Bearishness Continues. What to Expect on Weekly Expiry? - Post-Market Analysis


NIFTY started the day at 19,655 with a gap-down of 78 points (below the important support zone of 19,700). It was a straight fall of 250 points from the day’s high to the low of 19,424 levels! In between, the index tried to consolidate near 19,500 zones, but couldn’t sustain it. Post 2:30 PM, the index recovered over 100 points from 19,420 levels. Nifty closed at 19,526, down by 207 points or 1.05%

Nifty chart weekly expiry - Aug 2

BANK NIFTY (BNF) started the day at 45,234 with a gap-down of 357 points (near the support zones of 45,300). The index fell below important supports to 44,700 levels. After falling more than 650 points, BNF retraced a bit and closed at 44,995, down by 596 points or 1.31%. 

Bank Nifty chart weekly expiry - Aug 2

All indices closed in red today. Nifty PSU Bank (-2.6%) and Nifty Metal (-2%) fell the most. 

Major Asian markets closed up to 2.4% in the red. European markets are currently trading in the red.

Today’s Moves

Divi’s Labs (+1.4%) was NIFTY50’s top gainer on the back of strong volumes.

Indiabulls Housing Finance rose 5.37% today. Last week, the company’s board approved raising up to ₹35,000 crore via the issue of debt securities. It has also approved a final dividend of ₹1.25 per share for FY23.

Hero MotoCorp (-3.5%) was NIFTY50’s top loser. The two-wheeler manufacturer’s total sales declined by 12% YoY to 3.91 lakh units in July.

PSU banking stocks Canara Bank (-3.9%), Bank of Baroda (-3.1%), PSB (-3.1%), SBIN (-2.19%), IOB (-2.9%), and others moved down with strength today.

Redington India (-10.37%) fell sharply amid weak Q1 FY24 results.

Markets Ahead

Markets are clearly bearish now. Being a weekly expiry tomorrow, markets can be volatile and might continue the downtrend. 

Nifty: Now, the important support level to watch out for is today’s low of 19,400. The important resistance to watch out for is the 19,570 zone. A breakout on the upside will create some volatility, and the index might move sideways. But if there’s a breakdown and the market falls below 19,400, we can expect a target of 19,300.

Bank Nifty: The index is between the support zone of 44,500 and 45,300 resistance. In this zone, BNF can act sideways and become volatile. If there’s a breakdown from 44,500 round levels, we can expect a target of 44,150. A breakout on the upside can give us a target of 45,750.

Both indices might be volatile within a range for tomorrow’s expiry. So watch out for the levels mentioned above, and plan your trades accordingly!

Meanwhile, global stock markets have fallen after Fitch Ratings downgraded the US sovereign credit from AAA to AA+, citing “a steady deterioration in standards of governance” and the US government's growing debt burden.

FIIs net sold for ₹1,877.84 crore in the Indian markets, while DIIs net sold for ₹2.23 crore.

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