After Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkand Election results, street expectations are getting extremely positive as majority of the traders and investors community hoping markets set to gap up after BJP’s landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh. Also Data released by the CSO last friday showed – industrial production (IIP) rose 2.7% in January after contracting by 0.4% in December which adds more fuel to the extreme positive sentiment. Lets do the top down analysis to understand the current state of the market.
On the daily timeframe consolidation is seen for the last 7 trading sessions. Both Nifty Futures and Bank Nifty Futures are showing an intraday selloff in the first half of the session followed by second half of intraday recovery from the bottom for the last 7 consecutive trading sessions. And moreover Nifty futures is currently at the visual resistance zone @ 8835. so far Nifty Futures is struggling to close above this visual reference level.
Nifty and Bank Nifty Daily Charts with Twiggs money flow indicator (Smoothed version) indcates that a possible turn around from the bottom and shorter term bullishness could continue despite slowdown in IIP numbers. India’s industrial released post friday trading indicates that output fell the steepest in 3 months by 1.9% in October from 0.7% expansion in September. If any negative jerks in the market due to those news factors could last only for a very short duration.
As a trader worst thing one can do is anticipating trend all the time. When a trader anticipates a trend but rather market does a sideways action if often frustrates a trader and often leads to take wrong decisions throughout the sideways phase. This week lets analyze the weekly sentimental data points from Nifty and Bank Nifty Futures.
Nifty Futures opened gap down and made a island reversal pattern on Monday. Though it is a classical bearish pattern,markets generally reacts against the classical technique most of the time. Trading Sentiment is negative and after the Monday’s impact on markets expectation on the psychological figure 9000 reduced.
In the last week we had seen aggressive short covering from shorter timeframe sellers followed by lack of momentum post the breakout of 8800 zone. In the last three days again we started making fresh three day consolidation in the range 8800-8860 zone indicating that trend is getting tired and whomever trading this zone is most likely dominated by shorter timeframe buyers
One of the toughest part in trading is you see a trend breakout and not try to trade against it. However most of traders love to short a strong trend for smaller gains and the short sellers keep on piling up every up every upmove. When you are seeing a breakout on your charts one of the questions you have to ask yourself is “is this breakout really strong on weak breakout” and that understanding make you to ride the trend. Else we will be the weaker prey and ends providing liquidity to the strong players!
Nifty Futures currently trading in a broader consolidation range for the entire august month and the September series contract is still trading in the broader range between 8575-8800. Overall Market mood is not so far benefiting the trend followers. Choppiness is again expected on Monday. However price trading and maintaining above 8600 indicates a possible continuation of the range 8575-8800.
Current Uptrend is almost 7 months old and you can see from the chart though market had done almost 1800+ points since Feb 2016 majority of the times markets are in consolidation phase as indicates. Too much consolidation indicates that trend is aging. Aging doesn’t mean that we are going to see a reversal. One need to understand that what phase of market we are in to take relevant trading decisions.