FTSE for Friday & Australia too

Wincing while making a report on a dead parrot, starts to feel different this week. Maybe, there is a faint heartbeat from the #FTSE, the UK’s resident deceased avian! It’s worth remembering we’re still awaiting the UK reaching the starting point where the index can reasonably be expected to move from recovery to growth. As this level is around 7,550 points, with the FTSE now at 7,076 points, there remains distance to travel until the UK reaches “the starting point”.

As most other countries have been trading above their pre-pandemic highs for some time, we can hope the FTSE discovers sufficient strength to reach the start line fairly fast. For instance, Wall St kicked things off last year in November, Germany celebrated the start of 2021 by finally passing its pre-Covid high, and even France joined the party at the start of April. The Australian market, the ASX 200 is currently prowling seductively at the starting line and we’re curious how long it shall take to “kick off”, experiencing a surge toward the 7,850 level. At time of writing, Australia is trading around 7,100 points and a 10% rise will prove worthwhile, confirming a desire to attain new all time highs.

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To return to the FTSE, we still need search for strength capable of bringing the UK up to the 7,550 level. As always, please remember we are discussing the real time market and NOT after hours futures!

The index closed Thursdays session at 7,076, needing above just 7,088 to trigger a cycle toward an initial 7,125 points. If exceeded, we calculate a secondary at 7,182 as a viable ambition. If triggered, the tightest stop is painfully wide at 7,000 points.

Despite these targets obviously falling far short of our growth trigger of 7,550, an interesting aspect of the calculations is our secondary level. In the event the UK finds reason to trade above this 7,182 level, the market hits a Big Picture trigger level, one which should promote a longer term concept of growth to 7,719 points with secondary, if bettered, a very sane looking 8,069 points. This will suffice to confirm the FTSE moving into the future with other grown up markets.

The converse argument continues to recede, now requiring the FTSE below 6,760 points for concern, along with sharp reversal potential to 6,265 points.

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FUTURES

Time Issued Market Price At Issue Short Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Long Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Prior
9:23:07PM BRENT 68.18 67.81 67.36 68.8 69.06 69.305 68.2 ‘cess
9:24:51PM GOLD 1814.89 1787 1776 1798 1818 1828.5 1790 Success
9:27:53PM FTSE 7103 7025 7001 7061 7106 7129.5 7074 ‘cess
9:29:56PM FRANCE 6384 6317 6300 6343 6384 6392 6352 ‘cess
9:33:05PM GERMANY 15226 15089 15039.5 15186 15275 15303.5 15176 ‘cess
10:14:26PM US500 4199.97 4166 4155.5 4186 4202 4207.5 4166 ‘cess
10:18:39PM DOW 34546 34450 34402.5 34557 34560 34609 34450 Shambles
10:26:19PM NASDAQ 13612 13399 13319.5 13550 13622 13700 13472 ‘cess
10:29:17PM JAPAN 29323 29162 29091 29323 29427 29553.5 29200 Success

6/05/2021 FTSE Closed at 7076 points. Change of 0.53%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 8,012,209,382 a change of 24%
5/05/2021 FTSE Closed at 7039 points. Change of 1.68%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,461,512,143 a change of 1.02%
4/05/2021 FTSE Closed at 6923 points. Change of -0.66%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,395,995,707 a change of -1.38%
30/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6969 points. Change of 0.11%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,485,673,817 a change of 11.9%
29/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6961 points. Change of -0.03%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,795,996,815 a change of 1.77%
28/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6963 points. Change of 0.27%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,695,013,979 a change of 9.25%
27/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6944 points. Change of -100%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,212,742,605 a change of 0%

SUCCESS above means both FAST & SLOW targets were met. ‘CESS means just the FAST target met and probably the next time it is exceeded, movement to the SLOW target shall commence.

Our commentary is in two sections. Immediately below are today’s updated comments. If our commentary remains valid, the share can be found in the bottom section which has a RED heading. Hopefully, this will mean you no longer need to flip back through previous reports. HYPERLINKS DISABLED IN THIS VERSION

Please remember, all prices are mid-price (halfway between the Buy and Sell). When we refer to a price CLOSING above a specific level, we are viewing the point where we can regard a trend as changing. Otherwise, we are simply speculating on near term trading targets. Our website is www.trendsandtargets.com.

UPDATE. We often give an initial and a secondary price. If the initial is exceeded, we still expect it to fall back but the next time the initial is bettered, the price should continue to the secondary. The converse it true with price drops.

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LSE:ASC Asos Close Mid-Price: 5008 Percentage Change: -3.40% Day High: 5232 Day Low: 4932

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LSE:BLOE Block Energy PLC Close Mid-Price: 2.7 Percentage Change: -3.57% Day High: 2.85 Day Low: 2.6

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LSE:CAR Carclo. Close Mid-Price: 46.9 Percentage Change: + 12.74% Day High: 47 Day Low: 42

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LSE:DDDD 4D Pharma Close Mid-Price: 102 Percentage Change: -7.78% Day High: 110.6 Day Low: 101.4

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LSE:GLEN Glencore Xstra. Close Mid-Price: 312.3 Percentage Change: + 0.77% Day High: 312 Day Low: 306.4

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LSE:IQE IQE Close Mid-Price: 54.6 Percentage Change: -3.02% Day High: 56.7 Day Low: 54.1

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LSE:ITM ITM Power Close Mid-Price: 343.8 Percentage Change: -17.47% Day High: 406.6 Day Low: 342

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LSE:ITV ITV Close Mid-Price: 125.5 Percentage Change: -1.53% Day High: 129.9 Day Low: 124.8

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LSE:NG. National Glug. Close Mid-Price: 933.8 Percentage Change: + 2.60% Day High: 932.6 Day Low: 915.2

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LSE:VEC Vectura. Close Mid-Price: 116.6 Percentage Change: + 2.46% Day High: 120 Day Low: 114.6

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LSE:VOD Vodafone. Close Mid-Price: 142.02 Percentage Change: + 1.05% Day High: 142.24 Day Low: 139.54

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Can Airbus fly low for Trends and Targets?

#France #Nasdaq Our intention of looking at an EU share every week was nearly forgotten, taking a low flying A400 military transport to provide a reminder. To set the scene, Tuesday was an overcast day, our dog being walked in the valley between two snow covered mountains. Quiet, peaceful, the only hazard being the sudden appearance of deer or squirrel, always the precursor to spending an hour or so trying to get a Golden Retriever to come back.

From nowhere, a massive aircraft roared overhead, sufficiently close to the ground a blast of wind heralded its passage. The RAF were playing with one of their new toys, an Airbus A400 which, it must be noted, appears substantially quieter thank the old fashioned Hercules it replaced. There was absolutely no way a Hercules could sneak up on me, the 4 engine grumble always giving sufficient warning one of the birds was prowling around in the Scottish glens, giving time to reach for a camera. This new toy, a discrete A400, gave zero warning of its low level approach, and only a glimpse of its distinctive tail fin gave enough of a clue for a Google search to identify the intruder.

This effort also served to remind of our campaign to cover some European stocks, on the basis they’re mostly doing better than UK offerings. Except, that is, for Airbus…

 

The company share price has proven about as interesting as all aviation stocks, since Covid-19 impacted. Similar to US Boeing, Airbus feels like the share price is about to take a trip to challenge the lows of 2021. The immediate suggestion is of weakness below 95 Eu triggering reversal to an initial 85, not a very threatening reversal and certainly giving the visual impression we should anticipate a bounce, should 85 make an appearance. The real danger comes if anything allows the share price to actually close below 85 Euro as our calculations become quite nasty. In such a scenario, we’re able to favour further descent in the direction of 61 Euro, a point where it almost must bounce. Even the visuals share such a suspicion.

However, we suspect the share shall struggle to get below 85, our calculations feeling just a little hysterical. As a result, there’s a fair chance this will prove worth keeping an eye on in case 85 makes a guest appearance.

 

To review the other side of the coin, the share price requires exceed 105 to hint at happy days ahead. Such a trigger presents an initial target level of 115 Euro with secondary, if exceeded, calculating at 128 Euro. Neither ambition comes close to exceeding the pre-Covid high of 138 and given a plethora of gloomy outlooks relating to air travel, common sense suggests aviation shares shall remain trapped between the pandemic highs and lows until such time confidence returns to the world.

Who knows, perhaps that bloke who runs Ryanair shall figure out a way of paying people to fly in his fleet!

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FUTURES

Time Issued Market Price At Issue Short Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Long Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Prior
10:21:36PM BRENT 68.6 Exact !
10:23:58PM GOLD 1787 ‘cess
10:25:55PM FTSE 7037.54 Success
10:28:03PM FRANCE 6339.2 6310 6298 6282 6332 6346 6356.5 6397 6312 Success
10:33:30PM GERMANY 15153 ‘cess
10:46:44PM US500 4164
10:49:07PM DOW 34227.1 ‘cess
10:50:58PM NASDAQ 13502 13469 13451 13378 13601 13670 13722 13806 13540
10:53:11PM JAPAN 29006 Success
5/05/2021 FTSE Closed at 7039 points. Change of 1.68%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,461,512,143 a change of 1.02%
4/05/2021 FTSE Closed at 6923 points. Change of -0.66%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,395,995,707 a change of -1.38%
30/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6969 points. Change of 0.11%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,485,673,817 a change of 11.9%
29/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6961 points. Change of -0.03%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,795,996,815 a change of 1.77%
28/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6963 points. Change of 0.27%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,695,013,979 a change of 9.25%
27/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6944 points. Change of -0.27%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,212,742,605 a change of 17.08%
26/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6963 points. Change of -100%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,452,134,004 a change of 0%

SUCCESS above means both FAST & SLOW targets were met. ‘CESS means just the FAST target met and probably the next time it is exceeded, movement to the SLOW target shall commence.

Our commentary is in two sections. Immediately below are today’s updated comments. If our commentary remains valid, the share can be found in the bottom section which has a RED heading. Hopefully, this will mean you no longer need to flip back through previous reports. HYPERLINKS DISABLED IN THIS VERSION

Please remember, all prices are mid-price (halfway between the Buy and Sell). When we refer to a price CLOSING above a specific level, we are viewing the point where we can regard a trend as changing. Otherwise, we are simply speculating on near term trading targets. Our website is www.trendsandtargets.com.

UPDATE. We often give an initial and a secondary price. If the initial is exceeded, we still expect it to fall back but the next time the initial is bettered, the price should continue to the secondary. The converse it true with price drops.

We can be contacted at info@trendsandtargets.com. Spam filters set to maximum so only legit emails get through…

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LSE:BT.A British Telecom. Close Mid-Price: 170.25 Percentage Change: + 1.37% Day High: 171.1 Day Low: 168.1

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LSE:EME Empyrean Close Mid-Price: 6.2 Percentage Change: -10.14% Day High: 7.1 Day Low: 6.15

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LSE:GLEN Glencore Xstra. Close Mid-Price: 309.9 Percentage Change: + 4.63% Day High: 309.9 Day Low: 300.7

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LSE:ITV ITV. Close Mid-Price: 127.45 Percentage Change: + 2.53% Day High: 127.5 Day Low: 123.2

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LSE:NG. National Glug Close Mid-Price: 910.1 Percentage Change: -0.57% Day High: 924 Day Low: 908.9

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LSE:QFI Quadrise Close Mid-Price: 6.22 Percentage Change: -2.05% Day High: 6.66 Day Low: 6.08

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LSE:TAN Tanfield. Close Mid-Price: 2.57 Percentage Change: + 14.73% Day High: 0 Day Low: 0

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Two different reports: Ripple & Brickability

Ripple XRPUSD & Brickability (LSE:BRCK) Our distain for crypto-currency, such as Bitcoin, was echoed eventually with the FCA banning the sale of derivatives and exchange traded notes which reference certain types of crypto assets aimed at retail customers. Too often, there was a Wild West feel across the Bitcoin marketplace with quite shocking differences of price movements experienced, generally feeling like retail traders were the victims. However, we’ve a few folk who keep in touch as they’ve discovered methods for trading slightly offshore, making us suspect a few platforms are doubtless based in the Channel Islands, Gibraltar, or similar. None of the regulated brokers in the UK offer trades in crypto products, several choosing to abandon the game even prior to the Financial Conduct Authority stopping trades in January. ***

Currently, the most common email request we receive refers to something called Ripple, a crypto which has certainly been the victim of some crazy swings over the years. It can be safely assumed we maintain our dislike of crypto but this doesn’t mean we cannot “run the numbers”.

Presently trading at 1.41, Ripple needs exceed 1.67 to suggest a party is starting as this looks capable of acceleration toward an initial 1.90. While this represents a forthcoming challenge of the Blue downtrend since 2018, our secondary calculation, should this be exceeded, comes along with 2.34 dollars. This obviously exceeds the previous high, allowing flamboyant long term expectations around 2.73 dollars. The fake currency needs below $0.85 to give immediate concern as realistically we cannot calculate an ultimate bottom.

***It’s also worth pointing out the price of Gold is currently proving somewhat unstable with irrational swings.

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Brickability (LSE:BRCK) are a relatively unknown share, perhaps liable to prove interesting if the often vaunted building trades boom bursts into life properly. A fairly new share, launched on the AIM just a few months before Covid hit the fan, the share price is looking pretty strong at present. Importantly, at 93p currently, the value is above the pre-pandemic level of 75p. This tends confirm underlying strength, giving considerable hope for the future.

Above just 95p looks very capable of taking a run toward 109p with secondary, if exceeded, calculating at a longer term 119p. Above such a level, we shall need revisit the tea leaves. Share price movements historically have proven well behaved and we’re curious as to whether this shall continue its strong performance.

For light relief, it’s worth a glance at the company website. An almost unhealthy fascination with Brick is evident and we shall not be surprised if they publish an in-house magazine called Brickipedia. (Should they read this and adopt the idea, we’ll love payment in anything except brick…) All kidding aside, this company, who we’d never heard of until some emails were received, appear to be a substantial national organisation, almost an all-trades presence in the trade. Many of their subsidiary trading names will be immediately recognised.

Wonder if they produce ‘Pin Up Calendars’ featuring scantily clad bricks…

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FUTURES

Time Issued Market Price At Issue Short Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Long Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Prior
10:47:35PM BRENT 69.4 67.92 Success
10:52:03PM GOLD 1779.17 1774 1770 1761 1784 1800 1805 1816 1779 ‘cess
10:55:12PM FTSE 6947.9 6927 6901 6855 6961 6963 6979 7002 6927 Shambles
10:58:18PM FRANCE 6267 6249
11:01:37PM GERMANY 14905 14828 Success
11:03:57PM US500 4164.32 4127 Success
11:06:10PM DOW 34125 33931 ‘cess
11:08:59PM NASDAQ 13523 13391 Success
11:11:26PM JAPAN 28672 28623 Shambles
4/05/2021 FTSE Closed at 6923 points. Change of -0.66%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,395,995,707 a change of -1.38%
30/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6969 points. Change of 0.11%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,485,673,817 a change of 11.9%
29/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6961 points. Change of -0.03%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,795,996,815 a change of 1.77%
28/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6963 points. Change of 0.27%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,695,013,979 a change of 9.25%
27/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6944 points. Change of -0.27%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,212,742,605 a change of 17.08%
26/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6963 points. Change of 0.36%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,452,134,004 a change of -2.38%
23/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6938 points. Change of -100%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,560,582,809 a change of 0%

SUCCESS above means both FAST & SLOW targets were met. ‘CESS means just the FAST target met and probably the next time it is exceeded, movement to the SLOW target shall commence.

Our commentary is in two sections. Immediately below are today’s updated comments. If our commentary remains valid, the share can be found in the bottom section which has a RED heading. Hopefully, this will mean you no longer need to flip back through previous reports. HYPERLINKS DISABLED IN THIS VERSION

Please remember, all prices are mid-price (halfway between the Buy and Sell). When we refer to a price CLOSING above a specific level, we are viewing the point where we can regard a trend as changing. Otherwise, we are simply speculating on near term trading targets. Our website is www.trendsandtargets.com.

UPDATE. We often give an initial and a secondary price. If the initial is exceeded, we still expect it to fall back but the next time the initial is bettered, the price should continue to the secondary. The converse it true with price drops.

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LSE:BLOE Block Energy PLC. Close Mid-Price: 2.8 Percentage Change: + 7.69% Day High: 2.8 Day Low: 2.6

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LSE:EME Empyrean. Close Mid-Price: 6.9 Percentage Change: + 4.55% Day High: 7.05 Day Low: 6.55

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LSE:EMG MAN Close Mid-Price: 168.1 Percentage Change: -0.03% Day High: 171.35 Day Low: 168.05

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LSE:EXPN Experian Close Mid-Price: 2742 Percentage Change: -1.79% Day High: 2822 Day Low: 2740

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LSE:EZJ EasyJet. Close Mid-Price: 1039.5 Percentage Change: + 0.34% Day High: 1083.5 Day Low: 1035.5

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LSE:HL. Hargreaves Lansdown Close Mid-Price: 1686.5 Percentage Change: -1.92% Day High: 1734.5 Day Low: 1681

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LSE:HUR Hurrican Energy Close Mid-Price: 0.79 Percentage Change: -29.46% Day High: 1.13 Day Low: 0.72

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LSE:ITV ITV. Close Mid-Price: 124.3 Percentage Change: + 2.73% Day High: 125.6 Day Low: 121.6

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LSE:LLOY Lloyds Grp. Close Mid-Price: 45.05 Percentage Change: -0.86% Day High: 47.45 Day Low: 44.98

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LSE:PPC President Energy. Close Mid-Price: 2.6 Percentage Change: + 0.00% Day High: 2.71 Day Low: 2.6

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LSE:QFI Quadrise. Close Mid-Price: 6.35 Percentage Change: + 15.45% Day High: 6.42 Day Low: 5.62

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LSE:RR. Rolls Royce Close Mid-Price: 101.22 Percentage Change: -3.25% Day High: 106.62 Day Low: 100.54

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LSE:VOD Vodafone. Close Mid-Price: 137.82 Percentage Change: + 0.75% Day High: 140.2 Day Low: 136.62

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Lloyds Bank, will it dance. Ever?

#DAX #Brent About the only word which can be fairly used to describe Lloyds share price movements is “grudgingly”. Three weeks ago, we gave criteria which argued for a cycle commencing which would take the share price up to 47.7p. The period since saw our criteria trigger, the share price mesmerically gaining a magical 2.06p in the process, soaring above our 43.8 trigger level to reach a high of 45.86p. Movements are not impressive and there are signs the market is getting frustrated also.

Last week, the market opted to “gap” Lloyds share price up at the open (circled), doubtless due to news of the bank profits soaring, news which was echoed across Europe with several other banks reaping a Covid19 dividend. Equally, we find it interesting Lloyds are reporting success with its Lockdown Homeworking, productivity not hampered despite corporate offices remaining empty. This experience must surely make many landlords look nervously at renewal dates for corporate clients, making us wonder if the ultimate future for Canary Warf shall be transition into a soul-less housing estate rather than a soul-less financial centre!

 

We’re still banging a drum which favours price recovery toward 47.7p next with secondary, if exceeded, calculating at 55p. If opting to play safe, movements next above 45.86p should herald continue slow recovery to our target level. There’s a reasonable chance of some hesitation around the 50p level on the way up, this particular number perhaps proving to be one of these things called a ‘psychological barrier’, maybe even believable as many traders will tend distrust the glacial pace with which the price is moving. Arithmetically, we lack reasons to anticipate issues at the 50p level, but suspect nerves shall play their part in slowing things down.

For it all to go very wrong, Lloyds share price now needs weaken below 37p to provoke outright panic.  Visually, we’d raise an eyebrow even with weakness below 44p as this risks a retreat below the Blue downtrend. While this would not crush hopes for the future, such a movement would tend confirm the slow pace of travel is expected to continue.

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Time Issued Market Price At Issue Short Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Long Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Prior
9:43:59PM BRENT 47.69 66.02 65.625 64.92 67.05 67.74 68.12 68.94 67.16 Success
9:46:28PM GOLD 1793.13
10:06:09PM FTSE 6995.71
10:09:03PM FRANCE 6315.5 Success
10:11:07PM GERMANY 15246 15105 15069.5 15004 15185 15269 15301 15370 15202 ‘cess
10:12:15PM US500 4190.07
10:14:02PM DOW 34109 Success
10:16:36PM NASDAQ 13798
10:18:36PM JAPAN 29059 ‘cess
30/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6969 points. Change of 0.11%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,485,673,817 a change of 11.9%
29/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6961 points. Change of -0.03%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,795,996,815 a change of 1.77%
28/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6963 points. Change of 0.27%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,695,013,979 a change of 9.25%
27/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6944 points. Change of -0.27%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,212,742,605 a change of 17.08%
26/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6963 points. Change of 0.36%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,452,134,004 a change of -2.38%
23/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6938 points. Change of 0%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,560,582,809 a change of -19.42%
22/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6938 points. Change of 0.62%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,660,042,698 a change of 11.95%

SUCCESS above means both FAST & SLOW targets were met. ‘CESS means just the FAST target met and probably the next time it is exceeded, movement to the SLOW target shall commence.

Our commentary is in two sections. Immediately below are today’s updated comments. If our commentary remains valid, the share can be found in the bottom section which has a RED heading. Hopefully, this will mean you no longer need to flip back through previous reports. HYPERLINKS DISABLED IN THIS VERSION

Please remember, all prices are mid-price (halfway between the Buy and Sell). When we refer to a price CLOSING above a specific level, we are viewing the point where we can regard a trend as changing. Otherwise, we are simply speculating on near term trading targets. Our website is www.trendsandtargets.com.

UPDATE. We often give an initial and a secondary price. If the initial is exceeded, we still expect it to fall back but the next time the initial is bettered, the price should continue to the secondary. The converse it true with price drops.

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LSE:HL.LSE:HL. Hargreaves Lansdown. Close Mid-Price: 1719.5 Percentage Change: + 3.12% Day High: 1722.5 Day Low: 1667

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LSE:HUR Hurrican Energy Close Mid-Price: 1.12 Percentage Change: -51.30% Day High: 2.35 Day Low: 1.02

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LSE:IPF International Personal Finance Close Mid-Price: 127.6 Percentage Change: -0.78% Day High: 131.8 Day Low: 124.4

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LSE:PPCLSE:PPC President Energy. Close Mid-Price: 2.6 Percentage Change: + 4.00% Day High: 2.62 Day Low: 2.5

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LSE:RR.LSE:RR. Rolls Royce. Close Mid-Price: 104.62 Percentage Change: + 2.55% Day High: 105.44 Day Low: 101.46

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Our popular FTSE for FRIDAY & BNP Paribas too!

#FTSE #Nasdaq Frustration at lack of action in the UK financial sector made us curious as to how things are going in Europe. The worlds 8th largest bank, Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP), is an obvious contender, their share price threatening to exceed the high before Covid-19 fouled up the markets. As both the Stoxx 50 and the CAC40 already have exceeded this benchmark, our suspicion is for financial elements to follow, leaving the UK even further behind.

For BNP, it closed Thursday at 53.83, a tiny amount below the critical 54.18 closing trigger we’re hoping for. Perhaps this shall not prove a big deal, the share price only needing trade above Thursdays day high of 54.58 to hopefully point at near term traffic in the direction of 56.12. Our inclination will be to view 56.12 as significant as the Green line on the chart explains. Reaching this level shall provide a solid definition of “higher high”, launching the share price into a region where a longer term cycle toward 60.62 is believable. In this instance, we can also give a 3rd level target at 67 Euro, an ambition which is visually believable.

If BNP intend go horribly wrong, the share price requires below 45.6, but only if it intends emulate UK banks by languishing in the gutter of despair. We’re inclined toward some hope.

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FTSE for FRIDAY With spectacular levels of misplaced optimism, we started April by speculating whether the FTSE would follow the French model, maybe commencing a lunge toward the pre-Covid highs of 2020. The core element for this belief was an expectation the UK would doubtless mess around for a few weeks before finally heading north, perhaps with the FTSE experiencing an 8% gain in the process. At time of writing, the FTSE is at 6,961 points. When we wrote our gullible article (link), it was at 6,942 points. By our calculations, a 19 point movement on the FTSE is rather a lot less than an 8% gain and we’re not amused. Self defence demands we admit timeframes are rarely a strong suit, when applied to stock markets but we’d hoped for something more substantial in the way of a rise. The present situation demands the FTSE CLOSE above 7052 points before we dare believe any gains are being made with integrity.

From a near term viewpoint, the FTSE needs exceed 7025 points and this should trigger positive in the direction of 7052 points with secondary, if exceeded, calculating at 7092 points. If triggered, the tightest stop looks painfully wide at 6955 points.

Alternately and alas, more likely, is the risk travel below 6952 shall now provoke reversals to an initial 6910 points with secondary, if broken, working out at 6859 points.

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FUTURES

Time Issued Market Price At Issue Short Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Long Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Prior
10:19:16PM BRENT 68.03 67.12 66.785 67.97 68.43 68.775 67.54 Success
10:30:25PM GOLD 1772.28 1755 1751 1770 1782 1785 1772 Success
10:33:17PM FTSE 6966 6938 6932.5 6975 7018 7039 6968 Success
10:38:52PM FRANCE 6317 6278 6270.5 6305 6350 6363.5 6325 Success
10:43:16PM GERMANY 15180 15147 15097.5 15204 15241 15259.5 15180 Shambles
10:46:27PM US500 4206.77 4174 4160 4210 4217 4223.75 4185 “”
10:49:34PM DOW 34038 33983 33963.5 34059 34082 34142.5 33928 “”
10:52:08PM NASDAQ 13958 13829 13808.5 13923 14041 14114.25 13900 “”
10:54:12PM JAPAN 29006 28844 28770 28990 29142 29198 29051 “”
29/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6961 points. Change of -0.03%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,795,996,815 a change of 1.77%
28/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6963 points. Change of 0.27%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,695,013,979 a change of 9.25%
27/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6944 points. Change of -0.27%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,212,742,605 a change of 17.08%
26/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6963 points. Change of 0.36%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,452,134,004 a change of -2.38%
23/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6938 points. Change of 0%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,560,582,809 a change of -19.42%
22/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6938 points. Change of 0.62%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,660,042,698 a change of 11.95%
21/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6895 points. Change of 0.52%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,055,857,470 a change of -18.68%

 

SUCCESS above means both FAST & SLOW targets were met. ‘CESS means just the FAST target met and probably the next time it is exceeded, movement to the SLOW target shall commence.

Our commentary is in two sections. Immediately below are today’s updated comments. If our commentary remains valid, the share can be found in the bottom section which has a RED heading. Hopefully, this will mean you no longer need to flip back through previous reports. HYPERLINKS DISABLED IN THIS VERSION

Please remember, all prices are mid-price (halfway between the Buy and Sell). When we refer to a price CLOSING above a specific level, we are viewing the point where we can regard a trend as changing. Otherwise, we are simply speculating on near term trading targets. Our website is www.trendsandtargets.com.

UPDATE. We often give an initial and a secondary price. If the initial is exceeded, we still expect it to fall back but the next time the initial is bettered, the price should continue to the secondary. The converse it true with price drops.

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LSE:BBY BALFOUR BEATTY Close Mid-Price: 317 Percentage Change: -1.18% Day High: 326.8 Day Low: 316

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LSE:BPCLSE:BPC Bahamas Pet. Close Mid-Price: 0.36 Percentage Change: + 2.43% Day High: 0.38 Day Low: 0.32

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LSE:BT.ALSE:BT.A British Telecom. Close Mid-Price: 163.8 Percentage Change: + 2.47% Day High: 164.7 Day Low: 161.15

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LSE:EMELSE:EME Empyrean. Close Mid-Price: 6.35 Percentage Change: + 13.39% Day High: 6.5 Day Low: 5.6

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LSE:FRES Fresnillo Close Mid-Price: 830.4 Percentage Change: -2.33% Day High: 868 Day Low: 825.2

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LSE:HSBALSE:HSBA HSBC. Close Mid-Price: 454.3 Percentage Change: + 2.47% Day High: 458.95 Day Low: 444

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LSE:HUR Hurrican Energy Close Mid-Price: 2.3 Percentage Change: -2.13% Day High: 2.47 Day Low: 2.25

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LSE:IAG British Airways Close Mid-Price: 201.45 Percentage Change: -0.64% Day High: 205.5 Day Low: 198.24

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LSE:IPFLSE:IPF International Personal Finance. Close Mid-Price: 128.6 Percentage Change: + 6.28% Day High: 129.6 Day Low: 122.8

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LSE:LLOYLSE:LLOY Lloyds Grp.. Close Mid-Price: 45.45 Percentage Change: + 0.78% Day High: 45.86 Day Low: 45

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LSE:QFILSE:QFI Quadrise. Close Mid-Price: 5.7 Percentage Change: + 8.57% Day High: 5.98 Day Low: 5.36

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LSE:SCLP Scancell Close Mid-Price: 20.6 Percentage Change: -4.19% Day High: 21.25 Day Low: 19.75

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LSE:STANLSE:STAN Standard Chartered. Close Mid-Price: 521.6 Percentage Change: + 5.63% Day High: 533.2 Day Low: 498

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LSE:TLWLSE:TLW Tullow. Close Mid-Price: 56.18 Percentage Change: + 13.11% Day High: 57.72 Day Low: 50.52

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Woodbois Ltd, a growing prospect?

#SP500 #WallSt An email asking our thoughts on Woodbois couldn’t be ignored. Anything relating to timber fascinates, perhaps due to our exploits with a chainsaw constantly proving there is some skill in tree butchery, skill which proved completely absent last weekend. Following instructions from the chainsaw owners manual, a 40 foot Holly tree was felled, quite dramatically. Falling the wrong way, a restraint rope ensured the trees final murderous ambitions were spoiled. Unfortunately, the rope also allowed the dead tree to pivot 180 degrees in mid-air, looking very like it intended replant itself the wrong way up. We didn’t see what happened next, being rather busy running away, but somehow, the thing fell exactly where it was supposed to.

The problem had been caused by a rotten section at the bottom of the trunk and as the tree weight moved, this section immediately imploded. How we laughed…

 

To judge by Woodbois website, they foolishly don’t use software designers nor surveyors to work their timber. Instead, this Africa focused timber specialist employ folk who know what they’re doing, sourcing sustainable timber for supply to an international customer base. Recent share price movements tend suggest some recovery is probable, especially as the share in now trading above the pre-Covid19 high, something we’re inclined to view optimistically as it generally bodes well for the future.

As a relevant aside, the chum assisting with the tree incident is a surveyor, choosing to visit to ‘have some fun’ as he’s battling a full diary of work, due to the building and construction industries clearly making plans for the future. Historically, we’ve found the level of work he faces tends provide a useful barometer for market direction. When he’s busy, the markets tend head up!

Presently trading around 6.9p, Woodbois need only exceed 7p to suggest near term travel to an initial 8p. If exceeded, our longer term secondary is slightly confusing at either 9.5p or 10.5p. The culprit for this confusion is circled in Red on the chart, an illogical manipulation gap in July of last year. Visually, an attempt at the 10.5p level makes some sense thanks to previous share price hesitation back in 2018.

For things to go horribly wrong, the share price needs relax below 4.8p as this introduces the potential of a visit to 3p eventually.

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FUTURES

Time Issued Market Price At Issue Short Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Long Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Prior
10:01:17PM BRENT 66.59 Success
10:03:45PM GOLD 1781.96 Success
10:26:51PM FTSE 6968 Shambles
10:36:26PM FRANCE 6301 Success
10:41:48PM GERMANY 15303 Success
10:43:52PM US500 4192 4180 4174 4165 4195 4201 4210.5 4223 4181 ‘cess
10:46:44PM DOW 33814 33791 33760 33682 33901 33969 34026 34104 33879 ‘cess
10:48:55PM NASDAQ 13984 ‘cess
10:51:43PM JAPAN 28939 Shambles
28/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6963 points. Change of 0.27%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,695,013,979 a change of 9.25%
27/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6944 points. Change of -0.27%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,212,742,605 a change of 17.08%
26/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6963 points. Change of 0.36%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,452,134,004 a change of -2.38%
23/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6938 points. Change of 0%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,560,582,809 a change of -19.42%
22/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6938 points. Change of 0.62%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,660,042,698 a change of 11.95%
21/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6895 points. Change of 0.52%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,055,857,470 a change of -18.68%
20/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6859 points. Change of -2.01%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,216,900,407 a change of 19.04%

SUCCESS above means both FAST & SLOW targets were met. ‘CESS means just the FAST target met and probably the next time it is exceeded, movement to the SLOW target shall commence.

Our commentary is in two sections. Immediately below are today’s updated comments. If our commentary remains valid, the share can be found in the bottom section which has a RED heading. Hopefully, this will mean you no longer need to flip back through previous reports. HYPERLINKS DISABLED IN THIS VERSION

Please remember, all prices are mid-price (halfway between the Buy and Sell). When we refer to a price CLOSING above a specific level, we are viewing the point where we can regard a trend as changing. Otherwise, we are simply speculating on near term trading targets. Our website is www.trendsandtargets.com.

UPDATE. We often give an initial and a secondary price. If the initial is exceeded, we still expect it to fall back but the next time the initial is bettered, the price should continue to the secondary. The converse it true with price drops.

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LSE:CARLSE:CAR Carclo. Close Mid-Price: 41.4 Percentage Change: + 3.50% Day High: 42.8 Day Low: 40.3

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LSE:EXPN Experian Close Mid-Price: 2786 Percentage Change: -0.36% Day High: 2808 Day Low: 2772

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LSE:FRES Fresnillo Close Mid-Price: 850.2 Percentage Change: -4.11% Day High: 876.8 Day Low: 847.4

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LSE:GENL Genel Close Mid-Price: 163 Percentage Change: -0.49% Day High: 166.4 Day Low: 162.2

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LSE:HIKLSE:HIK Hikma. Close Mid-Price: 2325 Percentage Change: + 0.17% Day High: 2330 Day Low: 2295

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LSE:HL. Hargreaves Lansdown Close Mid-Price: 1626.5 Percentage Change: -1.42% Day High: 1663.5 Day Low: 1621.5

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LSE:LLOYLSE:LLOY Lloyds Grp.. Close Mid-Price: 45.1 Percentage Change: + 3.51% Day High: 45.72 Day Low: 44.48

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LSE:NWGLSE:NWG Natwest. Close Mid-Price: 203.5 Percentage Change: + 1.19% Day High: 208.3 Day Low: 202.1

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LSE:QFILSE:QFI Quadrise. Close Mid-Price: 5.25 Percentage Change: + 14.50% Day High: 5.58 Day Low: 4.7

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LSE:TLWLSE:TLW Tullow. Close Mid-Price: 49.67 Percentage Change: + 1.43% Day High: 50 Day Low: 48.4

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LSE:TSCO Tesco Close Mid-Price: 219.7 Percentage Change: -0.79% Day High: 223.2 Day Low: 219.65

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Flight & International Consolidated Airlines (aka British Airways)

#FTSE #Nasdaq Lockdown brought the discovered joy of not needing to fly anywhere, grounding airline share prices. Further notable discoveries during this last year involved Parma Ham packaging and how to get dressed in the dark, just two things which shall be remembered once Lockdown becomes a memory and we’re again are forced to embrace the dubious pleasure of flying.

Getting dressed in the dark, aided by illumination from a mobile, became a feature when required to make video calls for international chats at stupid times. Eventually, it was noted the laundry label on t-shirts and sweaters is always located on the inner left hand seam of garments. Immediately, a fashion faux pas was avoided as it became impossible to wear t-shirts inside out or back to front, similarly with sweaters. For some reason, there’s always a member of the Zoom Stasi, eager to make a “funny comment” about getting dressed in the dark.

The Parma Ham incident, however, was probably something the rest of the world already knows. My wife has learned it’s best to say nothing about my antics when opening cooked meat packaging. Generally, a small kitchen knife is used to stab the package, then cut a flap. Lifting the flap allows the meat (or smoked salmon) to be removed and a quick sandwich assembled (we try to be sociable during video chats), essentially lunching together.

And then one day, the world changed.

The Parma Ham was laid flat, expecting its usual stabbing, when a feature of the plastic caught my eye. Printed on the packet were a series of lines on just one corner. Closer inspection (aka, reading glasses) revealed the edge could be pealed at this point, allowing the lid to be opened and resealed with ease. A quick glance at every similar plastic package led to the discovery of this being a standard thing, even available on packets of bacon and cheese slices.

I could now get dressed, even feed myself and it was all thanks to Lockdown…

 

Will the airline industry reveal any discoveries, once flying resumes? Or shall they continue treating paying customers as a necessary inconvenience. We suspect a charm offensive shall be employed, if only due to the number of surveys reporting extreme reticence about flying, despite immunisations. The airline industry believe it will be many, many years until they can return to their prior passenger levels and this degree of hesitation is illustrated with IAG’s share price movements.

Since breaking though its immediate downtrend back in March this year, any optimism which looked forward to a rise was dashed pretty swiftly, the share price opting to flounder around aimlessly for a couple of months. Worse, not only has it not gone up, the price managed to fall below the level of trend break and this is rarely a good sign. Instead, it tends indicate any historical trend shall be ignored until such time a good reason NOT to ignore it appears. With IAG, there’s been a solid fascination with the 200p trend break level and when we look back in time, this level has been fouling things up since Covid-19 hit at the start of last year.

Presently trading around 203p, the share price needs better 224p to allow hope for the future as we can calculate the potential of this triggering recovery to an initial 261p. If exceeded, we can even propose a longer term attraction lurking at 350p and with prior movement history, we suspect some hesitation at such a level.

There is a caveat we should mention, one which may prove important. If the market discovers reason to “gap” IAG share price upward by around 40p for whatever excuse, we shall take this as a signal the market intends the share price to start a strong recovery process. In such a scenario, we can suggest a Big Picture longer term ambition awaiting from 578p. Absolutely nothing suggests this scenario at present but there are quite a few airline industry shares which will require kick started to get them moving properly.

 

As always, we can present a converse scenario as the price needs break below Red on the chart, currently 183p, to justify concern as this triggering a descent to an initial 153p with our longer term secondary, if broken, working out at 107p and hopefully a proper bounce.

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FUTURES

Time Issued Market Price At Issue Short Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Long Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Prior
9:50:01PM BRENT 66.08 ‘cess
9:53:06PM GOLD 1777 ‘cess
9:56:08PM FTSE 6949 6926 6916 6896 6961 6976 6989 7039 6938
9:58:02PM FRANCE 6278.5
10:01:07PM GERMANY 15267 ‘cess
10:03:14PM US500 4187.22
10:08:49PM DOW 33914 ‘cess
10:11:10PM NASDAQ 13966 13945 13919 13872 14001 14060 14077 14200 13994
10:14:41PM JAPAN 28979 Success

 

 

27/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6944 points. Change of -0.27%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,212,742,605 a change of 17.08%
26/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6963 points. Change of 0.36%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,452,134,004 a change of -2.38%
23/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6938 points. Change of 0%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,560,582,809 a change of -19.42%
22/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6938 points. Change of 0.62%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,660,042,698 a change of 11.95%
21/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6895 points. Change of 0.52%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,055,857,470 a change of -18.68%
20/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6859 points. Change of -2.01%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,216,900,407 a change of 19.04%
19/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 7000 points. Change of -0.27%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,222,332,197 a change of -24.15%

 

SUCCESS above means both FAST & SLOW targets were met. ‘CESS means just the FAST target met and probably the next time it is exceeded, movement to the SLOW target shall commence.

Our commentary is in two sections. Immediately below are today’s updated comments. If our commentary remains valid, the share can be found in the bottom section which has a RED heading. Hopefully, this will mean you no longer need to flip back through previous reports. HYPERLINKS DISABLED IN THIS VERSION

Please remember, all prices are mid-price (halfway between the Buy and Sell). When we refer to a price CLOSING above a specific level, we are viewing the point where we can regard a trend as changing. Otherwise, we are simply speculating on near term trading targets. Our website is www.trendsandtargets.com.

UPDATE. We often give an initial and a secondary price. If the initial is exceeded, we still expect it to fall back but the next time the initial is bettered, the price should continue to the secondary. The converse it true with price drops.

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LSE:GLEN Glencore Xstra Close Mid-Price: 302.1 Percentage Change: -1.34% Day High: 308.8 Day Low: 300.65

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LSE:NWGLSE:NWG Natwest. Close Mid-Price: 201.1 Percentage Change: + 1.21% Day High: 201.6 Day Low: 197.55

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LSE:ODXLSE:ODX Omega Diags. Close Mid-Price: 74 Percentage Change: + 0.00% Day High: 74 Day Low: 65

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LSE:QFILSE:QFI Quadrise. Close Mid-Price: 4.58 Percentage Change: + 11.56% Day High: 4.56 Day Low: 4.32

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LSE:RR. Rolls Royce Close Mid-Price: 102.94 Percentage Change: -4.53% Day High: 107.76 Day Low: 103.18

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LSE:SRPLSE:SRP Serco. Close Mid-Price: 143.8 Percentage Change: + 1.70% Day High: 148.1 Day Low: 141.6

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LSE:WTG Watchstone Close Mid-Price: 50 Percentage Change: -4.76% Day High: 52 Day Low: 48

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