apr 16, 2018):
Monday's trading range was €111.41 (0.89%), that's below last trading month's daily average range of €158.30. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is below the markets average with the monthly volatility being slightly above average.
Notwithstanding a strong opening the stock index closed below the prior day's open and close, forming a bearish Engulfing Candle.
Prices are trading close to a key support level at 12333.79.
While DAX Index is experiencing a short-term up trend, this could just be a correction, as both the medium and long term trends are still in negative territory.
Buying might accelerate should prices move above the nearby swing high at 12523.97 where further buy stops could get activated. Selling might speed up should prices move below the close-by swing low at 12256.59 where further sell stops could get triggered.
With five out of the other five Major European Indices closing lower today, the ones that stand out on the negative side are FTSE losing -0.91% and BEL20 closing -0.52% lower. None of the markets managed to end the day in the green. Read more