HSL Crystal Ball
A technical forecasting of Nifty for the month of February 2017

Nagaraj Shetti


• Daily 14 period RSI has turned flat around 72-73 levels and a negative divergence pattern in Nifty/RSI seems to have started to form. • The upper area of daily RSI around 72-73 level has been important swing high for the last one year. the higher top has not been confirmed yet. But. This pattern is displaying an inherent strength of upside momentum and indicates more upside for near term. • Over the last one month we observe a formation of more numbers of long bull candles on the way up and relatively small bear candles during declines or minor corrections. • The positive sequence of higher tops and bottoms is intact in Nifty as per daily timeframe chart and present upmove could be in line with the formation of new higher top of the sequence. as the RSI has turned down sharply for many occasions from this area in past. before showing further upmove. the indications of this momentum oscillator is suggesting a possible dip in RSI down to 65 levels (from the current reading of 73 levels). • A high wave type candlestick patterns have been formed in the last couple of sessions. Nifty shifted into intraday narrow range for the whole session (with in a high low range of around 41 points). This expected pattern could mean minor correction/consolidation for the market in the next few sessions. RETAIL RESEARCH Nifty Daily timeframe Observation: • Daily Timeframe: Nifty shifted into consolidation for second consecutive session on Friday and closed the day higher by around 06 points. Hence. • After opening with flat note today. which is suggesting a temporary halt in upside momentum in the last couple of sessions. The underlying trend was choppy for the day. post sharp upmove of 1st Feb (Union Budget). RETAIL RESEARCH P age |2 . • One day weakness/downward reversals have not been noticed with follow-through moves so far.

This hurdle could encountered around 8925 levels in the next 2-3 weeks.15%. Hence. RETAIL RESEARCH P age |3 . • The important area of 8500-8550 levels (green dashed horizontal line) has come into play again during this week. Nifty continued with follow through upmove during this week and closed the week higher by around 1. as per the concept of change in polarity. which is indicating an emergence of buying interest during intra-week dips. RETAIL RESEARCH Nifty weekly timeframe Observation: • Weekly Timeframe: After showing sharp upmove during last week. as such positive crossover signals in MACD after long period is suggesting some more upside for the market for near term. • Previously. which is connected from the important top of 9119-March 2015). • This is positive indication for the market as per larger timeframe. as Nifty witnessed sharp upside bounce back this intra week from near this support area. • A bull candle has been formed this week with long lower shadow as per weekly timeframe. this is signifying the area 8550-8500 levels-green line. This is positive indication. • Next important resistance/target for the market could be a down sloping trend line (orange dashed line. • Weekly momentum oscillator like 8 period MACD has moved up and it is now showing positive crossover signal from near its equilibrium line (MACD line cutting above its signal line). the area of 8550-8500 levels have acted as a significant support/resistance band for the market in past and have led to formation of long range candles (both bull and bear candles-marked in X). • Nifty showing sharp upside bounce back this week from near that support is however validating the upside breakout of the said resistance of last week (long bull candle-later part of Jan). as per w-o-w basis.

• If the bottom reversal pattern of Dec-16 (7893 levels) is considered as one of the important bottoms we mentioned. connecting the important tops of March-15 and Sept-16 respectively). as per month on month basis. Internally. • After the positive close during Jan-17 month. the sharp weakness was not seen as per intra month and buy on dips strategy has been worked out effectively over the last 5-6 weeks. • As per monthly timeframe chart. • Presently. RETAIL RESEARCH Nifty monthly timeframe Nifty Monthly timeframe Observation: • The Jan-17 month has witnessed an excellent upside bounce back in Nifty. RETAIL RESEARCH P age |4 . then we can put argument that the bottom of Dec-16 could be a significant bottom reversal and this bottom is not likely to revisit in coming months. • This key overhead resistance is going to be a strong hurdle for the market and could possibly lead to some profit booking from the highs for this or by next month. Nifty is now advancing towards the important overhead resistance of down sloping trend line (green dashed trend line. as the index gained by around 376 points. • The formation of hammer type candlestick pattern as per monthly timeframe of Dec-16 month has led to a formation of long range bull candle during this month. we observe consistent formation of higher bottoms over the last 5-6 years (marked in X) and we also observe that those bottom reversals have not been revisited later. This area is placed around 8925 levels for the month of Feb-17. Nifty is now showing a fine follow through upmove for Feb month till now. This is suggesting a bottom reversal pattern as per larger timeframe chart.

Forecasting for Feb 17 month: • The underlying trend of Nifty as per daily and weekly timeframe is up and the overall chart and momentum patterns are suggesting a possibility of continuation of upmove for rest of Feb month. This has later turned out to be a false downside reversal and lead to a sharp upside bounce back (counter attack move) for the next 3-4 sessions. This upside levels to be reached by the end of Feb-17 month. RETAIL RESEARCH Month gone by – Nifty daily timeframe • Nifty started the month of Jan-17 with the sideways consolidation movement for few sessions and this range movement has ultimately led to an upside bounce back during early part of the month. • Meanwhile. RETAIL RESEARCH P age |5 . before showing sharp one day decline on 20th Jan. where the index rose as per the positive structure of higher highs & higher lows and closed the month with hefty gains. • Yet another one day sharp drop occurred in Nifty during last trading day of Jan month resulting in close of Jan month with minor profit booking from the highs. the month of January 17 has witnessed a sharp up trended move. Summing Up . Nifty is now advancing towards the crucial overhead resistance of around 8925-9000 levels (important down trend line and previous top of Sept 16). • The upmove and sideways trend continued for some more sessions. • Overall. where one may expect possible halt in upside momentum.

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