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FTSE Chart Analysis – Resistance May Continue to Keep a Lid on the Market

FTSE Chart Analysis – Resistance May Continue to Keep a Lid on the Market

2019-02-11 11:40:00
Paul Robinson, Currency Strategist
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FTSE Technical Highlights:

  • FTSE rally stopped in its tracks around 7200
  • Today’s rally may only be another test before lower

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FTSE rally stopped in its tracks around 7200

The FTSE’s rally since late last month took it up to the area surrounding 7200, a spot penciled in as potentially being problematic given its significance late last year. The turn down to end last week was the first sign of this actually being the case.

Today’s rally is bringing the FTSE near another test of resistance, but will it break on through? Last week we saw Euro-zone equities weaken materially, Japan is at multi-week lows with only a couple of days of selling, and the U.S. could be just getting started on turning lower.

With the global picture in mind, the FTSE, which was a downside leader during the back-half of last year, appears to have its work cut out for it if it is going to continue to work its way higher. For now, I’m going to give the benefit of the doubt to resistance (as always, respect until broken).

If the FTSE is to trade materially higher, a little back-and-forth would do it some good to build up some power before making another attempt to rally. Support clocks in around 7k, near a pair of highs from last month. The zone just above, if broken, will quickly bring the 200-day into play, another sizable headwind for the index.

For now, the feeling is that the prudent approach will be to give the market a little time to figure itself out before running with a bias in either direction. It’s around strong resistance (keeping longs at bay), but at the same time the general near-term trend structure is still supportive (keeping shorts at bay).

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FTSE Daily Chart (Resistance to be problematic)

FTSE daily chart, resistance to be problematic

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