Bank Nifty Holding Down Nifty! - Post-Market Analysis


NIFTY started the day at 19,770 with a gap-up of 77 points (well above the important resistance zone). After initial consolidation, the index moved up to 19,830 levels but faced rejection. It then fell back to the opening levels and consolidated. Nifty closed at 19,783, up by 89 points or 0.45%.

BANK NIFTY (BNF) started the day at 43,790 with a gap-up of 207 points. The index mostly consolidated during the first half, but gave a sharp fall to 53,585 levels after 1 PM. Then, BNF bounced back and later consolidated. BNF closed at 43,689, up by 104 points or 0.24%.

All indices except Nifty PSU Bank (-0.35%), Nifty IT (-0.18%), and Nifty FMCG (-0.16%) closed in the green. Nifty Metal (+1.2%) moved up the most.

Major Asian markets closed mixed. UK’s FTSE100 and France’s CAC40 are currently trading in the red, while Germany’s DAX is trading in the green.

Today’s Moves

SBI Life Insurance (+2.7%) was NIFTY50’s top gainer. 

RattanIndia Ent (+17.1%) hit a 52-week high after the company's subsidiary, Neobrands, launched its casual fashion brand.

Coal India (-3.9%) was NIFTY50’s top loser. The drop came after the stock traded ex-dividend.

KPIT Tech (-7.28%) fell sharply after Kotak Institutional Equities downgraded the stock to “Sell”, with a target price of ₹940.

Shares of ONGC (-3.36%) turned ex-dividend today.

Markets Ahead

Bank Nifty is currently holding key resistance levels and is unable to cross them. Meanwhile, Nifty was trying to move up, but Bank Nifty was holding it down. We could expect a directional move soon, depending on whether there is a breakout or breakdown from the current levels.

Nifty: The crucial support level to watch is around 19,750. A breach of this level could lead the index to fall to around 19,700 levels (potentially filling the gap). On the other hand, a breakout from the resistance at 19,800 might push the index upward to 19,860 levels.

Bank Nifty: The major resistance is located near 43,700, coinciding with the highest Open Interest (OI) in weekly contracts. A breakout from that level could potentially trigger a short-covering rally, pushing the index to 44,000 and 44,200. Meanwhile, a breakdown from 43,650 may lead the index down to 43,500 and 43,000 eventually.

Considering tomorrow's weekly expiry for Bank Nifty and the recent consolidation, we could expect a directional move in BNF. So keep a close watch on breakout and breakdown levels and make trading decisions accordingly!

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