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

Europe: DAX and Footsie jump on bailout hopes

Germany’s DAX Index gapped above its secondary trend channel (or large flag) on hopes that the EFSF bailout rumor will materialize. The index is due for a secondary reaction, with bullish divergence on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow indicating medium-term buying pressure. Expect resistance at 6100. The bear market continues, however, and reversal below 5000 would offer a target of 4000*.

DAX Index

* Target calculation: 5000 – ( 6000 – 5000 ) = 4000

The FTSE 100 continues its narrow line between 5000 and 5450, with divergence on 21-day Twiggs Money Flow indicating (medium-term) buying pressure. Again, the bear market is likely to continue and failure of support at 5000 would signal another down-swing — with a target of 4400*.

FTSE 100 Index

* Target calculation: 5000 – ( 5600 – 5000 ) = 4400

Gold finds support

Spot gold penetrated short-term support at $1800/ounce and is testing the medium-term level at $1750. Compare the two declines in the current triangle/consolidation, however, and buying pressure (accumulation) is evident. It took two days for price to fall to $1750 during August, with two strong red candles one below the other. On the second downward leg, candle bodies often overlap and it has taken more than two weeks to reach the same target. Recovery above $1830 would signal another test of $1900 and confirm the bullish ascending triangle. Failure of support at $1750, however, would complete a double top, warning of a correction to $1600*.

Spot Gold

* Target calculation: 1900 + ( 1900 – 1700 ) = 2100 and 1750 – ( 1900 – 1750 ) = 1600