Thursday, December 8, 2016
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They’re Not Just Here to Amuse You

To many American traders, the economic drama in Europe over the past few years has amounted to being not much more than an amusing case of  schadenfreude. After all, when Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac all made notorious headlines in the first half of 2008, Americans received stern lectures from our European friends about how to properly run a financial system. Of course, nothing was contained, and eventually Europe found itself with its own troubles and stuck deep in a plate of beggar-thy-neighbor humble pie to eat.

Nonetheless, with emerging markets and the global commodity complex struggling to so much as get off the mat after a mini-crash, it is worth watching the European markets this week to see if buyers can defend some major support levels around the continent.

First, for perspective let us look at Germany’s DAX, widely considered to be a leader for quite some time. As you can see on the weekly chart, first below, the major symmetrical triangle breakout dating back to the 2007 top remains intact. However, Germany recently broke down through multi-month support and appears headed for a check back, or retest, of its primary breakout point from the triangle. Even if there is no complete gap-fill, it is worth noting that this leader has already broken support.

The reason why that is worth nothing is because France’s CAC and London’s FTSE are sitting just above major, multi-month support levels of their own. Any further weakness likely gives bears the ammunition they need to confirm a pair of head and shoulders tops to follow the DAX for a deeper correction.







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  1. fake amish

    Never have understood the Germany as a leader nonsense. They are all socialist nightmares. Tax fucking everything. Poof the bullshit eurotard leadership is gone.

    • Jesse

      Well, maybe you´re just stupid then because it´s pretty obvious:
      Germany exports more than the U.S.
      Germany had a budget surplus last year
      Germany´s unemployment sits at around 5,4%

  2. WilyMike

    I think Europe is proving the unworkability of monetary union without fiscal union, as well as the inferiority of Austrian economics. Germany is the seat of financial power and is protecting its banks (who made most of the ridiculous loans in question)and although Germany needs the cheap Euro to promote exports, they’re not about to bear a fair share of the burden. As soon as one of the smaller countries finds out it is better off outside the Euro, the situation will resolve, one way or another.

  3. WilyMike

    That’s what the charts are saying, I believe. And I agree that they are close to saying “sell euroland”.