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FTSE 100, DAX and S&P 500 still cautious ahead of Powell testimony

Key testimony on monetary policy from the head of the Federal Reserve has kept markets in check, with indices still off the highs seen last week.

FTSE 100 declines slow for now

The FTSE 100 has continued to fall, although it remains above rising trendline support from the May low.

A move back above 7556 would be a positive development, and suggest that the price is headed back to the 7620 high seen last week. A drop below 7520 could see the loss of rising trendline support and result in a push to 7450.

DAX heads towards 12,400

Having fallen below rising trendline support from the May low, the DAX has continued to decline, heading to support around 12,400.

Below this, the price will target 12,170. A move back above yesterday’s lower high at 12,477 is the first step in any rebound for the index.

S&P 500 steadies after rallying off the low

Buyers came in late yesterday to push the S&P 500 off the lows, although the gains have stalled since then.

However, the index has now established 2960 as support, and a move back above 2990 would provide more upward momentum. A return to 2960 could see support tested again, and also then test rising trendline support from the mid-June low.

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