Barclays Plc, mildly optimistic

#Brent #Dax August has now swung into full frustration mode, many share prices simply going through the motion during a period when no-one is particularly interested. In Europe, this must be an especially strange month on the markets, due to the very real nature of close-downs for the entire holiday month. But the UK, resolutely, pretends to ignore reality and instead, just moan about the weather.

One thing worthy of comment, due to ongoing ridiculous fuel costs, has been the recent approval by US Regulators of the first Small Modular Nuclear Reactors. This approval is especially germane for Rolls Royce who’ve announced they’re looking at producing a Mobile Small Nuclear Reactor. While thinking this was exactly what a nuclear submarine was – and remains – we’ve been keeping abreast with Rolls Royce work in this field.

Our little tractor would doubtless benefit from a “Back To The Future” type of nuclear device, ideally capable of treating grass cuttings as reaction mass, as it’s now easy to grudge every trip to the local petrol station to fill various fuel cans for various machines. The tractor likes one fuel, the chainsaw and pressure cleaner another, the strimmer yet another special mix, and somehow, they each appear to consume 5 litres per month. Previously this thirst had been ignored but now, the cost has been “noticed”.

All kidding aside, we’re mildly fascinated with Rolls Royce share price movements, entirely due to their nuclear initiative, and shall doubtless cover them in a headline analysis during the coming week.


As for Barclays, hopefully they’re also capable of finally doing something useful during August. Near term, above 166p should make an attempt at an initial 169p with secondary, if exceeded, a rather more interesting 177p. Visually, it isn’t difficult to understand why the secondary is of interest, taking the share price above it’s previous two highs and finding itself in a region where a longer term visit to 212p now makes quite a lot of sense.

For everything to now go wrong, the price requires slip below Red on the chart, presently around 150p, to risk triggering reversals to an initial 133p with secondary, if broken, at 119p eventually.

However, we suspect we’ve just seen early signs of an attempt to drive Barclays up to 212p, doubtless not during August.


Time Issued Market Price At Issue Short Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Long Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Prior
9:57:14PM BRENT 94.09 92.45 91.07 88.16 94.7 96.12 97.25 98.86 93.7 ‘cess
9:59:19PM GOLD 1775.47
10:01:47PM FTSE 7456
10:03:53PM STOX50 3739 ‘cess
10:05:37PM GERMANY 13618 13557 13517 13424 13620 13695 13743 13805 13623
10:17:32PM US500 4144.6 Success
10:19:57PM DOW 32794 Success
10:23:09PM NASDAQ 13208
10:24:58PM JAPAN 28117


5/08/2022 FTSE Closed at 7439 points. Change of -0.12%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,284,416,444 a change of -24.22%
4/08/2022 FTSE Closed at 7448 points. Change of 0.04%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,653,918,717 a change of 0.91%
3/08/2022 FTSE Closed at 7445 points. Change of 0.49%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,602,756,478 a change of -3.28%
2/08/2022 FTSE Closed at 7409 points. Change of -0.05%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,792,539,911 a change of 52.35%
1/08/2022 FTSE Closed at 7413 points. Change of -0.13%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 3,802,113,332 a change of -37.81%
29/07/2022 FTSE Closed at 7423 points. Change of 1.06%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,113,428,375 a change of 2.61%
28/07/2022 FTSE Closed at 7345 points. Change of -0.04%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,958,117,609 a change of -17.71%

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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