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S&P500 follows through

By Colin Twiggs
August 4th, 2013 9:00 pm EDT (11:00 am AET)

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The S&P 500 followed through above resistance at 1700, indicating an advance to 1800*. Bearish divergence on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow suggests selling pressure, but this is not as pronounced on the weekly chart and a peak above the May high would negate this. Reversal below support at 1675 remains unlikely, but would warn of another test of primary support at 1560.

S&P 500

* Target calculation: 1680 + ( 1680 - 1560 ) = 1800

The VIX below 15 indicates historically low market risk.

VIX Index

The Dollar Index is testing resistance at 82.50. Breakout would indicate the correction is over, suggesting an advance to 84.50. A 63-day Twiggs Momentum trough above zero would strengthen the signal.

Dollar Index

Gold continues to test support at $1300/ounce. Breach would suggest another test of primary support at $1200, while failure of primary support would offer a target of $1050*. Dollar Index breakout above 82.50 would strengthen the bear signal. Recovery above 1350 is less likely, but would indicate continuation of the rally to $1400/ounce.

Spot Gold

* Target calculation: 1200 - ( 1350 - 1200 ) = 1050



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