Thursday, August 28, 2008

Nifty Breaks Down Further, Support Between 4160-4200

Exactly like yesterday, the Nifty opened flat today and almost immediately started losing ground but stabilized soon and then went into a narrow range and kept trading in those levels for most of the day. The bears, finally, took the index below the lows of the day when only an hour of trading was left and the index ended the day about 78 points in the red. The Nifty still remains locked inside a range of 4200-4650. As mentioned in earlier posts, a clear trend would come about if this range is broken on one of the sides. Or when the ADX indicator line starts rising again. This line seems to be stabilizing near 14. Such extremes are rare in the ADX and this clearly shows that a trending should now come about soon enough.

Nifty Daily Chart - Reaches Lower End of Range, Supoort Between 4160-4200

Seen above is the daily chart of Nifty and shows the range within which the index remains locked. The lower end of the range is shown at 4200. However, as explained in yesterday’s post, the index has broken a symmetrical triangle within which it was moving on the downside. The target for this downside breakout is 4160. If we look at the chart above and notice the pivot low which was formed in the end of July, the value happens to be 4159. So, this 4160-4200 range may provide good support to the Nifty. Looking at the Relative Strength Index (RSI), we find that it is now very close to 40. If the RSI does find support near 40, it may mean that all is not lost yet. A breakdown below this range of 4160-4200 should definitely take the RSI below 40 and that would be negative for the markets, and we could be looking at 4000 or 3800 then. Alternatively, if the Nifty were to find support near these levels and the RSI near 40, then the outlook remains, more or less, the same that we would still be in a sideways market but would be saved from the downside, for some time at least.

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