FTSE 100, DAX and S&P 500 all come under heavy selling pressure

More tariff wars and dire economic data have driven equities into retreat in recent sessions, reversing some of the recent gains.

FTSE 100 reverses towards August lows

In just two days the FTSE 100 has reversed almost all the gains made in August and September. This provides a more bearish view in the medium-term, and could see a push back to the August low at 7000, with the February-July support zone at 7080 likely to be tested today. Below 7000, the index heads towards 6730 and 6530.

A recovery above 7200 might help to revive some of the bullish view, but a failure to move above here would mark another possible selling opportunity.

DAX gives up half of August’s gains

A 5% drop in the DAX over the past two sessions has seen half the August and September rally erased. A rebound could find resistance at 12,032 and 12,165, but any lower high today or tomorrow could result in a fresh selling opportunity. Further declines below 11,900 take the index on to 11,700 and then 11,400.

If, however, the index can form a higher low in coming days then strong seasonality beckons for the rest of the year, which may invigorate the upward move.

S&P 500 breaks rising trend support

For the S&P 500, a break below rising trendline support from the August low sends a negative message, and a short-term rebound towards 2920 may provide a fresh selling opportunity. Further declines head to 2870 and then the 200-day moving average (MA), currently 2836.

As with the DAX, however, a possible higher low in upcoming sessions would then benefit from strong end of year seasonality.

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