Dow Signals Correction

By Colin Twiggs
August 18, 2009 1:00 a.m. ET (3:00 p.m. AET)

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Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow broke out of its trend channel and through short-term support, warning of a secondary correction.

Dow Jones Industrial Average


The Dow Transport Average likewsise broke through support at 3600.

Dow Jones Transportation Average

S&P 500

The S&P 500 broke through short-term support at 990 — also warning of a secondary correction.

Standard & Poors 500

Shanghai Composite

The fall was initiated by a sharp drop in the Shanghai Composite Index, commencing a secondary correction. The latest gap indicates strong selling pressure.

Shanghai Composite Index


The CRB Commodities Index broke through support at 255, signaling another test of primary support at 230 — and a negative impact on resources stocks.

CRB Commodities Index

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