Trends and Targets for 21/08/2018

MERLIN (LSE:MERL #GOLD #CAC40 )  As financial volumes through London reach almost 1/3rd normal levels, many shares across the market continue to make weak, almost pretend, movements. The retail banks (the clown sector) all are signalling coming drops yet trading as if in denial.

Merlin on the other hand looks like it may have broken its wand, again! The price has finally moved below this years uptrend, now trading in a region where weakness below 365 suggests the price being slightly spellbound. Travel to an initial 345, along with a short term bounce looks perfectly viable. But if 345 is broken, we’re calculating 319p as a sane bottom where a real bounce can be hoped for.

Longer term, any break of 319p would be viewed as a “really bad thing”, taking the price into “lower low” territory with a potential floor level are 264 (at best).

However, there is not a great deal of magic required to inhibit the dangers as it now requires trade above just 385p to suggest coming strength to an initial 405p. Given this exceeds the downtrend since 2017, it appears reasonable to plan for 441p as a secondary target.

Normally we’d be perfectly comfortable this share intends 319p eventually but something quite surprising has appeared amongst our varied calculations. Three distinctly different formula, each taking a different approach, suggest this share wants to go to 441p. Alas, the timeframe element does not inform us as to what century we should plan for…

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20/08/2018 FTSE Closed at 7591 points. Change of 0.44%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,883,481,928 a change of -2.25%
17/08/2018 FTSE Closed at 7558 points. Change of 0.03%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,995,924,570 a change of -18.94%
16/08/2018 FTSE Closed at 7556 points. Change of 0.79%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,163,458,056 a change of -7.57%
15/08/2018 FTSE Closed at 7497 points. Change of -1.5%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,668,537,339 a change of 18.15%
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%

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

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LSE:CBUY Cloudbuy Close Mid-Price: 2.9 Percentage Change: -3.33% Day High: 3 Day Low: 2.9


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LSE:GLENLSE:GLEN Glencore Xstra. Close Mid-Price: 306.05 Percentage Change: + 0.34% Day High: 314.5 Day Low: 307.15


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LSE:HIKLSE:HIK Hikma. Close Mid-Price: 1903 Percentage Change: + 4.68% Day High: 1919 Day Low: 1824


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LSE:HL.LSE:HL. Hargreaves Lansdown. Close Mid-Price: 2201 Percentage Change: + 1.34% Day High: 2213 Day Low: 2177


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LSE:KAZ Kaz Minerals Close Mid-Price: 471.3 Percentage Change: -1.50% Day High: 502.2 Day Low: 469.4


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