Nifty, +0.8%; Sensex, +0.7%; Nifty Midcap, +1.8%; Nifty Smallcap, +2.8%; Model Portfolio, +2.0%
Market Pulse Confirmed Uptrend
Nifty, after a negative opening, closed the day around 70 points higher. It made an intraday high of 9,053 and closed below 9,000. Today, 70% of Nifty50 stocks advanced, led by Ntpc (+5.8%) and Vedanta (+5.2%). On the flip side, Hcl Technologies (Nse) (-3.9%) and Tech Mahindra (-3.9%) were the major decliners.
Barring Nifty IT (-1.9%) and FMCG (-0.6%), all the sectoral indices closed higher. Nifty Media (+2.6%) and Nifty Bank (+1.8%) were the major advancers. Of 2,116 stocks traded, 1,331 advanced, 462 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.
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