Trends and Targets for 17/04/2018

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ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND (LSE:RBS) For some reason, we always find ourselves delaying any commentary against RBS. Unfortunately, the reason for this is a "what's the point" mindset as the sodding share rarely does anything useful. Or does it?

Two charts are required to explain our reason for slight - very slight - optimism. Chart #1 is perhaps useless, but essential to expand upon a theory.

We no longer expect price manipulation gaps to be covered by movement following the manipulation. We do, however, regard the period following a big gap as commencing a new trend. This is shown by BLUE on both charts, highlighting in Chart #2 RBS share price is now trading beyond a 10 year downtrend - since May 2008.

Of course, breaking a trend is absolutely no guarantee a price shall actually go up. It's similar to Argyll's weather, where seeing the first bumblebee of summer provides no certainty we shall not be waist deep in snow next week. [we are based in Scotland]  But in the case of RBS, when we zoom out and review the Big Picture calculations, it appears we should regard the price as being on a path to 312p next. Secondary, if bettered, is a pretty comfortable looking 360p.

Remembering we are looking at RBS, there is of course a fly in the ointment. We've shown it as RED on Chart #2. If RED is indeed the correct trend, apparently anything now below 260 should generate travel down to 244p. Secondary, if broken, calculates at 229p where a real bounce can be hoped for.

The foregoing rather neatly summarises our attitude to the share. Yes, it is probably going up and the Big Picture agrees. But first, we should not be aghast if it wastes everyones time by going down first.

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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 : Applied Graph., Asos, Foxtons, Gulf Keystone, Hargreaves Lansdown, OPG Power Ventures, Oxford Instruments, Parkmead, Vectura, Zoldav,

LSE:AGMLSE:AGM Applied Graph.. Close Mid-Price: 47.5 Percentage Change: + 13.10% Day High: 47.5 Day Low: 42.5


There appears to be a chance this intends avoid immolation at the 26p leve ........

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LSE:ASC Asos Close Mid-Price: 6154 Percentage Change: -2.29% Day High: 6314 Day Low: 6100


Below 6100 remains indicating travel down to 6063 next with secondary a bo ........

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LSE:FOXT Foxtons Close Mid-Price: 78 Percentage Change: -3.35% Day High: 81.2 Day Low: 75.7


This appears intent on experiencing a slowdown as below 75 indicates 72.5 ........

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LSE:GKPLSE:GKP Gulf Keystone. Close Mid-Price: 157.2 Percentage Change: + 5.50% Day High: 161.6 Day Low: 149.2


Target Met. We're not used to optimism with GKP but the situation now is o ........

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LSE:HL.LSE:HL. Hargreaves Lansdown. Close Mid-Price: 1713 Percentage Change: + 0.12% Day High: 1725.5 Day Low: 1706.5


Near term growth exceeding 1726p indicates travel to an initial 1742p with ........

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LSE:OPGLSE:OPG OPG Power Ventures. Close Mid-Price: 21.05 Percentage Change: + 5.25% Day High: 21.05 Day Low: 20


Something appears to be finally happening here as above 21.05 looks capabl ........

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LSE:OXIG Oxford Instruments Close Mid-Price: 973 Percentage Change: -0.31% Day High: 1000 Day Low: 971


Target Met or close enough. Now above 1005 and a cycle to 1114 apparently ........

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LSE:PMGLSE:PMG Parkmead. Close Mid-Price: 50.05 Percentage Change: + 4.49% Day High: 52 Day Low: 49


Moves now above 52 and a visit to an unsurprising price of 53 remains viab ........

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LSE:VECLSE:VEC Vectura. Close Mid-Price: 104.5 Percentage Change: + 11.29% Day High: 105.3 Day Low: 94.05


With continued price movement above 106, traffic toward 112p next makes s ........

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LSE:ZOL Zoldav Close Mid-Price: 15.75 Percentage Change: -12.50% Day High: 18 Day Low: 15.75


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