DAX starts off week with sharp losses as market volatility continues

The DAX index has recorded sharp losses Monday session. Currently, the DAX is trading at 11,364, down 1.41% on the day. In economic news, there are no German or eurozone events. On Tuesday, Germany releases ZEW Economic Sentiment, with the markets braced for a poor reading of -24.2 points.

European stock markets continue to show volatility, as investors keep a nervous eye on two simmering issues. One is Brexit, where Prime Minister May is facing stiff opposition over her Brexit proposals. British and European negotiators met on the weekend but were unable to resolve the Irish border issue. The EU wants a backstop solution to be under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, but the UK is unlikely to agree to such a proposal.

The standoff between Italy and the EU over Italy’s budget could escalate this week. The EU Commission has demanded that Italy revise its budget by Tuesday, which it argues raises Italy’s debt and is in breach of EU fiscal rules. If Italy refuses to comply, the EU could impose financial sanctions on Rome. For its part, the Italian government says that the economic slowdown requires an expansionary budget. Italy has suggested that it will lower its GDP forecast, in order to meet the EU requirements. Italy is the third largest economy in the eurozone, and the financial markets and the euro could react negatively if Rome and Brussels cannot resolve the crisis.

European open – Brexit and Italy risks this week

US Dollar Flying High on Hawkish Fed Statement

Economic Calendar

Monday (November 12)

  • There are no German or eurozone events

Tuesday (November 13)

  • 2:00 German Final CPI. Estimate 0.2%
  • 5:00 German ZEW Economic Sentiment. Estimate -24.2
  • 5:00 Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment. Estimate -17.3

DAX, Monday, November 12 at 8:20 EST

Previous Close: 11,591 Open: 11,591 Low: 11,364 High: 11,598 Close: 11,364

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Kenny Fisher

Kenny Fisher

Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Kenny Fisher joined OANDA in 2012 as a Currency Analyst. Kenny writes a daily column about current economic and political developments affecting the major currency pairs, with a focus on fundamental analysis. Kenny began his career in forex at Bendix Foreign Exchange in Toronto, where he worked as a Corporate Account Manager for over seven years.