Levels to watch: FTSE 100, DAX and Dow

Global markets are drifting lower, yet with uptrends in play for the FTSE 100, DAX and Dow, such downside looks like it could provide a good buying opportunity.

Indices board Source: Bloomberg

FTSE 100 retraces within recent uptrend

The FTSE 100 has been drifting lower after a break through the 6910 resistance level earlier in the week. There is a strong chance we could see another move higher from here, with a break below 6776 required to negate the uptrend that has been in play.

Until then, this pullback could provide another buying opportunity for the short term.

FTSE 100 chart

FTSE 100 chart

DAX pullback provides buying opportunity

The DAX is also retracing within a short-term uptrend. That provides us with a potential buying opportunity, with a break below the 10,679 level required to negate the short-term bullish trend.

A break through 10,987 would provide greater confidence in this uptrend, yet with higher highs and lows continuing for now, further gains seem likely.

DAX chart

DAX chart

Dow rallies into SMA resistance

The Dow Jones has rallied into the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) on the four-hour chart this morning, with the index starting to drift lower.

There is a good chance that we are going to see further upside come into play before long, yet this retracement could last for some time. Thus, it makes sense to view this downside as a precursor to a better buying opportunity, with a break below 22,587 required to negate the bullish trend in play.

Dow Jones chart

Dow Jones chart


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