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Confidence likely to come back into our markets

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With major boost coming from Italy accepting the austerity measures, the global markets romped their way back to register strong gains on Friday. Bulls were in clear command, and that would likely be the trend for the Asian markets as well. Last week, even though a truncated one proved to be a blessing in disguise for our markets, as on Thursday 10th Nov, the Asian markets saw a sharp cut, with Hang seng notably down more than 1000 points. However, our markets were closed on Thursday, and on the next trading day we managed to relatively outperform the Asian peers. IIP numbers were also announced on Friday, and it was not a strong set of numbers, however, the new question which lingers in everyone’s mind now is “Whether the worst is taken care of in terms of IIP?.” Technically markets are still trading above their critical support levels of 5150 on closing basis, and if all bodes well for the market, this retracement from the 200 DMA ( 5400 levels) on Nifty, might well be over and done with, and we could now start inching back towards that level of 5400. Look closely and there is a definite confidence coming back into the market. The probability of upside moves has increased, and now breaking 4700 seems to be difficult. It would need an extremely strong negative event to break this support level for the markets now. Now the critical question remains, how should we trade our markets now? The dramatic events in Euorpe appear to be settiling down – atleast in the short term. This should be a boost to the global markets. We could also see the Asian markets showing short term rally. Ideally for all long positions the stop loss should now be placed at 5150 levels. And the next few days will be very critical for the market, especially the first test to 5280. As you can see from the short term channel on Nifty, the resistance is placed at 5280. Above that we can convincingly say that the market would likely head to 5400 levels again.

Written by Kunal Bothra

November 14, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Markets are poised for an upward swing

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Amid high volatility Indian markets have closed with loss of 1.34% for the week however, it was the gap up opening of Friday that managed to bring down 2.8% of losses for the week.

In the last two months, markets have been consolidating with so many gap-up and gap-down openings. There are sign of divergence in momentum oscillators, indicating we could see bottoming out around these levels.

Further, looking at charts of last few weeks, the 50-share Nifty index has to close above 4,950 lveel, otherwise it could see a further downside. The market have found support between 4700 and 4750 levels however, it is only stability above 4,950 which could once again raise hopes for bulls to enter the market.

On the long term charts 15,650 on the Sensex and 4,675 for the Nifty are very important levels to watch out for. Based on charts perspective these are the lowest levels since 2010 and have significant down side impact if it breaks.

The chart patterns, oscillators and short-term averages suggest that the indices are poised for an upward swing up to 5100. This looks difficult but, not impossible as bears could become uncomfortable above 4950.

I would like to reiterate that these tussles of bulls V/S bears is getting interesting and will only get over on a close below 4750 or above 5175. The sectors like realty, metals, IT and RIL could see a sharp rally in the swing expected on a close above 4950.

Written by Rakesh Gandhi

October 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Nifty may face resistance around 5,150-5,265

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Nifty may face resistance around 5,150-5,265 range in the coming week

 A year ago, month of September was an excellent month for trading in the Indian markets. The Sensex and the 50-share Nifty index were in touching their all time highs. Indian markets registered double digit gains, making it one of the solid months of 2010.

Exactly a year later, in September 2011, Indian markets are struggling to find their base, and the amount of pessimism at these levels is way too high.

The last week, was a very short one (in terms of the number of trading days), however the markets registered some excellent bounce, making it a 3 on 3 for the week. The bounce was much anticipated and much needed for the markets, looking at the kind of battering the stocks had faced for the couple of weeks before.

Talking about the sectoral performances, two sectors which have witnessed strong price action in this leg of rally were the metals and realty sectors. If we take a close look at the statistics below it will show the amount of short covering witnessed in these two sectors.

The laggards, however, have been the defensive space, FMCG, CG and CD. However, concerns still remain on the underperformance of banking and auto stocks.

The comparison below is for all BSE sectors with respect to the Nifty (except on WTD basis).

Technically, the markets took strong support from 4,750 levels on Nifty and are now well above the 5,000 mark, making it a sharp 6%+ bounce.

The resistances for the markets are placed at 5,150-5,265 levels for the coming week. However looking at the kind of activity stocks are exhibiting, I believe that the markets can sustain this bounce as well.

Also, the sentiment is filled with pessimism, hence the chances of markets taking out the resistance is very high. However, the only strain could come from weakness in the global markets, or any new events unfolding in the coming week or month.

Markets have historically seen a volatile month of September. For starters, from 2003-2010, we had only one year of 2008 where Nifty gave negative returns. Barring that in the other 7 occasions, the market has closed in positive.

Even if history does not repeat itself, let’s hope it does rhyme!!

Written by Kunal Bothra

September 5, 2011 at 1:53 pm