Daily Big Picture:Nifty Ends Below 9,000; Pharma Index Up 45% From its Lows

Today’s Action

Nifty, -1.3%; Sensex, -1.5%; Nifty Midcap, -1.4%; Nifty Smallcap, -0.6%; Model Portfolio, +0.9%

Market Pulse Confirmed Uptrend

Nifty opened on a flat note and quickly lost around 100 points and made an intraday low of 8,912. However, it pared some of its losses and closed slightly below 9,000. Nifty escaped distribution as today’s volume was lower than the previous session. 

Barring Nifty Pharma (+2.8%) and Metal (+1.9%), all sectoral indices closed in the red. Nifty Pharma rallied ~45% from its lows. On the flip side, Nifty Realty (-4.9%), Media (-3.3%) and Financial Services (-3.1%) were the major decliners. The advance-decline ratio was in favor of advancers. Of 2,126 stocks traded, 952 advanced, 854 declined, and the remaining traded flat.

We continue to be very selective about taking any fresh positions. It is important that investors don’t play all their cards at once. We would suggest adopting an investment approach where you begin with a small allocation and increase it as and when the market advances further. 

Without trying to predict and decode stories, we will take what the market gives us and continue to monitor unfolding conditions. Stocks with higher relative strength and superior fundamentals can do well. Some leading stocks have sharply corrected. Wait for them to put in at least a short period of consolidation and show a constructive breakout from that range. Buying without this period of constructive behavior into a straight upmove off the bottom, puts you at a risk of drawdown.

Key News

According to SIAM data, passenger vehicles sales for FY20 declined 18% whereas it declined 51% y/y for March. Commercial vehicles sales declined 29% for FY20 and 88% for March.

Dr Reddys Labs. (Nse) launched the blood cancer drug Invista in India. These tablets are used for the treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.

Bandhan Bank’s total deposits grew 32% y/y to Rs 57,073 in FY20. Retail deposits grew 34% in the same period and form 78.4% of the total deposits.

Disclaimer: Information contained herein is not and should not be construed as an offer, solicitation, or recommendation to buy or sell securities. It is for educational purposes only.

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