With overvalued markets and the Fed stepping out of the way, the presentation of results below expectations lead investors to take profits and the markets today slided significantly.
For the particular case of DAX30, the barrier of 9456.5, identified in previous analyzes, was broken today.
Tomorrow we will have the famous NFP (Non Farm Payrolls), which could push the index to the next support @ 9212.0 (“Bearish” projection shown in the figure below).
The Earning Season continues to support the rising markets.
Twitter has presented exceptional results, beating analyst estimates and today the market will be impacted with a day filled with relevant news:
U.S. stocks are ranging after the adoption of sanctions against Russia from the European Union.
The last “Momentum”, which have been fueled by profits that topped analysts’ estimates, is slowing down.
Today, the trading volume was relatively high in the SP500.
The geopolitical risk remains high but corporate profits have supported the valuations in the main Indexes.
The leading World Index SP500 fell today confirming the strong bearish pattern from last week.
FTSE100 and Dax30 also declined mainly after the opening of the american session.
Gladly my short target in Dax was reached today (9536.5). 🙂
During the following days we might be presented with the so expected retraction in the equities Market.
The fall of the Amazon was crucial to the behavior of the markets during the day and the good news of the “Durable goods orders ” weren’t able to hold the stock prices in the Major Indexes.
It’s recommended to trade cautiously with the current volatility, so today I closed my trading by 09:28 h.
It was very quick and pretty clean. 🙂
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The trade was made on a MT4 platform from ActivTrades and the instrument used was Ger30 (Dax):
It’s incredible how this Index rise and the market don’t care about bad financial or geopolitical news.
The earning season and the FED are boosting the stock market and it doesn’t even pause to rest.
It has been said by several experts, that SP500 has still more space to rise, at least until 2150/2200.
The famous and expected retracement is still to came.
I’ve to be honest, I miss a good short. 🙂
I never do this but I was so sure Dax would fall today that I left a short open from yesterday.
Today a significant Gap Up did make me sufer. I shorted again believing the Gap would close but did not.
At 7:42h I closed both losing positions, considered this as a validation of the Island Reversal from yesterday and waited for a trigger to get long in a reversal entry and gess what: “Jackpot”. 🙂
|Today, 22nd July, DAX presented a good trading opportunity and I’ve made my Long entry:
|Financial Instrument: Ger30 -> Entry rule: Reversal
|RR -> Reward / Risk
|Both Targets were reached. 🙂
Natural caution against the geopolitical events and the fact that the expected correction didn’t occurred yet are increasing the anxiety among investors.
The mentioned Indexes declined today, and the slide in Dax30 was the most expressive.
I maintain my view reported in my previous analysis and expect the continuation of the decline.
Ger30, UK100 and SP500 are CFD’s, written over the related Index futures, provided by ActivTrades.
Escalation of geopolitical risk is annoying the markets.
The climbing of Oil, the shooting down of the Malayan Plane in Ukraine which killed approximately 300 hundred civilians and the conflict in Gaza were the main ingredients which lead people to sell.
Looking for a decline to the next significant support: