Asia: China & Japan weak, India & HK bullish

By Colin Twiggs
October 29th, 2012 11:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. AET)

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China's Shanghai Composite Index respected resistance at 2150 and the descending trendline, indicating another down-swing. Breach of support at 2000 would confirm. Reversal of 63-day Twiggs Momentum below its rising trendline would strengthen the bear signal.

Shanghai Composite Index

* Target calculation: 2150 - ( 2500 - 2150 ) = 1800

Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates buying pressure on Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index. Breakout above 22000 would indicate a primary advance with a long-term target of 26000*.

Hang Seng Index

* Target calculation: 22 + ( 22 - 18 ) = 26

India's Sensex continues to test its new support level at 18500. Recovery above 19000 would confirm the primary up-trend, while breach of support at 18000 would warn of a test of primary support at 16500. Rising 63-day Twiggs Momentum favors a primary advance.


* Target calculation: 18.5 + ( 18.5 - 16.0 ) = 21.0

Singapore's Straits Times index is in a weak up-trend, consolidating below 3100. Breach of support at 3000 would test the lower edge of the trend channel. Reversal of 63-day Twiggs Momentum below zero would suggest further consolidation, while a fall below -5% would indicate a primary down-trend.

Straits Times Index

Japan's Nikkei 225 is testing resistance at 9200. Breakout would indicate a rally to 10200. Oscillation of 63-day Twiggs Momentum below zero, however, continues to indicate a down-trend. Respect of 9200 would indicate another test of primary support at 8500.

Nikkei 225

* Target calculation: 9200 + ( 9200 - 8200 ) = 10200

South Korea's Seoul Composite index is testing support at 1900. Breach would warn of a correction to primary support at 1750. Reversal of 63-day Twiggs Momentum below zero would strengthen the bear signal.

Seoul Composite Index

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