After a long time got something to write for Nifty as until last week we were trading strictly in the range of 9000-9360! Finally, this week we got new high 9450 and managed to get life high weekly close. Banking sector was leading markets with PSU Banks outperforming as i had predicted on 25th April in my post “Still some more time to have trust in PSU Banks” ! But now i feel for short term things are turning around.

After a massive rally in Banking stocks , now we have started getting some negative news from banking companies such yesbank’s AGM report, weak mid-cap numbers and many more.

As we can notice in daily charts of Nifty bank above, index has weakening momentum. RSI has already given bearish crossover on its average which is the first sign of weakness. Secondly, two consecutive bearish candle’s on the top are also support profit booking view in coming months. The Blue Box marked is the area of trading until May expiry which suggest that now Nifty Bank could be volatile in that range of 22000-23000. So avoid any long trades as of now because we are near to the higher range. Can look out for stock specific short term selling in Banking Counters.

Where we can expect strong profit booking in Nifty bank with almost 1000 points, on other side, Nifty is expected to be volatile with profit booking on Nifty bank to be balance by IT and to some extent Pharma sector. 

As we could notice in the nifty Daily chart above, we broke out of consolidation range of 9000-9380 last week and now we have widening range of Nifty to 9250-9500 for the rest of the series. One steep fall to 9280 could be expected but we should hold around 9250 as still weekly momentum is expected to be strong. 9250-9280 has lots of support factor like 20 days SMA, trend line support stretched from 9th Nov low and Open interest support. So as a trader i would short Nifty for few session with sl at 9500 while as a investor would wait for 9250 to park my liquidity.

Then what could counter balance Index and Banking fall?…….. IT Sector….

IT sector as noticed in the above weekly graph was in a strong down trend since start of the 2015, as in the white channel. But now new weekly upward channel (Blue channel) has taken a lead which would mean now IT stocks could outperform. Already in last week we some signs from TECHM IT leading markets ahead. So be Long as a trader in next week

Which could be other sector to watch out? …Pharma Sector.

Pharma sector has been most under-performing after IT sector since 2015 where our pharma companies have been under USFDA scanner. But now things are looking to be cooling down and worst seems to be have discounted in pharma sector. NSE Pharma index is at 9 years support which is 200 Weekly average as represented by yellow line in graph above. So still strong momentum hasnt build up which could confirm long positions but we can start accumulating pharma stock as we could expect sharp surge anytime in next 3 months. Start scanning pharma counters.

So strategy now for public participants:

Nifty Index: Write 9200 PE and 9500 CE 

Nifty Bank: Write 23000 CE and Buy 22500 PE with stop loss at 23200

IT Sector: Be long on INFY (tgt 1000) and TECHM (tgt 460)

Pharma sector: Accumulate Sun Pharma and Mid cap pharma stocks.

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