No fish on the hook

By Colin Twiggs
September 8, 2016 8:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. AEST)

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Dow Jones Global Index respected the new support level at 316/320, confirming another advance. Momentum troughs above zero flag trend strength. The target is 340*.

DJ Global Index

* Target calculation: 316 + ( 316 - 292 ) = 340

North America

At present we have an incomplete fish hook and no bites.

The S&P 500 continues to consolidate below 2200 with a rounding top. A short downward leg would complete an inverted scallop — like an inverted fishing hook — a strong continuation pattern in bull markets. Respect of support at 2100/2130 would complete the pattern. Twiggs Money Flow strong values continue to indicate buying pressure. All we need is patience.

S&P 500 Index

* Target calculation: 2100 + ( 2100 - 1800 ) = 2400

VIX remains below 20, indicating low market risk.

CBOE Volatility Index


Germany's DAX respected support at 10500, confirming the primary up-trend. The latest Twiggs Money Flow trough high above zero indicates strong buying pressure.


* Target calculation: 10500 + ( 10500 - 9500 ) = 11500

The Footsie retracement found support at 6750. Rising Momentum indicates a healthy up-trend. Expect stubborn resistance at 7000/7100*.

FTSE 100

* Target calculation: 6500 + ( 6500 - 5900 ) = 7100


The ASX 200 is testing the lower trend channel. Bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow warns of strong selling pressure. Breach of the lower trend channel would test primary support at 5000. Respect of 5400 is unlikely but would suggest another swing to the upper trend channel.

ASX 200

* Target calculation: 5400 + ( 5400 - 5100 ) = 5700

The ASX 300 Banks Index is consolidating between 7200 and 8000. Penetration of the descending trendline on the monthly chart suggests that a bottom is forming but declining Twiggs Money Flow peaks warn of strong selling pressure. Downward breakout is more likely.

ASX 300 Banks Index

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