Is the DAX Ready to Make a New High?

In this article, we take a detailed look at the DAX, and bring in the EUR/USD as well. The DAX CFD is trading at 10711 at 12 pm EST on Friday, October 21, 2016, approaching the August 15th high at 10807, which is also the channel resistance as illustrated in the above 4-hour chart. Also on this chart one can see various support and resistance lines which I would like to highlight below.

Above current levels, resistance areas include the following:

Weekly R1 pivot point           10740

Yesterday’s high price          10749

Daily R1 pivot point              10777

August 15th high price          10807

Monthly R1 pivot point          10813

Daily R2 pivot point              10843

Weekly R2 pivot point           10891

Daily R3 pivot point              10936

There is a fair amount of overhead resistance on the DAX. Traders will look to go long on a break of the recent high at 10749 and again at 10807. But is that the right call, or should the move be faded? Let’s have a look at the Elliott Wave count for guidance.

From an Elliott wave perspective, we see this move as the end of a 5-wave sequence (ending diagonal) to complete green wave C, orange (Y), red Y and black b. We would therefore look for a confirmed reversal once this cycle is complete, which can be a 123-reversal pattern with reversal candlesticks. While the DAX will likely attempt to test those mentioned levels of 10749 and 10807, if price fails and reverses, look at the following support levels to guide the move down for the black wave c.

Below current levels, support areas include the following:

Daily pivot point                  10684

Daily S1 pivot point              10618

Yesterday’s low price            10590

Weekly pivot point               10544

Daily S2 pivot point              10525

Monthly pivot point              10499

Daily S3 pivot point              10459

Looking at the EUR/USD and DAX correlation, there is a very strong negative correlation in the last trading week, with the EUR/USD making new lows and the DAX making new highs. While this isn’t a usual pattern, it might be interesting to go with that for the next week trading week. See the Daily chart below with the EUR/USD overlay on the DAX.


Moving down to the 1-hour chart below, one can see the negative correlation playing out on this smaller time frame. For the upcoming week, follow both markets as the DAX continues to test higher resistance levels noted above and the EUR/USD continues to test lower levels. It will be interesting to see if the EUR/USD finds support when the DAX completes its Elliott Wave cycle.


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For this week, I encourage you to test your skills with this Elliott Wave analysis while keeping your risk and emotions under control. Have a clear plan and trade your plan. We wish you success in your trading business.

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