Nifty ended the day with strong gains, up about 3.5%, on higher volume than yesterday’s session. As the volume was higher and percentage gains met our threshold, today’s action was considered as a follow-through day.Hence, we upgraded the market to a Confirmed Uptrend. We did see some decent percentage gains by many leaders, but most of them are still below their key moving averages.
Nifty, after opening around 300 points lower, surged higher to make an intraday high of 8,576. However, as the day progressed, it continued to decline to end below 8,300. Today’s action has put an end to the last four session’s rally. 76% of Nifty 50 stocks have declined, with Bajaj Finance (-11.8%) and Housing Development Fin. (-11.1%) being the major decliners.
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According to the O’Neil methodology, every major stock market bottom featured a follow-through day. It essentially confirms that a fledgling uptrend in stocks is underway.
Nifty, after a gap-up opening, gave up its gains to close flat for the day. The index advanced for the fourth consecutive day. However, due to massive fall on Monday (-12.9%), Nifty declined around 1% for the week.
Barring Nifty IT (+2.1%), all the sectoral indices closed in negative territory for the week. Nifty Metal (-8.3%) and Auto (-8.1%) declined the most.
Nifty extended its gains for the third consecutive trading session and advanced more than 13% after suffering its worst single day fall on Monday. Volume was on the higher side as against yesterday’s session. Breadth has improved slightly, with 39 of the 50 Nifty stocks closing in the green. Further, today’s action qualified as day three of an attempted rally. So, we are changing the market status to a Rally Attempt from a Downtrend. Tomorrow opens the window for a follow-through day on Nifty. If we advance 1.5% or more on volume that is higher than today, we will change the status to a Confirmed Uptrend. Ideally the follow-through day should occur between the fourth and the seventh day. The follow through days that occur after the 10th day are more likely to fail.