Trends and Targets for 08/10/2018

Whether it’s PopMaster on Radio 2 (One Year Out!), Eggheads, or even The Chase, we constantly witness people talking themselves out of the right answer. We did it ourselves with the FTSE on Friday. From our perspective, it was drop dead obvious the index was heading to 7338 but then, made the mistake of questioning it.

The FTSE indeed dropped 76 points to our target, even plonking around for 2 1/2 hours at the level to prove we’d been working on the correct trend. And then it fell further. Our next major point of interest remains around the 7100 level.

Over analysis can prove the biggest “One Year Out!” enemy as often the first reaction will be correct. This brings us neatly around to Lloyds Bank. Since April, we’ve been reporting 51p as a drop target, something the share has conspicuously avoided hitting. Recently, it has been tempting to look at contrary indicators on the basis our first “Big Picture” analysis was wrong. But when we collect the other members of the sector together, absolutely everything suggests they face further relaxation.

Do we stick with our 51p or not?

We’re inclined to remain with this as “bottom” on Lloyds. It closed the session on Friday at 58.93p. The uptrend since 2012 is currently at 59.13p. While the numbers are almost identical, of greater interest are the closing prices shown on the chart insert. Since 1st October, the share price has resolutely avoided closing above the trend and this is something regarded as bad. It appears we’re not the only folk paying attention to this trend with the price is not permitted to regain it.

So yes, we’re sticking to 51p though there’s a fair chance of a fake, short lived, bounce at the 55p level first.

The real problem on the Lloyds chart (which isn’t showing) is lurking below 51p. What happens if 51p is broken? We can give 32p as “best hope” but if we were on a quiz show, our first answer is 5p. Unfortunately, that’s how dangerous things are for the future. Hopefully we can join the “One Year Out!” club and get this prediction wrong.

Finally, it need only better 61.7 to escape the immediate downtrend and prove you wasted your time reading the foregoing. But to get real, the share needs better Dark Blue at 68.5p to utterly trash the drop potentials.

A ridiculous drop potential of 5p for Lloyds. Are UK Banks a safe trade?

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