CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved.

FTSE 100 and DAX struggle as S&P 500 sails higher

European markets have lagged behind, but indices in the US are once again demonstrating bullish momentum.

FTSE 100 faces confluence of trendlines

The FTSE 100 faces a choice between two trendlines, short-term resistance from Wednesday’s highs and a slightly longer-term support line from last Friday’s low.

A breakout above 6050 would signal that a new attempt to push higher is underway, while by contrast a drop below 5970 would clear trendline support and the low of Thursday’s session, and open the path to 5870 once again.

DAX stuck in narrow range

For the DAX, the rally from Friday’s low has stalled this week, with progress hindered by resistance around 12,750, while downside has been limited by 12,500.

Therefore, a tight range has come into play, frustrating both bulls and bears alike. A break below 12,500 brings Friday’s low at 12,220 into view, while a rally above 12,750 would signal that a move towards 13,000 is underway.

S&P 500 keeps climbing

The S&P 500 has not looked back since it found support last week at 3200, moving smoothly higher over the past week, in sharp contrast to the lack of progress in the FTSE 100 and the DAX.

Further gains seem likely as the index begins to recover overnight losses, with the sequence of higher highs and higher lows firmly intact.

This information has been prepared by IG, a trading name of IG Markets Limited. In addition to the disclaimer below, the material on this page does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such is considered to be a marketing communication. Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients.

Take a position on indices

Deal on the world’s major stock indices today.

  • Trade the lowest Wall Street spreads on the market
  • 1-point spread on the FTSE 100 and Germany 40
  • The only provider to offer 24-hour pricing

Live prices on most popular markets

  • Forex
  • Shares
  • Indices

Prices above are subject to our website terms and agreements. All share prices are delayed by at least 20 minutes. Prices are indicative only.

You might be interested in…

Find out what charges your trades could incur with our transparent fee structure.

Discover why so many clients choose us, and what makes us a world-leading provider of CFDs.

Stay on top of upcoming market-moving events with our customisable economic calendar.