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Dow Recovery

By Colin Twiggs
March 24, 2007 1.00 a.m. ET (5:00 p.m. AET)

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USA: Dow, Nasdaq and S&P500

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is headed for a test of resistance at 12800 after breaking through the 100-day moving average. A retracement that respects the MA would confirm the signal. Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) continues to display a long-term bearish divergence, but signals short-term accumulation.

dow jones industrial average medium-term

Long Term: The primary up-trend continues. Respect of the May 2006 peak of 11600 would indicate a healthy up-trend, while a fall below the June 2006 low of 10700 would signal reversal to a down-trend.

Short Term: The Dow encountered some resistance at 12500 after brief consolidation at Wednesday's high. The bullish position, above the new support level at 12350, means that an upward breakout is likely, which would indicate a test of 12800. Reversal below support at 12350, though not expected, would signal another test of 12000.

dow jones industrial average short term





The Dow Jones Transportation Average is testing resistance at 5000 after respecting the (green) trendline. Twiggs Money Flow displays a strong accumulation signal at [B] with the trough respecting the zero line. Recovery above 5000 now appears likely, which would signal that the up-trend has resumed.

dow jones transport average

Fedex is ranging sideways, but UPS still looks bearish.





The Nasdaq Composite respected the first level of primary support at 2350 (at the April 2006 high) and is headed for a test of 2500. Breakout above 2500 would be a strong bull signal (for all equity markets), while respect of resistance would mean further consolidation.

Long Term: The primary trend is up, with support at 2000.

nasdaq composite

The S&P 500 follows a similar pattern to the Dow and is headed for a test of the upper border of the trend channel (drawn at 2 standard deviations around a linear regression line). Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) shows a long-term bearish divergence, warning of distribution, but short-term accumulation.

Long Term: The primary trend is up, with support levels at 1325 and 1220.

standard and poors 500





LSE: United Kingdom

The FTSE 100 rallied steeply after respecting support at 6000. Expect a test of the upper border of the trend channel (drawn at 2 standard deviations around a linear regression line). Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) rising sharply signals strong accumulation. Breakout above 6400 would give a target of 6800 ( 6400 + [ 6400 - 6000 ] ). A fall below 6000 is now unlikely, but would signal a test of primary support at 5500.

Long Term: The primary up-trend continues.

ftse 100

Nikkei: Japan

The Nikkei 225 respected the long-term (green) trendline and is now testing resistance at 17500/17600. Breakout would signal a target of 21000 [ 17600 + ( 17600 - 14200 )]. Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) shows some short-term weakness, but is holding well above zero.

Long Term: The primary trend remains up, with support at the June 2006 low of 14200.

nikkei 225





ASX: Australia

The All Ordinaries is headed for a test of resistance at 6000 after twice respecting the 100-Day moving average. Breakout above 6000 would be a bullish sign, with a target of 6350 ( 6000 + [ 6000 - 5650 ] ). Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) shows a short-term bearish divergence, warning of selling into the trend. Expect significant resistance at 6000 and reversal at this level would be a strong bear signal.

Long Term: The primary up-trend continues. The first line of support is the May 2006 high of 5300, while a fall below the June 2006 low of 4800 would signal reversal to a down-trend.

all ords long-term

Short Term: The week started with several weak closes before Thursday's break through resistance at 5900 on strong volume. The doji at [F] is in a bullish position, above the new support level, and a rise above 5950 would signal a test of 6000. Though not expected, a fall below 5900 would warn of a test of last week's low.

all ords short-term

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