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Gold says no Grexit
By Colin Twiggs
July 2nd, 2015 6:30 p.m. AET (4:30 a.m. EDT)
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Europe and Greece
Gold is unfazed by the Greek crisis. Normally the preferred haven during any international upheaval, gold broke medium-term support at $1170, warning of a test of the primary level at $1140 per ounce.
* Target calculation: 1200 - ( 1400 - 1200 ) = 1000
Niels Jensen at Absolute Return Partners sums up Greece's referendum with this observation:
Bookmakers Ladbrokes are also firmly backing a "Yes" vote, with odds of 3 to 1 in favor.
Germany and the UK
Germany's DAX is testing support at 11000. Recovery of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow above its descending trendline suggests that selling pressure is easing. Follow-through above 11500 would signal a fresh advance.
Outside of the Euro-zone, the Footsie broke support at 6700, indicating a test of primary support at 6100. Breach of primary support is unlikely and a 13-week Twiggs Money Flow trough above zero would signal buying support.
* Target calculation: 6700 - ( 7100 - 6700 ) = 6300
The S&P 500 is testing medium-term support at 2040. Declining 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates moderate selling pressure. The index is likely to range between 2040 and 2120 until there is certainty about the situation in Europe.
* Target calculation: 2120 + ( 2120 - 2040 ) = 2200
The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) spiked briefly but remains at low levels typical of a bull market.
Canada's TSX 60 broke support at 850, warning of a test of primary support at 800. Resource-rich economies like Canada and Australia have been hard hit by the decline in commodity prices. Decline of 13-week Twiggs Momentum below zero warns of further weakness. Recovery above the descending trendline and 875 is unlikely at present.
* Target calculation: 850 - ( 900 - 850 ) = 800
The Shanghai Composite broke support at 4000 today, closing at 3912 and warning of a test of 3000*. Bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term selling pressure. Recovery above 4500 is unlikely at present.
* Target calculation: 4000 - ( 5000 - 4000 ) = 3000
Japan's Nikkei 225 continues to test support at 20000. Respect and follow-through above 20500 would suggest an advance to 22000*. Recovery of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow above its descending trendline would strengthen the signal. Breach of 20000, however, would warn of a correction.
* Target calculation: 20000 + ( 20000 - 18000 ) = 22000
India's Sensex is testing resistance at 28000 (28035 at 1:42 p.m. IST). Breakout would signal another test of 30000. A higher trough on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term buying pressure. Breach of support at 26500 is unlikely, but would warn of a primary down-trend with support at 23000*.
* Target calculation: 26500 - ( 30000 - 26500 ) = 23000
The ASX 200 recovered above support at 5450. Follow-through above 5650 and the descending trendline would signal the correction is over, but respect of resistance remains as likely and would warn of further weakness. 13-Week Twiggs Money Flow is now gradually rising, indicating moderate buying pressure.
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