The Daily NIFTY[Click to Enlarge]
Note the low volumes with which 3411 is rejected on 13th April 2008. Note the encircled candle near the green curve [200DMA]. Readers from my previous post would have remembered the significance of 200DMA.
The level was tested on very low volumes. . In other words the price action showed the markets rejected that level. In fact the volumes were the lowest volumes since April began.
The trader in me shorted at the knowledge that market has rejected 3411[though I was carrying significant long positions too] and tested it at very low volumes. Yet the markets opened the Wednesday morning[Tuesday was holiday] with 50 point gap down and closed an extremely strong 100 points up. A mammoth 150 point swing.What happened to my shorts will be related further down.
But the impunity with which the markets breached 3411 was shocking. Now I reason, it was possibly a bull trap, set by bears who just sidestepped at the sheer enthusiasm of bulls. Very interestingly when the markets closed NIFTY Near Month future which was at 13 point premium dropped 16 points at exactly 3.27 PM near the top at around 3505. It was perhaps an indication that an extremely canny institutional sell order has hit the market. And surely by the close [3.30 PM], NIFTY shed 10 points to close at 3492.
NIFTY was up at the close of 15th April with a swing of 150 points, circa one and a half times the daily volatility. It was overbought and a test was in order.
Today, the markets shed a mammoth 80 points to close below the 200 DMA. 3411 is being breached once again. It is not to say, that it won’t be tested tomorrow [Friday] from below again. But from now onwards, the advantage lies with bears. The test is likely to be extremely short lived if it occurs, and perhaps might not even transpire.
The HOURLY NIFTY and the Trendlines [Click to Enlarge]