S&P 500 breaks 1200

By Colin Twiggs
November 28th, 2011 4:00 a.m. ET (8:00 p.m. AET)

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The S&P 500 index broke medium-term support at 1200 and is headed for a test of the primary level at 1100. Failure would offer a target of 900*. The 63-day Twiggs Momentum peak below zero warns of a primary down-trend.

S&P 500 Index

* Target calculation: 1100 - ( 1300 - 1100 ) = 900

NASDAQ 100 index is similarly headed for the band of primary support between 2000 and 2050. Bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow warns of strong selling pressure. failure of support would signal a primary decline to 1600*.

NASDAQ 100 Index

* Target calculation: 2000 - ( 2400 - 2000 ) = 1600

Dow Jones Industrial Average monthly chart shows the index testing medium-term support at 11000. The 63-day Twiggs Momentum peak below zero again warns of a primary down-trend. Breach of support would test the primary level at 10400; and failure of that level would remove any doubt regarding a bear market.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

* Target calculation: 10400 - ( 12300 - 10400 ) = 8500

Europe weakens

A monthly chart of Dow Jones Europe shows the index testing primary support at 210. A peak below zero on 63-day Twiggs Momentum indicates a strong primary down-trend. Failure of support would offer a medium-term target of 160*.

Dow Jones Europe Index

* Target calculation: 210 - ( 260 - 210 ) = 160

Italy's MIB Index is headed for another test of primary support at 13000 on the weekly chart. Respect of the descending trendline suggests another primary decline. Reversal of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow below zero would also warn of rising selling pressure. And breach of primary support would signal a decline to 9000*.


* Target calculation: 13 - ( 17 - 13 ) = 9

The UK's FTSE 100 index is also headed for a test of primary support at 4800. 63-Day Twiggs Momentum peaking below zero indicates a strong primary down-trend. Failure of primary support would offer a target of 4000*.

FTSE 100 Index

* Target calculation: 4800 - ( 5600 - 4800 ) = 4000

Disregarding the big swing and trying to jump in and out was fatal to me. Nobody can catch all the fluctuations.

~ Jesse Livermore

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