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Cautiousness returns to European indices

Outlook on FTSE 100, DAX 40 and S&P 500 as recent winning streak ends.

​FTSE 100 recovery rally stalls

The FTSE 100 has retreated after having reached and been capped by its 200-day simple moving average (SMA) at 7,362 on Tuesday as UK barristers walked out of courts in strike over pay with further train, tube, bus and airport strikes coming in the summer.

The FTSE 100 is likely to consolidate below the 200-day SMA at 7,362 today with minor support coming in at the 7,226 19 May low. Slightly further down lies the 21 June high at 7,193.

Despite today’s setback a short-term bottom has been confirmed by Friday’s bullish reversal with the 55-day SMA at 7,411 remaining in focus.

DAX still trying to stabilise

The DAX 40 remains below last week’s high at 13,444 but above its recent lows at 12,944 to 12,839 as economic concerns continue to weigh on sentiment and disappointing US consumer confidence data weigh on the index.

Since last week’s low has not been accompanied by a negative reading of the daily 9-period Relative Strength Index (RSI), positive divergence can still be made out on the daily candlestick chart. This increases the odds of a bullish reversal taking shape, but for this to happen, a rise and daily chart close above the 21 June high at 13,444 will need to be witnessed. Ideally the mid-June high at 13,676, which was made within the 13,681 to 13,743 gap, should be overcome as well.

A fall through last week’s low at 12,839 on a daily chart closing basis could lead to the March low at 12,432 being revisited.

S&P 500 retreats on disappointing consumer confidence index reading

The S&P 500’s recovery rally from its 3,636 current mid-June low has taken it to yesterday’s high at 3,946 before the index swiftly came off again as the US consumer confidence index came in at a weaker than expected reading of 98.7 for June compared to estimates of between 100 to 103 and versus the previous month’s revised 103.2 (from 106.40).

The 3,811 May low is thus back within reach but may offer short-term support. If not, we would have to allow for the 14 June low at 3,706 to perhaps be back in play.

While last Wednesday’s low at 3,690 underpins, however, renewed upside could be seen. Failure at 3,690 on a daily chart closing basis would put the current June low at 3,636 back on the plate, though. 

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