Relative Strength Index pullback suggests buying opportunity in Mahindra & Mahindra

We expect higher price movement in M&M towards previous high Rs 540-550 levels in coming days.

December 21, 2019 / 04:09 PM IST
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Shabbir Kayyumi

Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentous oscillator used to identify trend reversal. It was invented by Welles Wilder Junior.

The default look-back period for RSI is 14, however, this can be lowered to increase sensitivity, or raised to decrease sensitivity. RSI calculates the strength of a stock trend and helps to predict their reversals.

Why buy Mahindra & Mahindra?


There are a lot of trading strategies using RSI; below mentioned is one of the most popular among the trading community. This involves buy after completing retracement for higher movement; however the support of another momentum oscillator stochastic can give additional support.

In the past few days, RSI had given a breakout by trading above 50 levels from below and made a high of 82 then after it is trading lower or retracing towards centre line placed at 50 levels, this behaviour is called as ‘RSI PBB’ setup.

RSI PBB is pull back buy setup which indicates, once RSI turns its tail upside after taking support from a zone of 45-55 levels, the target is previous swing high of RSI which was 82 or previous swing high of prices (Rs 540). Currently, M&M is going through this setup and we expect higher price movement towards previous high Rs 540-550 levels in coming days.

Image121122019Figure: RSI PBB setup and Buy signal on M&M

Buy Signal

  • Recent RSI gave a breakout and published swing top around 82 levels.

  • After marking high of 82, RSI is retracing towards 50 towards mid-line standing around 50 marks.

  • Strong bullish candle formation near the buying zone has given us confirmation of retracement complete and original trend begin.

  • Mid-term moving average 50 DMA placed around 519 levels defines mid-term trend is very well augur with bulls as prices are sustained and trading above it.

  • Decent volume participation while forming a bullish candle will also give additional confirmation.

Profit Booking:

Whenever price candle will be near previous swing high which is near Rs 540-550 levels.

Stop Loss:

Entire bullish view negates on breaching of a swing low and one should exit from a long position. In the case of M&M, it is standing around Rs 504 levels.


We recommend buying M&M around Rs 516-521 levels with a stop loss of Rs 504 for higher targets of Rs 540 and Rs 550 levels as indicated in the above chart.


The author is Head - Technical & Derivative Research at Narnolia Financial Advisors

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first published: Dec 21, 2019 11:42 am

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