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DAX & CAC 40 Technical Outlook: Trending Towards New Heights

DAX & CAC 40 Technical Outlook: Trending Towards New Heights

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DAX/CAC Technical Highlights:

  • DAX held March trend-line and looking towards new highs
  • CAC is around new cycle highs, higher still looks in the cards

DAX & CAC 40 Technical Outlook: Trending Towards New Heights

The DAX hit the March trend-line not long ago and quickly rallied off it, putting the top-side back into focus. There lies ahead a test of record highs around the 15800 mark, but if the overall strength of the trend has anything to do with it, a breakout should come soon.

Even if a breakout doesn’t happen immediately, further digestion may do the market some good in having an even larger move to the top-side. Price may get wedge up between the record high and March trend-line that results in about two months-worth of consolidating. A breakout from a base of that size could send the DAX meaningfully higher towards 16k or better.

Tactically speaking, a breakout could offer up trend traders an opportunity for momentum to kick in. Further consolidation before that is seen as an even better opportunity. A pullback to the March trend-line would offer up perhaps the best risk/reward opportunity as a clear line-in-the-sand acts as a threshold to assess risk from.

The only scenario at this juncture that would seem to offer up a look for shorts, is if the March trend-line is broken with some force. Even then I could be tough because while the trend-line is broken it doesn’t mean the trend has yet to change. A lower high, lower low sequence would be needed at that point to bolster the outlook for shorts.

DAX Daily Chart

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DAX Chart by TradingView

The CAC is back very near the 6687 cycle high. It’s been stronger than the DAX and this may continue to be the case. A consolidation or small pullback around the highs may offer up an opportunity for would-be longs to join the trend.

CAC Daily Chart

cac daily chart

CAC 40 Chart by TradingView

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---Written by Paul Robinson, Market Analyst

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