Nifty: Dalal Street week ahead: Stay defensive; bank stocks may continue to outperform

Following a robust present within the earlier week, the week passed by noticed some extension of the Nifty bounce because the benchmark index ended on a constructive notice. For many a part of the previous 5 periods, the index traded in a capped vary with restricted upsides. This was not like the earlier week, which had wide-ranging strikes.

Nifty moved in a slim 279-odd factors vary by the week earlier than closing with features. Volatility additionally eases. The headline index ended the week with a web acquire of 239.05 factors, or 1.60 per cent.

Within the international panorama, few essential technical developments are enjoying out. The US Greenback Index (DXY) has rolled over contained in the enhancing quadrant, indicating a possible finish to its relative underperformance over different asset courses. US Treasury Bonds are additionally displaying constant enchancment of their relative momentum in opposition to different asset courses.

On the home entrance, Nifty continues to remain extremely overstretched on the charts, and has run up a lot forward of the curve displaying important deviation from its imply. All this implies even when there isn’t a main decline in equities, there are very excessive possibilities that the market will now slip right into a corrective consolidation.

The strengthening of the US Greenback Index is just not a constructive for rising markets. Over the approaching days, the 15,250 and 15,365 ranges on the Nifty will act as speedy resistance factors, whereas assist will are available a lot decrease at 15,000 and 14,890 ranges. Any corrective transfer will make the buying and selling vary wider than standard.

The weekly RSI stood at 74.39; it isn’t solely within the overbought zone, however is displaying a destructive divergence in opposition to worth. Whereas Nifty has ended on a brand new 14-period excessive, the RSI has not. The weekly MACD stays bullish and trades above the sign line. Other than a Small White Physique that occurred, no important formation was noticed on the candles.

Sample evaluation on the chart confirmed Nifty has as soon as once more run up a lot forward of its curve. It has piled up over 2,000 factors after the corrective transfer that lasted every week. The closest 20-week transferring common is at 13,232, almost 2,000 factors under this degree. The index has been monitoring the Higher Bollinger Band, which has widened lots. Normally, these bands are likely to make changes, as soon as once more bringing the value inside a broad and outlined vary.

One other essential factor one wants to remember is the non-confirmation of market breadth. This breadth is just not confirming new highs, and this stays a priority. General, we suggest utilizing all bounces, if any, to e book revenue and take some cash off the desk moderately than chasing momentum by new purchases.

Contemporary purchases, if any, needs to be saved in historically defensive shares like pharma, IT, FMCG and consumption shares, whose relative power is progressively enhancing in opposition to the broader market.

In our have a look at Relative Rotation Graphs®, we in contrast varied sectoral indices in opposition to CNX500 (Nifty500 Index), which represents over 95% of the free-float market-cap of all listed shares.

A assessment of the RRG doesn’t paint a robust image. It is just the Nifty PSU Financial institution Index which is comfortably positioned contained in the main quadrant. It means this index is prone to comparatively outperform the broader Nifty500 index from right here on.


Other than this group, Nifty Realty is the one different sectoral index, which is within the main quadrant. Nevertheless, this group seems to be dropping its relative momentum. Nifty Metallic and Financial institution indices have drifted contained in the weakening quadrant. The Nifty Providers sector and Nifty Midcap100 indices are additionally in there. These teams are rotating within the southwest route and should proceed to modestly underperform the broader market.

The exception is the Nifty IT Index. It’s contained in the weakening quadrant, however is displaying a robust enchancment in relative momentum. It’s transferring vertically in the direction of the enhancing quadrant. This may increasingly trigger a number of IT shares to point out resilient efficiency within the coming weeks, if this charge of change is maintained.

The Nifty Power index has rotated again contained in the lagging quadrant. Nifty Commodities Index, too, is contained in the lagging quadrant together with Nifty Pharma, which can present some selective and remoted outperformance, however different teams are seen languishing within the lagging quadrant.

Nifty Infrastructure Index is contained in the enhancing quadrant, and seems to be steadily sustaining its rotation and relative momentum. Nifty PSE and Media Indices are displaying a robust destructive rotation whereas being within the enhancing quadrant. The FMCG and Consumption indices, too, have proven some tiredness whereas being within the enhancing quadrant.

Nevertheless, these teams could publish remoted outperformance given the defensive nature of this phase.

Necessary Word: RRGTM charts present relative power and momentum for a bunch of shares. Within the above chart, they present relative efficiency in opposition to Nifty500 Index (broader market) and shouldn’t be used immediately as purchase or promote alerts.

(Milan Vaishnav, CMT, MSTA is a Guide Technical Analyst and founding father of Gemstone Fairness Analysis & Advisory Providers, Vadodara. He might be reached at

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