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What happened yesterday
The Germany 30 Index (proxy for the DAX futures) has managed to pull-back as expected and hit the expected 9300 short-term downside target as expected.
Please click on this link for a recap on our previous daily outlook/strategy.
- Yesterday, price action has tumbled to hit at low 9123 in the late European session and staged a steep push up of 2.2% in the U.S. session in line with the recovery seen in WTI oil and the U.S. benchmark stock indices.
- In today’s Asian session, the Index has a positive follow through but stalled at the 9350 resistance. Interesting, the 9350 resistance is derived from a confluence of technical elements (the upper boundary of the short-term descending channel in place since 23 February 2016 high + 50% Fibonacci retracement of the down move from 23 February 2016 high and yesterday low of 9123 + the former swing lows area of 18 February 2016 and 19 February 2016 now turns pull-back resistance).
- Based on the Elliot Wave Principal, the Index is likely to have completed the bearish wave a at yesterday low of 9123. The on-going rebound seen is considered as a corrective wave b (relief rally) with the resistance at 9350 (the 50% Fibonacci retracement). Current price action is suggesting a potential start of the bearish wave c of b/ with potential end targets at 9040/9000 (a key Fibonacci cluster – 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of the rally from 11 February 2016 low to 23 February 2016 high + the 0.765 Fibonacci projection from 23 February 2016 high).
- The daily (medium-term) RSI oscillator is bearish as it just retreated from its descending resistance. In addition, the hourly Stochastic oscillator has turned down towards the oversold region which suggests a revival of downside momentum.
Key levels (1 to 3 days)
Pivot (key resistance): 9350
Supports: 9100 & 9040/9000
Next resistance: 9580
Technical elements in conjunction with the Elliot Wave Principal are suggesting the start of another potential downleg of this on-going pull-back/consolidation phase below the 9350 short-term pivotal resistance to target the 9100 support (our medium-term downside target for this week as per highlighted in our latest weekly outlook/strategy) with a maximum limit set now at the next support zone of 9040/9000 (a key Fibonacci cluster as abovementioned).
On the other hand, a clearance above the 9350 short-term pivotal resistance may invalidate the pull-back scenario to see a squeeze back up to retest the 23 February 2016 swing high area of 9580.
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