The sharp swings continue for the DAX index, as the volatility continues in the global equity markets. Currently, the DAX is at 12,091, down 1.20%. There are no major German or European events on the schedule. German PPI gained 0.5%, following two successive declines. Later in the day, eurozone trade balance is expected to show a surplus of EUR 24.2 billion, down from EUR 26.8 billion a month earlier. On Tuesday, the eurozone releases consumer confidence.
The DAX index posted strong gains last week, climbing 1.49%. However, the index has reversed directions on Monday and posted sharp losses. Risk appetite soured on Friday, after President Trump issued an executive order to blacklist Huawei, a Chinese telecom company. Last week, Trump issued a moratorium on tariffs against European automakers, but investors remain wary. German automaker listings have posted sharp losses on Monday – BMW is down 2.03%, Daimler has fallen 1.60% and Volkswagen has declined 1.22%. With U.S.-China talks on hold, traders should be prepared for more swings this week.
Monday (May 20)
- 2:00 German PPI. Estimate 0.4%. Actual 0.5%
- 4:00 German Current Account. Estimate 24.2B
- 6:00 German Buba Monthly Report
Tuesday (May 21)
- 10:00 Eurozone Consumer Confidence. Estimate -8
*All release times are DST
*Key events are in bold
DAX, Monday, May 20 at 6:45 DST
Previous Close: 12,238 Open: 12,219 Low: 12,078 High: 12,247 Close: 12,091
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