F&O Expiry: Flat opening, hoping for a happy end
As investors wrap up their tasks for the day and year, the market has a choppy F&O expiry to deal with. Nifty is hovering around the 7900 mark and on the upside major resistance is seen at 7980. A breach above the mentioned hurdle would mean a reversal of the bearish head and shoulder pattern which in turn would trigger fresh buying momentum. At the same time, the Nifty Bank looks fragile and any downfall from here would be led by the banking space.
The indices are set to open on a flat note ahead of the expiry of December F&O contracts. Global cues are not encouraging any celebration on the bourses. With most markets shut or closing early, the Sensex and Nifty will swing to the F&O adjustments. China’s Shanghai is flat while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng has risen marginally. Taiwan’s TWSE is in the red. A fall in crude prices dragged energy shares bringing the US indices lower. Dow dropped 0.66% while S&P 500 lost 0.72%. Nasdaq lost 0.82%.
Trading ideas (Time period: 1-3 days)
R COM (BUY, above Rs88, Target Rs96, SL Rs84): On the daily chart, the stock has broken out from an inverted Head & Shoulders formation with the neckline placed at Rs87. We believe consolidation above this level could lead to a strong rally in the counter. In fact, a detailed study of the daily chart suggests that the stock has given a breakout past its 3-month resistance line. In the same period, the stock made several attempts to break past the resistance but failed. However, a close above Rs88 this week above the neckline could suggest sharp upmove in next few weeks. (Duration 8 days)
Derivative strategies (Time period: Till expiry)
² Buy FUT IndusindBank Jan above 967 with SL of 948 for target of 990-1010
Lot size: 600
Remarks: Net maximum profit of Rs25,800 and net maximum loss of Rs10,800.
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