Sensex breakout

India’s Sensex broke through resistance at 29000, signaling another advance. Twiggs Money Flow swung upward, the trough above zero indicating strong buying pressure. Resistance at the 2015 high of 30000 may yet prove stubborn, but the target for the advance is 32000*.

Sensex Index

* Target: 29000 + ( 29000 – 26000 ) = 32000

India: Sensex resistance continues

India’s Sensex continues to meet resistance at 29000. Twiggs Money Flow now displays a mild bearish divergence. Breakout above 29000 would find resistance at the 2015 high of 30000 which may prove stubborn. Reversal below 28000 is less likely but would warn of another test of primary support at 26000.

Sensex Index

India looks bullish

India’s Sensex is again testing resistance at 29000, while rising Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term buying pressure. Breakout would offer a target of 32000* but the index will first have to overcome strong resistance at its 2015 high of 30000.

Sensex Index

* Target: 29000 + ( 29000 – 26000 ) = 32000

India’s Sensex meets resistance

India’s Sensex is running into resistance at 29000, with last week’s doji candlestick indicating indecision. Twiggs Money Flow recovered above zero but has since leveled off. Breakout above 29000 would find long-term resistance at 30000 which may prove to be stubborn. Reversal below 28000 would warn of another correction to test support at 26000.

Sensex Index

India: Sensex

India’s Sensex rallied off support at 26000, but Twiggs Money Flow still warns of selling pressure. Breach of 26000 would indicate a test of 25000.

Sensex Index

India: Sensex support

India’s Sensex found support at 26000, this week’s long tail suggesting buying pressure. Declining Twiggs Money Flow still signals selling pressure, however, and breach of 26000 would indicate a test of 25000.

Sensex Index

Support levels are fairly weak all the way down to 23000 because of the absence of strong corrections during the March to September 2016 advance.

India: Sensex rally overwhelmed by selling pressure

Last week’s rally exhausted itself and India’s Sensex is again testing support at 26000. Decline of Money Flow below zero reflects selling pressure. Breach of 26000 is likely and would indicate a test of 25000. Support levels are fairly weak all the way down to 23000 because of the absence of strong corrections during the March to September 2016 advance.

Sensex Index

India: Sensex breaks support

India’s Sensex broke support at 27600, after breaking below its trend channel, warning of a correction to 26000. Bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow indicates long-term selling pressure.

SENSEX

Some would argue that the target should be 25000, the low of September 2015. The recent primary down-trend (March 2015 to February 2016) was followed by a strong reaction, from 23000 to 29000, which exceeded the previous high of 27500 (October 2015). Correction is likely to retrace at least half of the reaction, in other words at least to 26000, but there is no clear support level other than the February/March lows at 23000.

India

India’s Sensex continues to consolidating above support at 27600 after breaking below its trend channel. Bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow warns of long-term selling pressure. Breach of 27600 remains likely and would signal a correction to 26000.

SENSEX

India: Sensex correction likely

India’s Sensex is consolidating above support at 27600 after breaking below its trend channel. Bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow warns of long-term selling pressure. Breach of 27600 is likely and would signal a correction to 26000.

SENSEX

India: Sensex threatens correction

India’s Sensex broke below its trend channel, and is testing support at 27600. Breach would signal a correction. Bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow warns of long-term selling pressure. Breakout below 27600 is likely and would warn of a test of 26000.

SENSEX

India’s Sensex hesitates

India’s Sensex broke below its trend channel, warning of a correction. The short inverted hammer (or gravestone) signals indecision. But bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow warns of long-term selling pressure. Breakout below 27600 is expected and would warn of a test of 26000.

SENSEX

India: Sensex breaks trend channel

India’s Sensex broke below its trend channel, warning of a correction. Expect a test of support at 26000.

SENSEX

India: Sensex spinning tops

India’s Sensex is consolidating below medium-term resistance at 29000. Spinning tops and dojis signal indecision. Breakout above 29000 is likely and would test the 2015 highs at 30000. Expect strong resistance at 30000. Penetration of the lower trend channel would warn of a correction.

SENSEX

India: SENSEX trend channel

India’s Sensex respected support at the lower channel of a linear regression channel from March 2016. Short candlesticks for the last two weeks indicate some hesitancy, but breakout above 29000 is likely and would indicate a test of long-term resistance at 30000. Rising Twiggs Money Flow, with troughs above zero, indicates long-term buying pressure.

SENSEX

Asia steadies

China’s Shanghai Composite Index steadied and is again testing resistance at 3100. Breakout would signal a primary up-trend. Rising troughs on Twiggs Money Flow indicate buying pressure.

Shanghai Composite Index

Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index rallied for another test of resistance at 17000. Breakout above 17000 would suggest a primary up-trend. Follow-through above 17600, completing a broad double-bottom, would confirm. Further consolidation, however, is more likely.

Nikkei 225 Index

India’s BSE Sensex broke out of its narrow rectangle at 28000, signaling another advance. Expect a test of the 2015 high at 30000. Bearish divergence on Twiggs Money Flow now appears misleading.

SENSEX

No fireworks yet

The S&P 500 is testing resistance at the previous high of 2130. Down-turn on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow warns of short-term selling pressure; a fall below zero would indicate strong resistance. Reversal below 2050 is unlikely, but would indicate another test of primary support at 1870.

S&P 500 Index

* Target calculation: 2000 + ( 2000 – 1870 ) = 2130

A declining CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) indicates market risk is easing.

S&P 500 VIX

NYSE short sales remain subdued.

NYSE Short Sales

Nasdaq 100 broke resistance at 4700 and is approaching its previous (March 2000) high of 4816. 13-Week Twiggs Money Flow is rising steeply but expect resistance at 4800. Breakout would be a positive sign for the large cap S&P 500 and Dow Industrial indices.

Nasdaq 100

Canada’s TSX 60 is far more hesitant, testing stubborn resistance at 825. Breakout would signal a fresh advance, but follow-through below 800 would be bearish and failure of 775 would warn of another decline. Recovery of 13-week Twiggs Momentum above -5% would offer some hope, but the index remains tentative.

TSX 60 Index

* Target calculation: 775 – ( 825 – 775 ) = 725

Europe

Germany’s DAX is consolidating below resistance at 11000; a bullish sign. Recovery of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow above zero indicates medium-term buying pressure. Breakout above 11000 and the descending trendline would suggest another test of the previous high at 12400.

DAX

The Footsie is similarly testing resistance at 6500. Breakout would suggest another test of the previous high at 7100. 13-Week Twiggs Money Flow troughs above zero indicate long-term buying pressure. Reversal below 6250 is unlikely, but would warn of another test of primary support at 6000.

FTSE 100

Asia

The Shanghai Composite Index is testing resistance at 3500. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates buying pressure. Breakout would signal an advance to 4000, but I remain wary because of government intervention.

Dow Jones Shanghai Index

Japan’s Nikkei 225 is testing resistance at 19000. Breakout would signal another test of 21000. Respect is less likely, but reversal below 18500 would warn of another test of primary support at 17000.

Nikkei 225 Index

* Target calculation: 19000 + ( 19000 – 17000 ) = 21000

India’s Sensex is testing the former primary support level at 26500 after encountering resistance at 27500. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow troughs above zero indicate long-term buying pressure. Respect of 26500 is likely and would indicate continuation of the rally (to 28500). Failure of support would warn of a primary decline.

SENSEX

* Target calculation: 25000 – ( 27500 – 25000 ) = 22500

Australia

The ASX 200 is testing medium-term support at 5150. Reversal of 21-day Twiggs Money Flow below zero indicates medium-term selling pressure. Breach of 5150 is likely and would warn of another test of primary support at 5000. Recovery above 5400 is unlikely at this stage, but would suggest an advance to 6000.

ASX 200

* Target calculation: 5000 – ( 5400 – 5000 ) = 4600


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Iron ore headed for the smelter

Bloomberg News quotes Zhu Jimin, deputy head of the China Iron & Steel Association, representing major steel producers, at their quarterly briefing on Wednesday:

“Production cuts are slower than the contraction in demand, therefore oversupply is worsening.”

“China’s steel demand evaporated at unprecedented speed as the nation’s economic growth slowed,” Zhu said. “As demand quickly contracted, steel mills are lowering prices in competition to get contracts.”

Little wonder that bulk commodity prices are falling sharply.

RBA: Bulk Commodity Prices

Australian producers have been ramping up production to compensate for lower prices.

RBA: Bulk Commodity Exports

But with further production due to come on line, the market looks ready for a meltdown. This from David Llewellyn-Smith at Macrobusiness:

Yes, China is still shutting in supply and is on track for 270 million tonnes this year but it’s not going to drop enough in the future (at the very best down to 200mt) as Roy Hill, Sino, Anglo, Vale and India (and possibly Tonkolili as well) continue the great ramp up, adding another 200mt plus in the next two years even as Chinese steel production keeps falling at 2-3% per year, taking 40mt per annum out of demand….. the total seaborne iron ore market is about to peak and then shrink….

The ASX 300 Metals & Mining Index is testing its 2008 low. Breach appears likely and would offer a target of 1700*.

ASX 300 Metals & Mining Index

* Target calculation: 2200 – ( 2700 – 2200 ) = 1700

North America

The S&P 500 respected support at 2050 and is headed for a test of the previous high at 2130 on the back of strong earnings performance. Rising 21-day Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term buying pressure but expect strong resistance at 2130. Reversal below 2050 is unlikely, but would warn of another test of primary support at 1870.

S&P 500 Index

* Target calculation: 2000 + ( 2000 – 1870 ) = 2130

A declining CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) indicates market risk is easing.

S&P 500 VIX

NYSE short sales remain subdued.

NYSE Short Sales

Dow Jones Industrial Average is similarly headed for a test of 18300, with 13-week Twiggs Money Flow rising steeply.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Canada’s TSX 60 continues to test stubborn resistance at 825. Weak 13-week Twiggs Momentum, below zero, indicates the market remains bearish. Breakout would signal an advance to 900, but reversal below the former primary support level at 800 is as likely and would warn of another decline.

TSX 60 Index

* Target calculation: 775 – ( 825 – 775 ) = 725

Europe

Germany’s DAX is testing resistance at 11000. Recovery of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow above zero indicates medium-term buying pressure. Breakout above the descending trendline would suggest another test of the previous high at 12400. Expect stubborn resistance, however, and reversal below 10000 would warn of another decline.

DAX

The Footsie is similarly testing resistance at 6500. Breakout above the descending trendline would suggest another test of the previous high at 7100. 13-Week Twiggs Money Flow troughs above zero indicate long-term buying pressure. Reversal below 6250 is unlikely, but would warn of another test of primary support at 6000.

FTSE 100

Asia

The Shanghai Composite Index continues to test resistance at 3500. Respect is likely and would indicate a re-test of government-backed support at 3000.

Dow Jones Shanghai Index

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index is retracing to test support at 22500. Respect would indicate a rally to 24000, but failure remains as likely and would test primary support at 21000. A 13-week Twiggs Money Flow trough above zero would indicate (long-term) buying pressure.

Hang Seng Index

Japan’s Nikkei 225 is testing resistance at 19000. Breakout would signal another test of 21000. Respect is less likely, but would warn of another test of primary support at 17000.

Nikkei 225 Index

* Target calculation: 19000 + ( 19000 – 17000 ) = 21000

India’s Sensex encountered resistance at 27500. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow troughs above zero indicate long-term buyiong pressure. Expect another test of 26500 but respect is likely and would indicate continuation of the rally. Reversal below 26500 would warn of another (primary) decline.

SENSEX

* Target calculation: 25000 – ( 27500 – 25000 ) = 22500

Australia

The ASX 200 is retracing to test medium-term support between 5200 and 5300. Reversal of 21-day Twiggs Money Flow below its rising trendline indicates (medium-term) selling pressure; decline below zero would strengthen the signal. Breach of 5200 would warn of another test of primary support at 5000. Recovery above the descending trendline is unlikely at this stage, but would suggest another test of 6000.

ASX 200

* Target calculation: 5000 – ( 5400 – 5000 ) = 4600


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