Monday, July 28, 2008

Lackluster Day for the Nifty

The Nifty opened flat today with a slight positive bias. All through the day, it maintained a very narrow range of about 40 points. It did move up and down about 2-3 times during the day but all through this range of 40-45 points was maintained. A slight dip in the first fifteen minutes found support near the trendline discussed yesterday (and today). The Nifty, as predicted that it might, reversed from that trendline. But then all through the day it remained lackluster, which is worrying.

Nifty 30 Minutes Chart, Nifty Takes Rest

Attached above is the 30 minutes chart of the Nifty. Just like yesterday’s chart this also comes attached with the same two trendlines and the 14 period Relative Strength Index (RSI). There are some negatives and some positives to this chart. Let us look at the positives first. First of all, support was found at the lower trendline and it moved up from there. Secondly, the upper trendline was broken through, which again is a positive for the National Stock Exchange (NSE) Index. Thirdly, the RSI is finding support at 40 repeatedly as marked by the brown circle.

But, as I said there are some negatives too. Firstly, the trading throughout the day was dull and boring and even after the breakout above the trendline, there was no enthusiasm which suggests that things may not be all that good for Nifty. Secondly, international cues are not too good. European markets closed more than a percent in the red. Dow Jones, at the time of going into print, is trading about 200 points down while crude is attempting a recovery, though it is not very successful at the moment.

All we can say for tomorrow is that the Nifty seems to have slipped into another trading range, though, a much narrower one, between 4280 and 4380. A move above 4380 should be bullish while a move below 4280 should be bearish in the short term. Long term and intermediate term investors should wait for the pullback to complete before taking the plunge.

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