Trends and Targets for 10/04/2018

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Lloyds Bank (LSE:LLOY) Writing about Lloyds is similar to cutting the grass - something one would prefer avoid but in reality, it needs done! Just as the lawn outside is starting to look threatening, it's that time of the month where we really must pay attention to another UK retail bank.

As the chart below highlights, Lloyds Bank differs from our lawn in one important detail. Visually, it's not ready to grow just yet.

If we view the trend since 2015 in BLUE, it appears Lloyds Bank share price requires above 71.75p before any rise should be taken seriously. This seemingly arbitrary trend isn't quite as random as it appears. It maps the highs since Lloyds price was trashed at the end of 2009, hopefully providing a reasonable starting point for any proper share price recovery.

In addition, we've not shown the downtrend since 2007 but there's a reasonable expectation the share price is now trading above this line. Our reasoning against showing it was simple - Lloyds share price appears to be a virtual straight line, if the y-axis of the chart allows for 600p+.

What can be expected, should Lloyds Bank manage a miracle and close a session above 71.75 - BLUE?

It appears growth to an initial 75.5 makes sense with secondary, if bettered, now at 80p.

The visuals suggest achieving 80p is liable to be game changing for the shares future potentials as 100p and beyond becomes viable long term ambitions.

Of course, we need dwell on the down side of life as it IS a retail bank. Below 56p and it's stuffed with an initial 49 expected as a footnote on a road to 31p. We would suspect the market would enact a 10:1 share consolidation as an effort to conceal such potentials. After all, it is a retail bank.

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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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Section One - Outlook Updated Today. Click here for Section Two - Outlook Remains Valid shares




The Arrow icons refer to expected Big Picture direction. No Arrow, No clue!

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Updated charts published on : Diageo, Genel, Glencore Xstra, ITV, Lloyds Grp., National Glug, Oxford Instruments, Polymetal, Sainsbury, Vectura, Vodafone,

LSE:DGELSE:DGE Diageo. Close Mid-Price: 2510 Percentage Change: + 0.70% Day High: 2515 Day Low: 2487


Movement now above 2515 still indicates recovery to an initial 2578 with s ........

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LSE:GENLLSE:GENL Genel. Close Mid-Price: 187.6 Percentage Change: + 5.04% Day High: 189.6 Day Low: 178.6


Target Met. Movement now bettering 190 should commence a cycle toward 204p ........

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LSE:GLEN Glencore Xstra Close Mid-Price: 339.15 Percentage Change: -3.42% Day High: 347.3 Day Low: 329.95


Target Met. We still suspect any bounce shall prove short lived as below 3 ........

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LSE:ITVLSE:ITV ITV. Close Mid-Price: 149.1 Percentage Change: + 0.68% Day High: 150.5 Day Low: 148.7


This appears to have regained the prior uptrend, suggesting now above 151 ........

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LSE:LLOYLSE:LLOY Lloyds Grp.. Close Mid-Price: 66.65 Percentage Change: + 0.50% Day High: 66.98 Day Low: 66.29


Above 67 and movement toward and initial 67.5 is expected, fairly useless ........

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LSE:NG.LSE:NG. National Glug. Close Mid-Price: 833.8 Percentage Change: + 1.13% Day High: 833.8 Day Low: 821.7


Now above 834 remains with the suggestion of 852 next with secondary, if b ........

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LSE:OXIGLSE:OXIG Oxford Instruments. Close Mid-Price: 798 Percentage Change: + 5.14% Day High: 805 Day Low: 769


Target Met. Growth now above 805 enters a cycle toward 848 next with secon ........

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LSE:POLY Polymetal Close Mid-Price: 591 Percentage Change: -18.37% Day High: 727.6 Day Low: 591.4


Target Met. Whatever this said to offend the market was clearly brutal. Be ........

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LSE:SBRY Sainsbury Close Mid-Price: 244.7 Percentage Change: -0.53% Day High: 248.5 Day Low: 244.8


This is almost interesting. Growth above 249 should bring an initial 257 w ........

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LSE:VEC Vectura Close Mid-Price: 81.5 Percentage Change: -1.75% Day High: 84.35 Day Low: 80.75


Near term, movement up above 85 should prove capable of 88, regaining the ........

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LSE:VOD Vodafone Close Mid-Price: 203.65 Percentage Change: -0.17% Day High: 205.45 Day Low: 202.95


Now above 206 and it appears 212 awaits with secondary 223p. Probably will ........

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