FTSE for FRIDAY & Bitcoin (FTSE:UKX & COIN:BTCUSD), some thoughts.

#FTSE #Gold  Historically, we distrust Bitcoin but visually, we’re on the edge of suspecting it intends an “amusing” strategy anytime soon, due to some recent price movements.  Since April, the price of the imaginary currency has been paying homage to the downtrend since 2021 and often, this sort of thing will often exhibit a typical  end game. Which can be risky!

When a price becomes devoted to a trend line, matters will often conclude with a sharp ‘surprise and irrational’ movement and in the case of Bitcoin, we shall not be aghast if it suddenly discovers an excuse to decline below 25800 dollars to an immediate 25330 with secondary, if this initial breaks, at around 24800 dollars and hopefully a proper bounce. The interesting thing comes, if any bounce exceeds Blue on the chart, we’d hope for a visit to $30000 with secondary, if bettered, at an eventual 40000 dollars.

The risk element comes as this is clearly a case of trying to catch a falling knife but, in the case of something where price movements appear to be often manipulated, it can prove worth watching for the scenario unfolding.


The FTSE has been misbehaving this week, rarely doing anything which looked sane and now, quite worrying to note, the value has once again sneaked below the Blue downtrend which dates back to 2018. This sort of thing is interesting, making us question whether a new trend is about to spawn as the market feels like it doesn’t have a clue what to do. From a near term perspective, below 7569 risks reversal to a paltry 7555 points with secondary, if broken, at 7500 points.

Below 7500 risks quite a degree of pain as the FTSE enters a cycle where an eventual 7359 calculates as bottom. The tightest stop against this scenario works out 7650 points, wide but given the risk/reward, perfectly logical.


Our alternate scenario, should gains be planned, suggests movement above 7650 should attempt an initial 7680 points with secondary, if exceeded, calculating at a surprising 7755 points! Despite this being the weekend of the exquisitely boring Monte Carlo Grand Prix, we’re inclined toward optimism for the near future, suspecting Friday shall display some FTSE recovery.


Have a good weekend.


Time Issued Market Price At Issue Short Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Long Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Prior
9:39:13PM BRENT 76.04 75.6 74.44 76.25 78.38 78.68 77.09 Success
9:40:55PM GOLD 1940.74 1938 1934 1954 1964 1974 1954 ‘cess
9:45:22PM FTSE 7590.03 7558 7464 7648 7636 7655 7605
9:47:20PM STOX50 4287.9 4248 4239 4273 4298 4312 4268
9:50:18PM GERMANY 15836.78 15769 15668 15890 15890 15935 15814 ‘cess
9:52:30PM US500 4152.62 4127 4111 4151 4167 4181 4144
9:55:43PM DOW 32753.7 32566 32254 32870 32868 32941 32674 ‘cess
9:57:48PM NASDAQ 13949 13783 13722 13847 13994 14064 13881 Success
9:59:52PM JAPAN 13063 30603 30476 30903 31114 31297 30856 ‘cess


25/05/2023 FTSE Closed at 7570 points. Change of -0.75%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,655,843,667 a change of -31.38%
24/05/2023 FTSE Closed at 7627 points. Change of -1.74%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,784,933,914 a change of 44.14%
23/05/2023 FTSE Closed at 7762 points. Change of -0.1%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,707,065,644 a change of -36.1%
22/05/2023 FTSE Closed at 7770 points. Change of 0.18%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 7,366,100,317 a change of 37.01%
19/05/2023 FTSE Closed at 7756 points. Change of 0.18%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,376,481,422 a change of -9.9%
18/05/2023 FTSE Closed at 7742 points. Change of 0.25%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,967,034,656 a change of 12.56%
17/05/2023 FTSE Closed at 7723 points. Change of -0.36%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,301,388,137 a change of 17.83%

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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