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: Seoul selling pressure

Declining peaks on Twiggs Trend Index and a tall shadow on this week’s candle warn of selling pressure on the Seoul Composite Index. Breach of support at 2300 would signal a primary down-trend.

Seoul Composite Index

Most other exchanges remain bullish, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index breaking resistance at 20200. Expect retracement to test the new support level. Respect would signal a fresh advance.

Nikkei 225 Index

China’s Shanghai Composite Index is retracing to test its new support level at 3300. Declining peaks on the Trend Index warn of medium-term selling pressure. Respect of support would confirm a primary advance.

Shanghai Composite Index

India’s NSE Nifty Index respected resistance at 10000/10100 and declining peaks on Twiggs Trend Index warn of medium-term selling pressure. Follow-through below the rising trendline would warn of a correction.

Nifty Index

Target 10000 + ( 10000 – 9000 ) = 11000

Moving to Europe, Germany’s DAX consolidated ahead of the elections. The Trend Index trough at zero indicates buying pressure and a test of 13000 is likely.

DJ Euro Stoxx 600

The UK’s Footsie retraced to test its new resistance level at 7300. Respect would confirm a primary down-trend. Declining Twiggs Trend Index peaks, especially below zero, signal selling pressure. Follow-through below 7100 would strengthen the bear signal.

FTSE 100

Canada’s TSX 60 continues to consolidate below its former primary support level at 900. Declining Trend Index warns of selling pressure. Breach of medium-term support at 880 would confirm the primary down-trend.

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

Asian stocks rally, Europe follows

Asian stocks have started to rally and Europe is likely to follow. Canada faces stronger headwinds and is expected to struggle to break resistance at 900.

Starting near Korean epicenter of political tensions, the Seoul Composite Index remains bullish. Though breach of the rising trendline could change matters in an instant. No hint of panic selling….yet.

Seoul Composite Index

China’s Shanghai Composite Index finally broke through resistance at 3300, offering a target of 3500. The Trend Index oscillating above zero indicates long-term buying pressure.

Shanghai Composite Index

Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index encountered strong resistance at 20000 but a rounding top is a bullish sign. Recovery above 20000 is likely and would signal a fresh advance.

Nikkei 225 Index

India’s NSE Nifty Index is testing resistance at 10000. 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

In Europe, the UK’s Footsie, beset with BREXIT issues, still managed to respect support at 7300, avoiding a primary down-trend. Another test of 7600 is likely but breakout and another primary advance appear remote given the loss of momentum and selling pressure signaled by the declining Trend Index.

FTSE 100

Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 600 found support at the rising trendline, around 370. Recovery of the Trend Index above zero is likely. Follow-through above 380 would suggest another primary advance.

DJ Euro Stoxx 600

Moving to North America, Canada’s TSX 60 continues to consolidate in a narrow line below the former primary support level at 900. Declining Trend Index warns of long-term selling pressure. Breach of support at 880 is likely and would confirm a primary down-trend.

TSX 60

Global correction

Global stock markets have mostly experienced selling pressure over the last two weeks but most of the activity is secondary in nature and, apart from longer-term issues in the UK and Canada, is unlikely to affect the primary up-trend.

Starting near the North Korean epicenter of the latest tensions, the Seoul Composite Index is largely unfazed. The monthly chart reflects a secondary correction with moderate selling pressure and no hint of panic selling.

Seoul Composite Index

China’s Shanghai Composite Index rallied after a modest correction.

Shanghai Composite Index

While bearish divergence on Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index warns of selling pressure and a secondary correction to test 26000.

Hang Seng Index

India’s Sensex is undergoing a correction after breaking its rising trendline but found support at 31000.

BSE Sensex

Moving farther afield, Canada’s TSX 60 continues to consolidate in a narrow line below the former primary support level at 900. Declining Twiggs Money Flow warns of long-term selling pressure. Breach of support at 880 is likely and would confirm a primary down-trend.

TSX 60

Europe also experienced selling pressure, with the Footsie testing primary support at 7300. Breach of support would signal a primary down-trend.

FTSE 100

Germany’s Dax found support at 12000. Respect, with a Twiggs Money Flow trough above zero, would indicate another primary advance.

DJ Euro Stoxx 50

Asia: India and Japan strengthen

India’s Sensex rallied off support at 18300. Troughs above zero on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicate long-term buying pressure. That and the mild correction suggest a strong primary up-trend. Breakout above 19000 would signal an advance to 20000*.

Sensex Index

* Target calculation: 19 + ( 19 – 18 ) = 20

Singapore’s Straits Times Index found support at 2930. Breakout above 3100 would indicate a test of the upper trend channel, while reversal below support would test the lower channel. A 63-day Twiggs Momentum trough above zero would suggest an advance; below zero would reflect a ranging market.

Singapore Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3000 + ( 3000 – 2700 ) = 3300

Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index broke resistance at 9200/9300, signaling an advance to 10200*. Expect retracement to first test the new support level. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow — above zero — indicates medium-term buying pressure.

Nikkei 225 Index

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

South Korea’s Seoul Composite Index is ranging between 1760 and 2060. Expect another test of 2000. Breakout would indicate a primary up-trend, while respect would mean another test of support at 1860. Narrow oscillation of 63-day Twiggs Momentum around zero is typical of a ranging market.

Seoul Composite Index

Asia: India & China weaken

India’s Sensex broke support at 18500, warning of another correction. Troughs above zero on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicate long-term buying pressure; so the correction is likely to be mild. Respect of 18000 would suggest a strong primary up-trend, with an initial target of 20000*.

Sensex Index

* Target calculation: 19 + ( 19 – 18 ) = 20

Singapore’s Straits Times Index broke support at 3000, warning of a correction. Expect support at the lower trend channel. Oscillation of 63-day Twiggs Momentum around zero would reflect a ranging market.

Singapore Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3000 + ( 3000 – 2700 ) = 3300

China’s Shanghai Composite Index is testing primary support at 2000. Breakout would offer a target of 1850*. Reversal of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow below zero warns of selling pressure. Recovery above 2150 is unlikely but would complete a double bottom reversal.

Shanghai Composite Index

* Target calculation: 2000 – ( 2150 – 2000 ) = 1850

The Hang Seng Index is undergoing a correction. Breach of 21000 would indicate a test of 20000 and the rising trendline. Falling 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term selling pressure but the long-term picture remains bullish with, most likely, another trough above zero. Breakout above 22000 is unlikely at present but would signal an advance to 24000*.

Hang Seng Index

* Target calculation: 22 + ( 22 – 20 ) = 24

Japan’s Nikkei 225 rallied to test resistance at 9200/9300. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term buying pressure. Breakout above 9300 would test 10200. Respect of resistance is unlikely but would suggest another test of primary support at 8200.

Nikkei 225 Index

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

South Korea’s Seoul Composite Index found support at 1860; recovery above 1900 would suggest another test of 2000. A 13-week Twiggs Money Flow trough above zero would indicate long-term buying pressure. Recovery above 2000 would signal another primary advance.

Seoul Composite Index

Asia: India strong, China & Japan weaken

India’s Sensex continues to hold above 18500, suggesting a healthy up-trend. Rising troughs above zero on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicate buying pressure. Breakout above 19000 would signal an advance to 21000*.

Sensex Index

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

Singapore’s Straits Times Index continues to test support at 3000. Breach of 2950 would test the lower trend channel, while breakout above 3100 would indicate an advance to 3300*. Oscillation of 63-day Twiggs Momentum around zero would reflect a ranging market.

Singapore Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3000 + ( 3000 – 2700 ) = 3300

Japan’s Nikkei 225 is headed for another test of medium-term support at 8450 after latest economic numbers warn of a contraction. Failure would test primary support at 8200. Oscillation of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow largely below zero indicates selling pressure. Breach of 8200 would signal a decline to 7200*.

Nikkei 225 Index

* Target calculation: 8200 – ( 9200 – 8200 ) = 7200

South Korea’s Seoul Composite Index is testing medium-term support at 1880 but rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow reflects buying pressure. Recovery above 1960 would test this year’s high at 2060.

Seoul Composite Index

China’s Dow Jones Shanghai Index is testing primary support at 250. Breakout would offer a target of 225*. Oscillation of 63-day Twiggs Momentum below zero reflects a primary down-trend.

Dow Jones Shanghai Index

* Target calculation: 250 – ( 275 – 250 ) = 225

Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow above zero indicates strong buying pressure on the Hang Seng Index. Breakout above 22000 would signal an advance to 24000*. A test of the rising trendline is still a possibility, but a correction that respects support at 20000 would still reflect a healthy up-trend.

Hang Seng Index

* Target calculation: 22 + ( 22 – 20 ) = 24

Asia: China & Japan weak, India & HK bullish

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.

Sensex Index

* 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 Index

* 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

Asia: China, India and Japan

The Shanghai Composite Index is consolidating between 2000 and 2150. Descending 13-week Twiggs Money Flow warns of long-term selling pressure. Respect of resistance at 2150 is likely and breakout below 2000 would signal a decline to 1800*.

Shanghai Composite Index

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

Shenzhen Composite Index is testing primary support at 800. Again, descending 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates long-term selling pressure. Resistance at 900 is likely to be respected, while breakout below primary support would offer a target of 600*.

Shenzhen Composite Index

* Target calculation: 800 – (1000 – 800 ) = 600

Japan’s Nikkei 225 is testing support at 8650/8700. Respect would indicate a rally to 9200, while failure would complete a double top reversal, signaling a test of primary support at 8200. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow suggests medium-term buying pressure but the long-term picture remains negative. Breach of 8200 would signal a primary down-trend with an initial target of 7200*.

Nikkei 225 Index

* Target calculation: 8200 – ( 9200 – 8200 ) = 7200

South Korea’s Seoul Composite Index is consolidating between 1950 and 2000. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates buying pressure. Breakout above 2000 is likely, followed by a test of the year’s high at 2050.

Seoul Composite Index

* Target calculation: 2050 + ( 2050 – 1900 ) = 2200

India’s Sensex is retracing to test the new support level at 18500. Respect would signal a strong up-trend, but even retracement to 18000 would not be cause for concern. Rising troughs above zero on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicate buying pressure. Follow-through above 19000 would signal an advance to 21000*.

Sensex Index

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

Singapore’s Straits Times Index retreated from resistance at 3100. Expect another test of support at 3000; confirmed if short-term support at 3050 is breached. Recovery above 3100 would confirm an advance to 3300 — as would a 63-day Twiggs Momentum trough above zero.

Singapore Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3000 + ( 3000 – 2700 ) = 3300

Asia: India strong, China and Japan weak

India’s Sensex is holding above 18500, confirming the primary up-trend. Rising troughs above zero on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicate buying pressure. Follow-through above 19000 would signal an advance to 21000*.

Sensex Index

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

Singapore’s Straits Times Index is testing resistance at 3100. Narrow consolidation indicates buying pressure and breakout above 3100 would signal an advance to 3300*. A 63-day Twiggs Momentum trough above zero would signal a strong primary up-trend.

Singapore Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3000 + ( 3000 – 2700 ) = 3300

Japan’s Nikkei 225 is headed for a test of support at 8650. Failure would complete a double top reversal, signaling a test of primary support at 8200. Respect of zero (from below) by 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates selling pressure. Breach of 8200 would signal a primary down-trend with an initial target of 7200*.

Nikkei 225 Index

* Target calculation: 8200 – ( 9200 – 8200 ) = 7200

South Korea’s Seoul Composite Index is consolidating below 2000 on the daily chart. Rising 21-day Twiggs Money Flow, high above zero, indicates medium-term buying pressure. Expect a test of this year’s high at 2050. Breakout would signal a primary advance to 2350*.

Seoul Composite Index

* Target calculation: 2050 + ( 2050 – 1750 ) = 2350

Chinese exchanges are closed the entire week for Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day. The Shanghai Composite Index is headed for a re-test of 2150. Oscillation of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow around zero indicates hesitancy. Respect of resistance is likely and would signal a decline to 1800*.

Shanghai Composite Index

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

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index is closed Monday/Tuesday but will re-open Wednesday. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow above zero indicates strong buying pressure. Expect retracement to test 20000 but respect is likely and would signal an advance to 22000.

Hang Seng Index

* Target calculation: 20 + ( 20 – 19 ) = 21

Asia: India strong but China, Japan weaken

China’s Shanghai Composite Index followed through below recent support at 2050. Declining 13-week Twiggs Money Flow, below zero, indicates selling pressure. Target for the decline is 1800*.

Shanghai Composite Index

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

South Korea’s Seoul Composite Index is headed for a test of 2050. The 13-week Twiggs Money Flow trough above zero suggests a primary up-trend. Breakout above 2050 would confirm.

Seoul Composite Index

* Target calculation: 2050 + ( 2050 – 1750 ) = 2350

India’s Sensex broke through 18500, confirming the primary up-trend. The trough above zero on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates buying pressure. Expect retracement to test the new support level.

Sensex Index

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

Singapore’s Straits Times Index is testing medium-term resistance at 3100. Rising 63-day Twiggs Momentum, above zero, indicates a primary up-trend.  Breakout above 3100 would indicate an advance to 3300*.

Singapore Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3000 + ( 3000 – 2700 ) = 3300

Japan’s Nikkei 225 retreated below the new support level at 9200. Reversal of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow below zero warns of a bull trap. Follow-through below 9000 would confirm.

Nikkei 225 Index

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

Asia Update

Dow Jones China index is retracing to test primary support at 245. Declining 63-day Twiggs Momentum, below zero, continues to indicate a primary down-trend. Failure of support would offer a target of 200*.

Dow Jones China Broad Index

* Target calculation: 250 – ( 300 – 250 ) = 200

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng penetrated the descending trendline at 22000, indicating an advance to 22000. Recovery of 63-day Twiggs Momentum above zero suggests a primary up-trend. Breakout above 22000 would confirm.

Hang Seng Index

India’s Sensex broke through 18500, confirming the primary up-trend. The trough above zero on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates buying pressure. Expect retracement to test the new support level.

Sensex Index

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

Singapore’s Straits Times Index respected support at 3000. Rising 63-day Twiggs Momentum, above zero, indicates a primary up-trend.  Follow-through above 3100 would indicate an advance to 3300*.

Singapore Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3000 + ( 3000 – 2700 ) = 3300

Japan’s Nikkei 225 is testing resistance at 9200. Breakout would signal a primary advance to 10200. Recovery of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow above zero indicates rising buying pressure.

Nikkei 225 Index

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

Asia: Markets bouyed by stimulus measures

 

Markets jumped Friday on announcement by the ECB of government bond purchases and China unveiling further stimulus measures. The Shanghai Composite is testing  the first line of resistance at 2150. Respect of 2250 would warn of another down-swing, while penetration of the (secondary) descending trendline would indicate the primary down-trend is weakening. 63-Day Twiggs Momentum, a long way below zero, continues to reflect a primary down-trend.

Shanghai Composite Index

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

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is again testing resistance at 20000. Upward breakout plus 63-day Twiggs Momentum recovery above zero would indicate an advance to 22000. Respect of resistance is unlikely, but would test primary support at 18000.

Hang Seng Index

India’s Sensex recovered above 17500, indicating an advance to 18500. A trough above zero on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow would indicate buying pressure.

Sensex Index

* Target calculation: 17.5 + ( 17.5 – 16.5 ) = 18.5

Singapore’s Straits Times Index found support at 3000. Respect would indicate a test of the upper trend channel, but the lower peak on 63-day Twiggs Momentum suggests a ranging market. Breach of support at 3000 would re-test the lower trend channel.Singapore Straits Times Index

The long tail on last week’s Nikkei 225 candle indicates short-term buying pressure and recovery above 9200 would signal an advance to 10200. 13-Week Twiggs Money Flow below zero, however, continues to indicate long-term selling pressure. Recovery above zero would reverse the signal, while failure of primary support at 8200 would confirm another down-swing.

Nikkei 225 Index

Asia: China & Japan bearish, India hesitant

China’s official manufacturing PMI fell to a nine-month low in August, below 50 at 49.2; steel prices are at their lowest level since 2009 and rail cargo volumes have experienced their sharpest fall since 2008. In the circumstances, stocks have held up surprisingly well, with a gradual rather than vertical descent. The Shenzhen Composite index is headed for a test of support at 800 and declining 63-day Twiggs Momentum below zero indicates a primary down-trend, but the index is still a long way above its 2008 low of 450.

Shanghai Composite Index

* Target calculation: 800 – ( 1000 – 800 ) = 600

The Shanghai Composite is a lot closer to its 2008 low of 1660. 13-Week Twiggs Money Flow below zero indicates selling pressure and follow-through below 2100 offers a target of 1800*.

Shanghai Composite Index

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

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is drifting sideways, approaching the apex of its large triangle, but failure of 63-day Twiggs Momentum to cross above zero warns of downside risk. Breach of primary support at 18000 would signal a decline to 16000*.

Hang Seng Index

* Target calculation: 18 – ( 20 – 18 ) = 16

India’s Sensex retreated below its new support level at 17500, warning of a false break. Penetration of the rising trendline would suggest a bull trap, while respect would test 18500*. Reversal of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow below zero would indicate selling pressure.

Sensex Index

* Target calculation: 17.5 + ( 17.5 – 16.5 ) = 18.5

The NSE Nifty Index also retreated below its new support level and 63-day Twiggs Momentum is above zero. Respect of the rising trendline would indicate a test of 5600, while penetration would warn of a bull trap.

Sensex Index

Singapore’s Straits Times Index is retracing to test support at 3000. The up-trend appears weak and failure of support would signal a test of the lower trend channel. It is unclear whether 63-day Twiggs Momentum will oscillate around zero, indicating a ranging market, or above zero, indicating a healthy up-trend. The next trough should clarify this: respect of zero indicating a primary up-trend.

Singapore Straits Times Index

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index retreated below 9000, indicating a false breakout. Matching peaks below zero on 63-day Twiggs Momentum and 13-Week Twiggs Money Flow warn of a strong down-trend. Failure of primary support at 8200 would confirm.

Nikkei 225 Index

South Korea’s Seoul Composite index retraced to test support after breakout above 1900. Declining peaks on 13-Week Twiggs Money Flow depict rising selling pressure. Failure of support at 1900 would suggest another test of primary support at 1750.

Seoul Composite Index

Japan & South Korea

Japan’s Nikkei 225 is consolidating between 9400 and 9700. Declining 21-day Twiggs Money Flow warns of selling pressure. Breakout below 9400 would test 9000. Recovery above 9700 is less likely but would indicate the start of another primary advance.

Nikkei 225 Index

The Seoul Composite Index is testing support at 1950. Respect would confirm the primary up-trend, offering a target of 2150*. Respect of the zero line by 63-day Twiggs Momentum would strengthen the signal.

Seoul Composite Index

* Target calculation: 1950+ ( 1950 – 1750 ) = 2150

Japan selling pressure but South Korea holds firm

Japan’s Nikkei 225 shows medium-term selling pressure on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow. Expect a correction to test the new support level at 9000.

Nikkei 225 Index

* Target calculation: 10000 + ( 10000 – 9000 ) = 11000

South Korea’s Seoul Composite Index is consolidating below resistance at 2050. 63-Day Twiggs Momentum holding above zero indicates a primary up-trend. Breakout above 2050 would indicate an advance to 2150*.

Seoul Composite Index

* Target calculation: 1950 + ( 1950 – 1750 ) = 2150

Japan & South Korea

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index also shows a bearish divergence on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow, warning of a correction. The next medium-term support level below 10000 is the former resistance level at 9000, so there could be a fairly sharp fall. But the primary trend is up and recovery above 10200 would signal an advance to 11000*.

Nikkei 225 Index

* Target calculation: 10 + ( 10 – 9 ) = 11

Despite global weakness, South Korea’s Seoul Composite Index continues to test resistance at 2050. Bearish divergence on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow, however, warns of medium-term selling pressure. Expect another test of 1950, but recovery above 2050 would signal an advance to 2250*.

Seoul Composite Index

* Target calculation: 1950 + ( 1950 – 1650 ) = 2250