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Average True Range suggest Nifty50 could enter consolidation; buy In-The-Money options

10-Days ATR value of Nifty has cooled off from 200 points to nearly 118 points now. This is a classical indication that option buyers need to be cautious and markets might start consolidation.

Moneycontrol Contributor @moneycontrolcom

Ashish Kyal, CMT

The Nifty50 and the Bank Nifty have been inching higher, but the momentum has been very slow and it has been hitting the wall consistently!

The below chart shows multiple red trendlines that meet at the same intersection. Multiple trendline intersections are very important areas and one needs to keep a close watch on price behaviour from there.


A ‘decisive’ break above the intersection zone will be bullish, whereas a move back below the support area will indicate prices got rejected at higher levels.

ATR Nifty Ashish Kyal

Average True Value (ATR):

Average True Value (ATR) is a classic tool to measure the overall daily range of the market. ATR is calculated by taking the difference between the highs and the lows, today’s high compared to the previous close, today’s low compared to the previous close, and taking the average over the period of time.

The 10-day ATR value of the Nifty has cooled off from 200 points to nearly 118 points now. This is a classical indication that option buyers need to be cautious as markets might start consolidation or non-trending behaviour.

Buyers will have to consider buying in the money options, else there will be deterioration in the prices despite the market moving in the expected direction.

The sharp fall in ATR can be seen from the above chart, which has now reached the nominal value.

In a nutshell, one needs to combine various methods together to form a trading strategy. The above chart shows, Elliott wave counts, Trendlines, Channels, Average True Range (ATR) and Moving averages.

It will now be important to see if prices can manage to break above the earlier highs to generate the necessary momentum for further positivity, or start giving up from here and trapping the buyers! It is time to be alert and not complacent. The next few days will be extremely crucial for markets.

(The author is Founder & CEO at Waves Strategy Advisors.)

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First Published on Nov 25, 2019 11:01 am
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