26 November 2011

Longer Term View : Ichimoku Dependent!

Some time ago, I posted a weekly chart, requesting all my readers to exit out of equities because something happened in the charts which was signalling the end of bull market which started from October 2008. Which meant all rallies should be now sold into. That happened in January of this year, when Nifty after making its first lower high, formed a bearish engulfing candlestick pattern. Subsequently Nifty gave a sell signal on the Ichimoku Cloud as well. Since then Nifty has made a series of lower highs and lower lows.

This week it has broken the 200 week moving average, another confirmatory signal, which the long term players should beware of. Investing now, and giving valuation as a reason, would be foolhardy. The above chart shows how Nifty took some support at the 200 week moving average, and also gave a buy signal in October but the rally soon fizzled out and since it broke the 4700 support, another round of heavy selling could be expected even if there is some relief rally.

I wanted to point out, in this post the beauty of Ichimoku cloud which did not give any sort of buy signal, even though there were strong rallies from February to April and then in October. Ichimoku still believes that the trend is down and because its below the cloud expecting any kind of immediate support would be stupid.

I would like to point out that the monthly charts shows 4000 as support area.

Technically from an investing point of view, I will until there is a higher low formed on the charts and Ichimoku buy signal.


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