Market Pulse: Confirmed Uptrend

Distribution Day Count:

Nifty50: Three Nifty Midcap100: Three Nifty Smallcap100: Two

Global stock markets: Dow 30, +0.3%; Nasdaq, -0.2%; S&P 500, +0.2%; Nikkei, -0.4%; Kospi, +0.2%; Shanghai Composite, +0.5%.

Yesterday, Nifty traded sideways in the first half of the session after opening nearly 100 points lower. Buying picked up later in the day, and the index turned positive to touch an intraday high of 17,781. However, last hour’s volatility wiped out gains. On the sectoral front, Nifty PSU Bank (+2.7%) and Metal (+2.3%) were the top gainers. On the flip side, Nifty Pvt bank (-1.1%) lost the most. Broader market outperformed today. The advance-decline ratio was in favor of advancers. Of 2,044 stocks traded, 1,147 stocks advanced, 813 stocks declined, and the remaining closed flat.

With yesterday’s distribution day, the count increased to three. Further, Nifty is trading above all its key moving averages. We would like the index to continue to trade above its key moving averages. After such a sudden rally, one must also be prepared for some mild pullback and profit booking. In the process, if the index adds a couple of distribution days, stages a reversal, or breaches its key moving averages, we may change the market status to an Uptrend Under Pressure. Reducing exposure to stocks breaking below their 21- or 50-DMA on higher volume is important.

Key News

Ntpc gets shareholders’ approval in its Annual General Meeting (AGM) to raise up to Rs. 18,000 crore via bonds.

Larsen & Toubro to demonstrate its capabilities, particularly in the hydrocarbon engineering, water effluent treatment, and power transmission and distribution business, at the Dubai Expo 2020.

Godrej Properties to redevelop a housing project in Wadala (Mumbai).

Buy Watchlist: Sun Pharm.Industries, Tata Chemicals, Finolex Industries (Nse), Mastek (Nse), Orient Electric, Reliance Industries, Bhansali Engr. (Nse), I G Petrochemicals, Birlasoft, Relaxo Footwears, Aarti Industries (Nse), Kalyani Steels, State Bank Of India, Colgate-Palmolive India, Berger Paints India, Icici Bank, Ratnamani Metals & Tubes.

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