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Bullish DAX (CFD: GER30) Toward New 2016 Highs on Polarity Point Breakout

Bullish DAX (CFD: GER30) Toward New 2016 Highs on Polarity Point Breakout

Tyler Yell, CMT, Currency Strategist

Point to Establish Long Exposure: Breakout Through September High At 10,780

Spot: 10,624

Target 1: 10,980 61.8% Fibonacci Retracement of 2015-2016 Range / 100% Fib. Expansion

Target 2: Hold For Break of 11,430 November 2015 High

Invalidation Level: Close below 10,182 (Sep. 30 Corrective Low / Polarity Point Trendline)

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Background Story:

The German DAX looks to be setting up for a new break into 2016 highs, as Q4 gets underway. What makes this move intriguing is the arguments counter to the breakout in the form of Germany’s most formidable bank, Deutsche Bank (CFD: DB).

Chart created by Tyler Yell, CMT. Courtesy of TradingView

Looking above, you can see a trendline from the 2007 high of ~140 that has capped price to recent lows of 11.19 per share of DB. As of October 10, DB has “rallied” by ~25% off the lows. However, we must not forget we’re also down ~92% of the all-time highs, and that an investor can still lose 50% on an investment that has fallen ~92% if you buy at $12 and it falls to $6.

Either way, it’s amazing to see a key component in DB of the 30-member Deutsche Boerse Index sitting at the levels it is with the DAX looking as though we could be on the precipice of a breakout. Naturally, we’ll hold off on speculating about the next directional move of Deutsche Bank as revenue, profitability, and capital adequacy are key concerns among the negotiable Department of Justice fine.


Chart created by Tyler Yell, CMT. Courtesy of TradingView

The German Dax chart above shows consolidating price action above the resistance line that was drawn off the all-time high and lower high of late December 2016. Surprisingly, post-Brexit price action has been very encouraging for European Union Boerses. The FTSE250 (small & mid cap local market companies in the UK) has been on an impressive impulsively bullish incline from the ’08 lows. Another impressive sign, while very far away from all-time highs is the Euro Stoxx Banks Index (Ticker SX7E) that has broken above trendline resistance in a similar manner to the DAX chart above. At the same time, US indices are also setting up for what could be a rather explosive push higher as they are consolidation above prior resistance.

Given the move above resistance in the DAX, it looks appropriate to seek breakout targets to the upside. The main two targets to focus on is 10,980 level that brings a confluence of the Fibonacci Retracements 61.8% of the 2015/16 range. The second level of focus is the 52-week high at 11,430 from November 30, 2016, that aligns nicely with the 1.272% extension first moves higher off the February 11 low at 8,699.

The key level to watch for a breakout toward a sustainable breakout would be the September high of 10,780. A close above 10,780 would encourage DAX bulls to be on the watch of the key levels of 10,980 followed by 11,430. A break below the late-September low of 10,182 would be a critical sign it’s too early to be confidently looking toward the targets mentioned above.

Trader Sentiment:

According to our Sentiment Index, the ratio of long to short positions in the GER30 stands at -1.82, as 35% of traders are long. Yesterday the ratio was -1.44; 41% of open positions were long. Long positions are 6.7% higher than yesterday and 39.0% above levels seen last week. Short positions are 35.4% higher than yesterday and 30.2% above levels seen last week. Open interest is 23.6% higher than yesterday and 17.2% above its monthly average.

We use our SSI as a contrarian indicator to price action, and the fact that the majority of traders are short gives a signal that the GER30 may continue higher. The trading crowd has grown further net-short from yesterday but moderated since last week. The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives a further mixed trading bias.

Data source: Speculative Sentiment Index, Chart Source: Python. Prepared by DailyFX Team

GER30 Resistance & Support Levels

2nd resistance: 10,980 61.8% Fibonacci Retracement of 2015-2016 Range

1st resistance: 10,806 August 2016 High

Spot: 10,629

1st support: 10,404 Weekly S1 Pivot

2nd support: 10,182 (Sept. 30 Corrective Low / 38.2% Retracement of June-August Range)

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