I have noticed that in many cases when an asset price looks like it has broken out and is running north, a few weeks later it drops dramatically. I think the prices are manipulated by the fat cats to run up, and when they draw the little guys in, the fat cats short away. Total is not the first stock this has happened to, and will not be the last. One must have discipline not to buy at what appears to be a breakout. Buy Total in the 40's or lower, not in the 60's. I moved my buy order for 1,000 shares down from 50 to 46, and as the price approaches 46 I may move it again. I think that within two years we will see the 90's again.
Also remember, the fat cats manipulate prices down as well as up. Do not sell when it looks like there is no bottom, that is just the fat cats trying to scare you into selling your shares at rock bottom prices, at which point they buy both call options and YOUR shares for the next run up.