Rajiv Nagpal
Market Expert
New Delhi
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No respite from volatile phase

Last week witnessed a rare combination of three events: the end of the financial year, expiry of the derivative contracts and a badly truncated trading week.

Stay out and enjoy holidays

Six of the last four weeks went in favour of traders who had put options in their trading portfolios.

Wait for a bounce

Last week, too, any trade with a bullish bias met with a bad ending. In line with the trend, most indices, no matter based on market capitalisation or sectoral differentiation, closed in the red.

Stay hedged with puts

Last week can be divided into two parts. In the first part of the week, the Nifty notched up gains of 2 per cent.

Still more pressure left

The market literally had a roller-coaster ride last week. Thankfully, the highly volatile week wound up with a less than half per cent cut in the Nifty.

A wager on PSU banks

In the last ten years, probably only two years, 2009 and 2013, qualify as being the best years for equity investors. Paradoxically, nothing was going right for the market in those years.

Wait for right signals to appear

Last week was the sixth one in a row where traders with put options made gains, as the Nifty slipped and broke the low it had formed earlier in February.

Volatility to intensify

The Nifty lost 225 points last week, but the decline in individual stocks was far more than what the Nifty could reflect.

Brace for more volatility

It was yet another week in which the Nifty could not fully capture the market’s mood and sentiments. On a weekly closing basis, the Nifty has lost just 33 points.

Stay hedged to guard against sharp moves

The March series started on a bullish note with the Nifty logging gains on day one, but it could not sustain the momentum, as the broader market was weak.