Markets remain soft
By Colin Twiggs
April 4th, 2011 3:00 a.m. ET (5:00 p.m. AEDT)
The Dow climbed steeply and is now testing the February high of 12400, but bearish divergence on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow highlights light volumes and profit-taking. Expect retracement to test for support.
* Target calculation: 12400 + ( 12400 - 11600 ) = 13200
The S&P 500 displays a similar bearish divergence on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow, warning of medium-term resistance.
* Target calculation: 1340 + ( 1340 - 1260 ) = 1420
The Dow Transport index formed a broadening wedge pattern; upward breakout would signal a fresh advance. Bellwether Fedex has been hit by higher oil prices, but there is no cause for alarm unless we see a fall below the recent ($85) support level.
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The Nasdaq 100 Price Ratio shows the index is under-performing relative to the S&P 500 — another sign that the market is soft. Normally the Nasdaq streaks ahead of broader indexes during a primary advance. Declining 13-week Twiggs Money Flow also suggests weakness.
The $CADOW shows a similar bearish divergence on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow, warning of another correction.
Declining Twiggs Momentum on the TSX Composite suggests weakness. Reversal below zero, or below 13900 on the index chart, would warn of another test of support at 13500.
The FTSE 100 closed above 6000 on Friday, indicating a test of 6100, but 21-day Twiggs Money Flow reversal below zero would warn of selling pressure.
* Target calculation: 6100 + ( 6100 - 5600 ) = 6600
The DAX also rallied sharply, but (declining) 13-week Twiggs Money Flow continues to warn of weakness.
Falling Momentum on the CAC-40 warns that the up-trend is slowing; reversal below zero would strengthen the signal.
The Sensex rallied above its trend channel, indicating that the primary down-trend is losing momentum. Twiggs Money Flow (13-week) remains below zero, however, and a peak below the zero line would signal continuation of the down-trend.
* Target calculation: 17500 - ( 18500 - 17500 ) = 16500
The Straits Times Index also breached its trend channel, suggesting that the primary down-trend is losing momentum. Expect retracement to test for support after the steep ascent.
* STI Target: 2970 - ( 3120 - 2970 ) = 2820
The Nikkei 225 recovered more than a thousand points, but Momentum below zero warns of another test of support between 8600 and 8800.
The Seoul Composite Index is testing its January high at 2120. Rising 21-day Twiggs Money Flow continues to indicate medium-term buying pressure. Reversal below 2100 is unlikely at present, but would test support at 2000.
* Target calculation: 1920 - ( 2000 - 1920 ) = 1840
The Dow Jones Taiwan Index broke above its trend channel, but Twiggs Momentum below zero warns of further weakness; a peak below zero would strengthen the signal. Failure of support at 195 is unlikely, but would warn of another down-swing.
The Shanghai Composite Index is consolidating between 2850 and 3000; upward breakout would indicate a test of 3200. Bearish divergence on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow, however, warns of selling pressure. Downward breakout would test primary support at 2650.
* Target calculations: 3100 + ( 3100 - 2700 ) = 3500
The Hang Seng Index gapped through resistance at 24000, a bullish sign indicating another test of 25000. Bullish divergence on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow confirms buying pressure.
The Bovespa Index broke through 68000, signaling another test of 72000. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow confirms strong buying pressure.
* Target calculation: 68000 + ( 68000 - 64000 ) = 72000
The JSE Overall Index broke above its upper trend channel, while bullish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates a test of 33000. Breakout above resistance would offer a target of 36000*.
* Target calculation: 33000 + ( 33000 - 30000 ) = 36000
The NZX50 broke through resistance while 13-week Twiggs Money Flow surged above zero, signaling a primary advance to 3550*.
* Target calculation: 3425 + ( 3425 - 3300 ) = 3550
The All Ordinaries is testing resistance at 5000. Rising Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) indicates buying pressure. Breakout above 5000 would offer a target of 5400*.
* Target calculation: 5000 + ( 5000 - 4600 ) = 5400
Bullish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow also indicates buying pressure. Expect an attempt at 5000.
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