Monday, May 5, 2008

Markets Move in Expected Direction

As expected, the Nifty did come below the upward sloping trendline and is now ready for a (hopefully, small) downmove. As discussed yesterday, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) of the Nifty has also now confirmed the bearish head and shoulders pattern. We can hope for the Nifty to cool down for sometime but upto what level that is a little difficult to say.

Hopefully, we can come to know about the possible levels with the help of the chart below, which is the 60 minutes chart of the Nifty. If we see the chart we can see that this upmove started on 18th March 2008 from a level of 4468.55 and the high was made yesterday at 5298. If we apply the Fibonacci Retracements to it, we can see that the 23.6% retracement is at 5102.25 and the 38.2% retracement at 4981.15. At the moment we are not looking at a move below this level, though, I feel 5100 should be a good level to bounce back from. Of course, conditions may change, circumstances may change.

Note: I still remember about my promise about writing more on Fibonacci in one of the weekend posts. Let me finish with my series on the Mutual Funds first and then I’ll do it. Maybe I’ll do a webinar on it.

No stocks being discussed today. Let us wait for the market retracement to finish and see where support is found.

Okay, and just before I sign off for the day, a small quiz for you. Do you know why we keep using the terms ‘Bulls’ and ‘Bears’ in the stock market? I found the answer at Digital Inspiration, which says that “According to Motley Fool, a bear market earned its name because bears tend to swat at things with their paws in a downward motion (as in "the market's going down"). A bull market, on the other hand, got its name because bulls swing their horns upward when they strike (as in "the market's going up").”

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