FR40 Analysis: Positive French data bullish for French Stock Market

March 15, 2019

By IFCMarkets

Positive French data bullish for FR40

French retail sales increase and private business sector expansion were better than expected. Will the FR40 advance continue?

Recent French economic data were better than expected after February inflation preliminary report: manufacturing sector expansion picked up pace in February with services sector also recording an expansion following a contraction in January, and retail sales in January rose 2.3% over year after 1.2% increase in December. At the same time consumer inflation edged up: headline inflation ticked up to 1.3% in February from 1.2% the previous month. Positive French data are bullish for FR40.

FR40 advancing above MA(200) 03/15/2019 Technical Analysis IFC Markets chart


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On the daily timeframe FR40: D1 is retracing higher after hitting 27-month low in the end of December 2018, and has risen above the 200-day moving average MA(200). The price is rising after breaching above the Fibonacci 61.8 level. These are bullish developments.

  • The Parabolic indicator has formed a buy signal.
  • The Donchian channel indicates uptrend: it is tilted up.
  • The MACD indicator is above the signal line with the gap widening. This is a bullish signal.
  • The Stochastic oscillator is approaching the overbought zone but has not yet breached into it.

We believe the bullish momentum will continue after the price breaches above the upper Donchian boundary at 5357.37. This level can be used as an entry point for placing a pending order to buy. The stop loss can be placed below the lower fractal at 5219.87. After placing the pending order the stop loss is to be moved every day to the next fractal low, following Parabolic signals. Thus, we are changing the expected profit/loss ratio to the breakeven point. If the price meets the stop-loss level (5219.87) without reaching the order (5357.37) we recommend cancelling the order: the market sustains internal changes which were not taken into account.

Technical Analysis Summary

Position Buy
Buy Stop Above 5357.37
Stop loss Below 5219.87

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