New Delhi, May 6 | Indian equity benchmarks declined sharply in opening deals on Friday, in line with weakness in global markets.
Asian stocks fell over concerns that the US’ central bank and some other major central banks will have to raise interest rates even more aggressively to check inflation.
All Nifty sectoral indices traded in the red in the morning session.
Benchmark Sensex was at 54,666 points, down over 1,000 points or 1.9 per cent, whereas Nifty at 16,376 points, down over 300 points or 1.8 per cent.
“US non farm payrolls data and unemployment rate will be announced today which may decide the direction of global markets,” said Mohit Nigam, Head – PMS, Hem Securities.
The NIFTY 50 recouped the previous day’s losses and ended at 2.89 percent higher on strong global cues after China cut key lending rates. Nifty continued its upside rally throughout the day as it ended at 16266.15 levels. Bank nifty closed the session at 34276.40 level with a gain of 960 points. VIX closed at 23.10 down by 5.94%.
48 stocks out of NIFTY 50 closed in green which suggest broad based buying. All the sectoral indices are trading higher with metal, pharma, PSU bank and realty indices up 2-3 percent each. Stocks like DRREDDY, JSWSTEEL, NESTLEIND, TATAMOTORS & TATASTEEL were the top gainers, While SHREECEM & UPL were only two losers. The Nifty has formed Open Bullish Marabozu on a daily time frame which indicates upside momentum for an upcoming session.
Moreover, Nifty has been trading in a range of 15750-16410 levels throughout the week, crossing either side can direct further direction. In addition, Nifty has given a closing above 9-Day Moving Average which indicates a bounceback from lower levels can be seen.
However, the momentum indicators MACD & Stochastic were trading witha positive crossover & reversed from oversold zone on an hourly chart which suggest a northward journey in Nifty. The Nifty may find Strong support around16000 levels, while on the upside 16410 may act as an immediate hurdle. On the other hand, Bank nifty has support at 33200 levels while resistance at 34800levels.
Source: Choice India