Pre-Market Analysis: Banknifty Future – 18th Jan 2021

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Abbreviations I use in the post: PDH: Previous day’s high, PDL: Previous day’s low, IB: Initial Balance or First 1 hour range, NVD: Normal variation day (one of the market profile day types), OTD: open test drive, POC: Point of control

Observation from previous day:

On Friday, Banknifty opened inside previous day’s range sellers aggressively marked prices down and broke PDL and closed below range making it a NVD down day. Now, this was not what I expected but this looks like after so many days, sellers seems to be strong. Now, we need to watch out for any follow through on downside to judge if this selling was coming from higher time frame sellers or not.

What can be expected now:

We need to watch whether prices are accepted above of below PDL and price behaviour at PDL. In case sellers are above to break PDL and give follow through to downside, there is no point looking for a long trade and we can start looking for a short trade but in case price fail to trade below PDL and in case there is a failed auction below PDL, prices might again start moving upwards as the Friday’s selling can be again assumed to be from smaller timeframe in that case.

Trade plan for today:

Banknifty is expected to open below previous day’s range and I would wait to see price action at PDL. In case prices stay below PDL, I will look for short opportunity but in case prices move back inside previous day’s range, I will look for long opportunity. Also, before taking any trade, i will also check what Nifty is doing and if Banknifty is in sync with Nifty or not.

Some cautions:

  1. Watch out for Nifty. Long trade is good if both the indices are trading above PDL, otherwise in case of any discord, it is little risky, so we can trail tight in case we get into a long trade.
  2. No longs below PDL and no shorts above PDL. Also, in case of no proper entry, better to stay out.


Please note that this is a personal view for learning , observational and education purpose and is not a trading recommendation. Trading futures carry a risk, so you should consult a financial expert before taking any risk. Also, Bank-nifty in above statements Indicate Bank-nifty future for current month and not Bank-nifty index

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