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Asia: India breaks out, ASX near target

By Colin Twiggs
November 5th, 2013 1:00 a.m. ET (5:00 p.m. AEDT)

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India's Sensex broke out above its 2007 and 2010 highs at 21000. Expect retracement to test the new support level. Respect would signal a primary advance with a target of 24000*. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow suggests medium-term buying pressure. Reversal below 20500 is unlikely, but would warn of a correction to primary support at 18000.

Sensex

* Target calculation: 21000 + ( 21000 - 18000 ) = 24000

Japan's Nikkei 225 again respected resistance at 15000. Declining 13-week Twiggs Money Flow suggests medium-term selling pressure. Breakout above 15000 would signal an advance to 17500*, but reversal below the October low is more likely and would test primary support at 13200, penetration of the rising trendline warning of trend weakness.

Nikkei 225

* Target calculation: 15000 + ( 15000 - 12500 ) = 17500

Singapore's Straits Times Index is heading for another test of long-term resistance at 3300. Breakout would signal a primary advance to 3600*. But 13-week Twiggs Momentum below zero warns of a primary down-trend and reversal below the rising trendline would strengthen the signal. Breach of support at 3000 would confirm a primary down-trend.

Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3300 + ( 3300 - 3000 ) = 3600

China's Shanghai Composite is consolidating below resistance at 2150/2160. Breakout below 2100 would signal a correction to primary support at 1950, while recovery above the upper trend channel at 2200 would suggest another advance; follow-through above 2250 confirming a primary up-trend. Declining 21-day Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term selling pressure, but respect of the zero line would suggest long-term support.

Shanghai Composite Index

Hong Kong's Hang Seng is again testing resistance at 23500 on the weekly chart. Breakout would signal a primary advance, with a medium-term target of 24500 and a long-term target of 28000*. Follow-through above 24000 would confirm. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow suggests medium-term buying pressure; a trough above zero would strengthen the signal. Reversal below 22500 is unlikely, but would warn of a correction to 21500 or the primary trendline.

Hang Seng Index

* Target calculation: 24000 + ( 24000 - 20000 ) = 28000

The ASX 200 found short-term support at 5390, short retracement suggesting buying pressure. Penetration of the descending trendline on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow, after a mild bearish divergence, would confirm this. Breakout above 5450 would test 5500, exceeding the target for the current advance. Respect of resistance remains as likely, however, and would warn of a correction to 5250/5300; confirmed if support at 5390 is broken. In the longer term, another Twiggs Money Flow trough above zero would suggest a healthy primary up-trend.

ASX 200

* Target calculation: 5300 + ( 5300 - 5150 ) = 5450



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