Has Investor Sentiment Tamed DAX Bulls?

The GER 40 Index Futures (EUREX: FDAX) face a nuanced market scenario influenced by a blend of economic data, corporate earnings, and central bank developments. Recent data shows a slight dip in German inflation, with October’s rate at 3.8%, albeit remaining above the ECB’s 2.0% target. European equity markets experienced fluctuations due to concerns over rising interest rates and ongoing earnings reports, shaping investor sentiment. 

Central bank leaders, including US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and ECB President Christine Lagarde, are anticipated to provide crucial insights into monetary policy and rate outlooks. Market sentiment is particularly attuned to inflation expectations and their potential impact on prices. 


The 4-hour chart shows that the GER 40 Futures Index stands at 17,063, trading above key SMAs. The 20-SMA (green line) holds above the 50-SMA (blue line) and 100-SMA (orange line), signalling positive momentum. The flat RSI above 50 (RSI = 62.70) implies potential price stability. 

Short-term trading opportunities may emerge towards the resistance level at 17,117 if the break below the ascending channel fails to be sustained. A successful break above this level could confirm bullish momentum, with the 17,204 resistance level as the next likely target. 

Conversely, sustained pressure below the 20-SMA may present short-term trading opportunities towards the initial support at 16,963. A breakdown from this level could trigger further declines, with 16,867 and 16,790 as potential support levels. 


The GER 40 Index Futures navigate a complex landscape, balancing above key moving averages. A sustained push above the SMAs could signal bullish momentum towards 17,117 and 17,204. Conversely, a failure to surpass the 20-SMA may lead to short-term trading opportunities towards 16,963, with a potential further decline to 16,867 and 16,790. 

Sources: TradingView, Trading Economics, Dow Jones Newswire, Reuters, 

Piece written by Mfanafuthi Mhlongo, Trive Financial Market Analyst 

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