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SGX Nifty Indicates Muted Opening; Pfizer Allows Other Companies to Manufacture its COVID-19 Pill

Posted Date: November 17 2021 | Reading Time: 2 Minutes
At 8:15 am IST, SGX Nifty Futures were trading at 17,938, compared with Nifty’s close of 17,999, yesterday.

Market PulseConfirmed Uptrend

Distribution Day Count:

Nifty50: Four Nifty Midcap100: Four Nifty Smallcap100: Five

Global Stock Markets: Dow 30, +0.2%; Nasdaq, +0.8%; S&P 500, +0.4%; Nikkei, -0.5%; Kospi, -0.8%; Shanghai Composite, +0.3%.

Yesterday, Nifty had a muted start, briefly opening higher. Though it failed to trade in the green, the index traded in a very narrow range. In the second half, it came under selling pressure and slipped below 18,000. It also closed below its 21-DMA. Nifty escaped adding a distribution day as the volume was low. The index was under pressure mainly due to weakness in banking stocks and RIL. The broader markets also closed off highs.

It was a mixed reaction on the sectoral front. Nifty Auto closed 2.5% higher. All Auto-related stocks were in momentum on some reports that mention normalizing chip production. Nifty IT closed 0.5% higher. Nifty Bank, Financial Services, FMCG, Pharma, and Oil & Gas closed 0.5–1.5% lower.

The distribution day count currently stands at four. If the market succumbs to selling pressure and breaches its 50-DMA, we may change the market status to an Uptrend Under Pressure. Nifty is trading less than 1% above its 50-DMA. Reducing exposure to stocks breaking below their 21- or 50-DMA on higher volume is important.

Key News

Tourism Fin.Corp. (Nse) Of Ida. will consider issuance of Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) on private placement basis on November 22.

Pfizer (Nse) signed a deal with a UN-based group to allow other manufacturers to make its antiviral COVID-19 pill. This deal will let the drug companies manufacture this drug in 95 countries.

Akasa, an airline start-up backed by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, placed an order with Boeing for 72 aircraft. The airline plans to offer commercial flights in India starting summer of 2022.

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