Asian tigers and the PBOC

Asian stock markets are lifting on the prospect of increased trade with mainland China. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index broke long-term resistance at 24000, signaling a primary advance. But first expect retracement to test the new support level. Respect of 24000 would confirm the target of 27000*. A 13-week Twiggs Money Flow trough at zero indicates long-term buying pressure. Reversal below 24000 is unlikely, but would warn of a correction to the rising trendline.

Hang Seng Index

* Long-term target calculation: 24000 + ( 24000 – 21000 ) = 27000

Singapore’s Straits Times Index is also retracing after breaking resistance at 3300. Follow-through above 3400 would confirm the target of 3600*. Recovery of 13-week Twiggs Momentum above zero suggests a primary up-trend. Reversal below 3200 is unlikely, but would warn of another test of primary support at 3000.

Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3300 + ( 3300 – 3000 ) = 3600

China’s Shanghai Composite Index signals a primary up-trend after breaking resistance at 2150/2180, but I would wait for confirmation from a follow-through above resistance at 2250. The PBOC is aggressively injecting liquidity to revive a flagging economy. It may succeed in lifting the economy in the medium-term, but is not sustainable in the long-term and could well aggravate the situation. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term buying pressure. Breakout above 2250 would confirm a primary up-trend. Reversal below 2150 is unlikely at present, but would warn of another test of primary support at 1990/2000.

Shanghai Composite Index

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

India’s Sensex retraced to support at 25500, but is again testing resistance at 26000. Breakout would signal an advance to 27000*. Bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates long-term selling pressure, but respect of the zero line (recovery above 10%) would suggest that buyers have taken control. Breach of 25000 is unlikely, but would warn of a correction to the primary trendline.

Sensex

* Target calculation: 21000 + ( 21000 – 15000 ) = 27000

Japan’s Nikkei 225 is retreating after a false break of resistance at 15500. Expect a test of support at 15000. Narrow consolidation normally ends in continuation of the trend; upward breakout would indicate a rally to 16000*. Declining 13-week Twiggs Money Flow, however, indicates medium-term selling pressure. Reversal below 15000 would warn of a test of primary support at 14000.

Nikkei 225

* Target calculation: 15000 + ( 15000 – 14000 ) = 16000

Asia: Sleeping tigers awaken

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index broke long-term resistance at 24000, signaling a primary advance with an intermediate target of 27000*. The recent 13-week Twiggs Money Flow trough at zero indicates long-term buying pressure. Expect retracement to test the new support level. Reversal below 24000 is unlikely, however, and would warn of a correction to the rising trendline.

Hang Seng Index

* Long-term target calculation: 24000 + ( 24000 – 21000 ) = 27000

Singapore’s Straits Times Index likewise broke resistance at 3300, signaling a primary advance to 3600*. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term buying pressure. Again, expect retracement to test the new support level, but reversal below 3200 is unlikely and would warn of another test of primary support at 3000.

Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3300 + ( 3300 – 3000 ) = 3600

China’s Shanghai Composite Index broke resistance at 2150 as the PBOC aggressively injects bank credit to revive a flagging economy. This may lift the medium-term outlook, but is not sustainable in the long-term and could well aggravate the eventual contraction. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term buying pressure. Breakout above 2250 would confirm a primary up-trend. Reversal below 2100 is unlikely at present, but would warn of another test of primary support at 1990/2000.

Shanghai Composite Index

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

India’s Sensex is retracing to test the new support level at 26000. Breach would indicate a test of 25000. Bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow warns of selling pressure. Failure of support at 25000 would warn of a correction to the primary trendline at 23000. Respect of (or recovery above) 26000, however, would offer a target of 27000*.

Sensex

* Target calculation: 21000 + ( 21000 – 15000 ) = 27000

Japan’s Nikkei 225 is testing 15500. Breakout from the consolidation of recent weeks would indicate a rally to 16000*. Oscillation of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow above zero indicates healthy long-term buying pressure. Reversal below 15000 is unlikely, but would warn of another test of primary support at 14000.

Nikkei 225

* Target calculation: 15000 + ( 15000 – 14000 ) = 16000

Sleeping tigers: Hang Seng and Straits Times threaten breakout

A monthly chart shows Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index headed for a test of long-term resistance at 24000. A 13-week Twiggs Money Flow trough at zero indicates long-term buying pressure. Breakout above 24000 would signal a primary advance with a medium-term target of 27000*. Reversal below 21000 and the rising trendline is unlikely, but would warn of reversal to a primary down-trend.

Hang Seng Index

* Long-term target calculation: 24000 + ( 24000 – 21000 ) = 27000

Singapore’s Straits Times Index is testing resistance at 3300. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term buying pressure. Breakout above 3300 would signal a primary advance to 3600*. Respect of resistance is less likely, but reversal below 3200 would warn of another test of primary support at 3000.

Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3300 + ( 3300 – 3000 ) = 3600

China’s Shanghai Composite Index remains on an upward path after the PBOC lifted bank credit. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term buying pressure. Follow-through above 2090/2100 would suggest another test of 2150. Failure of primary support at 1990/2000 is unlikely at present, but would warn of a decline to 1850*.

Shanghai Composite Index

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

India’s Sensex respected support at 25000. Follow-through above 25700 would signal another test of resistance at 26000/26200. Breakout would offer a target of 27000*. Oscillation of 21-day Twiggs Money Flow around zero warns of hesitancy. Reversal below 25000 is less likely, but would warn of a correction to the primary trendline, around 23000.

Sensex

* Target calculation: 21000 + ( 21000 – 15000 ) = 27000

Japan’s Nikkei 225 is finding support at 15000/15200. Declining 21-day Twiggs Money Flow shows medium-term selling pressure typical of a consolidation; respect of zero would suggest another advance. Recovery above 15500 would confirm, offering a target of the December 2013 high at 16300. Reversal below 15000, however, would warn of another test of primary support at 14000.

Nikkei 225

* Target calculation: 15000 + ( 15000 – 14000 ) = 16000

India and Singapore strong

India’s Sensex is likely to retrace to test the new support level after breaking resistance at 24000. Breach of support would warn of a correction back to 23000, with 21-day Twiggs Money Flow (respecting the zero line from below) continuing to warn of medium-term selling pressure. Long term, the primary trend is upward, with 13-week Twiggs Money Flow troughs above zero signaling buying pressure. Respect of support at 24000 would signal another test of 25000.

Sensex

* Target calculation: 21000 + ( 21000 – 16000 ) = 26000

Singapore’s Straits Times Index is testing resistance at 3260. Several long tails on the weekly chart, and recovery of 13-Week Twiggs Money Flow above zero, suggest medium-term buying pressure. Follow through above 3300 would signal a primary advance to 3600*. Respect of resistance is unlikely, but reversal below 3200 would warn of another test of primary support at 3000.

Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3300 + ( 3300 – 3000 ) = 3600

Singapore back from the brink

Singapore’s Straits Times Index recovered above primary support at 3000. Reversal below 3000 would signal a primary decline. 13-Week Twiggs Momentum holding below zero continues to suggest a down-trend. Breakout above 3180 is unlikely at present, but would signal a primary advance to 3300*.

Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3150 + ( 3150 – 3000 ) = 3300

Muted ASX response to Asian bulls

Japan’s Nikkei 225 is likely to retrace to test its new support level at 15000. Respect would negate the bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow and confirm the long-term target of 17500*. Reversal below the rising trendline, however, would warn of a correction to 12500/13000.

Nikkei 225

* Target calculation: 15000 + ( 15000 – 12500 ) = 17500

Narrow consolidation at China’s Shanghai Composite upper trend channel suggests continuation of the rally. Follow-through above 2210 would signal a test of 2270. Reversal below 2180 is less likely, but would indicate a down-swing to the lower channel. The 21-day Twiggs Money Flow trough above zero suggests medium-term buying pressure. Breakout above 2270 would signal a primary up-trend.

Shanghai Composite Index

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is likely to retrace to test the new support level at 23500. Respect would confirm an advance to 25500*, signaling a primary up-trend. Follow-through above 24000 would confirm. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term buying pressure. Reversal below 23500 is unlikely, but would warn of another test of 22500.

Hang Seng Index

* Target calculation: 23500 + ( 23500 – 21500 ) = 25500

India’s Sensex is again rallying after testing support at 20200. Breakout above its 2007/2010 highs at 21000 would confirm the primary advance, offering a target of 24000*. Another 13-week Twiggs Money Flow trough above zero would strengthen the signal. Reversal below 20200 is unlikely, but would warn of a correction to the rising trendline and primary support at 18000.

Sensex

* Target calculation: 21000 + ( 21000 – 18000 ) = 24000

Singapore’s Straits Times Index is struggling with resistance at 3250/3300. 13-Week Twiggs Money Flow below zero continues to warn of selling pressure. Breakout above 3300 is unlikely at present, but would signal a primary advance to 3600*. Reversal below 3120 would warn of another correction to primary support at 3000.

Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3300 + ( 3300 – 3000 ) = 3600

The ASX 200 continues to encounter selling pressure, with 21-day Twiggs Money Flow below zero. Reversal below the rising trendline and short-term support at 5290 would signal a correction. Breakout above 5400 is less likely, but would suggest an advance to 5600*. Follow-through above 5450 would confirm.

ASX 200

* Target calculation: 5450 + ( 5450 – 5300 ) = 5600

Readings on the ASX 200 VIX index are more bullish, suggesting relatively low market risk.

ASX 200

Asia: India breaks out, ASX near target

India’s Sensex broke out above its 2007 and 2010 highs at 21000. Expect retracement to test the new support level. Respect would signal a primary advance with a target of 24000*. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow suggests medium-term buying pressure. Reversal below 20500 is unlikely, but would warn of a correction to primary support at 18000.

Sensex

* Target calculation: 21000 + ( 21000 – 18000 ) = 24000

Japan’s Nikkei 225 again respected resistance at 15000. Declining 13-week Twiggs Money Flow suggests medium-term selling pressure. Breakout above 15000 would signal an advance to 17500*, but reversal below the October low is more likely and would test primary support at 13200, penetration of the rising trendline warning of trend weakness.

Nikkei 225

* Target calculation: 15000 + ( 15000 – 12500 ) = 17500

Singapore’s Straits Times Index is heading for another test of long-term resistance at 3300. Breakout would signal a primary advance to 3600*. But 13-week Twiggs Momentum below zero warns of a primary down-trend and reversal below the rising trendline would strengthen the signal. Breach of support at 3000 would confirm a primary down-trend.

Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3300 + ( 3300 – 3000 ) = 3600

China’s Shanghai Composite is consolidating below resistance at 2150/2160. Breakout below 2100 would signal a correction to primary support at 1950, while recovery above the upper trend channel at 2200 would suggest another advance; follow-through above 2250 confirming a primary up-trend. Declining 21-day Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term selling pressure, but respect of the zero line would suggest long-term support.

Shanghai Composite Index

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is again testing resistance at 23500 on the weekly chart. Breakout would signal a primary advance, with a medium-term target of 24500 and a long-term target of 28000*. Follow-through above 24000 would confirm. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow suggests medium-term buying pressure; a trough above zero would strengthen the signal. Reversal below 22500 is unlikely, but would warn of a correction to 21500 or the primary trendline.

Hang Seng Index

* Target calculation: 24000 + ( 24000 – 20000 ) = 28000

The ASX 200 found short-term support at 5390, short retracement suggesting buying pressure. Penetration of the descending trendline on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow, after a mild bearish divergence, would confirm this. Breakout above 5450 would test 5500, exceeding the target for the current advance. Respect of resistance remains as likely, however, and would warn of a correction to 5250/5300; confirmed if support at 5390 is broken. In the longer term, another Twiggs Money Flow trough above zero would suggest a healthy primary up-trend.

ASX 200

* Target calculation: 5300 + ( 5300 – 5150 ) = 5450

India, ASX breakout

India’s Sensex is retracing to test its new support level after breaking resistance at 20500 Friday, signaling a primary advance to 22000*. A 13-week Twiggs Money Flow trough above zero indicates buying pressure. Reversal below 19500 is unlikely, but would warn of another test of primary support at 18000.

Sensex

* Target calculation: 20000 + ( 20000 – 18000 ) = 22000

Japan’s Nikkei 225 is testing the rising trendline on its weekly chart. Penetration would warn that momentum is slowing, while breach of 13000 would signal a primary down-trend. Breakout above 15000 is as likely, despite the earlier bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow, and would signal an advance to 17500*.

Nikkei 225

* Target calculation: 15000 + ( 15000 – 12500 ) = 17500

China’s Shanghai Composite is rallying to test resistance — and the upper trend channel — at 2330. The 21-day Twiggs Money Flow trough above zero indicates growing buying pressure. Reversal below 2150 is unlikely, but would indicate another test of primary support at 1950.

Shanghai Composite Index

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is testing resistance at 23500 on the weekly chart. Breakout would signal a primary advance to 25500*; follow-through above 24000 would confirm. Rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term buying pressure. Respect of 23000 is unlikely, but would suggest another test of support at 21500.

Hang Seng Index

* Target calculation: 23500 + ( 23500 – 21500 ) = 25500

Singapore’s Straits Times Index appears to be preparing for another test of long-term resistance at 3300. Breakout would signal a primary advance to 3600*. A 13-week Twiggs Momentum peak below zero would warn of a primary down-trend, but sentiment is bullish across a wide range of markets and upward breakout is as likely.

Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3300 + ( 3300 – 3000 ) = 3600

The ASX 200 recovered above resistance at the May high of 5250, the false break suggesting a bear trap. Follow-through above 5300 would confirm an advance to 5850*. Reversal below 5100 is unlikely, but would warn of a correction.

ASX 200

* Target calculation: 5250 + ( 5250 – 4650 ) = 5850

ASX 200 rallies despite weakness in Asia

An outside day reversal on Japan’s Nikkei 225 warns of retracement to test support at 13500. Respect of support — or a trough above the zero line on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow would indicate a healthy up-trend. Breach of the rising trendline is unlikely, but would warn of a test of primary support at 12500.

Nikkei 225 Index

China’s Shanghai Composite Index is testing long-term support at 1950 — as shown on the monthly chart. Failure of support is likely and would warn of a test of the 2008 low at 1700. Reversal of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow below zero would strengthen the bear signal. Respect of support at 1950 is unlikely, but would indicate another test of 2400/2500.

Dow Jones Shanghai Index

India’s Sensex respected its rising trendline and is likely to test resistance at 20000. Breach of resistance would signal a primary advance, with a target of 22000*. Reversal below 18500 is unlikely, but would warn of reversal to a primary down-trend. Recovery of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow above zero would indicate buying pressure.

BSE Sensex Index

Singapore’s Straits Times Index remains weak after finding support at 3100. Reversal of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow below zero after bearish divergence would warn of a primary down-trend. Breach of support at 3100 would confirm. Recovery above 3300, while unlikely, would signal a fresh primary advance.

Straits Times Index

The ASX 200 broke resistance at 4860, indicating the correction is over. Follow-through above 4900 would strengthen the signal. Recovery of 21-day Twiggs Money Flow above zero indicates healthy medium-term buying pressure. Breach of resistance at 5000 would offer a long-term target of 5850*. Reversal below 4860 is unlikely, but would warn of another test of support at 4650.

ASX 200 Index

* Target calculation: 5250 + ( 5250 – 4650 ) = 5850

Europe & Asia: Widespread selling pressure

Germany’s DAX respected support at 8000 on its recent retracement. Follow-through above 8500 would confirm a fresh primary advance. Bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow, however, warns of strong selling pressure. Retreat below 8000 would test the rising trendline around 7500.
DAX Index

The FTSE 100 also encountered resistance at its 2007 high, bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow signaling selling pressure. Expect a test of support at 6000. Recovery above 6750 is unlikely but would signal a fresh primary advance.

DJ Europe Index

The Nikkei 225 found support at 12500. Reversal below this level would warn of a decline to 10000. Bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow warns of strong selling pressure. I was interested to read that George Soros was buying Japanese stocks. To me it seems premature.

Nikkei 225 Index

India’s Sensex is headed for a test of medium-term support at 19000. Breach would test primary support at 18000. Respect would indicate another advance, but bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow continues to warn of reversal to a primary down-trend. Failure of primary support at 18000 would confirm.

BSE Sensex Index

Singapore’s Straits Times Index reversed below its new support level at 3300, warning of a bull trap. Follow-through below last week’s low would indicate a test of the long-term trendline around 3000.

Straits Times Index

The Shanghai Composite Index retreated sharply last week and is headed for another test of support at 2150. Breach would signal a fall to 1950. Declining 13-week Twiggs Money Flow warns of selling pressure. A weakening Shanghai Index is bearish for Australian resources stocks.

Shanghai Composite Index

The ASX 200 found support at 4750, while bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow warns of strong selling pressure. The falling Aussie Dollar is forcing a retreat of offshore investors from the market, but the eventual boost to export earnings is likely to present a buying opportunity later. Expect a weak rally followed by decline to 4500.

ASX 200 Index

Asia finds support

Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index broke through its medium-term target of 12000. Selling pressure failed to materialize and the index is headed for its long-term target of 14000*.

Nikkei 225 Index

* Target calculation: 11000 + ( 11000 – 8000 ) = 14000

India’s Sensex found support at 18800. Penetration of the declining trendline indicates a rally to 20200. Breakout would signal a primary advance to 21000*, but bearish divergence continues to warn of selling pressure. Reversal below 19000 would warn of a correction to the primary trendline at 18000.

Sensex Index

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

Singapore’s Straits Times Index continues to consolidate below resistance at 3300. Buying support at 3250 is evident from higher volume at the 3250 level. Breakout above 3300 would signal a fresh primary advance, with a long-term target of the 2007 high at 3900*.

Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3300 + ( 3300 – 2700 ) = 3900

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index correction found support at 22500. Declining 13-week Twiggs Momentum indicates selling pressure. Expect another test of 22500; failure would signal a test of the primary trendline at 21000.
Hang Seng Index

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

China’s Shanghai Composite also found support, at 2250. Respect would indicate another test of resistance at 2450, while failure would indicate a down-swing to primary support at 1950/2000. Rising 13-week Twiggs Momentum suggests a primary up-trend; a trough above zero would strengthen the signal. Breakout above 2450 would confirm.
Shanghai Composite Index

* Target calculation: 2450 + ( 2450 – 2250 ) = 2650

Asia: Japan advances while India & China retreat

Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index broke its 2010 high of 11500, indicating continuation of the primary advance to 12000*. Bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow warns of selling pressure. Expect a correction to test the new support levels at 11000, possibly 10000.

Nikkei 225 Index

* Target calculation: 10000 + ( 10000 – 8000 ) = 12000

India’s Sensex broke support at 19000, warning of a correction to the primary trendline at 18000. The sharp fall on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow, following a bearish divergence, confirms strong selling pressure.

Sensex Index

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

Singapore’s Straits Times Index retreated from resistance at 3300. Expect support at 3200; failure would warn of a correction. Another trough above zero on 13-week Twiggs Momentum would suggest that the primary up-trend is intact. Breakout above 3300 would offer a target of the 2007 high at 3900*.

Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3300 + ( 3300 – 2700 ) = 3900

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index correction is headed for a test of secondary support at 22000 but is still some way above the primary trendline — and support — at 21000. A 13-week Twiggs Momentum trough above zero would suggest a healthy primary up-trend.
Hang Seng Index

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

China’s Shanghai Composite is also on the retreat, testing secondary support at 2250. Failure would indicate a down-swing to primary support at 1950/2000. Reversal of 13-week Twiggs Momentum trough below zero would warn of another primary decline, with a long-term target of 1500*.
Shanghai Composite Index

* Target calculation: 2000 – ( 2500 – 2000 ) = 1500

Asia: India retreats while Japan and Singapore advance

India’s Sensex is headed for a test of support at 19000. Breach of the secondary trendline already warns of a correction to the primary trendline around 18000. Bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow, followed by reversal below zero, indicates strong selling pressure.

Sensex Index

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

Singapore’s Straits Times Index is consolidating in a narrow range below 3300 — a bullish sign — and 21-day Twiggs Money Flow oscillating above zero indicates buying pressure. Breakout above 3300 would signal an advance to the 2007 high at 3900*. Reversal below 3250 is unlikely but would warn of a correction.

Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3300 + ( 3300 – 2700 ) = 3900

Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index is again testing its 2010 high of 11500. Reversal below 11000 would suggest a correction to 10000, while breakout would offer an initial target of 12000*.

Nikkei 225 Index

* Target calculation: 10000 + ( 10000 – 8000 ) = 12000

Asia: China near 1 year high

China’s Shanghai Composite Index is testing resistance at its 2012 high of 2460 on the daily chart. Rising 21-day Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term buying pressure. Breakout is likely and would signal a primary up-trend, but the index is overdue for a correction and a higher trough is required to confirm the reversal.

Shanghai Composite Index

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index already indicates a primary up-trend. Reversal below 23000, however, would warn of a correction.

Shanghai Composite Index

India’s Sensex is testing its secondary rising trendline, while declining 13-week Twiggs Money Flow suggests selling pressure. Breach of the trendline would indicate a correction to test 18000/18200.

Sensex Index

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

Singapore’s Straits Times Index is testing resistance at 3300. Rising 63-day Twiggs Momentum suggests continuation of the primary up-trend. Breakout would signal an advance to 3900*.
Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3300 + ( 3300 – 2700 ) = 3900

Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index retreated from its 2010 high of 11500. Reversal below 11000 would suggest a correction to 10000. Respect of support would indicate a breakout above 11500 — and a fresh primary advance.

Nikkei 225 Index

* Target calculation: 11000 + ( 11000 – 8000 ) = 14000

Asia rallies

China’s Shanghai Composite Index is headed for a test of resistance at 2500. Crossover of 63-day Twiggs Momentum above zero — and breach of the declining trendline — suggest a primary up-trend. Breakout above 2500 would strengthen the signal. But only a higher trough followed by a new high on the index chart would confirm.

Shanghai Composite Index

India’s Sensex retreated below 20000, while declining 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term selling pressure. Expect a correction to test support at 19000 but long-term buying pressure should ensure that the up-trend continues.

Sensex Index

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

Singapore’s Straits Times Index is testing resistance at 3300. Rising 63-day Twiggs Momentum suggests continuation of the primary up-trend. Breakout would signal an advance to 3900*.
Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 3300 + ( 3300 – 2700 ) = 3900

Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index is headed for its 2010 high at 11500. A spike in 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates strong buying pressure. Breakout is likely and would suggest a primary advance to 14500*.

Nikkei 225 Index

* Target calculation: 11000 + ( 11000 – 8000 ) = 14000

Stocks: The year ahead

A quick recap of the quarterly chart overview from December 2012:

The S&P 500 is headed for a test of its 2000/2007 high at 1550. Declining 63-day Twiggs Momentum and a lackluster economy suggest that resistance is unlikely to be broken. Breach of the rising trendline would indicate a test of support at 1100.

S&P 500 Index

Canada’s TSX Composite Index is gaining momentum. Follow-through above 13000 would indicate another test of 15000.

Apple

Germany’s DAX threatens a breakout above 8000. Follow-through above 8200 would confirm a strong primary advance.

DAX Index

The FTSE 100 broke resistance at 6000, suggesting an advance to 7000.

FTSE 100 Index

India’s Sensex is testing resistance at 21000. Rising momentum indicates breakout is likely, heralding a fresh primary advance.

BSE Sensex Index

Singapore’s Straits Times Index lags behind, but breakout above 3300 is likely and would indicate an advance to 3900.

Apple

The Shanghai Composite is headed for a re-test of long-term support at 1800/1750. Rising momentum suggests that a bottom will form at this level. Recovery above 2500 and/or the declining trendline would strengthen the signal.

Shanghai Composite Index

The ASX 200 is headed for a test of resistance at 5000, supported by rising 63-day Twiggs Momentum. Breakout would signal an advance to 6000, but weakness in China or the US may delay this for some time.

ASX 200 Index

Hong Kong, India and Singapore

Dow Jones Hong Kong Index is headed for primary support at 360. Failure would confirm the primary down-trend signaled by 63-day Twiggs Momentum below zero.

Straits Times Index

India’s Sensex is testing support at 16000/15800. Failure would mean another test of primary support at 15000/15200. Reversal of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow below zero indicates selling pressure. Failure of primary support would offer a target of 12000*.

BSE Sensex Index

* Target calculation: 15 – ( 18 − 15 ) = 12

Dow Jones Singapore Index broke medium-term support at 222, indicating a test of primary support at 208/210. Reversal of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow below zero indicates selling pressure. Failure of primary support would offer a target of 190*.

Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 210 – ( 230 − 210 ) = 190

India & Singapore

The BSE Sensex found medium-term support at 16000/15800 but reversal of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow below zero warns of further selling pressure. Expect another test of primary support at 15000/15200. Failure would offer a target of 12000*.

BSE Sensex Index

* Target calculation: 15 – ( 18 − 15 ) = 12

With almost half of foreign bank funding sourced from Europe, India is experiencing significant tightening of external finance and hence domestic investment.

Singapore’s Straits Times Index is testing medium-term support at 2750. Failure would test primary support at 2600. Reversal of 63-day Twiggs Momentum below zero warns of a strong primary down-trend. Recovery above 2900 is unlikely but would indicate continuation of the primary up-trend.

Straits Times Index

* Target calculation: 2600 – ( 2900 − 2600 ) = 2300