For the third consecutive week, our markets had a promising start; but we failed to capitalize on it once again due to lack of follow up buying interest. The US markets were the spoilsport as we witnessed a sizeable correction there in the latter half of the week. Although, we didn’t mirror the weakness, our markets remained tentative to conclude the week tad above the 18000 mark.
In the early part of week gone by, the benchmark index managed to traverse the intermediate hurdle of 18100; but didn’t have enough legs to go beyond the sturdy wall of 18200 – 18300. It seems market requires some solid trigger to break the shackles. On the global front, hopefully we see relief in US markets after three days of continuous weakness. However, at our end, few heavyweights are going to report their earnings over the weekend, which will have a considerable impact on our market as we step in to the monthly expiry week. As of now, we continue to remain hopeful and expect the action to trigger in the upward direction. As far as levels are concerned, the rock-solid support is visible at 17900 – 17750 and till now, bulls have managed to defend it in a challenging environment. On the flipside, it has become a daunting task to surpass the hurdle of 18150 – 18300.