Recovery From Lows? Bullish Expiry for Nifty? - Post-Market Analysis
NIFTY started the day at 19,446 with a gap-down of 82 points. The index continued the fall till 19,375, gave a small retracement, and fell further to 19,330 levels. It then gave a strong rebound of nearly 115 points— reaching the day’s high of 19,460 levels. Nifty closed at 19,436, down by 92 points or 0.47%.
BANK NIFTY (BNF) started the day at 44,108 with a gap-down of 290 points. After opening, the index fell to 43,900 levels— breaching the important round level support of 44,000. Then, BNF tried moving up, but the round levels acted as resistance and pushed the index down to 43,850 levels. Post 12 PM, the index mostly consolidated. BNF closed at 43,964, down by 435 points or 0.98%.
All indices except Nifty IT (+0.3%) and Nifty FMCG (+0.22%) closed in the red. Nifty PSU Bank (-2.83%) fell the most.
Major Asian markets closed flat-to-red (Japan’s Nikkei fell 2.28%). European markets are currently trading mixed.
Adani Enterprises (+3.2%) was NIFTY50’s top gainer. Abu Dhabi-based IHC has increased its stake in the company to over 5%.
Shares of Tata Investment Corp (+6.3%) are up 40% so far for the year, which is its best annual performance since 2009.
Adani Wilmar (+5.8%) snapped its 4-day fall. The shares jumped up to 9% today on the back of strong volumes.
Axis Bank (-4.3%) was NIFTY50’s top loser. A report suggested that the bank is likely to raise up to ₹10,000 crore through a QIP in the coming weeks. Axis Bank called the report speculative and incorrect.
Indiabulls Housing (-7.1%) fell sharply. The stock came under NSE’s F&O ban for October 4. In other news, the company will be renamed Samman Capital soon.
Maruti Suzuki (-2.1%) moved down after the automaker received a draft assessment notice for unpaid dues worth ₹2,160 crore from the Income Tax department for FY2019-20.
Markets are looking weak. It gave a decent fall without much retracement. Now, the markets are holding major long-term support zones. Nifty made a hammer candlestick in the daily time frame, whereas Bank Nifty looks bearish. So if the indices breach the important levels discussed below, they may turn into a bearish trend for the rest of the quarter.
Nifty: The immediate resistance for the index is near 19,480-500 levels. The important support level is near today’s low of 19,300 levels. Looking at the reversal from the bottom, the index could move a little higher tomorrow. If 19,500 is crossed, Nifty may be choppy and volatile till 19,560 levels are crossed. After that, 19,640 and 19,700 could be targets on the upside. A breakdown of 19,400 may give us targets of 19,340 and 19,280 eventually.
Bank Nifty: The immediate resistance to watch out for is near 44,000, and the next resistance is at 44,200 levels. A breakout from these levels could give us targets of 44,370 and 44,500 eventually. A breakdown from today’s low may give us targets of 43,720 and 43,630.
The 3-day meeting of the RBI's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to deliberate on interest rates started today. Its outcome is due on October 6 (Friday).
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