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FTSE 100 Rebounds Off of Recent Lows – 7,000 Remains Key

FTSE 100 Rebounds Off of Recent Lows – 7,000 Remains Key

Tammy Da Costa, Analyst

FTSE Talking points

  • FTSE 100 rises back above 7,000 (at least for now)
  • USD weakness and lower yields support risk assets
  • GBP/USD rises after climbing back above 1.13
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Global equities have turned positive after a softer US Dollar and lower yields boosted demand for risk assets. With S&P 500, Dow and tech heavy Nasdaq erasing a portion of recent losses, the FTSE 100 and German DAX 40 have followed suite, capping the downward move.

FTSE 100 Technical Analysis

After three weeks of consecutive losses, a fragile British Pound (GBP) and a struggling economy has weighed on UK stocks, driving FTSE lower. With the downward trajectory currently intact, a confluent zone has formed between key technical levels that may continue to provide both support and resistance for the imminent move.

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Following a steep decline in September, the FTSE 100 fell towards March lows before running into a big zone of support at the key psychological level of 6,800. With an array of fundamental and political factors influencing investors appetite for risk, a temporary retest of 6,797 allowed bulls to intervene in an effort to regain confidence above 7,000.

FTSE 100 Weekly Chart

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Chart prepared by Tammy Da Costa using TradingView

With prices hovering around 7,075, a hold above 7,000 may lead to a retest of the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of the February – March move at 7,131.46 opening the door for additional gains.

FTSE Daily Chart

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Chart prepared by Tammy Da Costa using TradingView

At the time of writing, FTSE 100:Retail trader data shows 63.46% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 1.74 to 1.The number of traders net-long is 18.59% lower than yesterday and 7.94% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 29.02% higher than yesterday and 6.60% higher from last week.

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-long suggesting FTSE 100 prices may continue to fall.

Yet traders are less net-long than yesterday and compared with last week. Recent changes in sentiment warn that the current FTSE 100 price trend may soon reverse higher despite the fact traders remain net-long.

SupportResistance
S1: 7,000 (Psychological level)R1: 7,131 (38.2% retracement of the Feb -March move)
S2: 6,800R2: 7,300
S3: 6,787 (March low)R3: 7,495 (78.6% retracement of the above-mentioned move)

--- Written by Tammy Da Costa, Analyst for DailyFX.com

Contact and follow Tammy on Twitter: @Tams707

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.

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