Trends and Targets for 22/08/2018

#STAGECOACH LSE:SGC #US500 #NK225 The share price of this lot allows us to take a “classroom” approach to this report. Essentially, it’s revealing something faintly interesting about trends. Sometimes they don’t mean a thing!

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Of course, even when a trend isn’t viable, to us it can prove important.

We often take the approach of a new trend developing, if the market opts to manipulate the price of a share. In the case of Stagecoach, it was forced downward at the very end of 2015. If addicted to drawing lines, we look for the first upward spike following a gap and it becomes the anchor point for a trend. A series of process’ then commences to “prove” or “disprove” a trend as being viable.

Firstly, the chart shows a Light Blue line, the initial downtrend. The share price appears to respect it fairly accurately, even breaking through the downtrend at the start of 2017. Unfortunately, not only did the price fail to achieve Higher Highs after trend break, it achieved a Lower Low and thus began a further fall from grace, one which (surprisingly) seems to have respected the Light Blue line. This tends imply a degree of control was employed during relaxation from the 2 quid level. Aside from this possibly important detail, Light Blue can be ignored.

Second, there’s the GREEN line. This one is potentially quite a big deal as the price reached for a Higher High following the trend break back in June. The given implication is of some strength being present.

Finally, there’s the RED and BLUE lines. By coincidence, they converged the other day and the share price moved through them and beyond. It’s entirely possible one shall become the ruling trend (from our perspective) as the situation exists of movement now above 177p with a growth potential to 194p initially.  Better still, if exceeded, secondary calculates at 242p.

A word of warning though; visually the share price appears ready to introduce a stumble around the 190p point, so even is our 194p ambition is achieved intraday, it’s going to require closure above 190p to make a longer term 242 a sensible ambition.

For now, the price is proving quite shy in movement, hence our requirement it climbs beyond 177p as this will imply strength is present from a bigger picture calculation.

Otherwise, if it intends get in trouble, below 125p would be really alarming, signalling another method of transport will be required due to the large drop potentials.

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21/08/2018 FTSE Closed at 7565 points. Change of -0.34%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,482,287,728 a change of 32.74%
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%

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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