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#FTSE #Nasdaq Frustration at lack of action in the UK financial sector made us curious as to how things are going in Europe. The worlds 8th largest bank, Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP), is an obvious contender, their share price threatening to exceed the high before Covid-19 fouled up the markets. As both the Stoxx 50 and the CAC40 already have exceeded this benchmark, our suspicion is for financial elements to follow, leaving the UK even further behind.

For BNP, it closed Thursday at 53.83, a tiny amount below the critical 54.18 closing trigger we’re hoping for. Perhaps this shall not prove a big deal, the share price only needing trade above Thursdays day high of 54.58 to hopefully point at near term traffic in the direction of 56.12. Our inclination will be to view 56.12 as significant as the Green line on the chart explains. Reaching this level shall provide a solid definition of “higher high”, launching the share price into a region where a longer term cycle toward 60.62 is believable. In this instance, we can also give a 3rd level target at 67 Euro, an ambition which is visually believable.

If BNP intend go horribly wrong, the share price requires below 45.6, but only if it intends emulate UK banks by languishing in the gutter of despair. We’re inclined toward some hope.

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FTSE for FRIDAY With spectacular levels of misplaced optimism, we started April by speculating whether the FTSE would follow the French model, maybe commencing a lunge toward the pre-Covid highs of 2020. The core element for this belief was an expectation the UK would doubtless mess around for a few weeks before finally heading north, perhaps with the FTSE experiencing an 8% gain in the process. At time of writing, the FTSE is at 6,961 points. When we wrote our gullible article (link), it was at 6,942 points. By our calculations, a 19 point movement on the FTSE is rather a lot less than an 8% gain and we’re not amused. Self defence demands we admit timeframes are rarely a strong suit, when applied to stock markets but we’d hoped for something more substantial in the way of a rise. The present situation demands the FTSE CLOSE above 7052 points before we dare believe any gains are being made with integrity.

From a near term viewpoint, the FTSE needs exceed 7025 points and this should trigger positive in the direction of 7052 points with secondary, if exceeded, calculating at 7092 points. If triggered, the tightest stop looks painfully wide at 6955 points.

Alternately and alas, more likely, is the risk travel below 6952 shall now provoke reversals to an initial 6910 points with secondary, if broken, working out at 6859 points.

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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
10:19:16PM BRENT 68.03 67.12 66.785 67.97 68.43 68.775 67.54 Success
10:30:25PM GOLD 1772.28 1755 1751 1770 1782 1785 1772 Success
10:33:17PM FTSE 6966 6938 6932.5 6975 7018 7039 6968 Success
10:38:52PM FRANCE 6317 6278 6270.5 6305 6350 6363.5 6325 Success
10:43:16PM GERMANY 15180 15147 15097.5 15204 15241 15259.5 15180 Shambles
10:46:27PM US500 4206.77 4174 4160 4210 4217 4223.75 4185 “”
10:49:34PM DOW 34038 33983 33963.5 34059 34082 34142.5 33928 “”
10:52:08PM NASDAQ 13958 13829 13808.5 13923 14041 14114.25 13900 “”
10:54:12PM JAPAN 29006 28844 28770 28990 29142 29198 29051 “”
29/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6961 points. Change of -0.03%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,795,996,815 a change of 1.77%
28/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6963 points. Change of 0.27%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,695,013,979 a change of 9.25%
27/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6944 points. Change of -0.27%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,212,742,605 a change of 17.08%
26/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6963 points. Change of 0.36%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,452,134,004 a change of -2.38%
23/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6938 points. Change of 0%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,560,582,809 a change of -19.42%
22/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6938 points. Change of 0.62%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,660,042,698 a change of 11.95%
21/04/2021 FTSE Closed at 6895 points. Change of 0.52%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,055,857,470 a change of -18.68%

 

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 www.trendsandtargets.com.

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

The Arrow icons refer to expected Big Picture direction. No Arrow, No clue!

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Updated charts published on : BALFOUR BEATTY, Bahamas Pet, British Telecom, Empyrean, Fresnillo, HSBC, Hurrican Energy, British Airways, International Personal Finance, Lloyds Grp., Quadrise, Scancell, Standard Chartered, Tullow,

LSE:BBY BALFOUR BEATTY Close Mid-Price: 317 Percentage Change: -1.18% Day High: 326.8 Day Low: 316

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LSE:BPCLSE:BPC Bahamas Pet. Close Mid-Price: 0.36 Percentage Change: + 2.43% Day High: 0.38 Day Low: 0.32

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LSE:BT.ALSE:BT.A British Telecom. Close Mid-Price: 163.8 Percentage Change: + 2.47% Day High: 164.7 Day Low: 161.15

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LSE:EMELSE:EME Empyrean. Close Mid-Price: 6.35 Percentage Change: + 13.39% Day High: 6.5 Day Low: 5.6

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LSE:FRES Fresnillo Close Mid-Price: 830.4 Percentage Change: -2.33% Day High: 868 Day Low: 825.2

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LSE:HSBALSE:HSBA HSBC. Close Mid-Price: 454.3 Percentage Change: + 2.47% Day High: 458.95 Day Low: 444

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LSE:HUR Hurrican Energy Close Mid-Price: 2.3 Percentage Change: -2.13% Day High: 2.47 Day Low: 2.25

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LSE:IAG British Airways Close Mid-Price: 201.45 Percentage Change: -0.64% Day High: 205.5 Day Low: 198.24

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LSE:IPFLSE:IPF International Personal Finance. Close Mid-Price: 128.6 Percentage Change: + 6.28% Day High: 129.6 Day Low: 122.8

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LSE:LLOYLSE:LLOY Lloyds Grp.. Close Mid-Price: 45.45 Percentage Change: + 0.78% Day High: 45.86 Day Low: 45

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LSE:QFILSE:QFI Quadrise. Close Mid-Price: 5.7 Percentage Change: + 8.57% Day High: 5.98 Day Low: 5.36

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LSE:SCLP Scancell Close Mid-Price: 20.6 Percentage Change: -4.19% Day High: 21.25 Day Low: 19.75

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LSE:STANLSE:STAN Standard Chartered. Close Mid-Price: 521.6 Percentage Change: + 5.63% Day High: 533.2 Day Low: 498

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LSE:TLWLSE:TLW Tullow. Close Mid-Price: 56.18 Percentage Change: + 13.11% Day High: 57.72 Day Low: 50.52

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