Fin Nifty Falls 200 Points in 10 Mins on Expiry Day! - Post-Market Analysis
NIFTY started the day at 19,521 with a gap-down of 21 points. After a small consolidation initially, the index broke the round level support of 19,500 and continued to move down strength to 19,255 level— a fall of nearly 300 points from the day’s high! Nifty closed at 19,281, down by 260 points or 1.34%.
BANK NIFTY (BNF) started the day at 43,822 with a small gap-up of 99 points (near the resistance zone of 43,800). The index initially fell to the 43,600 swing low (created last Friday). Then, it mostly consolidated till 2:30 PM, post which there was a fall of more than 575 points to 43,000 levels. The intraday fall was 800 points from the day’s high to the day’s low! BNF closed at 43,151, down by 571 points or 1.31%.
All major indices closed in red. Nifty Media (-4.98%), Nifty PSU Bank (-3.7%), and Nifty Metal (-3.26%) fell the most.
Major Asian markets closed in the red. European markets are currently trading in the red.
Mahindra & Mahindra (+0.4%) was NIFTY50’s top gainer.
BSE (+7.52%) moved up sharply after the exchange said it would increase transaction charges on the equity derivatives segment, with effect from November 1.
Shares of CreditAccess Grameen (+7.4%) hit a 52-week high on the back of strong Q2 results and a rise in FY24 revenue guidance.
LTI Mindtree (-3.97%) was NIFTY50’s top loser. The stock has been witnessing a correction since the IT firm reported its Q2 results last week.
Laurus Labs (-9.6%) fell sharply after the pharma company reported a decline in net profit and revenue in Q2.
The Indian stock markets were under severe selling pressure post 2:30 PM today— there was a fall of more than 550 points in Bank Nifty, 200 points in Fin Nifty, and 150 points in Nifty! Now, all these indices are at major long-term support zones. If those supports are breached, we could see more bearishness in the markets.
Nifty: As you can see in the chart below, Nifty is at a very important support zone of 19,200-250 levels. If that level is breached, the index may fall to 18,800 levels. On the other hand, the important hurdle to cross on the upper side would be 19,500 levels.
Bank Nifty: Bank Nifty broke the important support zone near 43,500. Now, the 43,000 round level can still be considered as support. If that level is breached, we could expect a further decline to 42,600 levels. Meanwhile, the important resistance to watch out for will be 43,600 levels.
Our markets fell sharply today after the benchmark 10-year US treasury note rose above 5%. Moreover, deepening conflict in the Middle East has hurt investor sentiments in the overall Asian markets.
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