East to West: S&P 500 leads the bulls

Let us start in the East, with the canary in the coal mine. The Seoul Composite Index completely ignored the nuclear threat from its northern neighbor, surging in a strong primary up-trend.

Seoul Composite Index

Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index likewise ignored the threat of a nuclear DPRK, advancing strongly since breaking resistance at 21000.

Nikkei 225 Index

China’s Shanghai Composite Index is also advancing, albeit at a more modest pace.

Shanghai Composite Index

India’s NSE Nifty Index displays strong buying pressure, with Twiggs Trend Index oscillating above the zero line.

Nifty Index

Target 10000 + ( 10000 – 9000 ) = 11000

Moving to Europe, Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 600 broke resistance at 395 and is likely to test its 2015 high.

DJ Euro Stoxx 600

Despite BREXIT fears, the UK’s Footsie has recovered to test resistance at 7600. Breakout would offer a target of 8000*.

FTSE 100

* Target calculation: 7600 + ( 7600 – 7200 ) = 8000

The S&P 500 leads the pack. With Trend Index troughs above zero and barely a correction in sight, the index displays exceptional buying pressure. At some point the Fed will take the punch bowl away but the party is likely to continue in full swing until then.

S&P 500

Canada’s TSX 60 lags behind, with a declining trend index warning of selling pressure. But surging crude prices could avert a strong down-trend. Recovery above 900 would be a bullish sign.

TSX 60

East to West

First, the canary in the coal mine, the Seoul Composite Index, found support at 2300. Follow-through above 2400 would be a bullish sign, suggesting a fresh advance.

Seoul Composite Index

Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index found support despite ICBMs flying overhead, rallying to test resistance at 20000. Recovery above 20000 is likely and would signal a fresh advance.

Nikkei 225 Index

China’s Shanghai Composite Index is retracing to test its new support level at 3300. Respect is likely and would confirm a fresh advance.

Shanghai Composite Index

India’s NSE Nifty Index is testing resistance at 10000/10100. Twiggs Trend Index oscillating above zero signals long-term buying pressure. Breakout is likely and would indicate a fresh advance with a long-term target of 11000*.

Nifty Index

Target 10000 + ( 10000 – 9000 ) = 11000

Moving to Europe, Germany’s DAX rallied off support at 12000, suggesting a fresh advance. Recovery of the Trend Index above zero is bullish. Breakout above 13000 would signal another primary advance.

DJ Euro Stoxx 600

The UK’s Footsie, however, broke support at 7300 on the back of BREXIT worries, warning of a primary down-trend. Twiggs Trend Index peaks below zero signal selling pressure. Follow-through below 7100 would confirm a bear market.

FTSE 100

In Canada, the TSX 60 continues to consolidate below its former primary support level at 900. A declining Trend Index warns of selling pressure. Breach of medium-term support at 880 would confirm a primary down-trend.

TSX 60

India & Singapore

India’s Sensex Index continues to test support at 17000. A trough above the zero line on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow would indicate strong buying pressure. Recovery above 18000 would confirm a primary advance to 21000*.

BSE Sensex Index

* Target calculation: 18000 + ( 18000 – 15000 ) = 21000

The Nifty Index displays a similar pattern. 63-Day Twiggs Momentum holding above zero indicates a primary up-trend. Recovery above 5400 would signal an advance to 6200*.

NSE Nifty Index

* Target calculation: 5400 + ( 5400 – 4600 ) = 6200

Singapore Straits Times Index is already in a primary up-trend. Breakout above medium-term resistance at 3040 would confirm an advance to 3300*.

Singapore Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 2900 + ( 2900 – 2500 ) = 3300

India & Singapore

India’s Sensex found support at 17000. Failure would signal another test of primary support at 15000, but 13-week Twiggs Money Flow remains above zero and respect of support is more likely. Recovery above 18000 would confirm tthe primary up-trend, with a target of 21000*.

BSE Sensex Index

* Target calculation: 18 + ( 18 – 15 ) = 21

The NSE Nifty Index is similarly testing medium-term support at 5200. 63-Day Twiggs Momentum holding above zero indicates a primary up-trend. Respect of support at 5200, by say recovery above 5500, would confirm the signal. Failure of support is less likely, but would signal another test of 4500.

NSE Nifty Index

* Target calculation: 5400 + ( 5400 – 4500 ) = 6300

Singapore’s Straits Times Index twice penetrated resistance at 3000, confirming the primary up-trend, but each time retreated. Expect softness until quarter-end followed by another breakout attempt. Target for the advance is 3300*.

Singapore Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 2900 + ( 2900 – 2500 ) = 3300

India & Singapore

The Sensex respected support at 17000. Recovery above 18000 would indicate a primary up-trend and follow-through above 18500 would confirm. Respect of zero by the latest trough on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow would further strengthen the signal. Target for the advance is 21000*.

BSE Sensex Index

* Target calculation: 18 + ( 18 – 15 ) = 21

The NSE Nifty shows a similar pattern. Follow-through above 5600 would offer a target of 6200*.

NSE Nifty Index

* Target calculation: 5400 + ( 5400 – 4600 ) = 6200

Singapore Straits Times Index is already in a primary up-trend, as signaled by 63-day Twiggs Momentum holding above zero. Recovery above 3000 confirms an advance to 3300*.

Singapore Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 2900 + ( 2900 – 2500 ) = 3300

India retraces

The Sensex Index is retracing to test its new support level. Respect of 17200 would indicate that the up-trend is intact, while failure would warn of another test of primary support at 15000. Long-term buying pressure remains healthy if 13-week Twiggs Money Flow forms a trough above the zero line.

BSE Sensex Index

* Target calculation: 18000 + ( 18000 – 15000 ) = 21000

The Nifty Index is similarly testing support at 5200. Recovery above 5600 would confirm the primary up-trend. 63-Day Twiggs Momentum above zero suggests a healthy up-trend.

NSE Nifty Index

* Target calculation: 5400 + ( 5400 – 4600 ) = 6200