New Delhi, May 6 | Continuing with the opening session losses, Indian equity benchmarks settled sharply lower on Friday, in line with the 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.
In India, the benchmark Sensex fell 866 points, or 1.6 per cent, to close the day at 54,836, and Nifty declined 271 points, or 1.6 per cent, to 16,411 points.
Among sectors, IT, metal, and realty indices fell 2-3 per cent.
“Markets managed to rebound amid the weak global setup which shows that bulls are not in the mood to surrender easily,” said Ajit Mishra, VP, Research, Religare Broking.
However, the real test would be to handle the volatility post the US Fed meeting, he said.
Meanwhile, the domestic factors like earnings and macroeconomic data would further add to the choppiness and it’s prudent to limit positions and continue with stock-specific trading approach.
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