European equities have now been in corrective mode for some seven trading weeks. During this time, the DAX has shed 5.5% from peak to trough, while the FTSE has lost 3.7%. This is hardly a meltdown, and is noticeably milder than the dip in the US Nasdaq 100, for example. However, there is little sign of a meaningful low forming just yet, or more importantly, of a significant move to the upside beginning. Further messy action remains likely for now.
I am still looking for small short positions at the end of intraday rallies in the DAX and FTSE. EURGBP also looks ripe for more downside.
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Despite the Euro’s ongoing decline, gold and silver have held up pretty well. There has been something of a disconnect between precious metals and the single currency of late, with the last rally in the latter also coinciding with weakness in the former. I am willing to bet on this continuing for the moment, along with more downside in the likes of copper and Brent.
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WALL STREET OUTLOOK
Wall Street has continued to weaken in line with my call. And there is no obvious sign of the major low I am looking for yet. We are in the right timeframe for such a bottom to occur, according to the 38- and 87-day cycles. However, my friend and fellow technician Zak Mir – with whom I have just recorded a soon-to-be-aired video – reckons we could be in for 2-3 weeks more of corrective activity. Under the circumstances, I am treating today’s early strength as a shorting opportunity in the making. A retest of last week’s lows is in order.
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Dominic Picarda is a Chartered Market Technician and has co-ordinated the IC's trading coverage since 2006. He is a regular speaker at trading and investment events and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification.
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