Technical forecast for FTSE 100

FTSE tried a break below 6590 but recovered quickly from 6586 to reach resistance at 6645. We could struggle again at 6650/55 today but above 6660 opens the door to a test of tough resistance at 6692/99. Look for a high for the day here so exit longs & try shorts but we need stops above 6725 for a move towards 6756.

Failure to beat 6655 could see us drift back to 6598/88. A break lower today cannot be ruled out and could target the March high at 6558/52. If we continue lower look for good support at 6518. Any further weakness could offer a buying opportunity at 6472/66 with stops below 6435.

Jason Sen began his career in the options pits on the trading floor of LIFFE in 1987 at the age of 19, making markets on his own account. In 2001 when the trading floor closed he successfully made the transition to day trading on computer screens. Jason always had an interest in technical analysis throughout his trading career but began to study this area in depth from 2006. has established itself as the leading provider of... More