Saturday, October 17, 2020

Sensex, Nifty charts (Oct 16, 2020): pause after sharp two weeks long rallies

FIIs were net sellers of equity on Thu. and Fri. (Oct 15 and 16) but were net buyers during the first three trading days of the week. Their total net buying was worth Rs 11.86 Billion. DIIs were net sellers of equity during the entire week. Their total net selling was worth Rs 52.17 Billion.

India's Index of Industrial Production (IIP) contracted for the 6th straight month in Aug '20 to -8% against a downward revised -10.8% in Jul '20 and -15.8% in Jun '20. The contraction may continue in Sep '20.

After contracting for 6 months in a row, India's merchandise exports in Sep '20 rose by 5.27% YoY to US $27.4 Billion, while imports slipped 19.6% to $30.31 Billion. The trade deficit narrowed to $2.91 Billion against $11.67 Billion in Sep '19.

BSE Sensex index chart pattern

After a sharp rally from its 200 day EMA, the daily bar chart pattern of Sensex consolidated sideways just below the 41000 level during the first three trading days.

On Thu. Oct 15, the index breached the 41000 level intra-day, but fell sharply as both FIIs and DIIs resorted to booking profit. The index dropped below 40000 towards its 20 day EMA - forming a large 'reversal day' bar (higher high, lower close) that often marks an intermediate top.

Bears need not get too elated. All three daily EMAs are rising and the index is trading above them in a bull market. However, Friday's pullback ended with a close just below 40000, leaving the door open for some more correction.

Daily technical indicators are in bullish zones, but showing downward momentum. MACD is sliding down towards its rising signal line. ROC has crossed below its 10 day MA. RSI is turning down inside its overbought zone. Slow stochastic has dropped to the edge of its overbought zone.

Vedanta delisting failed. Couple of new share listings failed to generate much excitement. Bullish sentiment may be waning even as new investors are continuing to open demat accounts in large numbers (as per Zerodha).

Q2 (Jul-Sep '20) corporate results and festival season sales of  consumer discretionary and durables will now be in focus. Be very selective in choosing your investment vehicles. The easy money has already been made. Remember the 'Greater Fool Theory' - particularly near market tops.

NSE Nifty index chart pattern

The weekly bar chart pattern of Nifty breached the psychological level of 12000 intra-week for the first time in 8 months but failed to test its lifetime high of 12430 (touched back in Jan '20). The index dropped below 11700 before closing above 11750, losing about 150 points (1.3%) on a weekly closing basis.

Bulls have nothing to worry about for now, as all three weekly EMAs are rising and Nifty is trading above them in a long-term bull market. However, caution is advised as the index formed a weekly 'reversal' bar (higher high, lower close) that sometimes mark an intermediate top.

Weekly technical indicators are in bullish zones. MACD is rising above its signal line in overbought zoneRSI is moving sideways above its 50% level. Slow stochastic has re-entered its overbought zone. Some index consolidation or correction is likely

Nifty's TTM P/E touched a new high 34.87 on Wed. Oct 14, before slipping down to 34.13 - which is well above its long-term average and deep inside its overbought zone. The breadth indicator NSE TRIN (not shown) is sliding down below the edge of its oversold zone - hinting at some near-term index upside
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Bottomline? Sensex and Nifty charts have reached close to their lifetime highs touched back in Jan '20. Mid-cap and small-cap stocks have started correcting. A handful of large-cap stocks fuelled the last leg of the rally. Exuberance should be curbed. Time for circumspection.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Sensex, Nifty charts (Oct 09, 2020): 5 weeks long down trends reversed by FII buying

FIIs were net sellers of equity on Fri. Oct 9, but were net buyers during the first four trading days of the week. Their total net buying was worth Rs 33.7 Billion. DIIs were net buyers of equity on Thu. and Fri. (Oct 8 and 9), but were net sellers during the first three trading days. Their total net selling was worth Rs 23.89 Billion.

IHS Markit's India Services PMI rose to 49.8 in Sep '20 from 41.8 in Aug '20, but remained below the 50 mark - indicating contraction. The Composite (Mfg. + Serv.) PMI expanded for the first time in 6 months, rising from 46 in Aug '20 to 54.6 in Sep '20.

After its bi-monthly MPC meeting from Oct 7-9, '20 RBI decided to keep the repo and reverse repo rates unchanged at 4% and 3.35% respectively. RBI also forecast a GDP contraction of 9.5% for FY 2020-21.

BSE Sensex index chart pattern

The daily bar chart pattern of Sensex shows how a sudden gush of FII money has blown away technical resistances. Expectation of a second round of stimulus in the US may have turned FIIs into bulls.

The 5 weeks long down trend (marked by blue down trend line) has been reversed and strong resistance from the 335 points downward 'gap' formed on Feb 28 has been overcome. Bears had no place to hide. Their short-covering helped the week's sharp 1800 points rally. 

Daily technical indicators are looking bullish and overbought. MACD is rising above its signal line in bullish zone. ROC has climbed to the edge of its overbought zone. RSI is rising towards its overbought zone. Slow stochastic is well inside its overbought zone, and can trigger a pullback towards the 335 points downward 'gap' of Feb 28.

Q2 (Jul-Sep '20) corporate results have started hitting the market, with TCS releasing a decent set of numbers and announcing a share buyback. Wipro also announced a share buyback. 

Dividends exceeding Rs 5000 received by shareholders now attract a 7.5-10% tax. (Earlier, companies had to pay a dividend distribution tax.) Promoters holding large chunks of stock may prefer to opt for buybacks - which reduce equity capital and thereby enhance EPS.

If you are thinking about tendering shares to a company offering a buyback - think again. You may offer 500 shares, but the company may accept only 170. Also, buybacks attract capital gains tax - so you might as well sell in the market.

NSE Nifty index chart pattern

The weekly bar chart pattern of Nifty closed above the 11900 level for the first time in more than 7 months - gaining nearly 500 points (4.3%) on a weekly closing basis.

The bearish pattern of 'lower tops, lower bottoms' formed during the past 5 weeks have been negated - thanks to FII buying. All three weekly EMAs are rising, and Nifty is trading above them in a long-term bull market.

Weekly technical indicators are in bullish zones and showing some upward momentum. MACD is rising above its signal line in overbought zoneRSI is rising above its 50% level. Slow stochastic is moving up towards its overbought zone after dropping down from it. Some more index upside is possible

Nifty's TTM P/E has moved up to 34.71, its highest level ever and well above its long-term average deep inside its overbought zone. The breadth indicator NSE TRIN (not shown) has dropped sharply from its oversold zone - and can limit near-term index upside
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Bottomline? Sensex and Nifty charts have reversed 5 weeks long down trends on the back of FII buying. Bulls are back in control. However, caution is advised as the broader market didn't participate during the week's rally. Check Q2 (Jul-Sep '20) corporate results before committing fresh money to individual stocks.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Sensex, Nifty charts (Oct 01, 2020): in 5 weeks long down trends after 5 months long rallies

After 4 straight months of net buying, FIIs were net sellers of equity during Sept '20. Their total net selling was worth Rs 114.11 Billion. DIIs were net buyers of equity during Sept '20. Their total net buying was worth Rs 1.1 Billion.

During Apr-Aug '20, India's fiscal deficit was Rs 8.7 Trillion, which was 109.3% of the annual budget estimate of Rs 7.96 Trillion. The fiscal deficit was 78.7% of the annual budget estimate during Apr-Aug '19.

The IHS Markit India Manufacturing PMI increased to 56.8 in Sept '20 from 52 in Aug '20. It was the second straight month of expansion (a reading above 50) after 4 months of contraction.

India's merchandise exports rose 5.3% YoY to US $27.4 Billion in Sep '20 while imports declined 19.6%, leaving a trade deficit of $2.91 Billion against $11.67 Billion in Sep '19. During Apr-Sep '20, exports were down 21.43% to $125.1 Billion while imports were down 40.1% to $148.7 Billion on a YoY basis.

BSE Sensex index chart pattern

In a holiday-shortened trading week, bulls took the initiative on the daily bar chart pattern of Sensex. After facing resistance from its 20 day EMA during the first three trading days, the index formed a 174 points upward 'gap' and closed above its three EMAs in bull territory.

Bears may not give up their fight easily. Note that the index not only remained below the 335 points downward 'gap' formed back on Feb 28th, it also traded below the (blue) down trend line (drawn through its Aug 31 and Sep 16 tops).

Daily technical indicators are looking neutral to mildly bullish. MACD is trying to cross above its signal line in neutral zone. ROC has moved above its 10 day MA in neutral zone. RSI is at its 50% level. Slow stochastic has crossed above its 50% level.

Several IPOs and FPOs have been hitting the market in quick succession. Most have been oversubscribed by large percentages and have subsequently listed on the stock exchanges at huge premiums to their issue prices. 

These are signs of a market top, as large amounts of money are getting sucked out of the secondary market. Expect more index consolidation till Q2 (Jul-Sep '20) corporate results are announced from mid-Oct '20. 

With the festival season approaching fast, there is anecdotal evidence that malls are getting crowds and people are overcoming their virus fears to visit restaurants and bars. That is worrying because similar opening up in western countries led to a second wave of virus infections. Stay safe, wear masks and use hand sanitisers.

NSE Nifty index chart pattern

The weekly bar chart pattern of Nifty closed above the 'support-resistance zone' between 11000-11250 - gaining more than 360 points (3.3%) on a weekly closing basis, but remained below the (purple) down trend line for the 5th straight week.

The index has formed a bearish pattern of 'lower tops, lower bottoms' during the past 5 weeks after a sharp rally from the Mar '20 low. But bears are not yet in control. All three weekly EMAs are rising, and Nifty is trading above them in a long-term bull market.

Weekly technical indicators are in bullish zones but not showing much upward momentum. MACD is moving sideways above its signal line in overbought zoneRSI is sliding down towards its 50% level. Slow stochastic has dropped down from its overbought zone. Some more correction/consolidation is likely

Nifty's TTM P/E has moved up to 33.18, its highest level since Sep 16th and well above its long-term average deep inside its overbought zone. The breadth indicator NSE TRIN (not shown) is moving down inside its oversold zone - hinting at near-term index consolidation or correction
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Bottomline? Sensex and Nifty charts are in 5 weeks long down trends after sharp rallies from their Mar '20 lows. Expect more 
consolidation or correction during the next couple of weeks. Wait for Q2 (Jul-Sep '20) corporate results before committing fresh money to individual stocks.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sensex, Nifty charts (Sep 25, 2020): bears making their presence felt

FIIs were net sellers of equity on all five trading days of the week. Their total net selling was worth a huge Rs 104.91 Billion. DIIs were net sellers of equity on Mon. Sep 21, but were net buyers during the next four days. Their total net buying was worth Rs 42.49 Billion.

The National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has made a revised projection that India's GDP growth will contract 12.7% in Q2 (Jul-Sep '20), 8.6% in Q3 (Oct-Dec '20) and 6.2% in Q4 (Jan-Mar '21). For FY 2020-21, GDP contraction will touch 12.6%. A thumb rule definition of recession is two straight quarters of contracting GDP.

BSE Sensex index chart pattern

The daily bar chart pattern of Sensex shows that bulls have stumbled at the last hurdle - a 335 points downward 'gap' formed on Feb 28 - in their efforts to propel the index to a new high.

After moving well above the 'gap' to touch an intra-day high of 40010 on Aug 31, the index had formed a large 'reversal day' bar (higher high, lower close) that marked an intermediate top.

Since then, Sensex faced strong resistance from the 'gap', and failed to close above the 'gap' even for a single day. It has formed a bearish pattern of 'lower tops, lower bottoms'. 

On Thu. Sep 24, the index closed below its 200 day EMA for the first time since Jul 1, but bounced up to close above the 200 day EMA in bull territory by the end of the week. Any respite for bulls may be short-lived.

The 20 day EMA has formed a bearish 'rounding top' pattern. The 50 day EMA is also forming a similar pattern. Both EMAs may provide resistance to any upward move by the index. 

Daily technical indicators are looking neutral to bearish. MACD is sliding below its signal line in neutral zone. ROC is in bearish zone, moving up towards its sliding 10 day MA. RSI has bounced up from the edge of its oversold zone. Slow stochastic is trying to emerge from its oversold zone.

The sudden lockdown with 4 hours notice in Mar '20 had created a supply shock for the Indian economy. Millions of job losses, shattered MSMEs and a raging pandemic are now providing a demand shock to the economy, from which it may take 2-3 years to recover.

All prognostications of a 'V' shaped economic recovery should be ignored. An economic recession is hardly conducive to a booming stock market. Small investors should focus on protecting their profits and capital. 

NSE Nifty index chart pattern

The following remark was made in last week's post on the weekly bar chart pattern of Nifty: "Convincing breach of an up trend line is often a sign of trend reversal." 

After crossing the 11750 level on Aug 31, the index had breached the (pink) up trend line, and has formed a bearish pattern of 'lower tops, lower bottoms' since then.

Nifty dropped sharply below the 'support-resistance zone' between 11000-11250 and fell below its 20 week and 50 week EMAs intra-week, before bouncing up to close just inside the 'support-resistance zone' - losing 455 points (3.95%) during the week. 

Bears are not in control yet, since the index managed to close above all three weekly EMAs in long-term bull territory. However, a test of support from the 200 week EMA may be in the offing.

Weekly technical indicators are in bullish zones but showing downward momentum. MACD is above its signal line but forming a bearish 'rounding top' patternRSI is falling towards its 50% level. Slow stochastic has slipped down from its overbought zone - hinting at some more correction/consolidation


Nifty's TTM P/E has moved down to 32.12, which remains well above its long-term average and deep inside its overbought zone. The breadth indicator NSE TRIN (not shown) has moved up sharply inside its oversold zone. Some near-term index consolidation or correction is likely
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Bottomline? After breaching 5 months long up trend lines on Sensex and Nifty charts, both indices continue to consolidate near resistance zones. Some more correction or consolidation is likely. Wait for lower levels to add defensive sector stocks you may already own.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Sensex, Nifty charts (Sep 18, 2020): consolidation continues after sharp rallies

FIIs were net sellers of equity on Thu. Sep 17, but were net buyers during the other days of the week. Their total net buying was worth Rs 16.89 Billion. DIIs were net sellers during all five days. Their total net selling was worth Rs 23.97 Billion.

Total vehicle registrations at Regional Transport Offices during Aug '20 fell 26.81% YoY. While tractor registrations grew 27.8%, PV, 2W, CV and 3W registrations fell 7.1%, 28.7%, 57.4% and 69.5% respectively.

CPI based retail inflation slipped a bit to 6.69% YoY in Aug '20 from 6.73% in Jul '20. It was at 3.28% in Aug '19. WPI based wholesale inflation turned positive in Aug '20 for the first time since Mar '20, rising to 0.16% YoY in Aug '20 from -0.58% in Jul '20.

Exports fell 12.7% YoY in Aug '20 while imports were down 26%, resulting in a lower trade deficit of US $6.77 Billion against $13.86 Billion a year ago.

BSE Sensex index chart pattern

During the week, the daily bar chart pattern of Sensex consolidated sideways while trading above its three daily EMAs in a bull market. However, bears put up a good fight at the 335 points downward 'gap' (formed on Feb 28) - continuing to frustrate efforts by bulls to push the index higher for the third straight week.

A foray inside the 'gap' zone on Wed. Sep 16 could not be sustained despite buying by FIIs. On a weekly basis, the index closed flat. The hurdle of the 'gap' will need to be overcome before bulls can resume control of the chart. 

Daily technical indicators are looking neutral to bullish. MACD is moving sideways after merging with its signal line in bullish zone. ROC has moved above its 10 day MA in neutral zone. RSI has just crossed above its 50% level. Slow stochastic is rising above its 50% level.

US stock indices closed lower for the third straight week, as a tech-led sell-off intensified. If current restrictions on short selling are not extended beyond Sep 24, expect selling to intensify in Indian stock indices as well.

After 50% gains from its Mar '20 low, do not expect Sensex to surge much higher. Stocks like RIL, which has gained more than 100% since its Mar '20 low, HDFC twins, HUL fuelled the index rally. 

Now midcap and smallcap stocks are coming to the forefront and several IPOs are in the pipeline. Small investors should be extra cautious not to fall into the trap of making easy money with little effort. 

Wealth building in the stock market requires knowledge, discipline, patience and a lot of time for the magic of compounding to take effect. Quick profits are here today, gone tomorrow.

NSE Nifty index chart pattern

The weekly bar chart pattern of Nifty had bounced up after dropping inside the 'support-resistance zone' between 11000-11250 in the previous week. Despite FII buying, the index failed to make much upward progress - gaining about 40 points (0.35%) on a weekly closing basis.

Convincing breach of an up trend line is often a sign of trend reversal. But bears are still on the back foot, since all three weekly EMAs are moving up and the index is trading above them in long-term bull territory. 

Weekly technical indicators are in bullish zones but not showing any upward momentum. MACD is above its signal line inside its overbought zone. RSI is moving sideways above its 50% level. Slow stochastic is sliding down towards the edge of its overbought zone


After touching a new high of 33.03 on Tue. Sep 15, Nifty's TTM P/E has moved down a bit to 32.98, which is well above its long-term average and deep inside its overbought zone. The breadth indicator NSE TRIN (not shown) has dropped sharply from its oversold zone. Some more near-term index consolidation or correction is possible
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Bottomline? After breaching 5 months long up trend lines on Sensex and Nifty charts, both indices have been consolidating near resistance zones. Some more consolidation or correction is likely. Stay on the sidelines. Wait for better entry opportunities.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Sensex, Nifty charts (Sep 11, 2020): consolidating after sharp rallies from Mar '20 lows

FIIs were net sellers of equity during the first three days of the week, but were net buyers on Thu. and Fri. (Sep 10 and 11). Their total net selling was worth Rs 83.6 Million. DIIs were net buyers of equity on Tue. (Sep 8), but net sellers on the other four days. Their total net selling was worth Rs 15.01 Billion.

India's Index of Industrial Production (IIP) contracted 10.4% YoY in Jul '20, against an expansion of 4.9% in Jul '19. It was the fifth straight month of contraction. IIP had contracted 15.7%, 33.8%, 57.3% and 16.7% in Jun '20, May '20, Apr '20 and Mar '20 respectively. 

Rapid spread of the Covid 19 pandemic is likely to affect recovery of industrial production for much longer than expected earlier. There is no sign of the 'V' shaped recovery touted by the CEA and Finance Ministry.

BSE Sensex index chart pattern

The 335 points downward 'gap' (formed on Feb 28) on the daily bar chart pattern of Sensex continued to act as a strong resistance for bulls. The index spent the first three days of the week below its 20 day EMA, the next two days above its 20 day EMA, but all five days below the 'gap'.

After the previous week's trend line breach, bears were able to hold back charging bulls for a second straight week. However, the chart structure remains bullish. The 20 day EMA is above the 50 day EMA and the 50 day EMA is above the 200 day EMA. Both the 50 day and 200 day EMAs are rising. The index is trading above all three EMAs in a bull market.

A convincing move above the Feb 28 'gap' is required if the bulls are to wrest back control. Bears will try to ensure that does not happen before a proper correction.

Daily technical indicators are looking neutral to bearish. MACD is moving sideways below its signal line in bullish zone. ROC is sliding down below its 10 day MA in neutral zone. RSI is seeking support from its 50% level. Slow stochastic has bounced up from its oversold zone.

The index may consolidate some more before making a clear directional move. Most of the good news have already been 'discounted'. The bad news have been kept hidden or camouflaged - whether it is the current state of the economy or the actual on-ground situation at the Chinese border.

Pliant TV stations have been used to raucously divert attention of the public from real issues like unemployment, farmer suicides, clampdown on any form of dissent and inept handling of a raging pandemic by focussing on the dark underbelly of Bollywood.

By now, it is clear that a combination of easy liquidity and several hundred thousand first-time traders are behind the sharp index rally from the Mar '20 low. For the rally to sustain, corporate earnings will need to catch up fast. Otherwise, the high index valuation will revert to mean. 

In such a market, small investors need to be extremely stock specific - preferably in defensive sectors like pharma, IT, FMCG. Quick profits have a tendency of disappearing like a mirage.

NSE Nifty index chart pattern

After touching a high of 11794 in the previous week, the weekly bar chart pattern of Nifty had formed a large weekly 'reversal' bar (higher high, lower close) and closed well below the (purple) up trend line drawn from the Mar '20 low. The index bounced up after dropping inside the 'support-resistance zone' between 11000-11250. (The possibility was mentioned in last week's post.)

Convincing breach of an up trend line is often a sign of trend reversal. The pullback from a 'support-resistance zone' may provide bears with a selling opportunity. Note that all three weekly EMAs are moving up and the index is trading above them in long-term bull territory. 

Weekly technical indicators are in bullish zones but not showing any upward momentum. MACD is above its signal line inside its overbought zone. RSI is moving sideways above its 50% level. Slow stochastic is sliding down inside its overbought zone


Nifty's TTM P/E has moved up to 32.86, which is well above its long-term average and deep inside its overbought zone. The breadth indicator NSE TRIN (not shown) has moved up to the edge of its oversold zone. Some near-term index upside or consolidation is likely
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Bottomline? After breaching 5 months long up trend lines on Sensex and Nifty charts in the previous week, both indices consolidated near resistance zones. Some more consolidation or correction is likely. Avoid the urge to buy. Better entry levels may be available for those who are patient.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Sensex, Nifty charts (Sep 04, 2020): up trend lines breached but bull markets still intact

FIIs were net buyers of equity on Tue, Wed. and Thu. (Sep 1, 2 and 3), but net sellers on Mon. and Fri. Their total net selling was worth Rs 38.0 Billion. DIIs were net buyers of equity on Mon. and Thu., but net sellers on the other three days. Their total net selling was worth Rs 10.89 Billion.

IHS Markit India Manufacturing PMI rose to a 6 month high of 52 in Aug '20 from 46 in Jul '20. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. Services PMI increased to 41.8 in Aug '20 from 34.2 in Jul '20, but remained in contraction zone. The Composite (Mfg. + Serv.) PMI rose to 46 in Aug '20 from 37.2 in Jul '20 - its 5th straight month of contraction.  

During Apr-Jul '20, India's fiscal deficit touched Rs 8.23 Trillion - which is already 103% of the budget estimate for FY 2020-21. Total revenue receipts was Rs 2.27 Trillion, while expenses were Rs 10.5 Trillion.

BSE Sensex index chart pattern

The daily bar chart pattern of Sensex shows that bulls stumbled at the very last hurdle - the 335 points downward 'gap' formed on Feb 28 '20 - in an effort to rise to a new high.

The index touched a 6 months high of 40010 intra-day on Mon. Aug 31, but formed a large 'reversal day' bar (higher high, lower close) and dropped to close below the 'gap' and the (blue) up trend line.

Sensex received support from its 20 day EMA, which encouraged bulls to attempt a pullback above the trend line during the next three days. But bears held firm. The index re-entered the 'gap' zone, but failed to move above it.

The stage was set for a confirmed reversal of the 5.5 months long up trend. The index opened trading with a downward 'gap' and slid down further to close below its 20 day EMA - forming a 5-days bearish pattern of 'lower top, lower bottom.'

Note that Sensex is trading almost 1900 points above its 200 day EMA. That means the bull market is intact. However, a convincing breach of a trend line should be treated with respect and caution.

Daily technical indicators are looking neutral to bearish. MACD has slipped below its signal line in bullish zone. ROC has dropped below its 10 day MA in neutral zone. RSI is falling towards its 50% level. Slow stochastic has moved below its 50% level to enter bearish zone.

Some more correction and/or consolidation can be expected. The economy is in doldrums - with a worse-than-expected contraction in GDP growth. Ignore all talk about a 'V' shaped recovery, as the pandemic is spreading like wild fire.

The 'easy money' has been made already. The next 12-18 months will test the mettle of small investors. Make your decisions wisely. You can only grow your wealth if you know how to protect your capital.

NSE Nifty index chart pattern

After touching a 6 months intra-week high of 11794, the weekly bar chart pattern of Nifty formed a large weekly 'reversal' bar (higher high, lower close) and closed well below the (purple) up trend line drawn from the Mar '20 low.

Convincing breach of an up trend line usually indicates a trend reversal. However, all three weekly EMAs are moving up and the index is trading above them in long-term bull territory. No need for bulls to panic yet. The 'support-resistance zone' between 11000-11250 should provide some near-term support.

Weekly technical indicators are in bullish zones but not showing any upward momentum. MACD is above its signal line inside its overbought zone. RSI has turned down towards its 50% level. Slow stochastic is moving down inside its overbought zone


Nifty's TTM P/E touched a new lifetime high of 33.04 on Thu. Sep 3 before slipping down to 32.49, which is well above its long-term average and deep inside its overbought zone. The breadth indicator NSE TRIN (not shown) is rising in neutral zone. Some more correction or consolidation is likely
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Bottomline? 5 months long up trend lines on Sensex and Nifty charts have been breached. Corrections in US stock indices motivated bears to put up a fight. Some more correction or some consolidation is likely. Rushing in to buy the dip may be counter-productive. Let the dust settle first.