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Selling pressure rises

By Colin Twiggs
June 6th, 2011 6:30 a.m. ET (8:30 p.m. AET)

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The Dow Jones Global Index has twice broken its long-term ascending trendline, indicating that the primary trend is losing momentum. The 21-day Twiggs Money Flow fall below zero warns of selling pressure. Failure of support at 258 would test primary support at 250. Recovery above 266 is unlikely, but would signal a fresh advance.

Dow Jones Global Index

USA

Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow is undergoing a correction, headed for the long-term trendline below 12000. Bearish divergence on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow continues to warn of selling pressure. Primary support remains at 11600.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

* Target calculation: 12400 + ( 12400 - 11600 ) = 13200

S&P 500

The S&P 500 is undergoing a similar correction. Bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow warns of selling pressure. Failure of support at 1300 would test the primary level at 1250.

Standard & Poors 500 chart

* Target calculation: 1350 + ( 1350 - 1250 ) = 1450

Transport

Fedex 21-day Twiggs Money Flow descent below zero warns of selling pressure. Failure of support at 85 would confirm another primary down-trend. UPS is also testing support at its 6-month low. A primary reversal on the two would have negative implications for the broader economy.

Dow Transport Index

Technology

The Nasdaq 100 is headed for a test of primary support at 2200. Bearish divergence on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow continues to warn of strong selling pressure.

Nasdaq 100

* Target calculation: 2400 + ( 2400 - 2200 ) = 2600

Canada: TSX

The TSX Composite Index is again testing former primary support at 13500. Downward breakout would signal a primary down-trend; follow-through below 13400 would confirm. Rising 21-day Twiggs Money Flow, however, indicates buying support. Respect of 13400 would strengthen the signal.

TSX Composite

United Kingdom

The FTSE 100 found support at 5850, indicated by long tails and rising 21-day Twiggs Money Flow. But the longer-term picture for Twiggs Money Flow is bearish and failure of support would signal a test of the primary level at 5600.

FTSE 100 Daily

* Target calculation: 6100 + ( 6100 - 5600 ) = 6600

Germany

The DAX is headed for a test of the rising trendline. Breach of support at 7000 would confirm. Descent of 21-day Twiggs Money Flow below zero confirms strong selling pressure.

German DAX

* Target calculation: 7500 + ( 7500 - 6500 ) = 8500

France

The CAC-40 likewise displays strong selling pressure, with 21-day Twiggs Money Flow below zero. Failure of medium-term support at 3880 would test primary support at 3700.

France CAC-40

India

The Sensex is testing 18600 Monday. Breakout would indicate another bear rally, but the higher trough suggests that the down-trend is ending. Recovery above the descending trendline would confirm. The small bullish divergence on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow indicates short-term buying pressure.

Sensex India

Singapore

The Straits Times Index is headed for another test of 3100 Monday. Breakout would test primary support at 2920.

Singapore

Japan

The Nikkei 225 broke medium-term support at 9400 Monday, signaling a test of primary support at 8600. Descending 21-day Twiggs Money Flow confirms selling pressure.

Japan

South Korea

The Seoul Composite Index continues to test resistance at 2150; breakout would signal an advance to 2300*. The sharp fall on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow, however, warns of selling pressure. Reversal below 2040 would test primary support at 1920.

South Korea

* Target calculation: 2100 + ( 2100 - 1900 ) = 2300

Taiwan

The Dow Jones Taiwan Index is also strengthening. Breakout above 216 would signal a fresh advance. Breakout above the descending trendine on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow would confirm buying pressure.

Taiwan Index

* Target calculation: 220 + ( 220 - 195 ) = 245

China

The Shanghai Composite Index is closed Monday, after recovering above support at 2700. Narrow consolidation between 2700 and 2750 would be a bearish sign. Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) below zero indicates selling pressure. Reversal below 2650 would confirm the primary down-trend signaled by the Shenzhen Index.

Shanghai Composite Index

The Shenzhen Composite Index retraced to test the new band of resistance, between 1130 and 1140. Descending 21-day Twiggs Money Flow confirms selling pressure.

Shenzhen Index

* Target calculation: 1140 - ( 1300 - 1140 ) = 980

The Hang Seng Index is headed for another test of primary support at 22200. Retreat below zero by 21-day Twiggs Money Flow would warn of strong selling pressure.

Hang Seng Index Hongkong

Brazil: Bovespa

The Bovespa Index recovered to test resistance at 65000. Respect would confirm the decline to 58000*, while breakout would test the descending trendline. Twiggs Money Flow continues to reflect selling pressure.

Brazil Bovespa

* Target calculation: 64000 - ( 70000 - 64000 ) = 58000

South Africa: JSE

The JSE Overall Index is again testing medium-term support at 31400; breach would test primary support at 30000. Respect would again test 33000. Reversal below zero by 21-day Twiggs Money Flow would increase selling pressure.

JSE Overall Index

* Target calculation: 33000 + ( 33000 - 30000 ) = 36000

New Zealand: NZX

The NZ50 retreated below the rising trendline, warning of a correction to the long-term ascending trendline. Reversal below zero by 21-day Twiggs Money Flow would confirm selling pressure.

NZX 50 Index

* Target calculation: 3425 + ( 3425 - 3300 ) = 3550

Australia: ASX

The All Ordinaries is headed for a test of primary support at 4600. Reversal below zero by 21-day Twiggs Money Flow would confirm selling pressure. Failure of support would signal a primary down-trend.

ASX All Ordinaries

* Target calculation: 5000 + ( 5000 - 4600 ) = 5400

On the ASX 200, descending 13-week Twiggs Money Flow now indicates selling pressure. Breach of primary support at 4500 would confirm a primary down-trend.

ASX 200


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(His observation also applies to the Fed)

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