The DAX index continues to trade in red territory. The pair has posted sharp losses in the Wednesday session and is trading at 12,234, down 1.00% on the day. There are no major events on the schedule. On Thursday, Germany releases the Wholesale Prices Index and the eurozone well publish the trade surplus.
It’s been a rough August for the DAX. The index has declined 4.6%, wiping out the gains made in July. The DAX is currently at its lowest level since the first week in July. These losses have corresponded with strong losses from the euro in August, reflective of investors showing a preference for assets like the U.S dollar over the euro and European shares.
Eurozone GDP was within expectations in Q2, but investors were not impressed by the economy’s growth, which posted a modest gain of 0.4% for a second straight quarter. The estimate stood at 0.3%. German ZEW Economic Sentiment gained ground in August but still remains in negative territory, with a reading of 13.7 points. Weak growth in the eurozone and trade tensions with the U.S have affected investor sentiment, and this has been reflected in weaker share prices in
Wednesday (August 15)
- 5:32 German 30-year Bond Auction. Actual 0.94/1.6
Thursday (August 16)
- 2:00 German WPI. Estimate 0.5%
- 5:00 Eurozone Trade Balance. Estimate 17.0
*All release times are DST
*Key events are in bold
DAX, Wednesday at 9:10 DST
Previous Close: 12,358 Open: 12,397 Low: 12,198 High: 12,426 Close: 12,216
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