Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Rangebound Now, Expected to Go Down

The Nifty opened at 5715 today, tried to go up, could not sustain the upmove, went down all the way to 5681 thus losing almost 40 points from its intraday high but recovered a bit to close at 5691, 26 points in the red. This downward movement may have been triggered by the world situation still looking grim and the European markets showing a weak trend during the day. The Nifty, though looking weak, has still not taken a decisive downmove, but sooner or later, will.

Attached below is the daily chart of Nifty. As seen from the chart, it is moving in a tight range between 5635 and 5730. Since the day we suggested that the downward movement has started, Nifty has not been able to break its high on that day. Of course there have been up days (3) and there have been down days (9) during this time (12 trading days) but none of the days has showed a positive sign. I'm surprised that the Nifty is still holding on.

As seen from the chart above, a decisive downward movement can be expected only when the Nifty breaks below the lower end of the range at 5635. And the blue trendline is going to provide support to the Nifty near 5470 levels. A break below the trendline is sure to make us see lower values for the Nifty but it is too early to comment on that now. As seen from the MACD attached with the chart, we can see that in the last 15 days, it has been sloping downwards suggesting weakness in the Nifty. Even the RSI not being able to cross 60 despite 3 tests suggests that there is no strength left in the markets.

Attached above is the daily chart of Pantaloon Retail, which has today shown its weakest closing of 186.75 since 18th Sep 2012. The next supports that I see on the charts stand at 177 and then 166. I reckon, it may be a good idea to sell the stock for these targets maintaining a stop loss of 200.

Attached above is the daily chart of McDowells, which is again showing a lot of weakness but still holding on. As seen from the chart, the stock is finding it difficult to go above 1300. It has a bit of support near 1200 but there is a bearish divergence seen on the charts with the RSI and the slow stochastics. The downward sloping MACD also shows weakness and it has already given us a sell signal on 12th Oct 2012. If you have holdings in the stock, it is a good time to exit while fresh short positions may be built up below 1200 with a target close to 1050.

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