Zubu Client Sentiment Nifty50 Report & Market Recap (Mar-18-2021)

Zubu Client Sentiment Nifty50 Report:

It is a Post Market Analysis, by which one can understand Retail trader’s sentiment and discover who was going long and short, the percentage change over time, and whether market signals are bullish or bearish.

Zubu Client Sentiment Nifty50 Report Mar-18-2021)

Nifty50 retail trader data shows 52.62% of traders are net-long, while the number of retail traders net-short was 47.38%. FII’s created decent longs 2099 & unwinded marginal shorts -634, while retailers unwinded decent longs -1609 & created huge shorts 5377.

Nifty50: 14,557 ▼ 163 (-1.1%) Sensex: 49,216 ▼ 585 (-1.1%)

The Indian markets fell for the fifth day in a row. The market breadth continued to be negative with 33 of Nifty50 stocks ending in the red.

Amongst the Nifty sectoral indices, FMCG (+0.0%) and Metal (+0.0%) were barely positive, whereas IT (-3.0%) and Pharma (-2.3%) were top losers.

Top gainers * Today’s change
ITC ▲ 3.2%
Bajaj Auto ▲ 2.4%
Tata Motors ▲ 1.0%

Top losers * Today’s change
HCL Tech ▼ 3.9%
Infosys ▼ 3.6%
Dr Reddy’s ▼ 3.3%
* in BSE Sensex

Airtel leads in subscriber additions

According to TRAI, Bharti Airtel added 6.9 million active subscribers in January, the highest in the industry. The overall active subscribers in the country rose to 979 million in January.
Vodafone-Idea, too, witnessed a rise of 1.7 million in its active subscribers. Meanwhile, the active subscribers of Reliance Jio fell by 3.5 million, the steepest fall since April last year. Today, shares of Bharti Airtel rose 0.6%, while those of Vodafone-Idea rose 0.9%.

Auto stocks up on vehicle scrappage plan

In a bid to provide a boost to the automotive industry, the government has announced the long-pending vehicle scrappage policy.
As per the policy, owners of old vehicles are likely to receive a scrap value of 4-6% of a new vehicle’s ex-showroom price; a 25% rebate on the road tax for new personal vehicles; and a 5% discount on the price of a new car against a scrappage certificate.
Despite the weak market, stocks of auto majors such as Bajaj Auto (+2.9%), M&M (+0.9%), Tata Motors (+0.7%) and Maruti (+0.6%) closed in the green.

Welspun Corp bags large orders

The Mumbai-based, large-diameter pipes maker has bagged orders for 93 KMT (kilometric tonnes) worth ₹777 crore in domestic and international deals.
This comprises a 50 KMT order from a client in the middle-east, while the rest comes from Indian clients. The company’s order book stands at 586 KMT and is worth ₹5,300 crore. The stock gained 3.5% in a weak market.

Adani Green raises funds from foreign banks

The renewable energy company has raised $1.35 billion (~₹9,800 crore) in debt from a group of international lenders including Standard Chartered, BNP Paribas and Barclays Bank.
The funds will be initially used to finance solar and wind energy projects with a cumulative capacity of 1.69 gigawatts in Rajasthan. News of the funds notwithstanding, Adani Green closed 1.9% lower.

Closing bell

Despite a gap-up opening and positive global cues, Indian markets extended their losing streak this week. The factors that are contributing to the fall have not changed from yesterday, i.e. fear of inflation, the second wave of infections, and rising US Treasury yields. Surprisingly, the India VIX has also fallen in the last few days, indicating that lower volatility is expected ahead. This probably is because the market is still in a broad range and a breakout on either side would give directional cues to the option traders.

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