Nifty, -1.9%; Sensex, -2.0%; Nifty Midcap, -2.0%; Nifty Smallcap, -1.9%; Model Portfolio, -1.6%.
Market Pulse: Confirmed Uptrend
Distribution Day Count: Four
Nifty opened lower in today’s session and traded lower for the entire day. Again expiry pressure was evident and the selloff in Nifty and other broad based indices intensified. Nifty made an intraday low of 17,799.45 and closed near its day’s lows. The fear index was again in action today and climbed 6.4%. Among the benchmark stocks, Adani Ports and ITC remained the biggest laggards and lost 7.4% and 5.6%, respectively.
Broader markets came under pressure in today’s session. Of 2,040 stocks traded, 445 stocks advanced, 1,544 declined, and the remaining closed flat. On the sectoral front, all indices were under selling pressure. Nifty PSU Bank, Nifty Realty, and Nifty Metal were the biggest laggards and were down 5.2%, 3.8%, and 3.4%, respectively.
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Nifty added one distribution day today and the current distribution day count stands at four. The market remains in a Confirmed Uptrend, but if the index adds a couple of distribution days, stages a reversal, or breaches its key moving averages, we may change the market status to an Uptrend Under Pressure. Reducing exposure to stocks breaking below their 21- or 50-DMA on higher volume is important.
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