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Global stock markets in short-term correction

Jason Sen
Last week the DAX 30 futures made a new one-year high at 11,895. However, we’ve seen a fairly sharp correction in the past three sessions, dipping to a low of 11,663 on Monday 30 January. If we hold below 11,700 this should signal a further correction. The first main support of the week is likely in the 11,600/11,590 area.
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We are becoming oversold in the short term. This means there’s a good chance bulls can regroup here to resume the longer-term bull trend.
If there are further losses, however, we could target the 11,460/11,450 area. This should represent a strong buying opportunity where bulls can try long positions. Place stops below the January low set on the first trading day of the year at 11,402.5.
A break below this level could set in motion further losses. We would set a first target of 11,300/11,290 but we couldn’t rule out a move as far as 11,160/11,140.

US indices

The E-mini S&P 500 peaked at 2299.5 last week. The correction has so far taken us down not quite 2%, bottoming yesterday at 2263.25.
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If we hold below minor resistance at 2271/2276 further losses look likely. A break below 2260 would target 2255/2252. A further break below the three-week low at 2248 then risks a slide as far as strong support at 2226/2224.
This should be a good buying opportunity in the bull trend. However, long traders would do well to have a stop below 2213.
The Dow Jones hit the headlines last week, as we finally reached the big 20,000 target many investors had been anticipating. The March futures made an all-time high at 20,073 but the market has since corrected back to 19,800 as of the low on Monday January 30.
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If this low is broken we can look for the next target of 19,710/19,690. We should be severely oversold in the short term at this stage. Yet, if we see further losses, we could reach as far as strong support at 19,460/19,440.
Jason Sen
Technical Analyst & Trader
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