Europe: DAX and Footsie buying pressure

Germany’s DAX is headed for a test of resistance at the 2012 high of 7200. A trough above zero on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates strong buying pressure. We should see stubborn resistance at 7200 but also strong support at 6500 if there is a retracement.

DAX Index

The FTSE 100 is testing resistance at 5700 while 21-day Twiggs Money Flow bottoming above zero indicates (medium-term) buying pressure. Breakout would offer a target of 5900*.

FTSE 100 Index

* Target calculation: 5700 + ( 5700 – 5500 ) = 5900

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

Singapore SGX: Potential breakouts

Some good potential breakouts on Incredible Charts screen #48888:

  • China Taisan (F2X)
  • Hong Leong Asia (H22)

Hong Leong Asia (H22)

  • Amtek (M1P)
  • Singapore Exchange (S68)

Singapore Exchange (S68)

  • Cosco (F83)

Singapore Exchange (S68)

  • Neptune Orient (N03)

Canada TSX: Potential breakouts

Most interesting of the stocks on my Potential Breakouts screen (Incredible Charts #48895):

Lundin Mining

Canada: TSX 60 and potential breakouts

The TSX 60 index is consolidating in a narrow band between 700 and 715. Upward breakout is likely and would signal a primary up-trend. Recovery of 63-day Twiggs Momentum above zero would strengthen the signal. Target for the initial advance is 790.

TSX 60 Index

* Target calculation: 720 + ( 720 – 650 ) = 790

A screen of stocks with low Momentum but high buying pressure, as indicated by 21-day Twiggs Money Flow, reveals a list of 93 potential breakouts (after filtering out stocks with daily Value/Turnover traded of less than $1 million). Husky Energy [HSE], Crew Energy [CR] and Bank of Nova Scotia [BNS] are three that look interesting.

Singapore SGX: Potential breakouts

SGX stocks with low 63-day Momentum but strong buying pressure as measured by 21-day Twiggs Money Flow. Illiquid stocks filtered out using $500,000 daily Value/Turnover filter.

Incredible Charts Stock Screen: 21-day Twiggs Money Flow

Singapore SGX: Top Momentum stocks

Top Momentum stocks identified using 63-day Twiggs Momentum and $500,000 daily Value/Turnover filter:

Incredible Charts Stock Screen: 63-day Twiggs Momentum

Asia-Pacific: ASX 200 and DJ South Korea tank

Australia’s ASX 200 index fell sharply Monday. Bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow warns of strong selling pressure. Failure of medium-term support at 4000 is likely, while breach of the primary level at 3850 would signal a decline to 3350*.

ASX 200 Index

* Target calculation: 3850 – (4350 – 3850 ) = 3350

South Korea shows a similar pattern, with the Dow Jones index testing medium-term support at 380 following bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow. Breach of primary support at 350 would signal a primary decline to 280*.

DJ South Korea Index

* Target calculation: 350 – ( 420 – 350 ) = 280

S&P 500 and DJ Europe

The S&P 500 index is headed for medium-term support at 1160. 21-Day Twiggs Money Flow warns of (medium-term) selling pressure. If support at 1160 fails, primary support at 1075/1100 is unlikely to hold — offering a target of 900*. Reversal below the rising trendline on 63-day Twiggs Momentum would indicate continuation of the primary down-trend.

S&P 500 Index

* Target calculation: 1100 – ( 1300 – 1100 ) = 900

Dow Jones Europe index is also headed for primary support, at 205. Failure is likely and would offer a target of 160*. Reversal of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow below zero would warn of rising selling pressure.

Dow Jones Europe Index

* Target calculation: 210 – ( 260 – 210 ) = 160

Dow warns of correction

Dow Jones Industrial Average reversed below short-term support at 12000. Bearish divergence on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow warns of medium-term selling pressure — and a correction to test primary support at 10600. Reversal (of TMF) below zero and follow-through (of DJIA) below 11900 would strengthen the signal.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

India holds

The SENSEX is testing primary support but has so far (Tuesday 12:30 p.m.) held above 15800. Breakout would signal a primary decline to 14000*. The peak below zero on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow warns of strong selling pressure.

BSE SENSEX Index

* Target calculation: 16 – ( 18 – 16 ) = 14

Shanghai breaks primary support

The Shanghai Composite index broke primary support at 2300 Monday, signaling a decline to 2100*. Follow-through on Tuesday would strengthen the signal. The sharp fall on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow warns of strong selling pressure.

Shanghai Composite Index

* Target calculation: 2300 – ( 2500 – 2300 ) = 2100

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index held above 18500 Monday, but another test of medium-term support at 17500 is likely.

Hang Seng Index

Canada TSX 60

Respect of the descending trendline on Canada’s TSX 60 weekly chart indicates another test of primary support at 645. Failure would signal a primary decline to 575*. Breach of the zero line by 63-day Twiggs Money Flow would warn of rising selling pressure. Breakout above resistance at 715 is unlikely but would flag that the primary down-trend has ended.

TSX 60 Index

* Target calculation: 645 – ( 715 – 645 ) = 575

Dow, Nasdaq diverge

Dow Jones Industrial Average is testing resistance at 12300. Breakout would signal a primary advance to 13400 and an end to the bear market. Rising 63-day Twiggs Momentum is encouraging but will only be significant if retracement respects the zero line.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

* Target calculation: 12300 + ( 12300 – 11200 ) = 13400

The Nasdaq 100, however, displays a large bearish divergence on 13-week Twiggs Money Flow, warning of selling pressure. Reversal below 2040 would confirm a primary down-trend. Breakout above 2400 is less likely, but would suggest an advance to 2800*.

Nasdaq 100 Index

* Target calculation: 2400 + ( 2400 – 2000 ) = 2800

China weakens

Dow Jones Shanghai Index respected resistance at 320 and is now testing support at 285. Failure would offer a target of 260*. 63-Day Twiggs Momentum deep below zero continues to signal a strong primary down-trend.

Dow Jones Shanghai Index

* Target calculation: 290 – ( 320 – 290 ) = 260

DJ Hong Kong index is testing medium-term support at 360. Failure would mean a re-test of the primary level at 320; respect is less likely but would indicate another test of 410. Declining 13-week Twiggs Money Flow below zero warns of selling pressure.

Dow Jones Hong Kong Index

ASX buying pressure

The ASX 200 index is once again testing resistance at 4350. Rising 21-day Twiggs Money Flow indicates medium-term buying pressure. Breakout would signal a primary advance to 4700*. Respect of resistance is less likely, but would suggest another test of primary support at 3850.

ASX 200 Index

* Target calculation: 4350 + (4350 – 4000 ) = 4700

The All Ordinaries is similarly testing resistance at 4400, while rising 13-week Twiggs Money Flow indicates long-term buying pressure. Breakout would offer a target of 4800*.

All Ordinaries Index

* Target calculation: 4400 + ( 4400 – 4000 ) = 4800

Canada TSX 60

The TSX 60 index is headed for a test of the descending trendline and resistance at 720 on the weekly chart. Upward breakout would signal a primary advance to 790* and the end of the bear market. Respect of zero by 13-week Twiggs Money Flow would strengthen the signal, indicating strong buying pressure.

TSX 60 Index

* Target calculation: 720 + ( 720 – 650 ) = 790