After reaching a record high of 16,282 in November 2021, the German benchmark index reversed its prior bull run and has been trading in a secondary down trend since. At this juncture sentiment is fragile and investors remain cautious following the recent August U.S. CPI data which sent global markets reeling.
The latest German PPI MoM data showed a rise of 7.9% in August and 45.8% over the year, much higher than market expectations. The main culprit behind this development are the rising energy prices. Energy prices are up 139% from a year ago and by 20.4% from July. Electricity prices in particular rose 175%. The Eurozone started preparations for mass blackouts which are likely to occur during the winter months. The German Regulator issued a warning that the likelihood of gas shortages this winter remains. Charles Michel, the President of the European Council recently said that the bloc must reduce energy consumption and increase supply and suggested that the EU needs to engage with Algeria, Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia to manage the current crises.
Germany is already making progress in replacing Russian gas imports, with Chancellor Olaf Scholz signing a deal for the supply of LNG and diesel with United Arab Emirates this weekend. Scholz signed a contract for delivering 137,000 cubic meters of LNG, which is likely to arrive in Germany in December. The LNG deal makes up only a small part of the 56.3 billion cubic meters of gas that Germany received from Russia in 2020.
Recession in Europe appears to be increasingly likely, and pressure remains on the stock markets as policymakers are battling soaring inflation, declining currency prices and a slowdown in economic activity. Although, the European Central Bank hiked its key interest rates by a historic 75-basis points in September, the risk to inflation outlook remains primarily to the upside – increasing the probabilities for frontloading and extending the tightening cycle.
The ECB is expected to raise interest rates by 75 basis points at its October and December meetings, adding to the previous 125 basis points hikes at its last two meetings. The Eurozone CPI data for August climbed 0.6% MoM, bringing the annual rate to 9.1% strengthening this view. Recently the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund warned of an impending global economic slowdown and concerns about possible stagflation, hitting sentiment even further.
The Frankfurt benchmark index has been trading deeply in the red since the release of the U.S. CPI data on September 13, 2022. The sharp selloff was exacerbated by renewed energy concerns as well as the deteriorating growth outlook in tandem with global markets.
The large descending triangle formation which was throwing a negative cast on the daily chart was confirmed by the breakout below the July 2022 low of 12,390, suggesting that much lower levels are likely to unfold in the coming months. The weekly RSI indicator remains below 50% showing that internal momentum conditions are incredibly weak. The RSI daily readings are dreadful too, with the indicator fluctuating below 65% throughout 2022, suggesting the index is in a bear market. Given the bearish price structure and the weak momentum conditions, our initial downside price target is 11,500 followed by 10,300 over the long-term. On Wednesday the momentum indicators have reached oversold levels, suggesting that a rebound to unwind the oversold momentum conditions could be seen soon. Such potential rebound is likely to be short-lived.
Nimble traders looking to gain exposure to German companies may use our 3x Germany 40 ETP to take advantage of the expected short-term rebound, and our -3x Germany 40 ETP to capture the expected subsequent decline.
Violeta è entrata a far parte di Leverage Shares nel settembre 2022. È responsabile dello svolgimento di analisi tecniche e ricerche macroeconomiche ed azionarie, fornendo pregiate informazioni per aiutare a definire le strategie di investimento per i clienti.
Prima di cominciare con LS, Violeta ha lavorato presso diverse società di investimento di alto profilo in Australia, come Tollhurst e Morgans Financial, dove ha trascorso gli ultimi 12 anni della sua carriera.
Violeta è un tecnico di mercato certificato dall’Australian Technical Analysts Association e ha conseguito un diploma post-laurea in finanza applicata e investimenti presso Kaplan Professional (FINSIA), Australia, dove è stata docente per diversi anni.
Julian è entrato a far parte di Leverage Shares nel 2018 come parte della prima espansione della società in Europa orientale. È responsabile della progettazione di strategie di marketing e della promozione della notorietà del marchio.
Oktay è entrato a far parte di Leverage Shares alla fine del 2019. È responsabile della crescita aziendale, mantenendo relazioni chiave e sviluppando attività di vendita nei mercati di lingua inglese.
È entrato in LS da UniCredit, dove è stato responsabile delle relazioni aziendali per le multinazionali. La sua precedente esperienza è in finanza aziendale e amministrazione di fondi in società come IBM Bulgaria e DeGiro / FundShare.
Oktay ha conseguito una laurea in Finanza e contabilità ed un certificato post-laurea in Imprenditoria presso il Babson College. Ha ottenuto anche la certificazione CFA.