Nifty Falls Sharply Amid Israel-Palestine Conflict! - Post-Market Analysis
NIFTY started the day at 19,539 with a gap-down of 114 points. The index fell to 19,480 initially and gave a sharp recovery of nearly 110 points. However, Nifty couldn’t sustain the up-move and fell gradually to near the day’s low again. Nifty closed at 19,512, down by 141 points or 0.72%.
BANK NIFTY (BNF) started the day at 44,057 with a gap-down of 302 points. After opening, the index fell another 315 points to the support zones of 43,800 levels. Then, BNF moved up sharply till the opening levels, couldn’t sustain the up-move, and eventually fell to give a negative closing at 43,886, down by 474 points or 1.07%.
All indices closed in red. Nifty PSU Bank (-3.09%) and Nifty Metal (-1.4%) fell the most.
Major Asian markets closed mixed. France’s CAC40 and Germany’s DAX are currently trading in the red, while the UK’s FTSE100 is trading in the green.
Dr Reddy’s Labs (+1.29%) was NIFTY50’s top gainer.
Oil India (+5.24%) rallied to an 8-year high of ₹318.4 as crude oil prices soared amid the Israel-Hamas war.
TCS (+0.47%) hit a 52-week high of ₹3,679 after the IT major said it plans to consider a share buyback on Oct 11.
Adani Ports (-4.89%) was NIFTY50’s top loser. The company, which runs Haifa Port in Israel, said it is ‘fully alert’ regarding the situation at the port and taking measures to ensure the safety of its employees.
PSU banking stocks Bank of Maharashtra (-6.6%), UCO Bank (-6.5%), IOB (-6.31%), Central Bank (-6.3%), PSB (5.8%) and others fell sharply today.
The Indian market is under selling pressure due to global negativity. Nifty has taken rejection from the 38% Fibonacci levels, and BNF at its 23% Fib level. India Vix shot up by 10%, which indicates that volatility and bearishness would continue.
Nifty: The important support to watch out for is today’s low of 19,480. A breakdown from there could take the index down to 19,445 and 19,400. The immediate resistance for Nifty is near 19,540, and a breakout may give us targets of 19,580 and 19,640 levels.
Bank Nifty: The important support for BNF is near the 43,800 zone. A breakdown from there could give us a target of 43,550 levels. The immediate resistance to watch is near 44,000 levels. A breakout from here may take the markets up to 44,200 and 44,300 levels.
A rise in Vix indicates bearishness. So look for breakdowns in case of directional trades!
The Israel-Hamas war has led to heightened geopolitical risks. Oil prices have increased due to fears of disruption in the West Asia region. Market analysts expect bond yields to go up and stock markets to fall if the war continues.
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