First my apology for such a long break, as due to some health issues I was not able to send weekly newsletters, I hope I may able to continue this activity in future. Purpose of writing today is just one email and few phone calls, yes. In the last week I received one email from one of my newsletter subscriber that “Sir, can I go short at these levels?” Question was simple and straight, and if preferred I would have given answer in one word Yes or No, but I thought let me try to elaborate this answer with some points, and I know that this question is not only in senders mind but most of the traders must be thinking to find the answer. So I am making a small attempt to rationalize my answer, and its upto you whether to buy my idea or not.
I had an opportunity to speak to lot of market participants day in day out, few of them are extremely smart and couple of them are innocent and trades with irrational approach, and thats the reason why market is running, because if everybody starts thinking in same line then from where the equilibrium is going to come. So let me tell you what I hear from them “Sir, I shorted Nifty at 8300 levels can I rollover for next month”, “Boss, look at the PE of Nifty, it is trading near the highs and for sure market is going tocollapse, I am creating shorts, what max higher it can go, please tell me the level?”, there are few “Sir, didn’t get a chance to buy in market, can i buy at current levels, please suggest the stop loss”, “You know I was out of town (one of the excuse), so couldn’t create any longs, but now we’ll not miss the shorting opportunity” (now this guy may have capacity to stand in wrong direction of 100-300 points, but will book profit in just 50 or less than that, but have some emotional log to carry tops and bottoms) , and also there are few forecasters (who also forecast for day-hours-minutes), who are in just search of to call tops and bottoms, there are other who likes to remain contra every time and out of ten even if they go right 2-3 times they remain star of channel. Now after hearing so much diverse opinion few things comes in my mind – firstly, there is strong left out feeling in many retail and I also believe that there are few funds as well whose earlier call was that market is likely to collapse near 8000 levels, so by force this guys are going to work in the market, may be by compulsion or may be due to obsessions. Secondly, there are already few contra shorts seating in the market, earlier their stop loss was 8700 and now may be they must have shifted base to 9100 or 9200 (they believe that market will not go above that). And lastly few turned analyst will argue that market is in overbought territory. This are just psychological aspects which I discussed, there is no concrete aspects to support the idea, just biased notions, herd mentality or something else.
Now let’s check what charts are saying.
Above is daily chart of Nifty, you can see that Nifty have given breakout from a consolidation almost after a month with rising volume.
One may see on weekly chart, that trend is clearly defined and indicating further surge in weeks to come. So why to doubt at these juncture.
Similarly Bank Nifty weekly chart is poised with bullish bias, however on daily charts it is showing an early signs of exhaustion, but unless we get any confirmation, it is better to stay afloat.
Above is Nifty and India VIX chart, now one may see that VIX may continue to trade in lower territory and Nifty continue to rise, yes we might see some knee jerk reaction in between, but that is part and parcel of the game. It’s like this when market is in jubilant mode it can stay afloat in overbought territory for a long.
If we see FII’s data they are heavily long in Index futures and at the same time they are taking bullish bets through options, otherwise generally they keep some hedge with options. In the last week we observed that even DII’s are turning buyers in the market, in most of the cases they remain mean reverting player, whenever FII’s are buying they are selling, but this time it is not the case.
Okay, so with above all arguments one may derive few points.
1 – There is strong left out feeling in the market, and this crowd may take wrong position in hesitations.
2- Charts and data is clearly suggesting bullish bias.
3- If market go against this contra crowd then they will take markets further higher, who knows where market goes in short covering.
And like this strory continues…
So, to answer my friends query I would say that don’t try to preempt the markets, stay afloat with existing trend which is bullish. Don’t try to fall in trap with forecasting of tops, at max what you may miss is 100-200 points if at all top is placed or in offing. Can you create fresh long at this juncture, then answer is yes, but very subjective; if you are trader trading with just one lot then please trade with financial stop loss, and if you are positional trader with capacity of more lots than take just 25% of qty what you trade, average on dips with tight stop loss of 8500. As of now charts are suggesting to go short only below 8450-8500 levels…period.