Selling pressure warns of correction

By Colin Twiggs
March 19th, 2012 7:00 a.m. ET (10:00 p.m. AET)

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Medium-term selling pressure, signaled by bearish divergence on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow, continues to warn of a correction in US and Asia-Pacific markets. The Dow Jones TSM (formerly "Wilshire") Asia-Pacific Index displays a bearish divergence since mid-February. Reversal below 1280 would confirm a correction.

Dow Jones TSM (formerly

Dow Jones Industrial Average shows a similar bearish divergence, though the latest down-turn was exaggerated by triple-witching hour [TW] on Friday. Reversal below 12750 would confirm a correction.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

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