FTSE for FRIDAY (LSE:UKX) This week has been pretty boring on the FTSE but the movement in the closing 20 minutes bothers us quite a lot. While Thursdays are supposed to stink, due to Ex-Div adjustments, by the end of the day all manipulation has been enacted but at 4:10pm, the market moved below the February uptrend (such as it was).
A G BARR (LSE:BAG) We're winding up our ISA candidates with A G BARR, makers of Irn Bru and probably some other products too. There's something fairly interesting going on with this lot from a trend perspective and we've drawn a circle around the evidence.
ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT (LSE:ADN) This continues our ISA candidate analysis (link to our prior ADN analysis) but there's something perhaps remembering with Scottish focussed companies. While south of the border, the media (sometimes) pretends to be sane, if north of the border the media treats any future Scotland with similar fervour to that employed when discussing Corbyn, Trump, Brexit, etc. The reason for this hysteria, we suspect, is to lay the political groundwork against any future Scottish Indie referendum.
RENTOKIL (LSE:RTO) Our ISA candidate commentary continues and we're looking at Rentokil. Needless to say, the inspiration (yet again for RTO) came from a mouse. A habit of leaving the office outside door ajar to stop the dogs playing the "can we get out, so we can bark to get in, so we can bark to get out" game came to an abrupt end a couple of days ago. The mouse which scuttled into the office challenged any last vestige of manliness and provoked a (successful - by Georgina who does admin) hunt.
THE FTSE UPDATE (FTSE:UKX)and BRENT too. There's been times recently when we've been quite puzzled at just what the heck is going on with the markets. Behaviour with the FTSE, S&P, and DOW will often leave us quite perplexed, even feeling slightly clueless. And then the penny dropped.
FTSE FOR FRIDAY (FTSE:UKX) The market has experienced an almost amusing week, averaging 18 points a day of range. Or in plain English, utterly rubbish. For us to have justified concerns about any reversal near term, the index needs slip below 7226 points to signal a path to an initial 7175 points. And if the breaks, secondary calculates at 7080 points.
BMR GROUP (LSE:BMR) This has been proposed as an ISA candidate and we'd guess something has changed with which shares qualify. We last covered it a month ago, proposing closure above 6.612p would bring growth toward 7.8p with 8.8p secondary.
GULF KEYSTONE (LSE:GKP) This presents an excellent valentines day opportunity - but only for those 'into' S&M... We've had a few emails asking for our viewpoint against this lots potentials as an ISA candidate. For the immeasurably brave.
CARD FACTORY PLC (LSE:CARD) As we wake up to one on the traditional days of wasting money on Greeting Cards (Valentines Cards...), a look at Card Factory PLC's share price potentials seemed justified, especially as it's ISA capable. The funny thing is, the word greeting has an entirely different meaning in Scotland and makes us wonder if there's a lack of interest in this industry north of the border.
The FTSE this week (FTSE:UKX) We're intending to continue our ISA contender views as the week progress'. Sometimes though, looking for the right share is like helping someone find their lost pet. As folks with dogs know, it's invariably a black Labrador which has gone missing and equally invariably, the dog and people are found reunited by the time you finish your walk. Saturday's pet search was different and reminded of the trouble finding a decent share.