FIIs were net sellers of equity on Thu. Sep 17, but were net buyers during the other days of the week. Their total net buying was worth Rs 16.89 Billion. DIIs were net sellers during all five days. Their total net selling was worth Rs 23.97 Billion.
Total vehicle registrations at Regional Transport Offices during Aug '20 fell 26.81% YoY. While tractor registrations grew 27.8%, PV, 2W, CV and 3W registrations fell 7.1%, 28.7%, 57.4% and 69.5% respectively.
CPI based retail inflation slipped a bit to 6.69% YoY in Aug '20 from 6.73% in Jul '20. It was at 3.28% in Aug '19. WPI based wholesale inflation turned positive in Aug '20 for the first time since Mar '20, rising to 0.16% YoY in Aug '20 from -0.58% in Jul '20.
Exports fell 12.7% YoY in Aug '20 while imports were down 26%, resulting in a lower trade deficit of US $6.77 Billion against $13.86 Billion a year ago.
During the week, the daily bar chart pattern of Sensex consolidated sideways while trading above its three daily EMAs in a bull market. However, bears put up a good fight at the 335 points downward 'gap' (formed on Feb 28) - continuing to frustrate efforts by bulls to push the index higher for the third straight week.
A foray inside the 'gap' Zone on Wed. Sep 16 could not be sustained despite buying by FIIs. On a weekly basis, the index closed flat. The hurdle of the 'gap' will need to be overcome before bulls can resume control of the chart.
Daily technical indicators are looking neutral to bullish. MACD is moving sideways after merging with its signal line in bullish zone. ROC has moved above its 10 day MA in neutral zone. RSI has just crossed above its 50% level. Slow stochastic is rising above its 50% level.
US stock indices closed lower for the third straight week, as a tech-led sell-off intensified. If current restrictions on short selling are not extended beyond Sep 24, expect selling to intensify in Indian stock indices as well.
After 50% gains from its Mar '20 low, do not expect Sensex to surge much higher. Stocks like RIL, which has gained more than 100% since its Mar '20 low, HDFC twins, HUL fuelled the index rally.
Now midcap and smallcap stocks are coming to the forefront and several IPOs are in the pipeline. Small investors should be extra cautious not to fall into the trap of making easy money with little effort.
Wealth building in the stock market requires knowledge, discipline, patience and a lot of time for the magic of compounding to take effect. Quick profits are here today, gone tomorrow.
NSE Nifty index chart pattern
The weekly bar chart pattern of Nifty had bounced up after dropping inside the 'support-resistance zone' between 11000-11250 in the previous week. Despite FII buying, the index failed to make much upward progress - gaining about 40 points (0.35%) on a weekly closing basis.
Weekly technical indicators are in bullish zones but not showing any upward momentum. MACD is above its signal line inside its overbought zone. RSI is moving sideways above its 50% level. Slow stochastic is sliding down towards the edge of its overbought zone.
After touching a new high of 33.03 on Tue. Sep 15, Nifty's TTM P/E has moved down a bit to 32.98, which is well above its long-term average and deep inside its overbought zone. The breadth indicator NSE TRIN (not shown) has dropped sharply from its oversold zone. Some more near-term index consolidation or correction is possible.
Bottomline? After breaching 5 months long up trend lines on Sensex and Nifty charts, both indices have been consolidating near resistance zones. Some more consolidation or correction is likely. Stay on the sidelines. Wait for better entry opportunities.
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