FTSE 100, DAX and S&P 500 all rise on trade war hopes

Signs that the US and China may be likely to resume negotiations have pushed indices higher in early trading, although the August highs have yet to be breached.

FTSE 100 beginning to break higher

The FTSE 100 continues to clamber above 7100, continuing its push higher from the lows of the week.

Bulls will be heartened to see the daily moving average convergence divergence (MACD) finally moving higher, with a possible bullish crossover forming today. Further gains for the price head to 7200 and then 7300, where the early-August bounce ran out of steam. A renewed bearish view requires a move below 7000.

DAX looks to test 11,800

The DAX is pushing back towards 11,800, the area which has acted as resistance throughout August.

A break above here would hand the initiative to the bulls and open the way to 12,200 and then 12,600. Failure to push on above 11,800 would signal that the range-bound trading of August was set to continue, with the price contained by 11,400 and 11,800. A move below the former revives a near-term bearish view.

S&P 500 continues its gains for the week

Price action here has seen the S&P 500 recover steadily from its lows on Monday.

Further gains head towards 2940, key resistance twice so far this month. Above 2940, the price will break higher towards 3040. A failure to break 2940 would signal a move back to 2820 and the lows of the week.

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