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Divergence warns of a correction

By Colin Twiggs
February 28th, 2011 12:30 a.m. ET (5:30 p.m. AEDT)

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Global

The Dow Global index ($DJWO) having reached its target of 264* displays a bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow (13-week), warning of selling pressure. Penetration of the rising (olive) trendline would indicate a correction. The primary trend remains up, with support at 236.

Dow Jones Global Index

* Target calculations: 250 + ( 250 - 236 ) = 264

USA

Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow found support at 12000 after penetrating the (olive) trendline. There is no indication of selling pressure from Twiggs Money Flow (21-day), but reversal below 12000 would signal a correction.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

* Target calculation: 11200 + ( 11200 - 9800 ) = 12600

S&P 500

The S&P 500 gives a clearer warning of selling pressure, with bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow. Failure of support at 1300 would signal a correction.

Standard & Poors 500 chart

* Target calculation: 1220 + ( 1220 - 1020 ) = 1420

Transport

Fedex fell sharply after a false breakout above 96. Recovery above 90 would be reassuring, while follow-through would signal a correction — and suggest that economic activity is weakening.

Dow Transport Index

Technology

The Nasdaq 100 also displays bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow. Reversal below the 2007 high at 2250 would warn of a correction to the long-term trendline.

Nasdaq 100

* Target calculation: 2050 + ( 2050 - 1750 ) = 2350

Canada: TSX

The TSX Composite displays rising Momentum....

TSX Composite

..... but bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow from the $CADOW continues to warn of a correction. Penetration of the (olive) rising trendline would strengthen the warning, suggesting a test of the longer-term (green) trendline.

TSX Composite

United Kingdom

Bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow warns of selling pressure on the FTSE 100. Failure of support at 5850 would warn of a correction, while breakout above 6100 would signal an advance to the 2007 high at 6750*.

FTSE 100 Daily

* Target calculation: 5800 + ( 5800 - 4800 ) = 6800

Germany

The DAX is testing support at 7000. Failure would breach both the rising (green) trendline and the lower border of the bearish ascending broadening wedge pattern, warning of a correction. Twiggs Money Flow (13-week), however, remains positive.

German DAX

France

The CAC-40 found support at 4000 and rising Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) indicates buying pressure. Follow-though above 4150 would offer a long-term target of 4750*. Retreat below 4000 is less likely, but would warn of a correction to test the rising (light green) trendline around 3750.

France CAC-40

* Target calculation: 4050 + ( 4050 - 3350 ) = 4750

India

The Sensex remains in a primary down-trend, testing support at 17500. Failure would signal a decline to 16500*. Declining Twiggs Money Flow (13-week) below zero indicates strong selling pressure.

Sensex India

* Target calculation: 17500 - ( 18500 - 17500 ) = 16500

Singapore

The $SGDOW broke support at 250 to confirm the primary down-trend on the Straits Times Index. Declining Twiggs Money Flow (13-week) below zero indicates strong selling pressure.

Singapore

* STI Target: 3100 - ( 3300 - 3100 ) = 2900

Japan

The Nikkei 225 penetrated its rising trendline to warn of slowing momentum. Bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow (13-week) indicates selling pressure. Reversal below 10400 would confirm a correction.

Japan

* Target calculation: 11400 + ( 11400 - 8800 ) = 14000

South Korea

The Seoul Composite Index is undergoing a correction. Expect a test of the long-term (green) trendline and support at 1850. Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) below zero indicates continued selling pressure.

South Korea

Taiwan

The Dow Jones Taiwan Index recovered above support at 205, but bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow (13-week) continues to warn of a correction. Reversal below 205 would confirm.

Taiwan Index

China

The Shanghai Composite Index is more positive, testing medium-term resistance at 2950. Breakout would mean a test of 3150 — and breakout above 3150 would signal a primary advance to 3500*.

Shanghai Composite Index

* Target calculations: 3100 + ( 3100 - 2700 ) = 3500

The Hang Seng Index is weaker, testing primary support at 22500. Failure would signal a primary decline to 20500*. Twiggs Money Flow (13-week) reversal below zero would signal a primary down-trend.

Hang Seng Index Hongkong

* Target calculation: 22500 - ( 24500 - 22500 ) = 20500

Brazil

The Bovespa Index is in a primary down-trend, but Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) oscillating around zero signals uncertainty. Follow-through below 67000 would indicate another test of primary support at 64000; failure offering a target of 60000*.

Brazil Bovespa

* Target calculation: 64000 - ( 68000 - 64000 ) = 60000

Australia: ASX

The All Ordinaries is testing support at 4900; failure would warn of a correction. Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) reversal below zero would confirm. Recovery above 5000 is less likely, but would offer a long-term target of 5750*.

ASX All Ordinaries

* Target calculation: 5000 + ( 5000 - 4250 ) = 5750

Twiggs Momentum on the ASX 200 continues to oscillate above the zero line, indicating a healthy up-trend. Breakout above 5000 would signal a fresh primary advance, while reversal below 4800 would warn of a correction.

ASX 200

* Target calculation: 4800 + ( 4800 - 4600 ) = 5000



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