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SGX Nifty Indicates Opening Above 14,000; Union Bank to Raise Rs 6,800 Crore for Business Growth

December 31 2020
Market Preview

At 8:00am IST, the SGX Nifty Futures was trading at 14,051, compared with Nifty’s close of 13,982 yesterday.

Market status: Confirmed Uptrend

Distribution days: Three

Global stock markets: Dow30, +0.2%; S&P 500, +0.1%; Nasdaq, +0.2%; Nikkei, -0.5%; Kospi, +1.9%; Hang Seng, +0.4%

Yesterday, Nifty gapped up about 50 points but remained volatile through the day and made a low of 13,865. However, the dips were bought by market participants, which helped Nifty close near the day's high. Volume was lower than the previous session. In the broader market, midcap closed 0.2% higher, while smallcap showed outperformance as against the general market and closed 0.7% higher.

On the sectoral front, mixed reaction was observed. Nifty Auto, Nifty Metal, and Nifty Realty gained 1.3% each. On the flip side, Nifty Bank, PVT bank, PSU bank, and Nifty Pharma declined 0.1–0.2%. Market breadth was skewed toward advancers. Of 2,224 stocks traded, 1,002 advanced, 859 declined, and the remaining were unchanged.

With leadership broadening and indices above relevant intermediate term moving averages, we will continue to look for leadership-quality growth names to form entry points. If a pullback/consolidation happens, it will be crucial for Nifty to hold its 21-DMA. It is advised to closely review the existing positions and book profits in stocks that are extended from their moving averages and showing technical weakness. Also, tracking distribution days is crucial as rise in distribution days can halt the uptrend.

Key News

Adani Green Energy has commissioned a 100MW solar project at Khisara in Gujarat. With this, the total operational renewable capacity grows to 2,950MW.

Union Bank Of India received shareholders approval to raise Rs 6,800 crore to fund its business growth.

Electrotherm (India) defaulted on the payment of the term loan & working capital loan of Rs 0.62 crore on November 30.

O’Neil Market Condition Report

For the 24 emerging markets tracked by our institutional research team, the market status breakdown is as follows: Confirmed Uptrend, 80%; Rally Attempt, 4%; Uptrend Under Pressure, 16%; Downtrend, 0%.

For the 24 developed markets tracked by our institutional research team, the market status breakdown is as follows: Confirmed Uptrend, 70%; Rally Attempt, 0%; Uptrend Under Pressure, 30%; Downtrend, 0%.


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