DAX dips to 3-week low as U.S-China trade war leave investors with sour taste

The DAX index has lost ground in the Tuesday session. Currently, the DAX is trading at 11,336, down 0.44% on the day. On the release front, there are no German or eurozone indicators. German PPI dipped to 0.3%, matching the estimate.

Global stock markets remain under pressure, with the simmering U.S-China trade war a key factor. An Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Papua New Guinea ended in discord on Sunday, with leaders unable to agree on a final communique. U.S Vice President Mike Pence, who headed the U.S. delegation, was blunt in his remarks, saying that China would have to drastically change its trade practices before the U.S. would remove current tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods. The DAX has declined 2.72% in November, and earlier on Tuesday dropped to its lowest level since late October.

The ECB remains on track to wind up its stimulus package in December, but policymakers may have to reassess this stance, based on recent eurozone growth numbers, which are the weakest since 2014. Germany, the locomotive of the eurozone, has hit some headwinds, after posting a decline in GDP in the third quarter. The simmering trade dispute between the U.S. and China shows no signs of being resolved anytime soon, which will continue to take a bite out of German and eurozone exports. If the eurozone economy continues to soften, there could be calls on the ECB to continue stimulus into 2019.

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Economic Calendar

Tuesday (November 20)

  • 2:00 German PPI. Estimate 0.3%. Actual 0.3%
  • All Day – ECOFIN Meetings
  • 10:00 German Buba President Weidmann Speaks

*All release times are DST

*Key events are in bold

DAX, Tuesday, November 20 at 8:30 EST

Open: 11,157 Low: 11,187 High: 11,081 Close: 11,103

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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.