Trends and Targets for 16/04/2018

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THE FTSE, THE FUTURE, The... whatever. (FTSE:UKX) A weekend with some truly surprising results. Apparently the West bombed somewhere without Russia intervening. Perhaps it was the Norfolk Broads, thus unnoticed by the media. More importantly, Formula 1 became interesting in China!

Since the start of April, the markets have pushed steadily upward, actually managing to give some hope for the future - this despite lurid newspaper headlines and drooling TV commentary. We've got a new number worthy of note on the FTSE and it's at 7293 points.

Apparently, should the FTSE manage above this point, ideally closing a session above, then a cycle to an initial 7404 points should commence. Secondary, if bettered, staggers along at around 7575 points. Stop can be placed below RED on the chart, currently at 7150 points.

One thing bothering us about all this optimism came from some share movements during the trading session on Friday. Sometimes it appears deliberate efforts are employed to slow things down and there's little doubt this behaviour was present amongst some banking shares. Genuinely, it makes us speculate whether the market is nervous about blind growth against a background of military threats. Should this be the case, we'd suggest some caution before blithely aiming for our secondary upward targets.

Then again, the market loves fear, especially fears which prove groundless.

What happens should 7150 break?

An initial relaxation to 7110 makes some visual sense. Secondary, if broken, comes along at around 7,000 points where we'd hope for a real bounce as the consequences below are quite grotty. We have mentioned 6,800 a few times previously.

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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 : Aviva, Barclays, Carclo, Firstgroup, Genel, Gulf Keystone, Hargreaves Lansdown, Kaz Minerals, Lloyds Grp., OPG Power Ventures, Oxford Instruments, Parkmead, Royal Bank Scot, Rythm One, Sainsbury, Tesco, Taylor Wimpey, Vectura, Vedanta,

LSE:AV. Aviva Close Mid-Price: 508.2 Percentage Change: -0.27% Day High: 512.8 Day Low: 507.4


Now, above 513 should still bring movement to 520 next with secondary 529. ........

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LSE:BARC Barclays Close Mid-Price: 213.35 Percentage Change: -1.23% Day High: 219.1 Day Low: 212.8


Near term, in the event of Barc bettering 219.1p, we're showing movement t ........

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LSE:CAR Carclo Close Mid-Price: 92.2 Percentage Change: -2.95% Day High: 96 Day Low: 91.2


This is perhaps about to become interesting as above 96 indicates 100p nex ........

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LSE:FGPLSE:FGP Firstgroup. Close Mid-Price: 112.4 Percentage Change: + 2.09% Day High: 114.1 Day Low: 108.9


Target Met or near enough. Now above 115 and a visit to 123p next remains ........

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LSE:GENL Genel Close Mid-Price: 186.4 Percentage Change: -1.48% Day High: 192 Day Low: 186.2


Movement now bettering 192 should commence a cycle toward 204p next with s ........

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LSE:GKPLSE:GKP Gulf Keystone. Close Mid-Price: 149 Percentage Change: + 7.50% Day High: 150.4 Day Low: 139


Growth now continuing up above 150.5 should bring an initial 153 with seco ........

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LSE:HL.LSE:HL. Hargreaves Lansdown. Close Mid-Price: 1711 Percentage Change: + 0.44% Day High: 1717.5 Day Low: 1694


Near term growth exceeding 1718p indicates travel to an initial 1742p with ........

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LSE:KAZLSE:KAZ Kaz Minerals. Close Mid-Price: 899 Percentage Change: + 1.10% Day High: 908.8 Day Low: 881


Movement now above 909p still indicates near term growth up to 929 next wi ........

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LSE:LLOYLSE:LLOY Lloyds Grp.. Close Mid-Price: 68.18 Percentage Change: + 0.04% Day High: 68.61 Day Low: 67.48


Moves now above 68.61 remain indicative of 70p next with secondary, if bet ........

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LSE:OPGLSE:OPG OPG Power Ventures. Close Mid-Price: 20 Percentage Change: + 2.56% Day High: 20 Day Low: 19.5


Something appears to be finally happening here as above 20 looks capable o ........

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LSE:OXIGLSE:OXIG Oxford Instruments. Close Mid-Price: 976 Percentage Change: + 3.83% Day High: 986 Day Low: 930


Moves now above 986 indicate 1005 next which is believable. Secondary calc ........

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LSE:PMGLSE:PMG Parkmead. Close Mid-Price: 47.9 Percentage Change: + 8.99% Day High: 49.6 Day Low: 45.1


Target Met. Moves now above 50 and a visit to 53 remains viable, along wit ........

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LSE:RBSLSE:RBS Royal Bank Scot. Close Mid-Price: 264.8 Percentage Change: + 0.04% Day High: 267.5 Day Low: 264


Near term above 268 should still bring 274 initially with secondary a less ........

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LSE:RTHMLSE:RTHM Rythm One. Close Mid-Price: 180 Percentage Change: + 9.09% Day High: 184 Day Low: 167


Target Met. Movement now up above 184 should bring an initial 192 with sec ........

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LSE:SBRYLSE:SBRY Sainsbury. Close Mid-Price: 255.9 Percentage Change: + 1.15% Day High: 256.4 Day Low: 252.5


Target Met. Continuing above 257p and travel to 269 remains viable. Second ........

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LSE:TSCOLSE:TSCO Tesco. Close Mid-Price: 233.6 Percentage Change: + 0.17% Day High: 236.8 Day Low: 230.7


This is still looking fairly useful as above 237 signals near term movemen ........

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LSE:TW.LSE:TW. Taylor Wimpey. Close Mid-Price: 190.65 Percentage Change: + 0.21% Day High: 192.15 Day Low: 190


This is still a little interesting as above 193p now looks capable of 196 ........

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LSE:VECLSE:VEC Vectura. Close Mid-Price: 93.9 Percentage Change: + 3.70% Day High: 94.65 Day Low: 88.5


Target Met. Now above 95p and traffic toward 112p next makes some sense ap ........

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LSE:VED Vedanta Close Mid-Price: 747.6 Percentage Change: -0.51% Day High: 759 Day Low: 740.8


Something seems to be happening here as above 759 should bring an initial ........

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*** End of "Updated Today" comments on shares. Listed below are those where commentary remains valid.

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