By Colin Twiggs
June 28, 3:00 a.m. ET (5:00 p.m. AET)
West Texas Intermediate Crude broke through resistance at $139/barrel before retracing to respect the new support level. The breakout offers a target of $135+(135-122)=$148. Reversal below $139 is now unlikely — and would warn of a test of $131.
Rising fuel prices and the credit squeeze in financial markets are both likely to slow consumption, causing stock markets to weaken.
The Dow broke primary support at 11750, signaling another primary down-swing. Friday's strong volume reveals interest from buyers, but whether this is sufficient to stem the surge of selling will only be evident after a few days.
Long Term: Breach of primary support at 11750 offers a target of 12000-(13000-12000)=11000. Twiggs Money Flow reversal below its March low confirms abnormal selling pressure.
The S&P 500 is testing primary support at 1270. Friday's strong volume indicates buying support. Twiggs Money Flow below its March low, however, warns of another primary decline — with a target of 1270-(1420-1270)=1120.
FedEx and UPS both show strong primary down-trends, with the Dow Transport Index likely to follow. The wider economy looks in for a rough time over the next 6 to 12 months.
The Russell 2000 Small Caps index fell through short-term support and is headed for a test of primary support at 645. The ratio to the large cap Russell 1000 continues to rise, indicating that small caps are favored over large cap stocks.
The Nasdaq 100 signals a test of primary support at 1700. Twiggs Money Flow (13-week) below its March low would warn of another primary decline — with a target of 1700-(2000-1700)=1400. Strong volume, however, indicates interest from buyers: expect short-term support around 1800.
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The FTSE 100 is headed for a test of primary support at 5400. Friday's doji candlestick indicates short-term consolidation at 5500, but Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) holding below zero warns of strong selling pressure in the longer term.
Twiggs Money Flow (13-week) below its March low warns that primary support is not likely to hold. Breach of 5400 would offer a target of 5400-(6400-5400)=4400.
The Sensex encountered only short-term support at 14000 and is headed for a test of the next primary support level at 12500. Twiggs Money Flow (13-week) below zero indicates unusual selling pressure.
The Nikkei 225 broke through short-term support at 13800, warning of another secondary correction. Failure of support at 13500 would confirm this. Twiggs Money Flow oscillating above zero continues to signal buying pressure, but this is likely to be overwhelmed by the bearish influence of international markets.
The Hang Seng is headed for a test of primary support at 21000. Failure of primary support would offer a target of 21000-(26000-21000)=16000. Twiggs Money Flow reversal below its March low would also warn of a primary down-swing.
The Shanghai Composite is consolidating between 3000 and 2700. Failure of the short-term support level would offer a target of 2000. Twiggs Money Flow (13-week) below its March low warns of unusual selling pressure. Given the bearish influence from the US and other major markets, the index is unlikely to recover above 3000 in the short-term.
Friday's long tail and strong volume [B] on the All Ordinaries signal buying support. As [A] previously showed, however, support does not always lead to a trend reversal — and a test of primary support at 5150 remains more likely. Recovery above 5450 is not expected but would warn that the down-swing may be ending — confirmed if the index rises above 5550.
Long Term: Failure of primary support would offer a target of 5200-(6000-5200)=4400. Respect of primary support remains less likely — and would signal another test of 6000. Twiggs Money Flow (13-week) below its March low would warn of a primary down-swing.
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