12, January 2017

DAX (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

European financial stocks edged higher despite cautious sentiment in the market amid Donald Trump's press-conference.

Current situation

Traders kept the price in a near-term directionless mode in the Asian session Wednesday. DAX extended its consolidative pattern staying in the familiar range between 11600 and 11500 levels. The index started the day from the upper limit of the range. Staying around 11600 in the Asian session the benchmark sharply dropped to 11520 at the start of the European session. After touching the level 11500 the benchmark reversed its direction and jumped back to the 11600 hurdle. The price bounced off the 50-EMA in the 4 hours chart. The moving averages pointed higher in the same chart. The resistance exists at 11600, the support stands at 11500.

MACD indicator was at the centerline. If the histogram returns the positive territory, that will indicate buyers’ growing strength. If MACD enters into the negative area the sellers will take control over the market. RSI left the neutral area and headed north.

Trading recommendations

Any move below the immediate support would increase chances of testing the 11500 mark, en route to 11400. Alternatively, a bullish momentum is likely to be regained if the benchmark breaks above 11600.