DAX futures (JUNE 2017 contract is FDXM7 (March FDXH7 contract expires TODAY), continuation contract is FDXc1)
The bulls tentatively remain in control of DAX futures but seeing a softer open that should help to be a buying opportunity.
With the March contract expiring today we move on to looking at the June contract.
The market pulled strongly higher on Thursday but closed well off the highs and the intraday dip has continued today.
The daily chart of June 2017 shows that pressure continues to be put on the four month uptrend which is creaking.
However there is a basis of support around 12,050 which the bulls will be eying now as a potential entry again.
The hourly chart shows the momentum has unwound to an area where the recent corrections have formed support on the RSI and also the hourly MACD lines are retreating back towards neutral.
However a low now needs to form and buying on the formation of support is always the more cautious way to play a market that has been tinged with uncertainty over the past few weeks.
As long as the DAX June 2017 contract holds support above 11,950 the bulls will retain a degree of control, with the breakout support at 11,920 being key.