Support and resistance levels

tom2806

Newbie
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Hi

I am new to this trading business and currently am using a demo account to get to grips with all the jargon and ways the market moves.

I looked into the ftse futures and it gives levels of resistance and support.

Can anyone explain how far in the future these are.

For example

Currently they are showing today at

Resistance: 7035, 7037, 7040
Support: 7030, 7027, 7025

Also the latest ftse figure is 7053. Now the ftse is currently showing on IG at 7108 so a way off the resistance and support levels.

Im confused at what these levels mean and how they can help wen it comes to trading as they seem to be way off what the ftse actually is.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks

Tom
 

alexaherself

Established member
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Hi Tom, I have only a moment to reply, but these two pages, between them, explain all the introductory background (with some helpful diagrams) to what you ask about, above ...

http://www.babypips.com/school/elementary/support-and-resistance-levels/support-and-resistance.html

http://www.babypips.com/school/elementary/support-and-resistance-levels/trading-the-lines.html

The figures you provide above are all too close together to be of any help, in addition to which they're all well outside the market's current range. The key concept to grasp is that these are recent historical records of where the market encountered support/resistance/turning-points (perhaps from yesterday?).
 
 
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