FTSE for FRIDAY

#FTSE #Gold January has, thus far, proven fairly resilient with the FTSE despite plenty of reasons for contrary behaviour. We wonder how much of this can be attributed to a market achieving a series of ‘Higher Highs’ and breaking above a pretty firm downtrend? There generally comes a point in trading, when the strength of a trend becomes difficult to resist, creating scenario where a share price or index will move in a direction which defies logic.

In the case of the FTSE, there are some pretty impressive potentials currently showing and we’ve little choice but to anticipate the FTSE discovering a reason to move above 6,904 points and once again give sufficient reason for a further upswing. When a market is enjoying an uptrend, it’s pretty difficult to define the movement when the trend changes direction unless it’s one of these catastrophe falls, provoked by a major event. Our favourite method in this type of guessing game creates a series of contrary calculations and when these outlooks start to be fulfilled, we’re generally correct in believing a trend is changing. Unfortunately, this sort of thing will often involve giving trigger levels which shall be perceived as ‘miles away’ from the immediate market price.

 

For instance, the FTSE (trading around 6,790 at time of writing) needs fail below 6,689 to give the first indication the UK market may be slipping out of its uptrend. Weakness such as this permits reversal to an initial 6,627 points, along with a challenge of the immediate uptrend. Things become sharply dodgy, should 6,627 break as a further reversal cycle toward 6,378 is very possible.

Amazingly, London needs drop below 5,888 points to utterly confirm the upward break is ‘fake’, something visually unlikely. Unless perhaps we are greeted with front page news of Boris riding his bike through a sick children Covid-19 ward, wearing a Jimmy Saville t-shirt, Trump baseball cap and waving the EU flag. The current strength of the marketplace signals something seriously negative will be required to dissuade this FTSE from its climbing cycle.

 

The other side of this coin must examine what to anticipate, should the FTSE next manage above 6,904 points?

Apparently we should anticipate further market recovery toward an initial 7,049 points. If exceeded, our ‘longer term’ secondary (please remember our tenuous grasp of timeframes) calculates at 7,342, visually reaching the height of the FTSE before UK incompetence killed over 100,000 people.

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FUTURES

Time Issued Market Price At Issue Short Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Long Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Prior
10:27:19PM BRENT 56.48 55.37 54.91 56.17 56.53 56.655 56.1 ‘cess
10:29:51PM GOLD 1846.75 1828 1808 1846 1858 1862.5 1843 Success
10:32:47PM FTSE 6801.54 6737 6705 6773 6811 6817.75 6786 ‘cess
10:34:51PM FRANCE 5672 5654 5643 5678 5686 5694.5 5660 ‘cess
10:37:31PM GERMANY 13975 13938 13913.5 14000 14028 14058.75 13939 ‘cess
10:39:27PM US500 3798.37 3784 3774 3814 3825 3833.5 3808 ‘cess
10:53:09PM DOW 31034.2 30987 30923.5 31076 31222 31312 31072 ‘cess
10:55:33PM NASDAQ 12921 12883 12819 12986 13039 13068.25 12940
10:57:15PM JAPAN 28817 28561 28486 28780 28975 29009.5 28787 Success

 

14/01/2021 FTSE Closed at 6801 points. Change of 0.83%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,766,545,186 a change of 14.83%
13/01/2021 FTSE Closed at 6745 points. Change of -0.13%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,892,793,822 a change of 7.6%
12/01/2021 FTSE Closed at 6754 points. Change of -0.65%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,476,413,320 a change of -2.69%
11/01/2021 FTSE Closed at 6798 points. Change of -1.09%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,628,068,721 a change of -23.51%
8/01/2021 FTSE Closed at 6873 points. Change of 0.25%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 7,358,043,641 a change of -0.17%
7/01/2021 FTSE Closed at 6856 points. Change of 0.22%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 7,370,774,807 a change of -13.13%
6/01/2021 FTSE Closed at 6841 points. Change of 3.46%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 8,484,604,926 a change of 72.21%

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