Trends and Targets for 30/07/2018

FTSE for August. (FTSE:UKX) #FTSE #BRENT #NK225 Now all the politicians have gone camping, we enter August, a month we detest due to a history of irrational movements. We sometimes suspect all paid employees of the markets are on holiday, leaving unpaid interns to man the levers.

It’s easy to imagine a “Post-It” note on monitors with the legend; ‘keep FTSE between 7550 and 7750’ as despite the presence of a couple of pretty trend lines, it’s difficult to conclude anything shall actually change as we enter peak holiday time. Except, obviously, in Scotland where summer has apparently ended as the temperature has dropped dramatically. (We’re based in Scotland and notice these things)

Since the start of June, it became obvious we could paint trend lines until the cows came home but broadly speaking, neither market indices nor popular shares have been reacting to breaking trends. While it was easy to blame the phenomena on Brexit, this pattern of events was repeated through Europe and – broadly speaking – the USA.

Due to some common sense stretching logic, it now appears the FTSE must actually better 7760 to truly suggest it’s breaking free from the current 200 point wide flat line. Such a miracle should prove capable of 7865 initially and visually a challenge against the prior high.

Of course, if things now intend go south, below 7570 is supposed to now alarm us  with an initial drop target at 7460 with secondary, if broken, down at 7360.

Otherwise, if you’re parked on the M20 while making your way to the tunnel, rest assured we remain fascinated with the market and truly suspect it will remain flat for a while. Unless something happens.

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27/07/2018 FTSE Closed at 7701 points. Change of 0.5%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,576,810,683 a change of -9.57%
26/07/2018 FTSE Closed at 7663 points. Change of 0.07%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,167,111,078 a change of 1.99%
25/07/2018 FTSE Closed at 7658 points. Change of -0.66%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,046,971,973 a change of -8.48%
24/07/2018 FTSE Closed at 7709 points. Change of 0.71%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,607,606,745 a change of 36.7%
23/07/2018 FTSE Closed at 7655 points. Change of -0.3%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,833,553,865 a change of -19.07%
20/07/2018 FTSE Closed at 7678 points. Change of -0.08%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,972,757,582 a change of -5.7%
19/07/2018 FTSE Closed at 7684 points. Change of 0.1%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,333,565,850 a change of 7.85%

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

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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Section One – Outlook Updated Today. Click here for Section Two – Outlook Remains Valid shares

The Arrow icons refer to expected Big Picture direction. No Arrow, No clue!

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Updated charts published on : British Telecom, Caspian, Premaltha, REDT,

LSE:BT.ALSE:BT.A British Telecom. Close Mid-Price: 236 Percentage Change: + 4.96% Day High: 239.05 Day Low: 230


Target Met. It appears the mood may have changed here as above 240 hints r ……..

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LSE:CASPLSE:CASP Caspian. Close Mid-Price: 10.75 Percentage Change: + 3.61% Day High: 10.75 Day Low: 10.38


It appears our suspicion is proving correct as above 10.75 still suggests ……..

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LSE:NIPTLSE:NIPT Premaltha. Close Mid-Price: 8.85 Percentage Change: + 5.99% Day High: 8.85 Day Low: 8.35


With movement now above 8.9p, this still entertains the possibility of 12. ……..

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LSE:REDLSE:RED REDT. Close Mid-Price: 7.6 Percentage Change: + 17.28% Day High: 7.7 Day Low: 6.52


Target Met. This now risks being useful as above 7.7 indicates 9.2p next. ……..

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*** End of “Updated Today” comments on shares. Listed below are those where commentary remains valid.

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