Trends and Targets for 29/10/2018

Barclays, FTSE, and The 2009 Crash. #Brent #Nasdaq As a headline, we probably ticked all 3 best clickbait terms, excluding Brexit for justified hysterics. Spoiler Alert; we’re about to mention a potential bottom at 78p for #Barclays and the #FTSE at 3935.

 

Except we’ve a few issues with what’s being going on. The drops being experienced do not “feel” right!

 

Our story starts in 2008 on May 20th. Around 11am – from memory – the FTSE achieved a logical target level, causing us to monitor it closely for the next jump signal. At mid-day, the next jump triggered but 13 minutes later, the FTSE abruptly reversed for absolutely no arithmetic reason. It was as if someone decided, “that was a mistake, we need to reverse this…”

As it our nature, a trend line was drawn from the extremely odd high points across this 13 minute period, a trend line which was to accurately define the drop from 6470 to 3450 points during the next 9 months. Make no mistake, we bitched repeatedly about this absurd 13 minute trend as it implied market control at levels usually only witnessed in the Silver exchange. (Which is why we do not bother with silver.)

This time around, we’ve not isolated any such control over the trend. Instead, things just keep going down, thankfully our arithmetic logic remaining intact. As Fridays FTSE performance tended prove, software remains in charge. For quite a while, it appeared our initial drop target of 6878 was going to prove bottom with the index bouncing convincingly once the 6878 thing was achieved. Even though at 10:32am, the drop target was broken for a few seconds.

Alas, this break was to prove prophetic as the day progressed. Despite the bounce, next time 6878 broke at 3:30pm, the index slumped further. Even worse, despite yet another bounce, the session ended below our “Gates of Hell are 6955” level. The FTSE closing the week at 6939 points.

Despite the FTSE not yet closing below its low of March this year, we’re now looking at travel below 6850 bringing 6635 initially with secondary around 5900 points.

But what’s missing this time around are visual signs of market manipulation and as a result, we’re not convinced. It’s usually the case, when software logic forces a market movement, any indication of human intervention is easily (to us) visible. While it sounds a bit ‘conspiracy theory’ paranoid, there are far too many instances where it becomes obvious when manual control intrudes. Essentially, it’s not just manipulation gaps which control prices.

For now, if what’s being witnessed are software generated movements, the market should eventually bounce at 6635 points. (or so…) If it fails to do so, the high 5,000’s are the best hope. Bottom is at 3,935 otherwise.

 

Barclays (LSE:BARC) Despite our scary number in the headline above, there’s a scent of rat about price movements. Don’t get us wrong, they stink and with the share presently trading at 168p, it has become pretty easy to suggest weakness now below 166 shall provoke a drop to 158p next, another short lived bounce, then a drop down to 149p.

The RED line on the chart gives some considerable hope for a serious bounce around the 149p level. It closely matches the uptrend since March 2009 through the Brexit drop of 2016. In addition, should it occur in concert with our FTSE 6635 points reversal, further excuse is given toward a future bounce. Obviously there is a problem if 149p is broken, even intraday. Such an event creates a scenario with 113p providing a potential bottom. Visually it matches a historic series of lows and therefore will give the market a perception of a so called support level, something we call a Glass Floor.

Glass breaks.

Below 113p is 78p, almost matching the lows of 2009.

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING suggests 78p as a viable drop target presently. If we rely on arithmetic, 149p should serve to provide a bottom for the share price.

One other aspect of Barclays is worthy of mention. The BLUE downtrend from 2007 is currently at 192p. If a miracle occurs and the price betters such a level, hold onto your socks as it’s going up.

Chart goes here

 

Finally, thanks for the emails asking how I’m doing with Leukaemia treatment. Thus far, pretty well and not terrified about next chemotherapy session in a few days time.

FUTURES

Time Issued

Market

Price At Issue

Short Entry

Fast Exit

Slow Exit

Stop

Long Entry

Fast Exit

Slow Exit

Stop

Prior

12:06:43PM

BRENT

77.72

75.75

74.965

73.98

77

77.91

78.615

79.28

75.95

‘cess

12:11:01PM

GOLD

1233.66

‘cess

12:17:40PM

FTSE

6954.29

Success

12:23:58PM

FRANCE

4967.7

Success

12:26:59PM

GERMANY

11226.54

Success

12:30:09PM

US500

2663.42

‘cess

12:37:09PM

DOW

24737.7

Shambles

12:39:28PM

NASDAQ

6867.37

6720

6667.5

6535

6885

6934

7017.5

7060

6820

12:41:42PM

JAPAN

21232

Success

 

26/10/2018 FTSE Closed at 6939 points. Change of -0.93%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,849,417,776 a change of -20.24%
25/10/2018 FTSE Closed at 7004 points. Change of 0.6%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 7,333,860,753 a change of 6.42%
24/10/2018 FTSE Closed at 6962 points. Change of 0.1%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,891,267,887 a change of -25.51%
23/10/2018 FTSE Closed at 6955 points. Change of -1.24%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 9,250,752,256 a change of 48.14%
22/10/2018 FTSE Closed at 7042 points. Change of -0.1%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,244,485,497 a change of 2.54%
19/10/2018 FTSE Closed at 7049 points. Change of 0.33%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,089,694,862 a change of -8.8%
18/10/2018 FTSE Closed at 7026 points. Change of -0.41%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,677,006,218 a change of -1.48%

 

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.