FTSE breaks below previous session low

FTSE 100 Index (FTSE) Technical Analysis Report for Mar 13, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team


FTSE crashes, loses £76.02 (-1.05%) within a single day
FTSE breaks key support level
FTSE dominated by bears dragging the market lower throughout the day
FTSE closes lower for the 2nd day in a row
FTSE ends the day on a bearish note closing near the low of the day


Moving lower for the 2nd day in a row, FTSE finished Tuesday at 7138.78 tanking £76.02 (-1.05%). This is the biggest single day loss in over a week. Today's closing price of 7138.78 marks the lowest close since March 5th. The bears were in full control today, moving the market lower throughout the whole session. Closing below Monday's low at 7198.20, the stock index confirms its breakout through the previous session's low having traded £72.60 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 (FTSE as at Mar 13, 2018):

Daily technical analysis candlestick chart for FTSE 100 Index (FTSE) as at Mar 13, 2018

Tuesday's trading range was £98.53 (1.37%), that's far above last trading month's daily average range of £70.44. Things look different on a weekly scale, where volatility is slightly below the markets average with the monthly volatility being way below average.

Breaking below the key support level at 7187.80 today, it is now likely to act as resistance going forward.

The trend is clearly bearish, showing an intact downtrend in the short, medium and long-term.

Selling could accelerate should prices move below the nearby swing low at 7109.60 where further sell stops might 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 DAX losing -1.59% and N100 closing -0.82% lower. None of the markets managed to end the day in the green. Read more

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