Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Update on The Ultimate Momentum Signal - 20th Oct. 2010

   The Support at 6083 - 6093 Broken !!!

Nifty futures opened slightly higher at 6139 On Tuesday on the back of positive momentum seen in the international markets. Nifty futures sold off immediately to the support of 6083 as  indicated in the previous post. The futures spent considerable time in the morning session by trading just above this support of 6083  as no follow up selling was seen at that period. As such it started to recover slowly  and even broke above the 6134 resistance level easily to record the daily high of 6166 in a steep rally  mode which happened in the afternoon session. Please note that this high coincides with the resistance area of 6150 to 6175 indicated in the previous post. Thereafter, the futures started to trade lower slowly as is expected after any such steep parabolic up move. However, once the Nifty futures broke the 6134 levels to the downside again, selling accelerated and the futures started to fall almost vertically. Barring some mild recoveries of 10-15 points, Nifty futures sold off relentlessly in the  last hour of trading to record a  low of 6024. The last trade was at 6025.55. 

Nifty Futures - Daily Chart

Nifty futures have broken the support of 6083 - 6093 area. This area may now become a resistance.  When one support level is broken, market may try to test the other lower supports. The immediate lower supports of Nifty future are at the 6000 and 5940 levels. The above chart also shows that in spite of the market's inbuilt tendency to rally as indicated by the huge premium on Nifty futures, the market has been going through some turbulence as indicated by the bigger candles off late. It seemed that the only markets which had seen some turbulence recently were in India and Taiwan. Now,  it seems that international markets may join the Indian markets on the back of an interest rate increase in China and the overnight sell off seen in the US markets on the back of some disappointing corporate results. Traders may watch out for the lower support of 5940 in case the 6000 support breaks.

Nifty Futures - Daily Chart with Moving Averages

The above daily chart of the Nifty futures shows the various moving averages. For the second  time in the last thirty plus trading days, Nifty futures have closed below the 20 DMA placed at 6106. Generally speaking, 15 or 20 day simple moving averages may act as support and resistances to tending markets. As the Nifty future has broken the 20 DMA and if the correction prolongs, then it may even test the lower 50 DMA which at present is placed at around the 5800 levels. The 100 and 200 DMAs of the current month futures are at  5543 and 5325 respectively as on date.  
 All Time Highs

Many readers who might not have access to the historical charts might be interested in knowing the all time highs of the Indian stock market indices. The above table shows the all time highs of Nifty futures (then current month ), S&P Nifty and BSE Sensex and the dates on which the highs were recorded. The all time intraday high of Nifty future is 6336 and that of the Nifty index is 6357. The highest closing prices of futures and the index were at 6288 and 6289 respectively.
Nifty Fundas

Together with the strong rally and non stop gains in the broader markets seen till recently, the trailing valuations levels of the Nifty index were hovering above the 25 mark which can almost  be termed as the starting point of the bubble territory.
After the sell off of Tuesday and adjustments for the latest corporate results, Tuesday's trailing  PE Ratio has closed below the 25 mark. The above table shows the latest data related  to Nifty trailing valuation, sourced from the NSE, India website.  The historical  trailing price earning ( PE Ratio ), price to book value ( PB Ratio ) and dividend yield ( DY Ratio ) of the Nifty Index  were at 24.87, 3.79 and 1.04 as on 19th October 2010. Readers may please note that the periods in which the Nifty index traded above a historical PE Ratio of 25 were limited to just  two occasions in the years 2000 and 2007-08. And both such periods coincided with the highs just before the burst of the then bull markets. ( More information and analysis on Nifty historical valuation is available from the "Nifty Fundas" page of this blog ).

This information is being provided for the benefit of long term investors only. For traders, they can enjoy the rally till it lasts. It may be noted that markets can remain overvalued and overbought for significant periods  which can be much beyond our expectations. 
Updated Momentum Signal Spreadsheet

The updated spreadsheet showing the Momentum Signal as at the close of the trading on  19th October, 2010 is given below :

The Momentum Signal value applicable to the last traded prices remained at -100 levels in respect of Nifty futures and the indices Nifty and Sensex.

Projected Momentum Signal Close Values

The projected levels Momentum Signal values applicable to various ranges of closing values of the current month Nifty Futures, Nifty Index and the BSE Sensex,  as at the close of next trading day, ie. as on  20th October, 2010, are given in the following table.
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