DAX , update

 

DAX aug 8 2011

The dropped from 7600.41 to a low today of 5502.63, or 2097.78 points or 27.60%, much of it in a matter of a month. Put differently the drop has erased 2100 points of the roughly 4000 points gained over the last two years counter-trend rally, that is about 1/2!

The problem now is that this is not likely the end of it. Sure we could get a 800 point rally any time now but when all is said and done the structure of the drop is such that it cannot be finished at this point! The chart is weekly and does not show today’s low. It corresponds roughly with the bottom of the triangle in the middle of the A-B-C

One reason why Germany is doing so poorly is obviously the fact that much of the burden of holding the Euro together falls on it’s shoulder. It also benefits to a great extent of the present arrangement, the dilemma is do you keep it or go it alone.