US: S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100

By Colin Twiggs
April 30th, 2012 4:00 a.m. ET (6:00 p.m. AET)

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The S&P 500 respected support at 1350/1370, again confirming the primary up-trend signaled by 63-day Twiggs Momentum in December 2011. Immediate target for the advance is 1450*. Reversal below 1350 is unlikely but would warn of a correction to 1300.

S&P 500

* Target calculation: 1300 + ( 1300 - 1150 ) = 1450

The Nasdaq 100 gapped above 2700, on its way to a re-test of resistance at 2800. Completion of the flag formation indicates another primary advance. Reversal below 2650 is unlikely but would warn of a stronger correction. Retreat of 21-day Twiggs Money Flow below zero would also give a bear warning, while respect of the zero line would indicate buying pressure.

Nasdaq 100

* Target calculation: 2800 + ( 2800 - 2650 ) = 2950

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