The Indian benchmark indices traded in a tight range and settled almost flat amid mixed cues on April 20.
The Sensex closed 59 points, or 0.19 percent up, at 31,648, and the Nifty finished five points lower, or down 0.05 percent, at 9,261.85.
"We have mixed signals from the local front as of now. The steps, which are taken by the government for lifting the lockdown partially, Reserve Bank of India’s measures to stabilise the financial system and projection of a normal monsoon have provided a sentimental boost," said Ajit Mishra, VP - Research, Religare Broking.
However, he added that a sharp increase in coronavirus cases is still the major cause of concern.
"As the earnings season progresses, the stock-specific movement would remain high, hence we would advise participants to continue with a cautious approach and prefer hedged bets," Mishra said.
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Note: The OI and volume data of stocks given in this story are the aggregates of three-months data and not of the current month only.Key support and resistance level for the Nifty
This is followed by the 9,000, which holds 13.69 lakh contracts, and 9,800 strikes, which has accumulated 3.78 lakh contracts.
Call writing was seen at the 9,400, which added 42,450 contracts, followed by 9,600 strikes that added 41,850 contracts.
Call unwinding was witnessed at 9,000 strike, which shed 1.16 lakh contracts.
Put options data
This is followed by 9,500, which holds 9.05 lakh contracts, and 8,800 strikes, which has accumulated 4.64 lakh contracts.
Put writing was seen at the 9,000, which added 2.65 lakh contracts, followed by 9,300 strikes, which added 90,000 contracts.
Put unwinding was seen at 8,900 strike, which shed 225 contracts.
Stocks with a high delivery percentage
27 stocks saw long build-up
35 stocks saw long unwinding
59 stocks saw short build-up
25 stocks witnessed short-covering
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