Asian Markets Rally

By Colin Twiggs
November 9, 2:30 a.m. ET (6:30 p.m. AET)

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The Dow Industrial Average recovered above 10000, but awaits confirmation from other indexes. Asia-Pacific markets responded positively on Monday, with strong gains on the ASX and Hang Seng indexes. Failure of the Dow to follow-through above 10100, however, will raise doubt about its ability to continue the advance.


The Shanghai Composite Index spent most of Monday testing short-term support at 3150 before rallying to test resistance at 3180. Narrow consolidation signals continuation of the up-trend.

Shanghai Composite Index China

Source: Yahoo Finance

Rising Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) indicates a resurgence of buyers. Breakout above 3100 signals an advance to 3500; retracement that respects the new support level (at 3100) would confirm. Reversal below 2950 is unlikely, but would indicate another test of primary support at 2700.

Shanghai Composite Index China

The Hang Seng Index recovered above 22000 on Monday, signaling an advance to the upper trend channel at 24000*. Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) holding above zero indicates buying support. Reversal below the lower trend channel is unlikely, but would warn that the up-trend is weakening.

Hang Seng Index Hongkong

* Target calculation: 22000 + ( 22000 - 20000 ) = 24000

India: Sensex

The Sensex found short-term support at 15500 before rallying to test 16500. Respect of resistance would signal a decline to 14800/15000. Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) failure to recover above the zero line would indicate strong selling pressure.

Sensex India

Japan: Nikkei

The Nikkei 225 consolidated below 9850 for most of Monday. Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) respecting the zero line indicates buying support. Reversal below 9600, however, would signal a primary down-trend.

nikkei 225 japan

* Target calculation: 10600 + ( 10600 - 9600 ) = 11600

South Korea

The Seoul Composite is headed for a test of its upper trend channel, closing at 1580 on Monday. Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) below zero indicates continued selling pressure.

Seoul Composite Index

Australia: ASX

The All Ordinaries displays a broadening wedge consolidation. Monday follow-through from Friday's rally indicates a test of the upper border at 5000. Reversal below 4500, however, would signal a secondary correction with a target of 4000*. Twiggs Money Flow (21-day) respect of the zero line from below would warn of strong selling pressure.

ASX All Ordinaries

* Target calculation: 4500 - ( 5000 - 4500 ) = 4000

The ASX 200 also displays a broadening wedge. Expect a rally to test the upper trend channel at 5000. Twiggs Money Flow (13-week) holding above 20% indicates buying support.

ASX 200

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