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The FTSE 100 is trading within an ascending triangle formation, which points towards a likely break higher in the near future. We have a clear uptrend in play, with the creation of higher lows alongside flat lining tops.
As such, an hourly close above 6744 would point to another leg higher for the index, where 6808 and 6875 represent the next key resistance levels.
Alternately, an hourly close below 6606 would point towards a more bearish outlook, with 6500 the next key support level.