Market Analysis: FTSE Drops Rapidly to April Lows Today


The FTSE 100 index is rapidly declining on Wednesday morning amid news of another spike in inflation. The Core CPI (excluding energy, food and tobacco prices) reached 6.8%, the highest in over 30 years. Market participants are now almost certain that the Bank of England will raise interest rates at its next meeting.

The UK100 chart (a tool that reflects the dynamics of the FTSE 100 index) shows a consistent series of bull failures around psychologically significant levels:

1→ UK100 price failed to settle above 8,000 in February;

2→ UK100 price did not fix above 7,900 in April;

3 → level 7,800 used to be support but is now resisting.

The action of the UK100 price today suggests that the level of 7,700 may now also provide resistance in an attempt to increase. If the downtrend strengthens, the FTSE may continue to decline within the channel (shown in blue), reaching its median line (or even the lower border — which would mean a 2023 low).

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