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Nifty Weekly Technical Outlook for 07 Dec’15

Moderate start..Unexpected end

Often when start is good (in our case it was moderate), expectation increases that everything is going to be as per plan, and when actually it ends in line with our expectations, it gives feeling of satisfaction, but when it does not fructify according to the plan then the feeling of devastation is much higher than feeling of satisfaction. Essentially my point is, in the beginning of last week when markets attempted to move higher, I thought it will move according to expectations, but on Wednesday market gave one shock and thereafter it took U-turn. According to my experience and understanding it becomes difficult for particularly traders to change their gears and take quick U-turn with market; I know many traders would agree with me. Let’s analyze and see how to place ourselves in the coming week.

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Nifty Weekly Technical Outlook for 30 Nov’15

Don’t be Intolerant in stock market…

Over the time people build preferences and they never realizes that when their preferences turned prejudices, rigidity or stubbornness. Similarly in the stock market people would like to call them as Hardcore Bull or Bear, in hindi we call them as Tejiwale & Mandiwale, like my friends call me hardcore bull. How these prejudices build over a time is the topic to discuss at a length, but over the time I understood that, as a trader or even as a research analyst you should not be biased by any particular view, at all the time you need to remain objective, that does not mean that you should not have a view, but acceptance of change is very much essential, and if we put it in today’s perspective then you should not be Intolerant with changing dynamics of stock market.

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Nifty Weekly Technical Outlook for 23 Nov’15

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Nifty Weekly Technical Outlook for 16 Nov’15

An uninspiring start of Samvat 2072…

Just ahead of Muhurat trading session Govt declared FDI bonanza which gave fillip to market on Muhurat Day, but that was it after opening gap up market remained moreover lackluster, so no opportunity to book some marginal profits and on next day we opened straight gap down. At the face of it for me it was very Uninspiring Start of Samvat 2072, but rather being superstitious I would prefer to stay objective, and look for another opportunity, that is what my experience suggest me. So lets analyze and see how to position our self ahead of expiry.

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samvat 2072 nifty weekly report

The week passed by…

In the last week Nifty formed candle like Inverted Hammer or it can also be treated as Doji, nevertheless it indicates that selling pressure at higher levels and all eyes would be on weekly low (7730.90).

Once again technical structure of NF is stands at crucial juncture and if selling pressure may intensify then it may drop towards Sept low 7540.

I prefer to look at 14-period RSI and on weekly as well daily time it is clearly indicating to me that we are in a bear trap of the market, however considering oversold scenario of the market possibility of minor pullbacks can’t be overruled.

CNXPHARMA now NIFTY PHARMA reached to an extreme oversold condition and after 2-3% further correction, I am expecting some sharp rebound in Index that is what price history suggest, so keep tight watch on this index and try to grab opportunity here.

NIFTYAUTO witnessed profit booking in last session, as AUTO stocks were performing better in compare to others. Chart structure indicates that after 1-3% decline it may resume to move higher again, however let’s see what damage it can handle.

One chart strikes to me is NIFTYIT which is likely finish its round of correction in the coming sessions, as like other charts after blip of 1-2%, I expect some smart rebound here, keep fingers cross.

Lastly, if you see NIFTYBANK it is still holds above its last Monday’s low, whereas NF already breached below this level, exhibiting divergence between NF & BNF. If this continues then chances of recovery in NF becomes much stronger.

Derivative Insights

In the month of Nov till date FII’s remained consistent seller to the tune of 3743 crore, whereas DII’s are net buyer of 2378 crore.

Week on week basis FII’s have reduced NF long position of 28k contracts whereas added 38589 short contracts. If we see in stocks, they added just 5449 contracts and stock short contracts are 21282. (In compare to previous weeks reading position are almost same, just the quantum has changed)

On the options front they maintain 1:2 ratio where 25309 option contracts are long, while 51411 puts are long.  And opposite to it 52746 calls are short and almost NIL puts are shorted. Above observation clearly indicates that till date their bias is clearly negative and for every one long contract they are creating 2 short contracts or may be hedging parallel.

CALL PUT
8200 7,339,650 5,832,900 7700
8000 5,740,200 3,986,550 7800

On looking at NF options data maximum call interest lies at 8200 & 8000 strike price to the tune of 74 & 57 lac contracts. While maximum open interest in puts are at 7700 strike to the tune of 58 lac contracts and followed by 7800 strike 40 lac contracts.

Last week’s review – Technically, we are standing close to crucial support of 7850, so I expect any pullback towards these levels should be utilized for buying, don’t be so aggressive, but stay on long side, and on the upside 8120 will remain next resistance to watch for.  So, my expectations were thrashed by market –lesson I learnt is be objective, don’t get carried away by psychological expectations.

With fresh thought, current technical structure suggest me that we are standing near the junction, if bulls will fail to defend support area than bears will kick them in their next trajectory which opens big space for them. Level specific, NF has a support near 7670-7700 levels, if fails to hold above this level, then I think possibility of retesting of 7540 or moving further below can’t be ruled out. So until NF holds below 7950 levels I assumed to remain short in market, and start opening short below 7700 mark. Alternatively for Bulls to retain the confidence we need to close above 7950.

Nifty Weekly Technical Outlook for 09 Nov’15

Happy Diwali and Welcome Samvat 2072…

Diwali and New Year has always been a very special occasion for stock market and every market participants, and even for me. I would admit that today I am in market just because I saw Diwali of few punters in my society and got attracted towards market, (someday I’ll write about all those days). Samvat 2071 is going to end at similar juncture wherein from journey started-near to 8000 level, so statistically there is no gain or no loss year on year basis, but that is not the case, journey remained roller coaster, Nifty made a high of 9119.20 on 04th march’15 and made a low of 7539.50 on 08th Sept’15 and now we stand at 7950 levels. Let’s analyze what should be our strategy for near future.

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Nifty Weekly Technical Outlook for 02 Nov’15

Tough challenge for small time traders…

From last Friday NSE has increased the lot size of most of the contracts, resultant we need to pay higher margin then what we use to pay. Still I don’t understand what is the logic behind increasing the lot size of Nifty from 25 to 75 (not 50 which was earlier when Nifty was trading near 6000-7000 levels). I feel it’s one of Freebie marketing strategy of NSE, wherein once trader get used to with trading in Nifty, now by force they are asked to pay higher margin or stay away. I was talking with couple of my trader friends and they are really feeling the pain of such move, and at the same time if we see condition of brokers (which is deteriorating day by day), they are further tensed about the business. There are some pros as well, where overleveraged positions by default will remain in control. Anyway, we need to stay in market and will be dictated not only by market movement but by this regulators as well. Lets analyze how to approach market in this week.

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The week passed by…

It was disappointing week for longs and shorts must have enjoyed the ride, as in all five days markets closed in red. At the same time it was really tough time for intraday traders as market corrected but if we see Intraday opportunity remained almost nil, one need to carry the position then and then only one would have made money. Week on week basis Nifty was down by almost 230 points.

  • Technically once again Nifty drift below its 200-DEMA, which is not so healthy sign, and expected Golden crossover of its 50-DEMA also came to halt for now.
  • Nifty retraced almost 38% of rally started from 7540 level to 8336 level, if fails to hold here then 62% retracement support comes near 7850 levels.
  • NF has filled the gap of 8060-8225 and closed above it, and on moving above weekly high, it will target for another unfilled gap near 8322-8360 levels.
  • As depicted in attached chart 14-period RSI has trendline support above 40-level, lets see whether falling momentum got arrested or not.
  • In the last week biggest surprise or disappointment came in from AXISBANK, so as BANKNIFTY which dragged the market lower. However chart structure of BNF and NF remains moreover same.
  • Barring CNXPHARMA most of the Indices gave up their gains, while CNX PHARMA managed to hold little bit, so one may expect some positive momentum in the coming week, which may be used for Index rebalancing.

Derivative Insights

  • In the month of October FII’s have infused almost 3000 crore of capital, whereas DII’s remained net seller to the same tune if we just exclude last Friday’s buying which 1560 crore, so DII’s sold 1509 crore. The game changed in last week of the month were FII’s taken out 1289 crores from the market otherwise their net figure would have been much larger.
  • Week on week basis FII’s have not only reduced long & short position in Index  future but also in options as well.
  • I think FII’s data in respect to Index & Options needs to be reviewed in the coming week, because change in lot size needs to be adjusted. So we’ll be keeping watch over next week.

Last week’s reviewIn the last week I had not released the report but let me put previous week’s commentary here- allow NF to hold and sustain above 8250, if it does then stay put with long position and target for 8325-8350 levels.. area of confluence between 8350-8400, and my anticipation is that, this area will not be taken out so easily, so in the first go I would prefer to take the profit on table, and then evaluate for next move.

Current chart structure indicates underlying weakness, and again Bihar Election result will remain in focus. Nonetheless, immediate support for Nifty is placed at 8025-8050 levels which happens to be 38% retracement of last up move and where again NF will get some psychological support as well. What if it’s taken out, then I will be watching for 7850 to 7720 area. Look for long position if NF sustains above 8120 levels and again game changes on close above 8250 levels. As supports are placed near to current level, I don’t find lucrative to go short in the market, look for short on closing or sustenance below 8000 mark, keeping stop loss near 8050. At the same time long only above 8120.

Nifty Weekly Technical Outlook for 19 Oct’15

Nifty above its major average…

After almost fourty days of dilemma once again market is pouring hope in to the minds of trader. You must be thinking why I am writing this-yesterday one of my friend called me to confirm my view, first question was are we ready to for new highs?  And I was little shocked, and he gave one another shock is it possible by January or max by February? I understood that he is not asking, but he is conveying his own view, and I answered him what is your gut feeling, he said it is very much possible. In the hindsight I was thinking that just few days back traders were searching reasons of collapse, then what can come to rescue the fall, after stoppage again hope of revival and reasons to push the market higher. Its not the objective way, I think right way to approach the market, should always be focus on next possible area of confluence or area of least resistance. In this weekly report we’ll analyze and see how to approach the market, and stay on the right side.

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19 oct weekly outlook

The week passed by…

  • In the first three trading session momentum was appearing slightly bleak, however by Thursday & Friday wings turn on other side, and scenario start appearing optimistic. Week on week basis Nifty closed with gains of 48 points and formed candle Hanging man, essentially it tells us buying interest at lower levels, but at the same time we should take little caution as well.
  • Finally, NF closed above its major 200-DEMA after 36 trading sessions, which gives me little hope of recovery, and also 50 & 21-DEMA (8060-8080) is placed at lower levels to support the price on any minor correction.
  • NF has filled the gap of 8060-8225 and closed above it, and on moving above weekly high, it will target for another unfilled gap near 8322-8360 levels.
  • Amongst the oscillators 14-period RSI is exhibiting strength, however I need furthermore confirmation from it, but as of now flow suggest bullish bias.
  • As depicted in attached, while drawing trendline from swing highs, we get two lines which and that is the area where NF is going to face utmost resistance, because this is the area above which underlying negativity may cooled-off and NF targets for higher levels.
  • Among other Indices, Bank Nifty appears to be prepared for next leg of rally, and chart structure of NF & BNF looks similar.
  • On Friday CNXAUTO has formed Star candle and now we need to see whether it turns out to be a Evening star, so keep watch of Monday’s closing, otherwise setup appears to be decent enough.
  • CNXIT disappointed the participants, or lets put it in right sense, major IT companies had disappointed market participants or Research Analyst community. Here once again I remember Ace Fund managers tweet

  • CNXMETAL after a flurry move in earlier week, turned quite in last week. So once again, better to take profits on the table, and wait for next move.
  • Keep watch on CNXMIDCAP, as such in last week was not much happening here, but it seems that next week can be action pegged here.
  • Structurally CNXPHARMA is forming Ascending Triangle kind of a formation, but mind you it is not always necessary that breakout comes on the upside only, it can come either side. To turn bullish wait for 13400 to cross.

Derivative Insights

  • Till date FII’s have infused more than 3100 crore of capital, whereas in just single day (Thusday) DII’s bought to the tune of 2744.55 and now for the month they stand at 2300 crore (sheer jump from negative to positive)
  • Week on week basis FII’s have cut there long position to the tune of 59386 contracts and to similar extent shorts are build 50932 contracts. It seems that institutions have done some profit booking or reduced their position to tune of 1452 crores.
  • Interestingly if we observe Options build-up of FII’s only, then they are long call options 91213 contracts and Put longs are reduced by 61934 contracts. At the same time they have unwound call shorts are build by 89469, while 46021 Put contracts are short build. Above points indicates little cautiousness, like last week FII’s are not very bullish on the market.

Last week’s review – I expect in this week markets are likely to remain highly volatile, as nobody will turn out to be clear winner. Level specific, NF on sustaining above 8225 will target of 8325 levels and may be it can target for 8390-8400, but sustenance near this level is a big challenge. On the downside supports are placed near 8100, and till NF holds above this level, I prefer to stay long if at all it corrects below 8000 then one think to create shorts, between 8100-8000 is neutral zone..  Weekly low for the NF was 8088.60.

As on Friday NF stands at 8238 and weekly high is 8246.40. On the top I had clearly mentioned that weekly candle suggest little cautiousness, so it is better to turn little skeptical, and allow NF to hold and sustain above 8250, if it does then stay put with long position and target for 8325-8350 levels, and if fails to do so then allow for some retracement upto  8150-8130, where one may take some risk and go long keeping stop loss below 8080.

In the attached chart I market big circle which is area of confluence between 8350-8400, and my anticipation is that, this area will not be taken out so easily, so in the first go I would prefer to take the profit on table, and then evaluate for next move.