Nifty Futures lost 5.4% for this month. Interestingly so far it is outperforming Bank Nifty Futures which lost 10% for Sep 2018 alone. Expiry is very near and current Nifty Futures rollover is at 23.73%. Nifty Futures premium is still at 30 points. Daily sentiment remains negative for the 5th day despite having a 100 pointer day in Nifty Futures. On the daily timeframe, Nifty Futures is still making lower lows for the third consecutive day. Momentum buyers controlled the day. Short term support comes around today’s spike base 11060. Volatility is at the extreme though India VIX down 4.27%
Lets understand the price movement of Nifty Future charts on 21st Sep 2016 and lets try to understand how the liquidity hunt happened. Nifty Futures opened within previous days range and started moving up unidirectional in the first 90min which also broken 2 day high followed by sideways action till 12:45p.m. The sideways action is followed by a sharp selloff in the noon session triggering huge volume at the bottom.
Stop Hunting is generally adopted by stronger players ( in matured stock/commodity markets it could be even driven by algorithms ) either to remove the weaker players from the market, to generate momentum, to seek liquidity or to generate volatility to benefit from it. Generally stop hunting happens during mid-day where the liquidity is dried up.