Two Trades To Watch: Dax, Gold, Tuesday, Jan. 19

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Dax advances back towards 14,000

• An upbeat market mood after Monday’s lull is lifting the Dax along with its European peers. Eyes on vaccine updates, Yellen's testimony setting the case for fiscal stimulus.

• German ZEW economic sentiment data expected to show up tick to 60 in January, from 55.

Dax technical analysis

The daily chart shows that the Dax has come under pressure in recent sessions. After rebounding lower off the upper band of the ascending channel reach on 8th January, the Dax has shed around 3%. However, the German index has found its feet again and is on the rise.

The Dax trades above the key lower band of the ascending channel at 13650. It also trades above its 20 sma and 50 sma which suggest that the outlook bias remains to the upside. The RSI is also supportive of further gains, above 50 but below overbought territory. 

The recent weakness that we have in the Dax price could well be in response to the attempt on 14,000, a key psychological level. Technically the outlook remains bullish.
Immediate resistance can be seen at 14,000 prior to 14,137, high on January 8.

On the flip slide it would take a move below 13,650 the lower band of the ascending channel and a subsequent move through the 50 sma at 13,480 to negate the current bullish trend and see the bears take control.

A look at Gold ahead of Yellen’s testimony

• After testing $1,800 Gold (GLD) extended its recovery to $1,840 where it has stalled ahead of the keenly awaited appearance US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s hearing. 
• Janet Yellen has yet to endorse the larger COVID stimulus package of $1.9 trillion which President elect Joe Biden announced last week.
• Prospects of additional stimulus bode well for inflation hedge gold, although US Dollar strength (UUP) has dampened demand for the yellow metal.

Gold technical analysis

Gold trades +0.1% at $1,840 at the time of writing having picked up from support at $1,800. 

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