S&P 500 and Nasdaq consolidate

By Colin Twiggs
May 28th, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET (5:00 p.m. AET)

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The S&P 500 finished the week having twice respected support at the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of 1292/1296 on the hourly chart. Recovery above resistance at 1330 would indicate the end of the secondary correction.

S&P 500 Hourly Chart

21-Day Twiggs Money Flow below zero, however, continues to warn of selling pressure. Reversal below 1290 remains likely and would test primary support at 1150.

S&P 500

* Target calculation: 1350 - ( 1400 - 1350 ) = 1300

On the weekly chart, the Nasdaq 100 continues to test support at 2500. Breach of the rising trendline would warn that the primary up-trend is weakening. The sharp fall on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates selling pressure and reversal below zero would suggest a primary down-trend.

Nasdaq 100

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