Nifty Trading Strategy | After Post Budget Carnage Watch Out for Crucial 5650 Level


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Nifty Futures, post budget presentation of the Finance Minister experienced one of the biggest crashes in recent times. However to us this fall was not unexpected and if you had been reading our previous post we did expect the markets to come down to 5600 levels. After the huge fall all the perma-bulls have been frozen and  bears are sniffing around having tasted fresh blood after many months. However, we have reason to believe that the markets may find support around the 5650 levels and this is going to be a very strong barrier for the bears to overcome before further bear hammering could be initiated.

Technical factors indicate strong support levels around the 5650 levels

If one were to take a look at the chart below its almost magical how the Nifty Futures fall was arrested at the confluence of a number of trend lines, technical patterns and fibonacci retracement levels. Of course this analysis is only in hindsight but the evidence of support is amazingly copy book style.

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Multiple support levels arrest fall in Nifty Futures

  • Downward sloping Xx trendline
  • Upward sloping trendline Yy
  • The horizontal trend line C drawn from the previous top of 5700(not shown in chart)
  • The parallel channel line MT
  • 5848 is a 33% retracement of the entire rally from the 4700 levels 9again not shown in the chart)
  • And the lower parallel (to the major thick black trendline) passing through T
  • Head and shoulder target shown by the pink arrows

All these together have created a strong energy point around the lows and only if markets are able to sell off below these levels then a further fall would emanate.

Our proprietary short term oscillators are also indicating oversold conditions and the markets should put in a bounce or at least meander till Monday March 11, 2013 which is our energy cycle point for converting price to time. (Please note the vertical blue lines they were draw on the day of the fall and projected backwards in time to test the cycle and it has a margin of error of only 1 day for pin pointing the cycle high and lows !)

If the markets react upwards how will the trend unfold ?

So from all the above we can conclude that markets could recoil until the next energy date which is March 11. As long as the price stays within the channel and does not rally out of the N-O trend line, markets can safely be assumed to be in a downtrend. However if prices were to break this trend line then Nifty Futures has potential to travel to the parallel line drawn from P. Further price should also stay below the  50% retracement level which comes around  5850 levels. In case the rally has legs it could also travel all the way towards the 62% level of 5900.

We will explore this trend projection further in our future posts.

What if the markets were to continue the bear market without correcting upwards.

It is true that we are in a vicious downtrend and going by the price damage that we have seen in the broader market it is quite likely that further down side cannot be ruled out. In fact in one of our previous post we had maintained that prices could go as low as 5500 before end of February.

While our time target was not achieved we still believe, based on Elliot Wave Theory, a terminal impulse is in the offing and should retrace all the way below 5500 latest by March 6, 2013. This scenario is still open and on the break of 5650 we could experience a free fall to 5550 levels. This would mean two days of triple digit losses. Lets see how the next couple of days play out.

What is going to be our trading strategy on Nifty Futures

Since the overall trend is down, we would refrain from buying any calls. Our strategy in case the up move plays out is to write  5900 calls. In case markets break below 5650 then we would initiate a bear put spread by buying 5600 puts and writing 5500 puts.

The spread could be initiated in a staggered manner. So if the markets start selling off, buy the 5600 put and when , if you monitor intraday hourly charts, markets look oversold initiate the put writing for 5500.

Globally along with other BRIC nations, the Indian market was the ugly duckling with the most losses

Despite continued heavy buying by FIIs and successful completion of many IPOs, the broader market has suffered heavy losses and since February 13, 2013 Nifty Futures have fallen very sharply

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Nifty Futures one of the worst performing global markets

Despite the heavy losses we continue to be one of the most expensive markets

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Nifty valuations in comparison to global continue to remain expensive despite deep cuts

Fundamental expectations fro the market also stand lowered post budget

Analyst consensus earnings estimates on Nifty have also been marginally lowered to 383 (earlier 380) and  435 (440) for CY13 and CY14 respectively.

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Nifty earnings revised downwards post budget

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Nifty fails at mean P/E level could test lower band in the medium term

The 1 Year Forward P/E chart shows that Nifty has a tendency to move from one band to another and the green band of 12.6 FY13 earnings would suggest a Nifty Futures price of 4825. While the number is difficult to digest, who would have thought in the begining of February, when the markets were at 6100 odd levels and bulls were cheering for 6500 – 7000 levels, that the markets would reverse on a dime. We at Winning Trades were the few who successfully forecasted this sell off. In fact we have further bear designs on the future of price of Nifty which we will explore through our blog posts. Stay tuned

What is your view on the market direction? Do you expect the sell off  to continue or you expect consolidation around  present levels? We would love to hear your opinion on the same.

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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here in are strictly for education purpose only. Before investing please make your own thorough analysis or speak to a qualified Certified Financial Planner / Advisor. We are not in any which way responsible for trading losses arising out of  trading decisions taken based on the above. 

This blog is the personal blog of Vinit Bolinjkar. The views expressed in this article are entirely my own and do not reflect the views of my employer. This report is neither an offer nor a solicitation to purchase or sell securities. The information and views expressed herein are believed to be reliable, but no responsibility (or liability) is accepted for errors of fact or opinion. Writers and contributors may be trading in or have positions in the securities mentioned in their articles. Neither http://winningtrades1.com or myself accepts any liability arising out of the above information/articles.

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Nifty Trading Strategy | Agusta Helicopter Scam to take Nifty to the gallows


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In this blog post we explore the impact of the Agusta helicopter scam on the Indian stock markets. Find out what NIfty is expected to do in the aftermath of the scam coming to light?

Augusta scam expose has the unintended consequences of damaging the economic revival

The glaring expose by the Time Now channel of the Agusta helicopter scam and the possibility of  many political bigwigs in the ruling party being involved will be a big handicap to the Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s plans for a full blown Dalal Street ‘bulls only party’. The sad part is that this expose will bring more questions than answers and like the coal scam and other scams before it will further impact decision making at the policy level. Beaurocrats and politicians will hit the go slow button which has the unintended  consequences of damaging the economic revival and further negating fiscal consolidation.

Mind you this time the Agusta helicopter scam has fool proof evidence of bribes being paid and could crash the ruling party and its dreams for winning the 2014 elections. This is one scam the UPA would wish did not see the light of day. It has virtually opened up the Pandoras box. This could also mean lights out to the bulls party on the bourses. Probably this is the trigger that our Gann analysis of the markets Nifty Futures Sell Off to 5600 on Cards – A Technical View is discounting unconsciously.

Nifty Futures breakdown imminent

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Agusta helicopter scam could have untold consequences of damaging sentiment of the markets

Over the last five sessions the Nifty Futures have really held onto the 5880 – 5900 levels supported by the trend line MU. Yesterday it did try to rally but the very trendline XN which provided support the last few months, has now turned resistant and price drifted sharply away from it to 5880 where it has found support from the MU trendline and the 1×2 Gann angle plotted from G. However breakdown from these levels looks imminent and we have forecasted two short term targets based on Fibonacci retracements,  price projection techniques and use of Gann angles.

  • 5835, which is the 50% retracement level of the XY rally and also gets support from the previous bottom and gap area, and
  • 5760 – 5775 which is the 62% retracement level of the XY rally and also the target for 100% range for the trend YU projected from N. Incidently the Gann angle 1×2 drawn from the June 2012 lows also falls in this zone providing a high probability target.

Nifty Futures could crash despite strong global cues from World markets in the medium term

Currently the global markets are experiencing a strong drift upwards due to liquidity and the Asian markets are also expected to rally sharply. Despite the strong global environment for equities we could be the contrarian market given the fact that we are the second most expensive market with low earnings growth expectations amongst the BRIC nations and developed markets. (Nifty Trading Strategy | Overview of Earnings, Valuations and Fund Flows )

Trading Strategy on Nifty Futures- Continue to hold shorts recommended yesterday

We hope you had initiated shorts that we had recommended in our yesterday’s post. We had recommended on the break of 5920 and the markets ended a shade below 5900. We pat ourselves on getting the timing right as currently the market environment is very volatile and extremely difficult to trade. We are targeting 5835 and then 5760 – 5775 from current levels. In case you have bought 5900 Puts, we would suggest writing 5700 Puts during late market hours to protect against time value loss given the weekend holidays. However do not open up a ratio trade.

We would like our readers to bear in mind that the two targets provided  are only short term halts on our projection of 5600 levels of   Nifty on the downside.

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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here in are strictly for education purpose only. Before investing please make your own thorough analysis or speak to a qualified Certified Financial Planner / Advisor. We are not in any which way responsible for trading losses arising out of  trading decisions taken based on the above. 

This blog is the personal blog of Vinit Bolinjkar. The views expressed in this article are entirely my own and do not reflect the views of my employer. This report is neither an offer nor a solicitation to purchase or sell securities. The information and views expressed herein are believed to be reliable, but no responsibility (or liability) is accepted for errors of fact or opinion. Writers and contributors may be trading in or have positions in the securities mentioned in their articles. Neither http://winningtrades1.com or myself accepts any liability arising out of the above information/articles.

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Nifty Futures Trading strategy | Hold Shorts and Refrain from Option Writing


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Nifty Futures traded in an absolutely narrow range throughout the trading session before finally ending the day forming a harami pattern (inside day). In today’s post, we provide a sneak peak into our proprietary trading system. As per the system, the proprietary momentum and lead indicators are both pointing towards a possible short term reversal. Though they have not signaled any reversal of  trend, there could be a small pause in the downtrend before it resumes again.

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NIfty Futures could consolidate before resuming the down trend

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Nifty futures trading strategy is to stay with the down trend; however compulsory traders can trade as suggested below

Aggressive traders may initiate longs above Monday’s highs of 5937 with a stop of the low 5905. In case the market sells off  below 5905 then reverse and go short.  Given our longer term bearish forecast we continue to remain bearish and refrain from taking long positions.

Nifty Options – Implied volatility as per historical precedent should spike

Seasonality studies suggest that during the past three years, just about 3 weeks prior to the budget, the implied volatility, as measured by India VIX has always been in the mid twenties and stayed in just about the same range till the budget was presented. This year is marked by a stark contrast where the India VIX is oscillating in the 13-15 range, however it is showing signs of increasing. In anticipation of a spike given the historical precedent and the current low implied volatility, we recommend option buying strategies and would advice against any option writing.

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Seasonality suggests a spike in the implied volatility

As per the trading strategy recommended for the Nifty futures, above 5937 naked 5900 calls may be purchased in case markets rally. However if the markets resume the down trend  5900 puts may be purchased below 5905 levels.

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Refrain from writing options given that the budget event can cause volatility to spike

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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here in are strictly for education pupose only. Before investing please make your own thorough analysis or speak to a qualified Certified Financial Planner / Advisor. We are not in any which way responsible for trading losses arising out of  trading decisions taken based on the above. Also read the disclaimer below.

This blog is the personal blog of Vinit Bolinjkar. The views expressed in this article are entirely my own and do not reflect the views of my employer. This report is neither an offer nor a solicitation to purchase or sell securities. The information and views expressed herein are believed to be reliable, but no responsibility (or liability) is accepted for errors of fact or opinion. Writers and contributors may be trading in or have positions in the securities mentioned in their articles. Neither http://winningtrades1.com or myself accepts any liability arising out of the above information/articles.

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Nifty Futures Sell Off to 5600 on Cards – A Technical View


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Nifty Futures seem poised for a sell off after having advanced a hefty 1342 points from the early June 2012 lows of 4770 to 6112.  In this blog post we  outline the technical factors due to which this decline could ensue.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that Nifty Futures have topped out

Nifty after forming a bottom at 4770 in early June 2012 has rallied sharply for nearly eight months on the back of  global liquidity.  The upward campaign has played out in a classical 3 forms (indicated by 1, 2 and 3 on the chart) as explained in Gann Theory. The Nifty Futures topped out at 6120 and since then we have seen a correction to this rally.  The anecdotal evidence suggests that the market has topped out and we are in for a major decline that could see the market decline sharply to levels much lower than 5600.

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Technical factors indicate top is in and Nifty can slip to 5600 and eventually much lower

While it is a fact that the whether a top is in place is only a matter of conjecture, certain price action since the high of 6120 strongly indicate so. For confirmation,  we would require a price movement which is both faster in time and price than the largest of the previous three forms. This faster time and price targets are indicated by the boundaries of the green rectangle and suggest prices falling below 5500 before the end of February. Currently at the time of writing this blog post the market is at 5903, so only time will tell if this would pan out.

The technical support would incidently come from the 200 day MA, downward sloping Gann Angle line drawn from point M. and  the continuation gap (July 2012) between between 5450 and 5550 levels. 

Short term technical support exists at 5850 – 5875 levels     

The market has been in a slow free fall since the beginning of February and has taken support on the thick black trend line drawn from the higher bottom established in late July 2012. This is the fourth touch point on the trend line (see points a, b, c and d) and as per Gann’s Rule of 4, if this trend line is broken after 4 touch points it would mean further down sides. This trend line and the 55 day moving average (represented by the blue dashed line) along with minor penetrations has provided good support to the market in the past. However we have to remember that we are in the 4th touch point and there exists a very high probability of a break of trend line.

Another support indicator is the green coloured Gann Angle Lines. The third form which started from the point c, has largely stayed above the Gann 1×1 angle line (bold golden line). Once this line was broken, then as per Gann Angle Lines laws, market would seek support on the next angle, that is, the 1×2 angle line. Support from this line exists around the 5850 – 5875 levels. Minor support also comes from the black 2-M trend line at 5840.

So we have a confluence of the trend lines, 55 MA and the 1×2 Gann Angle Line providing short term support between 5840 and 5875. However the over powering force of the overall downtrend would eventually play out and overcome this short term support.

Checks to monitor that the down trend is intact

While we cannot rule out short term pull backs, we need to keep certain checks in mind which could provide evidence that the market might resume its up trend and nullify our forecast. As long as the market stays below the thick pink downward sloping 1×1 Gann Line, we can clearly assume that the down trend is  intact. Even if the market breaks the 1×1 line on the upside it should not rally beyond 6110 – 6120 levels which is the 50% retracement level and one of Gann’s favorite indicators.

Incase you would like to receive daily updates on our trading view on Nifty Futures  please send us an email at bolinjkar.vinit@gmail.com or SMS on 9730836363. We would be more than happy to oblige our community of investors / traders.

Before investing please make your own thorough analysis or speak to a qualified Certified Financial Planner / Advisor. Also read the disclaimer below.

Disclaimer: This blog is the personal blog of Vinit Bolinjkar. The views expressed in this article are entirely my own and do not reflect the views of my employer. This report is neither an offer nor a solicitation to purchase or sell securities. The information and views expressed herein are believed to be reliable, but no responsibility (or liability) is accepted for errors of fact or opinion. Writers and contributors may be trading in or have positions in the securities mentioned in their articles. Neither http://winningtrades1.com or myself accepts any liability arising out of the above information/articles.

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