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Nifty 50, Sensex today: What to expect from Indian stock market in trade on January 20

  • Bank Nifty index has moved back above the critical near-term moving average. In the short term, the index is likely to consolidate within the bands of 21,500 and 21,700.

Nifty 50 formed a small positive candle on the daily chart with minor upper and lower shadow.

The Indian stock market indices, Sensex and Nifty 50, are expected to open on a positive note Saturday tracking overnight rally on Wall Street.

The domestic equity market will have a normal trading session today, while the markets will remain shut on Monday, January 22.

On Friday, the benchmark indices witnessed a minor upside bounce after showing sharp weakness in the last couple of sessions.

The Sensex jumped 496.37 points, or 0.70%, to end at 71,683.23, while the Nifty 50 settled 160.15 points, or 0.75%, higher at 21,622.40.

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Nifty 50 formed a small positive candle on the daily chart with minor upper and lower shadow.

“The market action of Friday indicates a formation of doji or high wave type candle pattern (not a classical one). This reflects the ongoing pullback rally in the market. The upside bounce of Friday could be a cheering factor for bulls to make a comeback. But, as long as the sharp opening downside gap of Wednesday remains open at 21,970, there is a higher probability of a sell on rise in the market for the short term," said Nagaraj Shetti, Senior Technical Research Analyst, HDFC Securities.

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Here’s what to expect from Nifty 50 and Bank Nifty today:

Nifty 50 Predictions

Following a strong start on January 19, the Nifty 50 remained sideward throughout the session and ended above 21,600 level.

“The index has moved back above the critical near-term moving average. In the short term, the index is likely to consolidate within the bands of 21,500 and 21,700. A decisive breakout on either side would confirm a directional move," said Rupak De, Senior Technical Analyst, LKP Securities.

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Bank Nifty Predictions

The Bank Nifty underperformed the frontline indices and ended 12 points lower at 45,701 on Friday.

“The Bank Nifty is currently witnessing a bearish trend, with bears exerting dominance from higher levels. The index encounters strong resistance around the 46,300 mark, posing a significant hurdle for any upward movement. Active put writing indicates a lower-end support at 45,500; however, breaching this level may intensify selling pressure," said Kunal Shah, Senior Technical & Derivative Analyst at LKP Securities.

Additionally, the index is trading below short-term moving averages, signaling a bearish sentiment in the current market scenario, he added.

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