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Dax, FTSE Step Back After UK Inflation Hits Highest Level Since 1981

Dax, FTSE Talking Points:

  • FTSE 100 pulls back as UK inflation peaks at 11.1% (YoY).
  • Dax 40 pulls back after pulling back from 14450.
  • Recession fears intensify as energy costs remain elevated.

European equity futures are taking a temporary breather from their recent highs after an UK inflation hits another multi-decade high. With a stray missile from Russia crossing Poland’s boarders, European indices have taken a slightly more cautious approach in today’s session.

With US inflation driving price action higher over the past week, Dax 40 futures have fallen back to 14250. With support at prior resistance, Dax futures are reluctant to make any sudden moves.

Dax (German 40) Daily Chart

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While the 14200 handle continues to hold as support, fundamental data will likely continue to drive the German index for the next few months. As discussed in previous articles, a rise above 14250 could drive prices higher, opening the door for 38.2% Fib of the 2022 move at 14576.

Failure to hold above 14200 could see a pullback towards 14052 (the 50% Fib of the above-mentioned move) and towards psychological support at 14000.

FTSE Technical Analysis

As UK inflation data highlighted the impact that gas, energy and food are having on the lower and middle-income consumers, the annual inflation rate has risen to 11.1%. While this number illustrates the rising costs that are weighing on the United Kingdom, the FTSE 100 has found temporary support above another big Fibonacci zone at 7343. As the 7400 level provides key resistance, a series of wicks have been rejected by this level, paving the way for an additional move lower.

FTSE 100 Daily Chart

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— Written by Tammy Da Costa, Analyst for DailyFX.com

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