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FTSE 100 in danger of dropping back to 7400
With the pound continuing to strengthen against the US dollar, it has been hard for the FTSE to sustain the election night bounce. Indeed, having failed to break back above April rising trendline, it now looks in danger of dropping back to 7400 or lower.
However, sellers will need to break through the 7480 area that has acted as support since Friday. This would pave the way for a more bearish move. Buyers will want to clear 7560, which would leave us within easy distance of the 2 June all-time high.