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FTSE 100 – Bearish Setup or Brief Pause? (Video)

The FTSE 100 has been one of the outstanding performers in Europe on Monday aided by better than expected earnings from HSBC and strong construction data from China.

While the index is performing well on the day, it has been in consolidation mode for some time now and there are potential warnings signs that it may have hit a near-term top. Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam discusses all of these points and gives his analysis of the charts.

CAC Quiet as Eurozone CPI Estimate Matches Forecast [1]

DAX Starts Week with Gains as German Retail Sales Jumps [2]

Markets Calm Ahead of Busy Week [3]

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam [7]

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA [8]
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
Craig Erlam
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