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Selling Pressure Continues

By Colin Twiggs
October 26, 2:00 a.m. ET (5:00 p.m. AET)

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The Dow shows signs of increased selling pressure, echoed in most major markets except China. Risk of a secondary correction remains high.

USA

Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow shows a bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow (21-day & 13-week), warning of a secondary correction. Consolidation around the key 10000 level is not particularly bearish, but reversal below 9900 would strengthen the warning. And failure of support at 9500 would confirm a secondary correction. Recovery above 10100 is unlikely, but would signal another primary advance. In the long term, breakout above 10000 would offer a target of 12000*; reversal below support at 8000 is unlikely, but would warn of a primary down-trend.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

* Target calculation: 10000 + ( 10000 - 8000 ) = 12000

S&P 500

The S&P 500 is consolidating below resistance at 1100. Bearish divergences on Twiggs Money Flow (13-week & 21-day) warn of a correction. Reversal below support at 1020 would confirm. In the long-term, breakout above 1100 would signal a rally to test the upper channel around 1200*; failure of support at 900 is unlikely, but would warn of a primary down-trend.

Standard & Poors 500 chart

* Target calculation: 1100 + ( 1100 - 1000 ) = 1200

Transport

The Dow Transport Average, together with UPS and Fedex, is headed for a test of primary support. Failure would signal reversal to a primary down-trend — a bearish sign for the economy.

Dow Jones Transportation Average

Technology

The Nasdaq 100 broke through medium-term resistance at 1750, but is now retracing to test the new support level. Triple divergence on Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) increases the likelihood of reversal below 1730, warning of a secondary correction. Failure of support at 1650 would confirm. Recovery above 1780 is less likely, but would indicate a primary advance with a target of 1850*.

Nasdaq 100

* Target calculation: 1750 + ( 1750 - 1650 ) = 1850

Canada: TSX

The TSX Composite shows a strong bullish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow (13-week & 21-day). Reversal below 10900/11000 would signal a secondary correction. Breakout above 11600 is unlikely, but would indicate another primary advance.

TSX Daily

United Kingdom: FTSE

The FTSE 100 is testing the new support level at 5200. Bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) warns of a secondary correction. Breakout below 5200 would strengthen the signal; failure of support at 5000 would confirm.

FTSE 100 Daily

Germany: DAX

The DAX is testing the new support level at 5750. Bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) warns of a secondary correction; failure of support at 5450/5500 would confirm.

German DAX

India: Sensex

The Sensex respected resistance at 17500. Bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow (13-week) warns of a secondary correction; failure of support at 16500 would confirm. Breakout above 17500 is unlikely, but would offer a target of 20000*.

Sensex India

* Target calculation: 17500 + ( 17500 - 15000 ) = 20000

Japan: Nikkei

The Nikkei 225 is consolidating between 10200 and 10400. Rising Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) indicates renewed buying pressure. Upward breakout would indicate a primary advance with a target of 11600*. Reversal below 10000, however, would warn of another test of primary support at 9600. And failure of support would signal a primary down-trend.

nikkei 225 japan

* Target calculation: 10600 + ( 10600 - 9600 ) = 11600

South Korea

The Seoul Composite is undergoing a secondary correction, with triple divergence on Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) indicating strong selling pressure. Failure of support at 1600 would offer a target of 1500*.

Seoul Composite Index

* Target calculation: 1600 - ( 1700 - 1600 ) = 1500

China

The Shanghai Composite Index broke out above resistance at 3000/3050, signaling a new primary advance. But continued divergence on Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) indicates hesitancy. In the long term, primary advance would offer a target of 4300*, while failure of support at 2650/2700 would signal a primary down-trend.

Shanghai Composite Index China

* Target calculations: 3500 + ( 3500 - 2700 ) = 4300

The Hang Seng Index is recovering from strong selling pressure, indicated by bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow (13-week). Breakout above resistance at 22000, indicates a primary advance with a target of 23500* Reversal below support at 20400 is unlikely, but would warn of a primary down-trend.

Hang Seng Index Hongkong

* Target calculation: 22000 + ( 22000 - 20500 ) = 23500

Australia: ASX

The All Ordinaries is consolidating in a narrow band between 4800 and 4900. Bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) warns of selling pressure. Breakout below 4800 would warn of a secondary correction; confirmed if support at 4580/4600 is broken. Reversal above 4900, however, would test the key resistance level of 5000*. In the long term, breakout above 5000 would offer a target of 6000*; failure of support at 3700 is unlikely, but would signal a primary down-trend.

ASX All Ordinaries

* Target calculation: 5000 + ( 5000 - 4000 ) = 6000

The ASX 200 is also testing support at 4800. Failure would warn of a correction to test the lower channel border. Bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow (13-week) is weakening and a rise above 30% would indicate buying pressure has resumed; reversal below 20%, however, would indicate selling pressure.

ASX 200


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