Dow Jones, DAX, Gold Price Technical Outlook & More
The U.S. stock market recently shortly up losses that could have led to a much larger decline given where they were, and on that the indices could chop some more before making a sustainable move. The DAX is in breakout territory, but could use a rest before trading higher. Gold remains contained in a downward channel (potential bull-flag), this leaves the outlook negative near-term but still bullish longer-term.
- Dow Jones working on building a wedge formation
- DAX in breakout territory, has support to watch on pullback
- Gold remains near-term bearish, longer-term bullish
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Dow Jones working on building a wedge formation
The Dow Jones held off the breaking key support via the 200-day MA and neckline of a would-be head-and-shoulders that is basically off the table with the recent bounce severely denting the pattern’s integrity. This is bringing into play potential for another pattern, a wedge, built as a result of contracting price action since June.
Some more time will need to pass to make the pattern more complete, but could come in the not-too-distant future. For now, resistance coming from the top-side trend-line of the wedge could push the Dow lower, with the most significant support coming from the June trend-line and 200-day.
Dow Jones Daily Chart (rolling over)
DAX in breakout territory, has support to watch on pullback
The DAX has put together an impressive run as of late, pushing the index beyond the January 2018 trend-line. This has price trading around the year high made in July. A pullback to solid support in the 12500/470 vicinity could offer an attractive spot for would-be longs to join in on a push towards higher resistance levels.
DAX Daily Chart (watch support around 12500/470)
Gold remains near-term bearish, longer-term bullish
Gold is currently trending lower, as evidence by the clear lower-lows and lower-highs in place since topping last month. Pressure is anticipated to remain, with support arriving at 1459/53, then the lower trend-line that makes up a would-be bull-flag. The bullish configuration could use some more time to build before garnering enough power to run gold through the 2011/12 levels it has had so much difficulty with. Bottom line, short-term bearish, but in time a bull-flag should give longs the upper hand again towards higher, possibly much higher levels.
Gold Price Daily Chart (stuck in channel/bull-flag)
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---Written by Paul Robinson, Market Analyst
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