“Nifty F&O positions signal markets could rally on short-covering” reports The Businessline, Chennai edition today on its front page.It states,
The net open interest (OI) for Nifty ‘put’ contracts crossed ₹40,000 crore on April 11. This has happened only four times in the past 20 years and each time, the Nifty index rallied between 6 percent and 13 percent in that particular month, data show.
It goes on to add,
“Such a huge build-up of short positions in the Nifty futures and options segment by both foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) and domestic traders implies there could be a massive short-covering rally before the April series derivative contracts expire,” said Rohit Srivastava, fund manager, Sharekhan-BNP Paribas. “The negative sentiment in April calls for a contrarian bet on the market.”
The Nifty Future closed higher for three consecutive weeks, from the low of 9960 to the high of 10527.05 to close at 10490.4.This rise still looks corrective in nature and has resistances at 10605 and 10635. It has the supports at 10472 and 10437. Any close below 10437 will imply that this corrective up move is complete and it is heading down.
The positional traders can maintain a long position above 10473 with a stop loss of 10435 on a closing basis, for the target of 10605 and 10635.They can sell it below 10426 with a stop loss of 10476 for the target of 10305 and 10213.
The day traders can buy it above 10527 with a stop loss of 10485 for the target of 10553 and 10605 and sell it below 10435 with a stop loss 10476 for the target of 10383.
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