DAX Xetra (cash index)
The rally of the past few sessions continues to gains traction and is now up around a key crossroads in its development.
Is this going to be a sustainable recovery that continues well into next week?
The answer could come in how the market responds to the resistance band of the old June/August lows 12,104/12,120.
Yesterday’s attempt to breach this resistance was rebuffed and the market only ended with a rather drab positive session.
Another gap higher at the open today is testing this band of resistance again early today and if we see a close above 12,130 (yesterday’s high) then it would be a real signal of intent from the bulls.
Momentum indicators are certainly turning more positive, with the confirmed buy signal now on the Stochastics, RSI tracking higher above 40 and should there be a bull cross completed on the MACD lines it would be a real confirmation on the recovery.
The picture of the recovery to buy into weakness really comes through on the hourly chart.
A very well defined double bottom base pattern came with a move above 12,039 which has had an almost perfect pullback to the neckline of the breakout.
Hourly momentum indicators are also continuing to improve and suggest weakness is a chance to buy.
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