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Trends and Targets for 25/07/2017

AO WORLD (LSE:AO.)  This was one of our possible ISA contenders but unfortunately the share price has failed to make the break above BLUE into safer territory. Worse, the share has now achieved a series of lower lows, making us wonder whether the 93p proposed as "bottom" in our last report (link here) will hold or will matters worsen.

Trends and Targets for 24/07/2017

FTSE FOR THE WEEK (FTSE:UKX)  "Daddy, can I cut its head off?" - from a 5 year old grand-daughter - must rank as one of the more surreal things heard while prepping our outlook for the coming week. One 'problem' we face, based in a scenic area of Scotland, is surprise weekend visitors and this time, one of them actually managed to catch rather a lot of fish.

Trends and Targets for 21/07/2017

FTSE FOR FRIDAY, THE DOW, THE S&P (FTSE:UKX)  The job of being a goat-herd, high on a hill, is fraught with danger and loneliness, along with the ever present echo of that Mary Poppins woman singing her heart out.  And as always, nearing the top of a hill, a whimsical goat-herds thought turn to the markets... We let something slip the other day when examining the results produced against both the DOW JONES and the S&P.

Trends and Targets for 20/07/2017

ROLLS ROYCE (LSE:RR.)  The devastating news of BBC staff salaries will surely hurt Rolls Royce sales, thankfully with their automobile division now being split from the main company. However, will their aviation engine manufacture take a tumble as demand for private jet use diminishes as BBC staff attempt to prove they live normal lives - even arriving at work by bike (Jeremy Vine @ £700k...)

Trends and Targets for 19/07/2017

NORTHGATE PLC (LSE:NTG)  Few things are more frustrating than evenings, sitting in the garden surrounded by mountains, watching a bunch of sailing boats pretending to race on a flat calm sea, while sipping alcohol free cider and realising nothing particularly is happening worth writing about for this headline section. Thankfully, someone emailed plaintively asking a quick opinion

Trends and Targets for 18/07/2017

OXFORD BIOMED. (LSE:OXB)  In conversation, we're quite often asked "what do you like at the moment?" and it's a question which presents surprising difficulty. From a near term perspective, for instance, we "like" Tullow as it's probably about to show some recovery. But longer term, in the absence of miracles, we really cannot assign any great fondness for the share. Oxford Biomed, for a completely opposite reason, falls into this category.

Trends and Targets for 17/07/2017

FTSE FOR THE WEEK (FTSE:UKX)  A Silverstone weekend left us surprisingly concerned at the antics of the 11th team in the pits, the cast of "CARS 3". Every time the camera swung past their garage, no less the EIGHT crash helmets were displayed! The implication is worrying and a bit of a bombshell. It appears Pixars film studio must require small humans to drive cartoon cars. Additionally, the media bring news the UK faces a female Dr Who catastrophe. (Okay, it's the holiday season and we're bored)

Trends and Targets for 14/07/2017

FORMULA ONE, FTSE FOR FRIDAY, and FERRARI too.  (NASDAQ:FWONA, NYSE:RACE, FTSE:UKX) Following the F1 world championship stitch up last year, our interest in GP has dwindled a bit but it's hard to ignore the Silverstone weekend. We've also been wilfully ignoring Liberty Media, the folk who now own F1 as their NASDAQ listing is still "a bit new". But... it's Silverstone, hopefully hosting their penultimate GP - we always wonder at a race track, devoted to motorsports, being unable to cope with people arriving by car.

Trends and Targets for 13/07/2017

HURRICANE ENERGY (LSE:HUR)  It's truly unusual for May to do something without reaching the inevitable conclusion the UK PM has, once again, embraced "silly". But in the case of Hurricane, May certainly has a lot to answer for and the very deliberate decline in the share price bothers us rather a lot. Apparently the magic number is currently 32.925p.

Trends and Targets for 12/07/2017

SIRIUS MINERALS (LSE:SXX) As train wrecks go, this isn't proving too chaotic. Our last update (link here) was tentative, painting 35p as an upward target - one which was thankfully achieved. However, in the period since the price has displayed a degree of hysterics, none of which are particularly alarming.

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