Trends and Targets for 15/08/2018

DRAX (LSE:DRX #CAC40 #SP500) We’ve a soft spot for #Drax. Toward the end of 2014, we were prostituting ourselves and trying hard to get a contract from a large hedge fund. Our calculations showed the share price was heading to an initial 4 quid, maybe even 2 quid if it went wrong.

The sneering manager at the hedge fund was quite vocal in disagreement. It transpired Drax was one of his “specialist subjects” and there was absolutely no way it was going to drop. That particular hedge fund shut down, in fairness echoing the behaviour of many who vanished during 2016 & 17 in what became known as the Bonfire of The Hedge Funds.

As far as we’re aware, we still do not have contracts with any Hedge Funds…

However, if Hedge Fund folk are reading, DRAX is starting to stir with the immediate situation suggesting closure above 373p should signal the start of a recovery phase to an initial 403p. We’d suspect some stutters around such a level, given this matches a period of highs last time the 4 quid level was troubled. Essentially, a bunch of folk are almost certainly going to sell once the price returns to break even. Of greater interest for the longer term is our secondary, if 403p bettered, as 564p calculates as a worthwhile ambition.

At present, if it all intends go wrong for DRAX, the price needs break below 295p as this looks capable of triggering reversal to a trend testing 220p. Crucially, if broken, bottom looks like 164p.

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14/08/2018 FTSE Closed at 7611 points. Change of -0.41%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,644,123,716 a change of 21.53%
13/08/2018 FTSE Closed at 7642 points. Change of -0.33%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,644,175,815 a change of -12.56%
10/08/2018 FTSE Closed at 7667 points. Change of -0.96%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,311,037,680 a change of 2.17%
9/08/2018 FTSE Closed at 7741 points. Change of -0.45%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,198,020,570 a change of -5.35%
8/08/2018 FTSE Closed at 7776 points. Change of 0.75%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,491,644,452 a change of -5.04%
7/08/2018 FTSE Closed at 7718 points. Change of 0.72%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,783,256,365 a change of -3.91%
6/08/2018 FTSE Closed at 7663 points. Change of 0.05%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,018,611,086 a change of 89.31%

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 : Barclays, Carclo, MAN, Hargreaves Lansdown, Intercontinental Hotels Group, International Personal Finance, Lloyds Grp., Royal Bank Scot, Royal Male, Rythm One, Standard Chartered, Thomas Cook Group,

LSE:BARC Barclays Close Mid-Price: 183.96 Percentage Change: -0.29% Day High: 185.52 Day Low: 183.3


It looks like Barclays have placed a foot over the cliff. The immediate si ……..

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LSE:CAR Carclo Close Mid-Price: 91 Percentage Change: -2.47% Day High: 93 Day Low: 88.8


Movement continuing below 88 indicates a vague potential of a bounce at 85 ……..

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LSE:EMG MAN Close Mid-Price: 169.4 Percentage Change: -1.22% Day High: 173.75 Day Low: 169.25


Movement continuing downhill below 169 suggests some travel to an initial ……..

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LSE:HL.LSE:HL. Hargreaves Lansdown. Close Mid-Price: 2129 Percentage Change: + 0.38% Day High: 2149 Day Low: 2117


Target Met. It took its time, almost grudgingly! However, the price seems ……..

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LSE:IHGLSE:IHG Intercontinental Hotels Group. Close Mid-Price: 4742 Percentage Change: + 0.36% Day High: 4812 Day Low: 4722


The surprising movement about 4800 occurred after the open and therefore i ……..

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LSE:IPFLSE:IPF International Personal Finance. Close Mid-Price: 236.2 Percentage Change: + 0.25% Day High: 239.8 Day Low: 227


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LSE:LLOY Lloyds Grp. Close Mid-Price: 60.98 Percentage Change: -0.65% Day High: 61.69 Day Low: 60.79


Slight change to the numbers but otherwise nothing dramatic. Ongoing weakn ……..

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LSE:RBS Royal Bank Scot Close Mid-Price: 242.2 Percentage Change: -1.46% Day High: 247 Day Low: 240.1


Target Met. Or close enough. Below 239.5p and a visit to party central of ……..

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LSE:RMG Royal Male Close Mid-Price: 454.9 Percentage Change: -1.60% Day High: 468.1 Day Low: 450.6


This isn’t terribly encouraging as below 450 still points at 447 as provid ……..

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LSE:RTHM Rythm One Close Mid-Price: 191 Percentage Change: -1.04% Day High: 197.8 Day Low: 191


The situation now is apparently of weakness below 191 driving reversal to ……..

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LSE:STAN Standard Chartered Close Mid-Price: 663 Percentage Change: -1.40% Day High: 674.7 Day Low: 662.1


Ongoing weakness below 662 remains with the suggestion of travel to 628 in ……..

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LSE:TCG Thomas Cook Group Close Mid-Price: 84.15 Percentage Change: -1.35% Day High: 85.15 Day Low: 82.45


Further weakness below 82 looks capable of 78p initially with secondary, i ……..

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

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Many thanks for taking the time to read this and good luck for today. Please feel free to mention us after something goes right!

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