Markets lack enthusiasm
By Colin Twiggs
November 26th, 2015 6:00 p.m. AEDT (2:00 a.m. EST)
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The S&P 500 hesitated at 2100, short candle ranges indicating a lack of interest ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Lower 21-day Twiggs Money Flow likewise indicates a lack of enthusiasm. Reversal below 2000 is unlikely but would warn of another test of primary support at 1870. Expect strong resistance at 2130 but an upward breakout remains more likely — and would signal a fresh advance to 2400*.
* Target calculation: 2130 + ( 2130 - 1870 ) = 2390
Declining CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) below 20 indicates market risk is returning to normal.
Canada's TSX 60 hesitated at 800, but the (bear) rally to 825 seems on track. The 13-week Twiggs Momentum peaks below zero continue to warn of a strong primary down-trend. Recovery above 825 is unlikely, while failure of support at 765 would confirm another decline.
* Target calculation: 775 - ( 825 - 775 ) = 725
Germany's DAX broke resistance at 11000, signaling another test of 12400. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term buying pressure. Reversal below medium-term support at 10600 is unlikely, but would warn of a decline to primary support at 9400/9500.
The Footsie is strengthening, with a 13-week Twiggs Money Flow trough above zero indicating medium-term buying pressure. Breakout above 6500 and the descending trendline would signal another test of 7000/7100. Reversal below 6100 is unlikely but would threaten primary support at 6000.
The Shanghai Composite Index respected its new support level at 3500, indicating a test of resistance at 4000. 13-Week Twiggs Money Flow suggests modest buying pressure. Government intervention has created artificial support and I would adopt a cautious approach.
Japan's Nikkei 225 found short-term resistance at 20000 but this is unlikely to impede the advance to 21000 for long. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates buying pressure.
* Target calculation: 19000 + ( 19000 - 17000 ) = 21000
India's Sensex remains weak, having retreated below the former band of primary support at 26000/26500. Reversal of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow below zero would warn of another down-swing, with a target of 23500*. Recovery above the upper trend channel at 27000 is unlikely, but would suggest a rally to 30000.
* Target calculation: 25000 - ( 26500 - 25000 ) = 23500
The ASX 200 is testing short-term support at 5200. Sharp decline on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow warns of selling pressure. Breach of 5200 would warn of another test of primary support at 5000. Respect of support is as likely, however, and would indicate a test of 5400. I suspect the index will range between 5000 and 5400 until the new year, possibly longer.
* Target calculation: 5000 - ( 6000 - 5000 ) = 4000
On Thanksgiving Day ~ Psalm 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
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