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Dow Tumbles

By Colin Twiggs
June 28, 3:00 a.m. ET (5:00 p.m. AET)

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Crude Oil

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.

Crude Oil

Rising fuel prices and the credit squeeze in financial markets are both likely to slow consumption, causing stock markets to weaken.

USA

Dow Jones Industrial Average

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.

Dow Jones Industrial Average short-term chart

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.

Dow Jones Industrial Average long-term chart

S&P 500

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.

Standard & Poors 500 chart

Transport

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.

Fedex chart

Small Caps

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.

Russell 2000 Small caps

Technology

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.

Nasdaq 100

United Kingdom: FTSE

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.

FTSE 100

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.

FTSE 100

India: Sensex

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.

Sensex India

Japan: Nikkei

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.

nikkei 225 japan

China

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.

Hang Seng index Hongkong

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.

Shanghai Composite Index China

Australia: ASX

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.

ASX All Ordinaries short-term chart

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.

ASX Australia All Ords long-term


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~ Niccolo Machiavelli: The Prince (1532)

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