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Trends and Targets for 10/08/2017

AMUR MINERALS (LSE:AMC) Back in the day, we used to hate Mondays but Wednesday was a day for optimism, a great time to start something new as it could be completed for the weekend. Wednesday has also become 'SPAM' day, literally the worst period for being inundated as a bunch of clowns finally release the rubbish they've spent a few days preparing.

Trends and Targets for 9/08/2017

BARCLAYS (LSE:BARC) Opting to swap an office chair for a large red exercise ball provided an entirely new perspective when looking for bounce points on shares! It also made Jo Whileys evening Radio2 show fraught with danger, due to her choice of multiple Blur tracks. Let's just say, when you can bounce, you bounce. Exercise without effort.

Trends and Targets for 8/08/2017

LLOYDS BANK (LSE:LLOY) We've stopped thinking of the 3 UK retail banks as 'clown' shares. Instead, perhaps referring to them as similar to rabbit droppings makes more sense, little balls of stuff which stick together and refuse to roll anywhere. RBS proved amusing last week, creating a 'no-brainer' scenario for a near term trade but alas, has moved back into position beside the other two balls of stuff.

Trends and Targets for 7/08/2017

FTSE FOR THE WEEK (FTSE:UKX) As usual, the Scottish summer highlights a need for a product which remains uninvented. A recent incident meant T&T's lawn was uncut for three weeks and, in the process, grew almost 20cm. While summer in July / August usually means incessant rain, it also carries a suspicion the rain is seeded with steroids to make the grass grow. The mystery product: Green Growth Inhibitor.

Trends and Targets for 4/08/2017

FTSE FOR FRIDAY (FTSE:UKX)  There's a few instances where we'd really love to write something like, "you're on your own, we're clueless!" In fairness, we never hesitate to use such language for our private clients as it'd be stupid to pretend something, when real money is involved. And if the Gov'nr of the Bank of England is reading, why not pay attention to this principle?

Trends and Targets for 3/08/2017

JOHNSTON PRESS (LSE:JPR) & The DOW JONES (DOWi:DJI)  A bouncing bomb was recently retrieved from local waters here in Argyll and offloaded at the pier outside, to take its place in a museum. It transpires the iconic scene from The Dambusters where the bomb was first filmed working came from military footage, literally just along the coast. And of course, bouncing bombs are effectively our theme for this week which is where Johnston Press comes into view.

Trends and Targets for 2/08/2017

DEBENHAMS (LSE:DEB)  Historically, Debenhams share price has tended move with speed similar to a dog bunged up with grass trying to have a bowel movement. Not pretty to watch and eventually attention drifts to something less painfully slow - like a glacier.(as owner of two dogs who eat long grass... the simile was easy!)

Trends and Targets for 1/08/2017

LONDON CAPITAL GROUP (LSE:LCG)  Since we permitted advertising on our website, we've noticed London Capital feature prominently recently, so it's probable they've some sort of campaign going. Noticing they are 'listed' on the stock exchange, it was therefore only a matter of time before we scheduled a glance at the share price

Trends and Targets for 31/07/2017

FTSE FOR THIS WEEK (FTSE:UKX)  Thanks for all the emails asking where our 'FTSE FOR FRIDAY' column vanished. We've backups for everything (despite being a small family business) but it all fell apart when the person who specifically analyses the FTSE took ill - at the point when everyone else was on holiday. It appears a 'middle ear infection' isn't fun, a combination of being seasick while binge drinking drunk apparently. However, the victim did lose 1/2 stone in just 3 days!

Trends and Targets for 26/07/2017

ANGLO AMERICAN & THE MINING SECTOR (LSE:AAL & FTSE:NMX1770)  Having discovered 92% of roadside crow deaths are caused by heavy lorries, it reminded that when we view one of the heavyweights in the mining sector, we should view the sector itself in the hope of spotting a signal which justifies the bloom - or gloom - of one of its components. More about crows later.

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