NSEI breaks below 20-day moving average
NIFTY 50 Index (NSEI) Technical Analysis Report for May 17, 2018 | by Techniquant Editorial Team
Moving lower for the 3rd day in a row, NSEI finished Thursday at 10682.70 losing INR58.40 (-0.54%). Today's closing price of 10682.70 marks the lowest close since May 4th. The bears were in full control today, moving the market lower throughout the whole session. Closing below Wednesday's low at 10699.70, the index confirms its breakout through the previous session's low having traded INR35.20 below it intraday. Ending with a weak close near the low of the day sets a bearish note for the next session.
Daily Candlestick Chart (NSEI as at May 17, 2018):
Thursday's trading range was INR112.75 (1.05%), that's far above last trading month's daily average range of INR81.28. Weekly volatility is also higher, being above the markets average with the monthly volatility being below average.
In spite of a strong opening the stock index closed below the prior day's open and close, forming a bearish Engulfing Candle.
After having been unable to move above 10790.45 in the previous session, the market ran into sellers again around the same price level today, failing to move higher than 10777.25.
The trend is clearly bullish, showing an intact uptrend in the short, medium and long-term. NSEI broke below the 20-day moving average at 10684.73 today for the first time since April 4th.
Selling could speed up should prices move below the close-by swing low at 10601.60 where further sell stops might get triggered. As prices are trading close to May's low at 10601.60, downside momentum could accelerate should the index mark new lows for the month.