BNF Indicates Consolidation This Week. PSU Banks Shine! - Post Market Analysis


NIFTY started the day at 20,155 with a gap-down of 36 points. After falling to 20,120 levels in the first candle, the index moved up gradually to 20,195 (the day's high). Post 12 PM, it fell nearly 80 points (making lower lows) to hit 20,115. Nifty closed at 20,133, down by 59 points or 0.29%.

Nifty chart Sept 18 - post-market analysis | marketfeed

BANK NIFTY (BNF) started the day at 46,100 with a gap-down of 130 points. After trading in a 110-point range initially, the index broke out of the consolidation, and rose to 46,250 levels. Then, similar to Nifty, Bank Nifty fell sharply by 345 points over the remaining part of the day! BNF closed at 45,979, down by 251 points or 0.54%.

Bank Nifty chart Sept 18 - post-market analysis | marketfeed

All indices except Nifty PSU Bank (+3.39%), Nifty Auto (+0.84%), and Nifty FMCG (+0.58%) closed in the red. Nifty Realty (-1.37%) fell the most.

Major Asian markets closed mixed. European markets are currently trading up to 1% in the red.

Today’s Moves

PowerGrid (+3.09%) was NIFTY50’s top gainer.

Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) hit a 20% upper circuit amid a strong rally in PSU bank stocks. UCO Bank (+15.1%) and Central Bank (+9.8%) also closed well in the green.

BEL (+3.1%) went up nearly 7% intraday after the company received multiple orders worth ₹3,000 crore on Friday.

Hindalco (-2.43%) was NIFTY50’s top loser amidst selling pressure in metal stocks.

Vodafone Idea (-6.8%) fell sharply after the telecom company denied reports that US-based Verizon, Amazon, and Starlink are in a race to acquire it.

J B Chemicals (-49.79%) shares have turned ex-split. The company had announced a stock split in the ratio 1:2.

Markets Ahead

Nifty and Bank Nifty have closed without major changes, and our market is witnessing small profit booking. In the upcoming days, we can expect decent selling after every intraday rise. To catch this move, you can use simple trendlines.

The major support to look out for in Nifty will be the 20,100-130 zone. However, Bank Nifty is struggling to trade above 46,000 as the region is close to its all-time high (ATH).

Bank Nifty may not show bullishness at least for this week. Here are the reasons: 

  • ICICI Bank is facing resistance near the ₹1,000 mark. If the stock breaks this level, it will be a strong double-bottom breakout and could be a big move after a small retracement.
  • HDFC Bank failed to break the resistance at ₹1,650. Will be watching how the stock behaves near the ₹1,620 support region.
  • Bank Nifty might trade in a 1000-points range of 45,480-46,330 for a few more days. Even an ATH breakout would be a trap, because Pivot levels are indicating a strong resistance near the 46,680 region.

Reliance is testing its major trendline support, but proper horizontal-level support is only available near ₹2,400.

The markets will remain closed tomorrow (Sept 19) on account of Ganesh Chaturthi.

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